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POSTCARD POINTERS TO THE PERFORMERAdd to Cart
By: Bob MayAdd to Wish List
POSTCARD POINTERS TO THE PERFORMER
Book: $9.95
   (Saddle Stitched)
Types: Books and Resource, Anthology Library
Genre: Acting
Synopsis  |  Table of Contents
Introduction, or What’s This All About? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Pointer One: It Takes a Lifetime to Learn How to Act. . . . . . . . . 10
Pointer One and a Half: Putting on the Proper Face. . . . . . . . . . 11
Pointer Two: Belief and Honesty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Pointer Two and a Half: Actions Speak Louder than Words . . . . . . . 13
Pointer Two and Three-Quarters: What If?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Pointer Three: Given Circumstances, or the Five W’s . . . . . . . . . 16
Pointer Four: Relax and Smell the Roses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Pointer Five: The Big Three . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Pointer Five and a Half: Exercise Your Imagination. . . . . . . . . . 23
Pointer Six: Substitution, or Hold it Between Your Knees. . . . . . . 25
Pointer Seven: Your Past Doesn’t Have to Haunt You... It Can Help You!
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Pointer Seven and a Half: My Past Experience in Detail. . . . . . . . 29
Pointer Seven and Three Quarters: Past Experience Plus Substitution
Equals Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Pointer Eight: Props Are Your Best Buddy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Pointer Nine: Cussing Subtext . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Pointer Nine and a Half: Body Language Can Be Subtext Too . . . . . . 43
Pointer Nine and Three-Quarters: Never Mosey on a Stage . . . . . . . 44
Pointer Nine Epilogue: Stand Still Once You Get There . . . . . . . . 44
Pointer Ten: We Are Not Doing Night of the Living Dead! . . . . . . . 46
Pointer Eleven: Stop Looking for Cigarette Butts. . . . . . . . . . . 47
Pointer Twelve: When You Are Smiling Properly on Stage, Your Face is
Gonna Hurt When the Show is Over. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Pointer Thirteen: Theatre Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry. . . 50
Pointer Fourteen: Inner Monologue Does Not Mean You Are Crazy!. . . . 51
Pointer Fifteen: The Lump in the Throat Syndrome! . . . . . . . . . . 53
Pointer Sixteen: What Was the Previous Domino That Fell?. . . . . . . 54
Pointer Sixteen and a Half: The Magic Moment Before is a Must to Add to
the Bag of Tricks of the Trade! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Pointer Seventeen: Happy Love!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Pointer Eighteen: Seeing Is Not Only Believing...You Can Use It!. . . 57
Pointer Nineteen: Drama Means: A Life Full of Speed Bumps . . . . . . 60
Pointer Twenty: Climbing the Steps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Pointer Twenty-One: Polar Attitudes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Pointer Twenty-Two: The Spine of the Character. . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Pointer Twenty-Three: Turn Up Your Hearing Aid. . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Pointer Twenty-Four: Three Hints About Speaking Dialogue. . . . . . . 67
Pointer Twenty-Five: The Martha Raye Rule on Pausing for Laughs . . . 69
Pointer Twenty-Five and a Half: Comedy is Set Up in Threes and Fours
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Pointer Twenty-Six: Who is Winning the Mini Battle? . . . . . . . . . 73
Pointer Twenty-Seven: Stanislavski Called Speed Bumps...Units!. . . . 74
Pointer Twenty-Eight: Up the Stakes to a Filet Mignon . . . . . . . . 80
The Final Epilogue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Afterword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Details:
Paperback
Published: 2010
ISBN: 978-1-61588-220-5
84 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
 

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