Stoler's Books on Acting

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Sigmund Stoler wrote scripts for major network television shows and major radio station broadcasts. He had ten short stage plays performed and wrote nonfiction for magazines. Mr. Stoler was a community theater director and actor and acted on radio and television. His books You Can Act—Anyone Can, Scenes for Acting Practice, and TV Scenes for Acting offer a complete acting class collection for both adolescents and adults.

Sigmund Stoler wrote scripts for major network television shows and major radio station broadcasts. He had ten short stage plays performed and wrote nonfiction for magazines. Mr. Stoler was a community theater director and actor and acted on radio and television. His books You Can Act—Anyone Can, Scenes for Acting Practice, and TV Scenes for Acting offer a complete acting class collection for both adolescents and adults.

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You Can Act—Anyone Can

Author: Stoler, Sigmund

Subjects: Teacher Resources; Drama

Age: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Order code: 2614

Price: $19.99
Website price: $15.00

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Propelled by the premise that “There really is not anyone who wants to act who can’t,” the indefatigable Sigmund Stoler put together a remarkable introduction to acting for secondary school students and adults.

Each of the first twelve chapters in this book is filled with baseline resource material, exercises, and an inherent wit that makes learning about acting and the craft itself a pleasure. The thirteenth chapter contains six scenes for acting practice. These scenes emphasize contemporary plays and include monologues. Following each of the selections are follow-up questions to ensure that the actor fully understands the content of the scene and the nuances of his or her craft.

Contents:
• Getting Started • Senses Are Used • Characterization • The Next Step—The Try Out • Memorization • Costumes, Scenery, and Lighting • Style • Pace Is Important • A Historical Overview of the Types of Theater • Radio Acting • Television Acting • Types of Stages • Scenes for Acting Practice • Glossary

You Can Act—Anyone Can is a wonderful first book for all aspiring actors and their teachers. It should be in the hands of all acting coaches.

Propelled by the premise that “There really is not anyone who wants to act who can’t,” the indefatigable Sigmund Stoler put together a remarkable introduction to acting for secondary school students and adults.

Each of the first twelve chapters in this book is filled with baseline resource material, exercises, and an inherent wit that makes learning about acting and the craft itself a pleasure. The thirteenth chapter contains six scenes for acting practice. These scenes emphasize contemporary plays and include monologues. Following each of the selections are follow-up questions to ensure that the actor fully understands the content of the scene and the nuances of his or her craft.

Contents:
• Getting Started • Senses Are Used • Characterization • The Next Step—The Try Out • Memorization • Costumes, Scenery, and Lighting • Style • Pace Is Important • A Historical Overview of the Types of Theater • Radio Acting • Television Acting • Types of Stages • Scenes for Acting Practice • Glossary

You Can Act—Anyone Can is a wonderful first book for all aspiring actors and their teachers. It should be in the hands of all acting coaches and on the shelves of all secondary school libraries in the resource section.

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Scenes for Acting Practice

Author: Stoler, Sigmund

Subjects: Drama

Age: 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 10, 11, 12

Order code: 2822

Price: $19.99
Website price: $15.00

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This book is a collection of great theatrical scenes for students to bring to life, a wonderful variety of play cuttings representing historical periods from Shakespeare’s time to the present. The scenes written by great playwrights of the past are balanced with present-day scenes, farces, satires, and monologues to give actors the opportunity to interpret both the old and the new, to act out different characters, to analyze them, and to become them in practice. Each scene provides an explanation of what is happening and ends with pertinent questions to help with interpretation and staging.

The cuttings are from “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” by Oscar Wilde; “Charlie’s Aunt,” by Brandon Thomas; “A Doll’s House,” by Henrik Ibsen; “Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare; “Macbeth,” by William Shakespeare; “Candida,” by Bernard Shaw; “The Cherry Orchard,” by Anton Chekov; “Rehearsal,” by Margraret P. Browne, and “Scandal in Bohemia,” by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Monologues are from “The Pirates of Penzance,” “The Mikado,” “Patience,” “Ruddigore,” and those by Sigmund Stoler: “Life Is Not Always Easy,” “Being Responsible,” “Democracy Works Anywhere,” “I’ll Get Lost,” “End of the Rainbow,” “The Arrangement,” and “Skeeter Dan.”

This book concludes with a glossary of actor’s terms.

This book is a collection of great theatrical scenes for students to bring to life, a wonderful variety of play cuttings representing historical periods from Shakespeare’s time to the present. The scenes written by great playwrights of the past are balanced with present-day scenes, farces, satires, and monologues to give actors the opportunity to interpret both the old and the new, to act out different characters, to analyze them, and to become them in practice. Each scene provides an explanation of what is happening and ends with pertinent questions to help with interpretation and staging.

The cuttings are from “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” by Oscar Wilde; “Charlie’s Aunt,” by Brandon Thomas; “A Doll’s House,” by Henrik Ibsen; “Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare; “Macbeth,” by William Shakespeare; “Candida,” by Bernard Shaw; “The Cherry Orchard,” by Anton Chekov; “Rehearsal,” by Margraret P. Browne, and “Scandal in Bohemia,” by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Monologues are from “The Pirates of Penzance,” “The Mikado,” “Patience,” “Ruddigore,” and those by Sigmund Stoler: “Life Is Not Always Easy,” “Being Responsible,” “Democracy Works Anywhere,” “I’ll Get Lost,” “End of the Rainbow,” “The Arrangement,” and “Skeeter Dan.”

This book concludes with a glossary of actor’s terms.

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TV Scenes for Actors

Author: Stoler, Sigmund

Subjects: Drama

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Order code: 2266

Price: $19.99
Website price: $15.00

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Featuring Selected Short Scenes from “The Golden Age” of TV Drama
Foreword by Cliff Robertson, actor, journalist

Sigmund Stoler gathered 26 scenes of top-notch suspense and character portrayal in one book to give children age 14 and older the opportunity to perform lines originally played by famous actors. The collection provides a wide variety of age levels and character types. There are scenes for all-women casts, two-character scenes, and scenes that are complete short plays. Each scene is structured to TV production and is presented in its original entirety. The introductory cast of characters contains a characterization synopsis, and script lines are numbered on each page for ease of reference.

This book offers the perfect collection for co-op schools and community drama clubs. There are original, short TV scenes from the 1950s and 1960s series “The Web,” “Grand Central Station,” “Appointment With Life,” and “Stars Over Hollywood.”

Instructors of English and drama coaches will find these scenes wonderful for developing acting skills, play-writing ability, and TV production knowledge and exposure.

Featuring Selected Short Scenes from “The Golden Age” of TV Drama
Foreword by Cliff Robertson, actor, journalist

Sigmund Stoler gathered 26 scenes of top-notch suspense and character portrayal in one book to give children in grades nine and up the opportunity to perform lines originally played by famous actors. The collection provides a wide variety of age levels and character types. There are scenes for all-women casts, two-character scenes, and scenes that are complete short plays. Each scene is structured to TV production and is presented in its original entirety. The introductory cast of characters contains a characterization synopsis, and script lines are numbered on each page for ease of reference.

This book offers the perfect collection for a junior or senior high school drama club. There are original, short TV scenes from the 1950s and 1960s series “The Web,” “Grand Central Station,” “Appointment With Life,” and “Stars Over Hollywood.”

English teachers and drama coaches will find these scenes wonderful for developing acting skills, play-writing ability, and TV production knowledge and exposure.

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