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The Unconscious Actor®: Out of Control, In Full Command®

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Providing a blueprint for mastering the mechanics of creativity®, this insightful resource explains in detail how to acquire and cultivate the necessary skills to obtain peak performances on stage and in life. Calling upon decades of experience from having worked on both sides of the camera, this study provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a child-actor’s life in Hollywo ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Small Mountain Press
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Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As the title and subtitle strongly conveys, Hickman’s book is a guide on becoming an “unconscious actor”. That is to say, how to tap into that reserve of instinct and emotion that will allow you to become an effective performer. How do you do this? By being simultaneously out of control and in full command. Those might sound like contradictory terms but with well plotted out instructions, explanations and insights Hickman makes the connection between the two clear.

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Karl
Apr 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating autobiography of Hickman who grew up on the Hollywood studio sound stages of the 1930s & 1940s. The secong half of the book is Hickman's exploration of the acting process through research and experience. The best book I have ever read about the process and techniques of acting.
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Some insights into the connection between spirituality and the art of acting.
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“Acting in its purest form is an urge from deep in the human psyche to celebrate our aliveness, to act our dreams and fantasies in a public display of our most private selves.” 0 likes
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