Respect for Acting

July 25, 2017

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me! One of the greatest works of acting literacy... have you read it? Respect for acting is respect for the art. This tome extols the great work of what it means to be an actor, and it reinforces the abandoning debilitating thoughts of Instagram followers, Likes, red carpets, outward appearance, and all things "Hollywood."

 

If you’re an actor, you must read the writings of the master-

 

UtaHagen's #RespectForActing and #AChallengeFortheActor. Know your craft. Know your job. Know yourself. "Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting is not only pitched on a high artistic level but it is full of homely, practical information by a superb craftswoman. crafts-woman. An illuminating discussion of the standards and techniques of enlightened stage acting." —Brooks Atkinson

And in A Challenge for the Actor, she greatly expands her thinking about acting in a work that brings the full flowering of her artistry, both as an actor and as a teacher. The exercises deal with developing the actor's physical destination in a role; making changes in the self serviceable in the creation of a character; recreating physical sensations; bringing the outdoors on stage; finding occupation while waiting; talking to oneself and the audience; and employing historical imagination.

 

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