The young actor's handbook

Jeremy Kruse

Book - 2017

"The way some introductory acting books are written it seems that a literal leg break is your best option. In "The Young Actor's Handbook", Jeremy Kruse, an actor writer producer and director who teaches method acting acting for camera improvisation and sketch comedy at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, mends this mangled genre distilling invaluable lessons and years of experience down to a lean mean intuitive hundred page primer."--

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Series
Applause acting series.
Subjects
Published
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard LLC 2017.
Language
English
Physical Description
viii, 93 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 93).
ISBN
9781495075421
1495075427
Main Author
Jeremy Kruse (author)
  • Open-ended scene exercise
  • Hitting your mark and continuity exercise
  • Actor's worksheet
  • Advanced actor's worksheet
  • Concepts
  • Guidance
  • Acting techniques
  • Film acting
  • Auditioning
  • The business of acting
  • Writing and writing exercises
  • Short monologues.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

(Applause Acting Series). The way some introductory acting books are written, it seems that a literal leg break is your best option. In The Young Actor's Handbook , Jeremy Kruse, an actor, writer, producer, and director who teaches method acting, acting for camera, improvisation, and sketch comedy at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, mends this mangled genre, distilling invaluable lessons and years of experience down to a lean, mean, intuitive hundred page primer. Rather than bludgeoning the uninitiated with dense paragraphs, vague concepts, and opaque examples, The Young Actor's Handbook ignites the beginning actor's creative soul with inspirational acting exercises, acting theory, writing exercises, and insight into what it means to be an actor. This concise and pragmatic manual will guide and inform the young actor, beginning actor, novice acting teacher, or anyone who wants to understand acting through a broad and diverse survey of essential knowledge. The teachings of Richard Boleslavsky, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen, Michael Shurtleff, Lee Strasberg, and Constantin Stanislavsky are eloquently and accessible rendered, as are basics of script analysis, camera technique, the audition mindset, agent acquisition, and the actor's life. Whether you're a curious novice, veteran acting teacher, or even an interested observer, The Young Actor's Handbook will enhance your understanding of this vast and rewarding craft.

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THE YOUNG ACTOR'S HANDBOOK