Respect for Acting, 2nd Edition
- Narrated by: Angele Masters
- Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-31-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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At the invitation of Herbert Berghof, the late Uta Hagen joined the faculty of the HB Studio in 1947. Since then, teaching was always a challenge for her, as well as for the many prominent actors whom shehelped to develop. For many years, she was asked to write a book. Finally she did, and here it is: an account of her own struggle with the techniques of acting and based on her teachings.
The first part, "The Actor", deals with techniques that set an actor in motion physically, verbally, and emotionally. It deals with the actor's concept of himself and with the art of acting, as well as with the ethics that have made the theater what it is today and what it could be tomorrow.
Part Two, "The Object Exercises", offers specific and detailed work for the actor, covering a broad range of his problems.
Part Three, "The Play and the Role", concerns itself with the definition of the play and identification with the character the actor will undertake. It also covers practical problems, the rehearsal, "style", and communication.
Respect for Acting is a book for people who respect (or wish they could) the theater on both sides of the footlights, for actors and audiences who favor truth in a creative process. The constructive stages of work delve into performance as well as into the issues surrounding a necessary change in the theater. It is all quite authentic, since Uta Hagen never hesitated to throw herself into a good fight for a better offering in the theater in "the time of her life."
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Jason Comely on 11-13-12
Fascinating, even for non actors like myself
What made the experience of listening to Respect for Acting, 2nd Edition the most enjoyable?
The narration was excellent and Uta's insights were interesting and informative.
What other book might you compare Respect for Acting, 2nd Edition to and why?
This is the first book of it's kind for me.
What about Angele Masters’s performance did you like?
Nice cadence throughout, pretty voice.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful