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Acting techniques

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  • Acting for Singersby David F. Ostwald

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    Explains how to analyse a script of libretto, shows how to develop a character building on material in the score, and gives the singing performer the tools to act believably. This book addresses the problems of concenration, trust, and projection, among others, and includes concrete examples from opera and musical theatre. more...

  • The Actor's Art and Craftby William Esper; Damon Dimarco

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor. Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is... more...

  • An Acrobat of the Heartby Stephen Wangh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    A Vintage Original "The actor will do, in public, what is considered impossible." When the renowned Polish director Jerzy Grotowski began his 1967 American workshop with these words, his students were stunned. But within four weeks they themselves had experienced the "impossible." In An Acrobat of the Heart , teacher-director-playwright Stephen... more...

  • Theatrical Improvisationby Jeanne Leep

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 29.00

    Theatrical Improvisation provides an in-depth analysis of short form, long form, and sketch-based improv tracing the development of each form and the principles that define and connect the styles of performance. more...

  • Voice Actor's Guide to Recording at Home and on the Roadby Harlan Hogan; Jeffrey P. Fisher

    Course Technology PTR 2008; US$ 29.99

    For many years, recording voiceovers was the exclusive domain of commercial studios. Even a simple voice audition meant a trip to a studio, an ad agency, or an agent’s office. Today voiceover actors are increasingly producing voice tracks for corporate narration, radio spots, animation, games, and other dialogue projects from their own home studios.... more...

  • Playing Shakespeareby John Barton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Now in its first American edition, Playing Shakespeare is the premier guide to understanding and appreciating the mastery of the world?s greatest playwright. Together with Royal Shakespeare Company actors?among them Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet?John Barton demonstrates how to adapt Elizabethan theater... more...

  • Acting Reframesby Robert Barton

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 30.95

    Author Robert Barton uses the NLP approach to illustrate a range of innovative methods to help the actor and directors, including: reducing performance anxiety enabling clearer communication intensifying character analysis stimulating imaginative rehearsal choices. The author also shows how NLP can be used alongside... more...

  • Systems of Rehearsalby Shomit Mitter

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    The gap between theory and practice in rehearsal is wide. many actors and directors apply theories without fully understanding them, and most accounts of rehearsal techniques fail to put the methods in context. Systems of Rehearsal is the first systematic appraisal of the three principal paradigms in which virtually all theatre work is conducted... more...

  • Aesthetics of the Oppressedby Augusto Boal

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 45.95

    Augusto Boal's workshops and theatre exercises are renowned throughout the world for their life-changing effects. At last this major director, practitioner, and author of many books on community theatre speaks out about the subjects most important to him? the practical work he does with diverse communities, the effects of globalization, and the creative... more...

  • Performer Trainingby Ian Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Performer Training is an examination of how actors are trained in different cultures. Beginning with studies of mainstream training in countries such as Poland, Australia, Germany, and the United States, subsequent studies survey: Some of Asia's traditional training methods and recent experiments in performer training Eugenio Barba's training... more...