Eric Morris Once, in Eric Morris' Acting class, I mistakenly referred to this book as Irrelevant Acting. Nothing could be farther from the truth. This is one of the best books on acting ever! The exercises and work in this book have enhanced my acting tremendously, given me a way of working that is unmatched by any other acting book I've ever come accross (and I've read a ton of em) and has made me a powerful teacher and director in my own right. It explains Eric's Technique of Freeing the Instrument (Explained in great detail in his No Acting Please which should be read prior to this book.) It explains a new way of looking at material and personally connecting it to the actor through choices and choice approaches. It truly helps make the actor an artist in that he creates and is truly using himself. If you utilize this work and combine it with some common sense of your own (if you don't combine it with some common sense--some of it can get you into trouble) your acting will take on a new dimension; you will be more open as an actor artist and human being.
Eric Morris Freeing the Actor is the seventh in a series of books by Eric Morris which explain and describe his unique system of acting. His previous books are among the most popular texts used by students and professional actors alike. In this book, which is totally aimed at the instrument, Eric has implemented a complete approach to eliminating the obstacles, dependencies, traps and habits that plague and block actors from functioning from an authentic, organic place. Historically most acting coaches and teachers have failed to adequately address the instrumental problems that cripple actors. By teaching them how not to act, Eric has influenced scores of people to become experiential actors. His teaching has led them to understand that they must experience in reality what the character is experiencing in the material. In order to accomplish that, they must be instrumentally free to connect with and express their authentic emotional realities. Liberating the instrument allows them to access all the colors of their emotional rainbow.
Eric Morris Acting from the Ultimate Consciousness is Eric Morris's fourth popular book on the art of acting. His previous works--No Acting Please, Being & Doing, and Irreverent Acting--have established him among the foremost innovators in the world of drama. His system, based on the Stanislavsky method but going far beyond it, begins with an exploration of consciousness and the instrumental needs of the actor and expands to dozens of practical techniques that enable the actor to utilize the full range of his talent. With complete sections on characterization, rehearsing and ensemble, this is a book that all stage or screen actors--beginning to advanced--should read, absorb and practice.
Eric Morris Based on interviews with forty American and Filipino survivors who—battling hunger, dysentery, malaria, and rapidly encroaching Japanes—were the untested but brilliant defenders of General MacArthur and Wainwright's tiny island fortress.
Eric Morris & Arnold Schwarzenegger The Diary of a Professional Experiencer is the sixth in a series of books written by Eric Morris. Unlike his other books, this is a very personal account of his frustrations and struggles as he strives to discover how the actor creates reality on the stage or in film. Though the style is autobiographical, this is, nevertheless, a book about acting. It details the specific discoveries and breakthroughs in the evolution of what Morris believes is the most complete acting system to date. The old adage, Necessity is the mother of invention, truly describes his drive to discover, explore, and experiment with incredible techniques for liberating the actor so that acting goes beyond the conventional into the experiential. The book also chronicles Morris' encounters with many famous teachers, actors, directors, producers, and writers, as well as not-so-famous people, who influenced, challenged, and inspired him on his journey. It starts with Morris' early childhood and growing-up years in Chicago and goes on to describe the trials and tribulations of pursuing a career in Hollywood, as well as the fulfillment that comes from creating a truly life-changing approach to living and acting.
Alan Hoe & Eric Morris By the end of 1951 the Malayan Scouts had changed their name to 22 SAS Regiment and a regular regiment was therefore once more part of the British Army Order of Battle. 22 SAS operated with distinction throughout the Malayan Campaign and have since become part of modern military history through their successes in every British campaign since Korea. This is the story of some of those officers and soldiers, the problems they faced, their mistakes, their humour and the hard work required to reform their regiment.
Eric Morris My Hollywood Stories is a collection of informative, historical, educational, funny, exciting, entertaining, sexy, shocking, and tragic stories and anecdotes about famous and not-so-famous Hollywood people--actors, directors, producers, writers, and studio moguls. While it is not a book about acting, it is written by an actor with contributions from various actors, all of whom are writing about other actors. Older readers will take a trip down memory lane, remembering many of the celebrities mentioned, while younger readers will discover Hollywood history from its earlier years to the present. They will learn about the people who were part of the building blocks of the film industry: the highs, the lows, the successes, the failures, and the tragedies.
Eric Morris Jacob Jump, the dark and meticulously crafted first novel from Eric Morris, follows a weeklong ill-fated boating trip down the Savannah River from Augusta, Georgia, to the lighthouse at Tybee Island. Chance and danger trump planning and intention at every turn, and the pull of the historic river and of fate itself propels Morris’s characters with unrelenting force.
Old friends Thomas Verdery and William Rhind, each seeking temporary escape from the failures of their lives, take to the river with Rhind’s father. Verdery, a native southerner, has left his job and lover in Nepaug, Connecticut, while Rhind has lost his wife and child to his drinking. Encounters with dangerous weather and unhinged locals imperil the trio, who are held at gunpoint when they try to dock and soon are fighting among themselves. The hazards of the trip and a shocking loss along the way exacerbate William Rhind’s drinking and tendencies toward violence. When Verdery and Rhind must become reluctant custodians to young Caron Lee, a lost girl from the backwoods family that had previously accosted them, tensions build toward explosive ends as the serene open waters of the Atlantic Ocean wait just beyond reach on the unknown, unknowable horizon.
Guided by a host of influences from William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway to Cormac McCarthy, James Dickey, and Ron Rash, Morris’s prose brings readers deep into the uncertainties of a still-wild southern landscape and of the frailties of the human heart yearning for past and future alike while pulled along by the inescapable current of the present.
Best-selling writer and Story River Books editor at large Pat Conroy provides a foreword to the novel.