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Break a leg! : the kids' book of acting and stagecraft
Friedman, Lise.
Children's Fiction PN2061 .F75 2002

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ContentsPage
Forewordp. x
Introduction: All the World's a Stagep. xii
Chapter 1 - Body Basicsp. 1
Tuning Your Instrument
Body Warm-ups
Stretches
Chapter 2 - Speak Up!p. 9
Voice Warm-ups
Tongue Twisters
Better Breathing
Voice Coaches
Projection
Stage Whispers
Wacky Accents
Chapter 3 - Theater Games and Improvisationp. 27
Name Game
Memory Walking Game
Freezing Game
Sense and Confidence Boosters
Structured and Unstructured Improvs
Partnered Mirroring
Chapter 4 - Getting Physicalp. 35
Miming
Clowning
Juggling
Stand-up Comedy
Stage Combat
Falling
Fainting
Stunts
Tap Dancing
Musical Theater
Fake Kissing
Death Scenes
Chapter 5 - Character Buildingp. 71
Character Journal
Building an Observation Bank
Quirks and Tics
Finding Your Motivation
Sense Memory
Method Acting
Body Language
Faking Tears
Monologues, Dialogues and Ensemble Scenes
Chapter 6 - Reading Between the Linesp. 91
Analyzing and Marking a Script
Tragedies and Comedies
Avant-garde Theater
Rehearsals
Blocking
Entrances and Exits
Finding Your Mark
Memorizing Lines
Stage Fright
Direction
Etiquette
Roles
Casting
Chapter 7 - Pulling It All Togetherp. 117
The Greenroom
Gaffes
Hamming and Upstaging
Curtain Calls
Encores
Flops
Ovations
Shakespeare
Slang
Chapter 8 - Backstage Passp. 135
Stage Managers
Set Designs
Props
Lighting
Stage Lingo
Kinds of Theaters
Dolby Sound
Special Effects
Costuming
Makeup
Masks
Chapter 9 - Screen Testp. 175
Panning, Zooming, Montage and Other Techniques
Gesture and Delivery
Screenplays
Close-up, Over-the-Shoulder and Other Shots
Buzz Tracks, Fades, Jump Cuts
Television
Chapter 10 - Making a Livingp. 189
Headshots
Agents
Casting Directors
Auditioning
Casting
Commercials
Voice-overs
Print Work
Industrials
Unions
Appendixesp. 209
Read On!
Web Sites
Credits
Monologues, Dialogues and Ensemble Scenes


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