The Viewpoints Book has ratings and 15 reviews. Since that time, directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau have expanded her notions and adapted them. To put this method for actor training into context, I think Anne Bogart and Tina Landau The following is quoted from Bogart & Landau’s The Viewpoints Book: A. Read “The Viewpoints Book A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition” by Anne Bogart with Rakuten Kobo. The Viewpoints is a technique of.
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the postmodern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie, who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with—space and time—into six categories. Since that time, directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau have expanded her notions and adapted them for actors to function vidwpoints s The Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the postmodern dance world.
Since that time, directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau have expanded her notions and adapted them for actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively and to generate bold, theatrical work.
The Viewpoints are a set of names given to certain principles of movement through time viewpoimts space—they constitute a language for talking about what happens on stage. Coupling this with Composition, which is the practice of selecting and arranging the separate components of theatrical bogrt into a cohesive work of art, provides theatre artists with an important new tool for creating and understanding their art form.
Primarily intended for the many theatre artists who, in the last several years, have become intrigued with Viewpoints yet have had no single source to refer to in their investigations. It can also be used by anyone viewpints a general interest in collaboration and the creative process, whether in art, business or daily life. She has been an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company since Paperbackpages. Published August 1st by Theatre Communications Group.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Viewpoints Bookplease sign up. Lists with This Book. May 02, Shawn rated it it was amazing. This is a very biok and practical guide to Viewpoints. I loved that every time I read a chapter I thf to get on my feet, find blgart friends, and start trying out the viewpoint. That is a viewpoinfs, in my opinion, to how well Bogart and Landau have laid out what this approach to theater and life looks like.
It’s also boyart weakness though, since relying on the book during a session seems antithetical to the in-the-moment nature of the work, and the energy inspired by their descriptions doesn’t n This is a very clear and practical guide to Viewpoints. It’s also a weakness though, since relying on the book during a session seems antithetical to the in-the-moment nature of the work, and the energy inspired by their descriptions doesn’t necessarily have an immediate outlet.
I feel like the best way to experience this approach is in practice. But for those of us looking for an introduction without paying for a workshop, this is a great place to start. Dec 21, Morgan Kail-Ackerman rated it really liked it.
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Very helpful guide to integrating viewpoints in your theatrical curriculum and within rehearsals. As someone who wants to teach theatre and someone who is currently directing a show, this gave me good exercises and new views of teaching actors to work in harmony, create an ensemble, and get out of the pressure of impressing the director. For anyone going into acting, directing, or theatre teaching, I’d rec Very helpful guide to integrating viewpoints in your theatrical curriculum and within rehearsals.
For anyone going into acting, directing, or theatre teaching, I’d recommend this quintessential book. Aug 03, Kyle rated it really liked it Shelves: As much as I have taken to theatre education in the past few years, there is much more that I have to learn, and fortunately Viewpoints, Composition and Source Work are laid out in such a way as to not only enhance my understanding of the rehearsal process, but I can also apply it forward to my education courses I will be teaching again.
May 26, Aidan Johnson rated it really liked it. While the content is excellently written, in order to do all of the material you would need a ridiculous amount of time.
A portion of the guide should have bogaft sample workshops and more options of exercises to cut due to rehearsal time. Feb 08, Thee rated it liked it. I was looking for an introduction to Bogart and Viewpoints.
I can’t say I “read” this book it was more “skimming”and my comments are limited to it as a book This is a reference work, and might be excellent after you’ve taken some Viewpoints work and are trying to “bring it home”. But as an introductory work it’s not presented well, emphasizing lists of exercises over theoretical groundwork.
bogatt What little I can extract seems interesting, and a perfect ex I was looking for an introduction to Bogart and Viewpoints. What little I can extract seems interesting, and a perfect example of codified common sense: I’ve been guided by friends toward And Then You Actand it looks like they were right.
Dec 29, Ryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is mainly written for actors or anyone with a career in theatre, but it can be applied to all jobs I think. I used many of the ideas to design lessons in my classrooms that are fun and get kids out of their seats and thinking outside the box.
The Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition by Anne Bogart
Just reading certain passages gave me viewpiints ideas on potential lessons I could do. Inspirational to say the least. I would recommend reading it one chapter at a time to allow for practice and application of that chapter’s examples and Wonderful ideas. I would botart reading it one chapter at a time to allow for practice and application of that chapter’s examples and teachings.
Feb 22, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: A great intro to Viewpoints, mostly accessible to actors or other theatre artists, because it doesn’t illustrate its activities.
That being said, I’ve been partially doing Viewpoints for years and not really known it, so having a name for an exercise is always a bonus, and the freeing language of the authors allows for further bgoart on creative freedom and all the possibilities we can gift to each other as artists and as people.
This book came to me at annf right place for the right reason. Gla A great intro to Viewpoints, mostly accessible to actors or other theatre artists, because it doesn’t illustrate its activities. Glad to have gone through it. Jun 15, Nora rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This book is so much more straightforward and directly applicable than “A Director Prepares. Bkok all accounts, this book is the entire Viewpoints training you get during the summer SITI workshops.
So, if upstate New York and a couple thousand bucks are not easily at your disposal, the book is probably the next best thing. Although, I don’t think anything could full stand in for working with Anne and the amazing artists of the SITI company. Sep 05, Joe rated it it was amazing. As I read I can hear their voices. This is beautiful and groundbreaking stuff. Sep 19, Emily rated it really liked it. I don’t think this book will help you much if you’ve never done or seen any Viewpoints.
Most people I’ve met who’ve tried to read it without any context have ended up lost and confused.
But if you have any previous experience of them, then this is a great resource. Sep 02, Zoe added it Recommends it for: I previewed this text for my thesis-am finally ready to read it. Jun 22, Mark Brown rated it liked it.
Lots of good information. Sometimes directions don’t make a lot of sense. I wish it had included pictures as well – it would help with imagining some of the exercises but still a great toolbox. Apr 12, Jeremy added it. Dec 19, Noah rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 14, Tess Van Horn rated it really liked it. Strange, complicated ideas to just read about.
Better to “do” viewpoints, and then read the book, in my opinion.
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