This is a link to “Betty’s audition scene” from the film Mulholland Drive, starring Naomi Watts. Read the rest of this entry »
As promised, the introduction from the following book:
Handbook of Acting Techniques edited by Arthur Bartow.
London : Nick Hern, 2008.
Edith Cowan University library, call number 792.028 HAN
I found this article which is comprised of excerpts from the journal of an American director working at the Globe Theatre in London. I thought it was amusing and interesting. You might find it useful as an example of a professional artistic journal:
Title: A summer of directing dangerously
Author: Gerald Freedman
Abstract: Freedman is the first American director to stage a production at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Excerpts from the journal Freedman kept during his time at the Globe are presented.
Publication Title: American Theatre Volume 18 Date: 12/2001
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I have three documents for you to download (right-click, save-as). Two are scenes for directing workshops.
Here are the PDF files, right-click to download:
1. Where’s Kate?
Kate: National Play Festival, ‘Must Sees’ (link)
Women: 50% of the world’s population; not 50% of produced playwrights in Australia. Read Kate’s research here: The State of Plays
2. ‘Short Circuit’, a collection of 14 short plays
3. ‘Short + Sweet’
4. The short plays
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A guide to “transitive action verbs” and how to use them in rehearsals.