The best part of Acting, though, is building believable and thoughtfully prepared characters. As I write this book, what rewards me most is proving to you that you can do this
Bloomington, IN (Vocus) October 12, 2010
Artistic director J. Pringle graces the publishing world with his prowess as Xlibris releases YOU Can Build Characters Too!, his newly released book. Here, he shares a detailed yet easy-to-understand guide for professional and aspiring actors.
Beginning by teaching the actor two simple systems of Character Construction, YOU Can Build Characters Too! is an acting textbook that shows the actor and acting student how to analyze and construct a character in fundamental, systematic, and step-by-step formats. Through vivid discussions, it helps the actor master the four tools of tone so that he or she can build the character’s voice and even identify quickly the vocal patterns of people observed in the streets. After showing the actor how to construct the character’s voice and body, this book then shows him or her how to analyze the character in order to identify the character’s vision of the world and the people in it and how the character responds to the world and its people.
“The best part of Acting, though, is building believable and thoughtfully prepared characters. As I write this book, what rewards me most is proving to you that you can do this,” shares the author.
YOU Can Build Characters Too! touches mainly on the essentials of acting. From voice precision to character internalization, this book is tailored to be the perfect guide for mentors, students, and each performer in the colorful world of acting. For more information on this book, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
James Pringle is the founder and the artistic director of the famous Harlem Theatre Company (HTC), a producing organization and acting school. He ran HTC for seventeen years in NYC and has registered it for operation in Chicago. He is a graduate of the acclaimed Los Angeles City College Theatre Department and Academy and the City University of New York. He also attended Carnegie-Mellon University and was a Gallatin Program Scholar at New York University. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Theatre at Medgar Evers College in New York. The author has also received an invitation to the White House for his contribution to the Theatre in Harlem. He has also completed another manuscript focusing on Play and Role Analysis; it is titled The Pringle System of Play and Role Analysis.
YOU Can Build Characters Too! * by J. Pringle
A book for serious Actors only
Publication Date: October 8, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 173 pages; 978-1-4535-4830-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 173 pages; 978-1-4535-4831-8
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-4832-5
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