The Power of the Actor
The Chubbuck TechniqueBook - 2004
The acting coach with star power reveals her cutting-edge performance approach, which has launched some of the most successful careers in Hollywood.The first book from the leading instructor to the stars, whose client roster includes Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, Kate Hudson, David Duchovny, and Halle Berry (for an Oscar-winning performance in Monsters Ball), The Power of the Actorgives every reader directions to excellence. Previous generations of actors were steeped in the teaching traditions of Stanislavski, Strasberg, and Hagen, which focused on feelings. For many of todays hottest talents, the Chubbuck Technique is the first choicethe new acting technique for the twenty-first century. Taking the theories of those traditional masters into a new realm of psychological and behavioral study, industry veteran Ivana Chubbuck has developed a curriculum that guides students to the heart of a character by finding out what the character wants more than anything else and the behaviors they will use to get it.In addition to her powerful twelve-step process for creating genuine characters, Ivana Chubbuck: o Takes well-known scripts, both classic and contemporary, and breaks them down using her process o Provides sections on special acting skills, such as organically acting drunk, being mentally ill or pregnant, or creating sexual chemistry o Provides a section on how to audition. Filled with fascinating behind-the-scenes accounts of how countless celebrities mastered their craft, The Power of the Actoroffers a trove of tidbits for fans as well.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2004.
Characteristics: x, 388 p.
Alternative Title: Chubbuck technique