By Uta Hagen, David Hyde Pierce, Haskel Frankel
Admire for Acting"This interesting and specified ebook approximately performing is pass over Hagen's credo, the accrued knowledge of her years spent in intimate communion together with her paintings. it's right now the voicing of her exacting criteria for herself and people she [taught], and a proof of the skill to the end." --Publishers Weekly "Hagen provides to the big corpus of titles on performing with vibrant dicta drawn from adventure, ability, and a feeling of non-public worthy. Her critical asset during this therapy is her really major mind's eye. Her 'object routines' demonstrate a wealth of aspect with which to stimulate the scholar getting ready a scene for presentation." --Library magazine "Uta Hagen's admire for appearing . . . is a comparatively small ebook. yet inside of it, pass over Hagen tells the younger actor approximately up to will be conveyed in print of his craft." --Los Angeles Times"There are nearly no American actors uninfluenced through Uta Hagen." --Fritz Weaver"This is a textbook for aspiring actors, yet operating thespians can revenue a lot by means of it. a person with only a informal curiosity within the theater must also get pleasure from its behind-the-scenes flavor."--King positive factors Syndicate
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It’s heavy” or whatever the current slang, we are accused of artificiality. But if we listen to our friends and relatives, and stay “regular,” when we approach plays of language—Shakespeare, T. S. ” We must learn to balk at this social dictum in order to enlarge our imagination and our use of self. ) There is a decided difference between the self-awareness that is vital to the theater artist and the self-consciousness that is ordinarily applied to the awkward or affected person. To become aware of usually subconscious and intuitive, spontaneous behavior in order to make use of it for creating a character in a play will not make you selfconsciously affected or unreal.
If I am to play a silly, fluffy creature, and I think I am not such a person, I cannot use myself. I mistakenly believe I can only indicate what she would do. Yet if I watch myself greeting my dogs with gushes of baby talk and little giggles, I am silly. If I talk to a scientist, even to an electrician, I am stupid, though my cliché image tells me I am brilliant. If a drunken, bigoted doorman gives me a hard time, I appear snobbish and I pull rank, though my selfimage tells me I am a humanist, a liberal at all times.
I was married to Kaiser Franz Joseph in The Lonely Empress. I prepared myself for the block, dressing all in red so the blood wouldn’t show, as Mary, Queen of Scots, and I had all of Queen Victoria’s endless children. ) Keep pace with the present. Take a trip to the moon. Envision the future. When you look at paintings, put yourself into them instead of looking at them. The normal procedure of identifying with observed events which we went through as children should not ever stop for the adult actor.
Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen, David Hyde Pierce, Haskel Frankel