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Inner Monologue in Acting,9781137354273

Inner Monologue in Acting

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 9/5/2013
Publisher(s): Palgrave Macmillan
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What should an actor be thinking on stage? This overlooked, important question is the crux of this new book that combines psychological theory, practical exercises, and a wide-reaching examination of inner monologue in various forms including film, musical theatre, and comedy. The inner monologue is that "stream of consciousness" or "inner voice" that constantly echoes in your head. This revolutionary new book tames and harnesses that voice to be used as a powerful tool in acting. Written in an accessible tone, the book assists actors, directors and educators in their quest for deeper more thoughtful acting and is a perfect supplement to traditional actor training.

Author Biography

Rob Roznowski is Head of Acting and Directing and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Director of Research and Creativity at Michigan State University, USA. He is the author of Collaboration in Theatre: A Practical Guide for Designers and Directors (with Kirk Domer, 2009) and is an award-winning actor, director, educator, and playwright. Roznowski has served as the National Outreach and Education Coordinator for Actors' Equity Association. During his time there, he created numerous nationally accepted educational programs and materials used for prospective and established members of the 45,000-member union. As an actor and director, he has worked at the Long Wharf Theatre, the Goodspeed Opera House, the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and Florida Studio Theatre.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Nick
1. Acting
2. Inner Monologue (IM) in Basic Psychology
3. IM Everyday
4. IM in Acting
5. IM as Enemy
6. IM versus Subtext
7. IM in Transitions
8. IM Alone Onstage
9. IM in Objective/Tactic/Obstacle
10. IM Out of Your Head
11. IM in Script Scoring
12. IM in Drama
13. IM in Film
14. IM in Classical Theatre
15. IM in Musical Theatre
16. IM in Comedy
17. IM in Style
18. IM in Auditions
19. IM in Other Psychological Situations
20. IM in Other Performance Forms

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