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Advice from the Players (26 Actors on Acting)
Advice From the Players ( Nick Hern Books 2014) provides golden nuggets of tips from actors and directors which should really help actors. It's a great dip-into book covering all aspects of the acting career. The quotes are short, funny, uplifting, readable and very useful. Stars such as Simon Callow, Brian Cox, Imogen Stubbs, Julie Walters, Lenny Henry, Mark Gatiss and Harriet Walter are among those who have contributed. Great for the train journey to the audition or rehearsal.
~Pantomime Mirror~ Show students this classic routine between Harpo Marx and Lucille Ball! Two players, one is the initiator and one is the 'mirror.' Ask students to start with simple tasks such as: brushing teeth; putting on make-up; getting dressed. Next, ask them to invent a routine to share with the class.
Happily Surprised! People Use More Facial Expressions Than Thought
Apparently a computer has discovered there are at least 21 different facial expressions showing different emotions in the order shown here: Happy, sad, fearful, angry, surprised, disgusted, happily surprised, happily disgusted, sadly fearful, sadly angry, sadly surprised, sadly disgusted, fearfully angry, fearfully surprised, fearfully disgusted, angrily surprised, angrily disgusted, disgustedly surprised, appalled, hatred, awed.