1. Introduction Peter Kramer and Alan Lovell; 2. Silent film acting - which legacy of the theatre? David Mayer; 3. Crafting Film Performances: acting in the Hollywood Studio Era Cynthia Baron; 4. Bette Davis: Malevolence in Motion Martin Shingler; 5. A Star Performs: Mr March, Mr Mason and Mr Maine Roberta Pearson; 6. Lee Strasbourg's Paradox of the Actor Sharon Marie Carnicke; 7. In Praise of Older Women: Susan Sarandon Alan Lovell; 8. Resistance through Artistry: Helen Shaver Susan Knobloch; 9. Actors and the Sound Gang Gianluca Sergi; 10. Secrets and Lies: acting for Mike Leigh Paul McDonald; 11. Making friends with the camera: an interview with Ian Richardson Carole Zucker; 12. Bibliographical Notes Peter Kramer 13. Bibliography
Contributors: Cynthia Baron, Sharon Marie Carnicke, Helen Day-Mayer, Susan Knobloch, Paul MacDonald, David Mayer, Roberta E. Pearson, Martin Shingler, Janet Sonenberg , Carole Zucker^l Alan Lovell is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Staffordshire University. Peter Kramer is at the University of East Anglia.
'A very useful collection, full of useful technical knowledge, interesting history and new ways to think about acting - a recommended purchase.' - Roy Stafford, In the Picture