Stanislavski, Strasberg, Meisner, Adler, Berghoff, Hagen, Mamet now Batson In TRUTH, the most sought after acting guru in Hollywood and on Broadway distills her half century s experience as an actor, director, teacher, and personal coach into a step by step process for creating a character from first read through to final performance Debunking a century s worth of myths about method acting, Batson identifies the unifying forces of Need, Public Persona, and Tragic Flaw to unite the actor with his or her character TRUTH shows how actively defining and understanding these three principles leads to the most truthful performances possible A must read for beginning actors, a wake up call for working actors, and an indispensable reference for writers, TRUTH reveals the inner game of telling stories and creating vivid, three dimensional life from words on a page....
|Title||:||Truth: Personas, Needs, and Flaws in the Art of Building Actors and Creating Characters|
|Publisher||:||Webster Stone November 22, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||316 pages|
|File Size||:||876 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Truth: Personas, Needs, and Flaws in the Art of Building Actors and Creating Characters Reviews
This book is written for actors, but would be beneficial for anyone wishing to understand what it means to be human and how we get in our own way toward fulfillment. Dr. Batson essentially reworks Aristotle's dramatic framework to insure that actors, writers, directors, spectators, and more, have a clear, sufficient model my which to dissect and (re)build our characters and ourselves. Her examples use commonly seen popular films which seems to make it more accessible to just about anyone who reads it. It makes you wish there were more actor studios around to just go and "play".
The steps in this book for me, takes the fun out of acting.
My acting instructor recommended Susan's book and I have to say that it was worth its weight in gold. As a working actor, I've continually been on the search for practical techniques to help me build characters and breakdown scripts. Susan's book shows you exactly how to do that in a very clear, precise way. What I particularly liked was her use of the need-persona-tragic flaw paradigm that has helped me create characters quickly for cold reads. I almost don't want to give out this secret because I want to be selfish and keep it to myself, especially in this highly competitive industry, but I can't deny that this book is one of the best. I've already recommended it to several of my actor friends before even writing this review.
Susan Batson needs no introduction. This book is amazing. It teaches you to look at acting from a totally different perspective. It shows you how to bring life into each scene and how to create a character with a full story not just learn a few lines scene to scene. You won't regret this purchase.
Truly wonderful book on acting. Author Susan Batson is extraordinary ... A true master of the art of acting and incredibly insightful and inspiring.
great stuff loved the book!
i love this book!!! if you are an actor/actress looking to conquer your ability to get your character work solid, alive and believable...MS BATSON has given us a clear, step by step understanding of this process. i wish i had this sooner in my [short] acting career. for seasoned actors, this would simply add dimension to your box of tools on which you could rely.