Acting for singers : creating believable singing characters /

Explains how to analyse a script of libretto, shows how to develop a character building on material in the score, and gives the singing performer the tools to act believably. This book addresses the problems of concenration, trust, and projection, among others, and includes concrete examples from op...

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Bibliographic Details
Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Ostwald, David, 1943-
Format: eBook
Published:Oxford : New York ; Oxford University Press, 2005.
Table of Contents:
  • Believability : the territory and the tools. The divine marriage : combining believable acting with expressive singing
  • To become or not to become : using yourself to create a believable character
  • Playing in the moment : using improvisation to be believable
  • Judgements and trust : improving your concentration
  • Creating your character. Neither right nor wrong : making believable character choices
  • Your character's universe : analyzing the dramatic structure of music-theater pieces
  • Your character's world : fashioning a theme statement
  • Your character's heart's desire : fashioning super-objectives
  • Motivating your character's actions : fashioning objectives and acting beats
  • Your character's inner voice : fashioning subtext and an internal dialogue
  • Preparing for performances. Being believable in any role on any stage : heightening
  • Getting the part : auditioning
  • Getting good : rehearsing
  • Delivering a believable character: performing.