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Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors

Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors
Your Price: $62.95 CDN
Author: Dave Kost
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 202
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 1138220558
ISBN-13: 9781138220553

About the Book:

Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors is the second book in the Book of Sides series by Dave Kost, featuring a collection of original, two-page, two-character scenes that you can use in the classroom to improve the structure of your acting, directing, and auditioning classes and workshops.

Looking for fresh, original scenes for your fast-paced acting or directing class? Tired of the same old material everyone recognizes? Want the flexibility to play any character in any scene? While shorter than the traditional three-to-six-page scenes commonly used in similar books, Book of Sides II features longer scenes than the first Book of Sides with greater character development, more reversals, and stronger climaxes. Here you will find scenes that are:

• Balanced, structured scenes designed specifically for educational use challenge both actors and directors equally with objectives, obstacles, tactics, and subtext.

• Two-page length is ideal for high-intensity exercises and faster-paced workshops

• Printed in easy-to-read film-script format with plenty of room for notes.

• Scenes are completely original and unencumbered by copyright, so students may film and post legally on the internet.

• Universally castable, so all roles can be played by actors of any gender, appearance, skill level, or ethnicity.

• Simple and conducive to performing in the classroom without props, costumes, or sets.

• Perfect for audition workshops and crowded directing or acting classes where everyone wants an opportunity to perform.

• Written in accessible, contemporary language that keeps student actors engaged, helping them to focus on the fundamentals of performance and directing.

Don't miss out! In Book of Sides II, author and educator Dave Kost brings more than two decades of teaching experience to the table to deliver the ideal set of scenes for busy classroom settings, auditions, and general training. Never search for scenes again!

What people say:

"Anyone sick of those tired and done-to-death acting scenes will welcome Dave Kost's terrific new collection of bright, edgy, often emotional scenes. Fresh gems for classes and auditions." — John Badham, film professor and film and television director, Saturday Night Fever; War Games; Stakeout

"Always smart, layered and compelling, these scenes are perfectly suited for teaching actors and directors learning to work with actors – with the flexibility to lean toward drama, comedy, or mystery, these scenes offer a deep dive into character nuance and a depth of conflict that serves the exploration of staging and visual storytelling." — Andrew Wagner, Professor, American Film Institute; Director, Starting Out in the Evening, Breakable You

"Dave Kost has developed a one-of-a-kind resource for instructors: short scenes with actual substance. This book is ideal for training actors and directors, with rich material for classroom scene work, auditions or cold readings, and on-camera work. Book of Sides is invaluable and unparalleled." — Andrew Papa, Actor, Assistant Professor, University of Detroit Mercy

About the Author:

Dave Kost is currently a professor at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts where he teaches filmmaking. He has made over a dozen varied, award-winning short films that have been featured in festivals and on television around the world. At Chapman, he also formed the first BFA degree of its kind in Screen Acting: an interdisciplinary degree offered between Chapman's theater and film departments.

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