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The Resource Theater as life : practical wisdom drawn from great acting teachers, actors & actresses, by Paul Marcus ; with Gabriela Marcus

Theater as life : practical wisdom drawn from great acting teachers, actors & actresses, by Paul Marcus ; with Gabriela Marcus

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Theater as life : practical wisdom drawn from great acting teachers, actors & actresses
Title
Theater as life
Title remainder
practical wisdom drawn from great acting teachers, actors & actresses
Statement of responsibility
by Paul Marcus ; with Gabriela Marcus
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rather than focus on the well-known truism that great plays and dramatic performances can deeply transform and ennoble us, the Marcus's draw from a much less known dimension of theatre, namely, acting technique theory, how actors and actresses learn dramatic performance as an art, profession and way of life. They claim the emotional, intellectual and physical insights the actor must internalize and ultimately translate into action to become a great actor are "technique[s] of the self" that can be enormously helpful to the average person struggling with the problem of living a better life, the "good life," as they call it. Drawing from the psychological insights of Constantin Stanilavaski [sp] and other such "master" teachers like Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, as well as performers like Lawrence Olivier, Marlon Brando and Meryl Streep
Cataloging source
YDX
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1953-
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Marcus, Paul
Dewey number
792.02/8
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2071.P78 -- M37 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Marcus, Gabriela
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acting
  • Self-realization
  • Acting
  • Acting
  • Acting
  • Self-realization
Label
Theater as life : practical wisdom drawn from great acting teachers, actors & actresses, by Paul Marcus ; with Gabriela Marcus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; The Authors; Foreword; Chapter One Theater as Life; Chapter Two Emotion Recollected in Tranquility: Lee Strasberg's "Method"; Chapter Three The Miracle of the Imagination: Stella Adler; Chapter Four The Reality of Doing: Sanford Meisner; Chapter Five Act before You Think: The Improvisation of Viola Spolin; Chapter Six Real Living is Political: Bertolt Brecht; Chapter Seven Connecting the Body to the Head: Tadashi Suzuki; Chapter Eight The Quest for Self-Transcendence: Jerzy Grotowski's Holy Actor
  • Chapter Nine "The Jester is the Brother to the Sage: "What we can learn from comedians, comic actors and clownsChapter Ten "Deny Nothing, Invent Nothing, Accept Everything and Get On With It: "David Mamet's Practical Aesthetics; Chapter Eleven Love Art in Yourselves, Not Yourselves in Art: Constantin Stanislavski; Chapter Twelve The Art of Living the "Good Life": Thoughts and Musings from the Actor's Perspective; Index
Control code
959536354
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874620702
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959536354
Label
Theater as life : practical wisdom drawn from great acting teachers, actors & actresses, by Paul Marcus ; with Gabriela Marcus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; The Authors; Foreword; Chapter One Theater as Life; Chapter Two Emotion Recollected in Tranquility: Lee Strasberg's "Method"; Chapter Three The Miracle of the Imagination: Stella Adler; Chapter Four The Reality of Doing: Sanford Meisner; Chapter Five Act before You Think: The Improvisation of Viola Spolin; Chapter Six Real Living is Political: Bertolt Brecht; Chapter Seven Connecting the Body to the Head: Tadashi Suzuki; Chapter Eight The Quest for Self-Transcendence: Jerzy Grotowski's Holy Actor
  • Chapter Nine "The Jester is the Brother to the Sage: "What we can learn from comedians, comic actors and clownsChapter Ten "Deny Nothing, Invent Nothing, Accept Everything and Get On With It: "David Mamet's Practical Aesthetics; Chapter Eleven Love Art in Yourselves, Not Yourselves in Art: Constantin Stanislavski; Chapter Twelve The Art of Living the "Good Life": Thoughts and Musings from the Actor's Perspective; Index
Control code
959536354
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874620702
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959536354

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