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Acting and Living in Discovery

Acting and Living in Discovery

A Workbook for the Actor

Carol Rosenfeld

2013 - 360 pp. - Imprint: Focus

Format ISBN Price Qty
Paper 978-1-58510-703-2
$24.95
Examination 978-1-58510-703-2
$4.00

Quick Overview

"Carol Rosenfeld has a singular gift for discerning and nurturing in her students the live connections that release emotionally charged experience into active and meaningful play. Her book is a bottomless resource for the actor who aspires to that seamless merging of self and character that can make the theatre thrilling. It is hard and vulnerable work that she demands, but she is there with you as a guide, saying 'search here, observe there, sense this, question, question, question, and allow'—If you trust her, you will surprise yourself."
     —Edith Meeks, Executive and Artistic Director, HB Studio

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Acting and Living in Discovery: A Workbook for the Actor lays out essential fundamentals of the actor’s process. Based on the author’s experiences at the legendary HB Studio in New York City, Acting and Living in Discovery provides practical guidance for developing, honing, or revitalizing the actor’s craft for the actor. A teacher can use the workbook to support a studio class, a special workshop, part of a university acting course, or private coaching. The chapters delve into basic facets of the acting process that lead the actor into discovering the corporal world of a script. Exercises at the end of each chapter invite the actor to discover the treasure trove of his unique self, and spell out the work an actor can do to wear the shoes of any character. The actor is at once the instrument and the player. The workbook can be read straight through or used as a reference for addressing a particular problem or topic.


Reviews:

"Carol Rosenfeld has a singular gift for discerning and nurturing in her students the live connections that release emotionally charged experience into active and meaningful play. Her book is a bottomless resource for the actor who aspires to that seamless merging of self and character that can make the theatre thrilling. It is hard and vulnerable work that she demands, but she is there with you as a guide, saying 'search here, observe there, sense this, question, question, question, and allow'—If you trust her, you will surprise yourself."
     —Edith Meeks, Executive and Artistic Director, HB Studio

 

"Carol's book is the missing puzzle piece in the journey of the actor and artist. As a teacher, I feel that it has taken Uta Hagen's work and clarified it brilliantly."
     —Laura Gardner, Actress/Acting Coach, The Howard Fine Acting Studio

 

"In her new book, Carol Rosenfeld has distilled her life-long experience and dedication as a Master teacher of the theatre into an inspiring, lively and original workbook that inquires and examines the process of the actor's rehearsal—a process that is the backbone of creating a fully realized performance of depth and detail."
     —Robert McQueen, Director

 

About the Author:

Carol Rosenfeld Author PhotoCarol Rosenfeld is Director of the Hagen Institute at HB Studio in New York City, where she teaches acting. Having trained with Uta Hagen and Alice Spivak, she was entrusted by Hagen to write the chapter on Hagen's technique exercises in The Training of the American Actor, edited by Arthur Bartow, published by TCG. Directing and acting in numerous successful television and stage productions, she has also had the privilege of working with some of the world’s finest actors in her intensive workshops across Canada, at the Shaw Festival and the National Theatre School of Canada, The National Theatre of the Deaf, Barcelona, Copenhagen, and London.