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Acting for Singers: Creating Believable Singing Characters. 9780195145403

Acting for Singers: Creating Believable Singing Characters

Oxford University Press. 2005

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  • EAN: 9780195145403
  • ISBN: 978-0-19-514540-3
  • Editorial: Oxford University Press
  • Fecha de edición: 2005
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné con sobrecubierta
  • Dimensiones: 15,5x23,5
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Nº páginas: 264

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Written to meet the needs of thousands of students and pre-professional singers participating in production workshops and classes in opera and musical theater, "Acting for Singers" leads singing performers step by step from the studio or classroom through audition and rehearsals to a successful performance. Using a clear, systematic, positive approach, this practical guide explains how to analyze a script or libretto, shows how to develop a character building on material in the score, and gives the singing performer the tools to act believably. More than just a "how-to" acting book, however, "Acting for Singers" also addresses the problems of concentration, trust, projection, communication, and the self-doubt that often afflicts performers pursuing the goal of believable performance. Part I establishes the basic principles of acting and singing together, and teaches the reader how to improvise as a key tool to explore and develop characters. Part II teaches the singer how to analyze theatrical work for rehearsing, and performing. Using concrete examples from Carmen and West Side Story, and imaginative exercises following each chapter, this text teaches all singers how to be effective singing actors.



Part I. Believability: The Territory and the Tools
1. The Divine Marriage: Combining Believable Acting with Expressive Singing
2. To Become or Not to Become: Using Yourself to Create a Believable Character
3. Playing in the Moment: Using Improvisation to Be Beliavable
4. Judgments and Trust: Improving Your Concentration

Part II. Creating Your Character
5. Neither "Right" nor "Wrong": Making Effective Interpretive Choices
6. Your Character's Universe: Analyzing the Dramatic Structure of Music-Theater Pieces
7. Your Character's World: Fashioning a Theme Statement
8. Your Character's Heart's Desire: Fashioning Super-objectives
9. Motivating Your Character's Actions: Fashioning Objectives and Acting Beats
10. Your Character's Inner Voice: Fashioning Subtext and an Internal Dialogue

Part III. Preparing for Performances
11. Being Believable in Any Role on Any Stage: Heightening
12. Getting the Part: Auditioning
13. Getting Good: Rehearsing
14. Delivering a Believable Character: Performing

1. Ten Maxims of Believable Singing Acting
2. How to Analyze and Prepare Vocal Material from a Dramatic Viewpoint: An Overview
3. A Short Glossary of Stage Terms
4. How to Research Period Practices in Movement, Manners, and Gesture
5. Notes on the Exercises for Teachers and Directors


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