How to Stop Acting

Instead of yet another "method," Guskin offers a strategy based on a radically simple and refreshing idea: that the actor's work is not to "create a character" but rather to be continually, personally responsive to the text, wherever his ...

How to Stop Acting

How to Stop Acting

"The Great Guskin" (John Lahr, The New Yorker) shares the approach he uses to help actors land roles, develop them, and keep them alive Harold Guskin is an "acting doctor" whose clients include Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, James Gandolfini, Bridget Fonda, and dozens more. In How to Stop Acting, Guskin reveals the insights and techniques that have worked wonders for beginners as well as stars. Instead of yet another "method," Guskin offers a strategy based on a radically simple and refreshing idea: that the actor's work is not to "create a character" but rather to be continually, personally responsive to the text, wherever his impulse takes him, from first read-through to final performance. From this credo derives an entirely new perspective on auditioning and the challenge of developing a role and keeping it fresh, even over hundreds of performances. Drawing on examples from his clients' work and his own, Guskin presents acting as a constantly evolving exploration rather than as a progression toward a fixed goal. He also offers sound and original advice on adapting to the particular demands of television and film, playing difficult emotional scenes, tackling the Shakespearean and other great roles, and more. His book will find an eager and appreciative audience among novices and established actors alike.

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How to Stop Acting
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Harold Guskin
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-06-25 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"The Great Guskin" (John Lahr, The New Yorker) shares the approach he uses to help actors land roles, develop them, and keep them alive Harold Guskin is an "acting doctor" whose clients include Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, James Gandolfini, Bridget Fonda, and dozens more. In How to Stop Acting, Guskin
Stop Acting Rich
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Thomas J. Stanley
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-12 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The bestselling author of The Millionaire Next Door reveals easy ways to build real wealth With well over two million of his books sold, and huge praise from many media outlets, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley is a recognized and highly respected authority on how the wealthy act and think. Now,
Stop Acting Like a Seller and Start Thinking Like a Buyer
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Jerry Acuff
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12-28 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Praise for stop acting like a seller and Start Thinking Like a Buyer "Stop Acting Like a Seller and Start Thinking Like a Buyer is a book that teaches you emphatically that 'words matter.' If you want to set yourself apart from others, whether you're selling a product or a
Stop Acting, Start Living
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Bernard Hiller
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01 - Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

"Stop Acting Start Living" is the culmination of 35 years of performing and teaching experience. Acting teacher and success coach Bernard Hiller has worked with Jeff Goldblum, LL Cool J, Billy Crystal, Chace Crawford, Michelle Pfeiffer and Emilio Rivera among many others. Bernard discovered Cameron Diaz and coached her for
Stop Acting Like a Christian, Just be One
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Christine Caine
Categories: Christian life
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

"This book encourages us to stop doing church and to start being the Church. It shows how allowing God to change us from the core of our being gives us freedom to stop trying to ACT like a Christian and to just actively BE a Christian."--Provided by publisher.

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