No Acting Please by Eric Morris

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Co-authored by Joan Hotchkis, this is Eric Morris's first book The emphasis here is on first establishing a being state, eliminating the obstacles--such as tension, the actor's archenemy--and elevating the actor's awareness. As the title indicates, many of the techniques herein address the actor's need to avoid falling into the traps of concept and presentational acting. There is a complete chapter on sense memory--what it is, and how to practice it and apply it as an acting tool. There are over one hundred exercises, techniques and approaches for the actor to use in order to unblock his instrument, with various sections from Joan's personal journals.

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Eric Morris is one of the most controversial and exciting acting coaches in the history of American theater. With his unique approach to acting from a BEING place, he is revolutionizing the concept of performance.Eric Morris began his involvement in theater at Northwestern University, where he graduated with a degree in Dramatic Arts. His acting career of over one hundred Equity plays, twenty major motion pictures, fifty network television episodes, and running roles on two syndicated TV series led him on a search for new and workable acting techniques.His inherent passion for truth has resulted in the development of a process of work that is very specific in exploring the origins of individual talent and that encourages each actor's unique statement.Eric Morris lives and teaches in Los Angeles but also travels regularly to New York and other cities around the country to conduct workshops. He has founded the American New Theater, a company of bi-coastal actors who have a common approach to acting and a common goal of carrying that approach into theater and film.
Published August 1, 2011 by Ermor Enterprises. 176 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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