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About Acting : Performance Books - Peter Barkworth

About Acting

Performance Books

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2006
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"Peter Barkworth: an actor of the utmost skill and refinement, whose physical control and spiritual awareness has always had a jewel-like gleam and precision."—John Peter, The Sunday Times

About Acting—formerly titled The Complete About Acting—has become indispensable for students and professional actors alike because it is simple, clear and inspiring about the difficult art and craft of performing on stage, film, television, and radio.

Peter Barkworth guides the reader through all aspects of acting-from auditions and preparing for a part to rehearsals and surviving long runs with freshness. He has also included a selection of interviews with leading performers and a director about how to work on a part: Judi Dench, Alec McCowen, Edward Petherbridge, Anna Massey, Wyn Jones, Alison Steadman, Patience Collier, Roger Rees, Prunella Scales and Samuel West.

About Acting is not only a lucid and practical book about technique; it also explores ways of achieving the connection between an actor's own life and the life of each part he or she plays.

"His instruction has a double magnetism. For the fellow artist it will be of great interest ... For the ordinary theatregoer, the critic, the newcomer, it will fascinate."—The Stage

Forward 2001
About Actingp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Before Rehearsals Startp. 9
First Rehearsalsp. 21
Homeworkp. 35
Further Rehearsalsp. 37
Further Homeworkp. 57
Final Rehearsalsp. 61
The Performancep. 69
More About Actingp. 81
Out Of Workp. 83
Exercisesp. 95
Auditionsp. 149
Attitudesp. 155
How Do You Work On A Part?p. 161
How Do I Work On A Part?p. 231
This Is What Happens When You Go Filmingp. 237
Odds And Endsp. 251
Maximsp. 267
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780413661104
ISBN-10: 0413661105
Series: Performance Books
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1