The Actor as Storyteller by Bruce Miller
An Introduction to Acting

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(Book). The Actor as Storyteller is intended for serious beginning actors. It opens with an overview, explaining the differences between theater and its hybrid mediums, the part an actor plays in each of those mediums. It moves on to the acting craft itself, with a special emphasis on analysis and choice-making, introducing the concept of the actor as storyteller, then presents the specific tools an actor works with. Next, it details the process an actor can use to prepare for scene work and rehearsals, complete with a working plan for using the tools discussed. The book concludes with a discussion of mental preparation, suggestions for auditioning, a process for rehearsing a play, and an overview of the realities of show business. Included in this updated edition are: * A detailed examination of script analysis of the overall play and of individual scenes * A sample of an actor's script, filled with useful script notations * Two new short plays, one written especially for this text * Updated references, lists of plays, and recommended further reading
 

About Bruce Miller

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BRUCE J. MILLER has written for public radio in Chicago and Iowa City. He is a special contributor to the RedEye edition of the Chicago Tribune and co-author, with his wife Julia Anderson-Miller, of Dreams of Bill, a collection of Funny, Strange and Downright Peculiar Dreams about our President, Bill Clinton (Citadel Press, 1994). He lives in Chicago.
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Limelight Editions. 344 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Bruce Miller's The Actor as Storyteller: An Introduction to Acting now in its second edition is a te...Everything the novice needs to know about the craft of acting.

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“There are no vagaries in The Actor as Storyteller. Everything, right down to the section on ‘Knowing the right people’ is realistic, specific, and precise. Mr. Miller has set out a very clear map that will be valuable to beginners and experienced actors alike.”

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