The Technique of Acting

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SUBJECT INDEX
Characters in plays mentioned are listed separately in the Character Index preceding the Subject Index.
Abbey Players, 138
Abbey Theatre, 4
Acting, ham, 162, 163, 180, 186
in motion pictures (see Motion-picture acting)
obvious, 163
restraint in, 107, 110
subtle, 163, 164
television, 2, 8, 17, 140, 150, 158, 162, 242
versatility, 8, 9, 16
Action, competing with lines, 127-134, 139
confirming speech, 211-214
contradicting speech, 210-214
derived, from character, 204-206, 211, 212, 218-220
from emotions, 218, 219
from mood and atmosphere, 204, 215, 216
from plot, 204-212
from stage directions, 204, 220, 221
from thoughts, 218-220
indefinite meaning, 211-214
invention of, 204-229, 289, 290
exercises for, 223-229
mood and atmosphere, 204, 215, 216
motivating thought, 57-59
pantomimic (see Pantomimic action)
Actor, personality of, 6, 7, 216, 217, 222, 268, 292
in relation, to director, 209, 253, 282
to playwright, 220-222, 232, 233, 236- 238, 262
to plot, 282
Actor Prepares, An,5, 16
Actors on Acting,3
Adler, Stella,5
Aeschylus, 262, 265
Agamemnon,156, 167, 168, 236, 262
translations, Hamilton, 274
Morshead, 274
Thomson, 275
Amphytrion, 211
Anderson, Judith, 7, 8, 255
Anderson, Maxwell, 30, 66, 67, 95, 182
Antoine, André, 4, 45, 138
Aristophanes, 262
Aristotle, 237, 233
Arliss, George, 216
Arms and the Man, 40, 41, 138, 189, 292, 293
Act I, 52, 53
Act II, 66, 224-225
Act III, 145
exercise, 228
Arthur, Jean, 6
As You Like It, 73, 231
exercise, 90
Audience sense of time, 230-232, 237, 242
Author (see Playwright)
Back to Methuselah, 151
Barrymore, John, 6, 212
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 9
Belasco, David, 234, 268
Berkshire Playhouse, 218
Bernstein, Leonard, 233
Best, Edna, 219
Beyond the Horizon, 34
Biography, 218
Blank verse, differs from rhymed verse, 259

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • How to Use This Book xiii
  • Contents xvii
  • Chapter 1 - The Nature of Technique 1
  • Chapter 2 - A Beginning Exercise 19
  • Chapter 3 - The Entrance 32
  • Chapter 4 - Phrasing Actions in Relation to Thoughts 54
  • Chapter 5 - Progressions 70
  • Chapter 6 - The Use of Techniques to Build a Climax 100
  • Chapter 7 - Timing 123
  • Chapter 8 - The Size of a Performance 150
  • Chapter 9 - Pointing 175
  • Chapter 10 - The Invention of Actions 204
  • Chapter 11 - Timing, Rhythm, Tempo, and Pace 230
  • Chapter 12 - Style 253
  • Chapter 13 - The Design of a Role 278
  • Character Index 295
  • Subject Index 299
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