By Lenore DeKoven Routledge 194 pages | 1 B/W Illus. Paperback: 9781138490826 pub: 2018-09-07
Table of Contents1. Introduction 2. The Actor and Training 3. The Actor's Vocabulary 4. The Text and the Throughline 5. Anaylsis of Script 6. The Character Outline 7. The Casting Process 8. The Rehearsal Process 9. The Actor and the Camera 10. Film and Theatre: Differences and Similarities 11. What do the Actors Say? 12. Tips to the Director Appendix: Additional Exercises for Workshop or Class Appendix: Suggested Reading and Viewing
Reviews"The updated edition of Changing Direction is an even more lucid, useful guide for directors, performers, and spectators drawn to the craft of acting. Lenore DeKoven has distilled decades of rich experience—as both a creator and a teacher—into an accessible book that illuminates text, subtext, collaboration, and the recreation of human behavior." —Annette Insdorf, Professor of Film; Author of Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes "The essence of Lenore's distinctive methods, developed over many years, can be found in the pages of this excellent, clearly written book." —Ang Lee, Director, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Life of Pi (2012) "Lenore DeKoven says in her introduction to her book, Changing Direction, that ‘everyone wants to be in show business.’ Well I am, but I've never wanted to direct. After reading Lenore's book, I may reconsider my career choice." —Edward Asner, Actor/Producer "I was one of the many people who, over the years, asked Lenore to write her book, and finally she has. It's a thrill to read, as well as a reminder of her great gift—her deep understanding of drama, directing, actors, everyday life, and most importantly her wealth of experience and huge heart. I will draw from this every time I work." —Kimberly Peirce, Writer/Director of Boys Don't Cry (1999), Stop-Loss (2008); Former student of Lenore DeKoven "Lenore DeKoven has written a great book for the director searching for practical advice on the techniques of directing actors. Her work as a teacher has already affected a generation of young filmmakers. One would be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive and clear approach to working with actors." —Bette Gordon, Director; Professor of Professional Practice, Film, School of the Arts, Columbia University "This book is much needed on the shelves for students and individuals interested in directing actors for film and theatre. Very few books offer this approach with such specific and practical steps laid out in detail, step by step." —Sheldon Schiffer, Professor of Communication, Georgia State University
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