Introduced by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, A Screen Acting Workshop is an informative, accessible and invaluable practical guide. Five written workshops and an accompanying DVD cover all areas of screen acting and are packed with exercises and techniques for all actors however experienced.
Discusses the various aspects of a drama, from the plot and character to dialogue, thought and enactment. In addition, Eric Bentley describes different types of plays such as melodrama, farce, tragedy, comedy and tragi-comedy.
Brief and to-the-point, this guide offers the wisdom gained from Michael Caine's 25 years in film to film actors and fans. It includes chapters on preparation, close-ups, the art of spontaneity, voice, characterization, behaviour on and off the set, working with directors and being a star.
Dr Hartley, who works internationally in applied theatre, presents the practice with passion and intellectual clarity, showing how it can be used by practitioners in and outside the world of theatre. She dispels the mystique around applied theatre and argues for it to develop with each project, so it never becomes stagnant.