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Focal Press Changing Direction (2nd Edition, Paperback)

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Focal Press Changing Direction (2nd Edition, Paperback)
Key Features
  • Author: Lenore DeKoven
  • Foreword by Ang Lee
  • Paperback: 212 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal press
Changing Direction by Lenore DeKoven combines underlying dramaturgical theory with dozens of exercises designed to maximize the actor's potential on stage or screen. Distilling difficult concepts to their simplest form, DeKoven explains how to accurately capture and portray human behavior on stage and screen, offering creative solutions to issues she has encountered or anticipated after decades of experience. Excerpts from interviews with acclaimed actors offer insight into their work with directors, what inspires them, and what they really want from the director.This second edition features a foreword by Ang Lee and incorporates the film Moonlight (2016, Barry Jenkins) for analysis of the directing concepts discussed.
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Changing Direction by Lenore DeKoven combines underlying dramaturgical theory with dozens of exercises designed to maximize the actor's potential on stage or screen. Distilling difficult concepts to their simplest form, DeKoven explains how to accurately capture and portray human behavior on stage and screen, offering creative solutions to issues she has encountered or anticipated after decades of experience. Excerpts from interviews with acclaimed actors offer insight into their work with directors, what inspires them, and what they really want from the director.This second edition features a foreword by Ang Lee and incorporates the film Moonlight (2016, Barry Jenkins) for analysis of the directing concepts discussed.

Table of Contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Actor and Training
  • 3. The Actor's Vocabulary
  • 4. The Text and the Throughline
  • 5. Anaylsis of Script
  • 6. The Character Outline
  • 7. The Casting Process
  • 8. The Rehearsal Process
  • 9. The Actor and the Camera
  • 10. Film and Theatre: Differences and Similarities
  • 11. What Do the Actors Say?
  • 12. Tips to the Director
  • Appendix: Additional Exercises for Workshop or Class
  • Appendix: Suggested Reading and Viewing

Focal Press Changing Direction Specs

AuthorLenore Dekoven
PublisherFocal Press
Publication DateSeptember 10, 2018
Edition2nd
ISBN NumberISBN 13: 9781351034463
Number of Pages212
Cover TypeSoft
IllustrationsNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.8 x 6.8 x 0.4"

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