The Scene Study Book: Roadmap to Success

The Scene Study Book: Roadmap to Success

by Bruce Miller


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(Book). Straightforward and readable, The Scene Study Book is a practical, step-by-step guide that runs from the analysis of basic story structure including conflict and story arc to making choices, including physical and psychological action. It includes chapters on selecting scenes, partnering, and scoring a script, along with a first-rate list of contemporary scenes to use. The Scene Study Book explores the process of scene work, from first read-through to blocking to taking notes and using them effectively. It addresses what to look for in a class, in a teacher, and in a partner. In short, it covers most of the questions and situations an actor in a scene study class might need help with. HIGHLIGHT: The only book on the market that covers the scene study process, this is the most useful and most commonly used classroom and studio format for learning acting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879103712
Publisher: Limelight Editions
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 399,680
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part I Analysis

1 Thinking as a Storyteller 1

2 Finding the Story and Playing It 5

3 Analysis to Action 17

4 Script Analysis 27

5 Scene Analysis 35

6 Scoring the Scene 55

Part II Scene Study

7 The Value of Scene Study Class 73

8 The Actor's Homework 89

9 The Scene Work Process-an Overview 95

10 The First Read in Detail 101

11 Blocking-Before the Scene is Put Up 109

12 More on Blocking and Working the Scene 119

13 Listening and Staying in the Moment 127

14 Final Notes 137

Glossary of Acting Terms 141

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