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Psychology of the actor

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  • Acting Emotionsby Elly Konijn

    Amsterdam University Press 2001; US$ 36.75

    Fascinating survey of acting styles and the psychology of emotions in acting. more...

  • Managing Performance Stress: Models and Methodsby David Pargman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Over the past 16 years, new theories and models have emerged in the stress and anxiety knowledge base regarding the unique forms associated with performance. Existing theories have been applied in creative and helpful ways to better explicate relationships between stress and anxiety with performance. Recently, more sophisticated statistical strategies... more...

  • Dreamwork for Actorsby Janet Sonenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95

    Drawing upon her wide experience as actor and director, Janet Sonenberg shows what dreamwork can do. No other acting technique offers the performer's own dreams as a means to profoundly deepen imaginative and artistic expression. This is a wholly new tool with which actors can unleash startling performances. more...

  • Embodied Actingby Rick Kemp

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 30.95

    ?A focus on the body, its actions, and its cognitive mechanisms identifies ... foundational principles of activity that link the three elements of theatre; Story, Space, and Time. The three meet in, are defined by, and expressed through the actor?s body.? ? from the Introduction? Embodied Acting is an essential, pragmatic intervention in... more...

  • The Nature of Expertise in Professional Actingby Helga Noice

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    This is a review of studies of expert and novice actors and the differences in how they think and process information. more...

  • The Body in Performanceby Patrick Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Lively yet intriguing, The Body in Performance is a varied collection of essays about this much-discussed area. Posing the question "Why this current preoccupation with the performed body?" the collection of specially commissioned essays from both academics and practitioners - in some cases one and the same person - considers such cutting edge topics... more...

  • Fangs Of Maliceby Matthew H Wikander

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    The idea that actors are hypocrites and fakes and therefore dangerous to society was widespread in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Fangs of Malice examines the equation between the vice of hypocrisy and the craft of acting as it appears in antitheatrical tracts, in popular and high culture, and especially in plays of the period. Rousseau... more...

  • Stage Presenceby Jane Goodall

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 42.95

    Focusing on examples of live performance in drama, dance, opera and light entertainment, Jane Goodall explores a characteristic as compelling and enigmatic as the performers who demonstrate it. The mysterious quality of ?presence? in a performer has strong resonances with the uncanny. It is associated with primal, animal qualities in human individuals,... more...

  • The Philosophical Actorby Donna Soto-Morettini

    Intellect 2010; US$ 20.00

    There have been many books published on acting, actor training, and practical theories for preparing for a role, but none of these books have ever looked philosophically at the language and the concepts that we use when we talk about acting. The Philosophical Actor is the first attempt to grapple with the fundamental questions of truth, art, and human... more...

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