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Tips : Ideas for Actors
by Jon Jory
Until recent times, acting wisdom was passed on through an oral tradition called "tips". Presented here are 250 tips, including the way to set a laugh, the use of opposites, a clear definition of "actions", how to use a "breath score", and even how to react if you're fired.
Paperback, 225 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Smith & Kraus Pub Inc
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I hesitate to put a "start" and "finish" date to this book because I know it'll be in my back pocket backstage from now on. It has been on my "want to read" list for a long time now, so I guess studying acting and having it on my required reading list this past semester means I'm doing something right with my degree! I love the conciseness of this text (clearly not my own strong suit). I can pretty much open it wherever and find something I have needed to hear or be reminded of in my work. If yo ...more