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ISBN-10 0205212700ISBN-13 9780205212705
ISBN-10 0205032257ISBN-13 9780205032259
Author(s): Joe Alberti; Earle R. Gister
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 192

For the first time, the acting ideas and principles of master acting teacher Earle Gister, former Associate Dean of the Yale University School of Drama, are explained clearly and concisely in this acting handbook. 

Accessible and readable for both beginning and experienced acting students, Acting: The Gister Method moves from the beginning process of establishing character and given circumstances, through Gister’s unique principle of action, and into step-by-step examples of applying the ideas to plays, scenes and monologues. A brief amount of theoretical discussion orients the reader as to how Gister’s ideas both merge with and differ from established principles of action.  Along with a reader-friendly breakdown of the theoretical aspect of Gister’s method, the book contains many down-to-earth examples of experimenting and playing via the imagination and of putting the methods to work in real-life rehearsal and theatre situations.  At the conclusion of the book, a reader should feel confident and capable of assuming a role in the classroom or in front of any audience.

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