Actors Soup: An Actor's Handbook

Actors Soup: An Actor's Handbook

by Don Shook


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Actors Soup is a 140 page handbook for actors, singers, motivational speakers, speech-makers and those striving to improve their performance talents. Designed primarily for entertainers, with helpful hints on delivering monologues, characterizations, and improving voice, articulation, and improvizational capabilities, it is also a useful tool for anyone wanting to improve self-image and comfort levels in interview or presentational situations. Utilizing materials compiled over forty years by the 2009 Senior Poet Laureate of Texas and nationally known actor, director, producer, teacher and author, The Actors Soup Handbook offers advice and exercises which promote talent development through techniques unique to the author's METHOD. By utilization of imagination, controlled release of inhibitions, and common sense, Shook shows you how to enhance your abilities in all areas related to theatre, film, commercials, industrials and speaking engagements. A must read for beginners and professionals alike, this book affords rare insight into the performance world and the ability to improve participation in it. The Actors Soup Handbook will whet your performance appetite in an entertaining, easy-to-digest manner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511995764
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Don Shook, past Senior Poet Laureate of Texas and former pesident of The Fort Worth Poetry Society, is actor, director, producer, and author of award-winning scripts, television shows, and theatrical productions. Formerly with NBC in New York he performed at Carnegie Hall in Tom Booth's opera "Gentlemen In Waiting", and was part of "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. For five years he was a resident performer at Casa Manana Musicals in Fort Worth and has appeared as an actor in theatres across the country. He was writer, producer and director of the television series "Heritage Park CC", winner of the Crystal Award as Outstanding Dramatic Series. Working with such stars as Dick Clark, Cybil Shepherd, Debbie Reynolds and Sid Caesar he has performed in theatre, film and television nationwide, also working with Mari Lyn Henry in Casting for ABC Daytime Television. Currently, he is owner/producer/director of Don Shook Productions, offering outstanding live theatre productions.

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