"I WANT TO ACT 11 1. KNOW THY SELF 13 2. WHY TRAIN? 20 3. ACTING TRAINING 24 4. AUDITIONS 29 5. YOU GOT THE PART, NOW WHAT? TECHNIQUE 46 6. HOW TO DEVELOP A CHARACTER IN DEPTH 66 (i) OUTERS AND INNERS 67 (ii) PERSONALISATION / SUBSTITUTION / ENDOWMENT 81 (iii) OBJECTIVES / ACTIONS 90 (iv) SCRIPT BREAKDOWN / MAKING CHOICES 93 (v) SENSE MEMORY / AFFECTIVE MEMORY / EMOTIONAL MEMORY 101 7. CHARACTER PREPARATION 108 8. HOW TO REHEARSE 114 9. FINDING DIFFERENT TRUTHS 126 THE FINAL CURTAIN 131 APPENDIX 134 (i) TRANSITIVE/ACTIVE VERBS 134 (ii) CHARACTERISTICS 139 (iii) in -depth Character /self Questions 140"
Dee Cannon was senior acting teacher at RADA for 17 years & is a full time freelance acting coach in TV, film and theatre. She is considered to be one of the top acting teachers in the country specialising in Stanislavski technique. Over the last 20 years she has been invited all over the world to give masterclasses and acting workshops
"Highly recommended, especially for A-level students starstarstarstarstar' Teaching Drama 'Dee Cannon is a force to be reckoned with and a legend in the industry - In-Depth Acting is an essential toolkit, carry it with you.' Fourth Wall Magazine 'A dynamic, hands-on approach to the Stanislavski technique. I hope it will go into secondary school libraries and be recommended by drama teachers and careers advisers' The Stage 'In-Depth Acting is alike to the Swiss Army Knife for an actor, small yet undeniably helpful in almost every situation - ' The Public Reviews 'A concise, accessible and straightforward introduction to Stanislavskian technique - which balances process with practical outcomes, skills with achievements, the craft of acting with concrete performance - There is much good and focused advice here for young actors approaching unfamiliar tasks and unfamiliar texts - Cannon includes some superbly clear and practical advice on the selection of monologues' Stanislavski Studies 'A wonderful, succinct book that no student or professional actor should be without.' Jenny Lipman, LAMDA"