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- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
At the time of his death, Stanislavsky considered Nikolai Demidov to be ?his only student, who understands the System?. Demidov?s incredibly forward-thinking processes not only continued his teacher?s pioneering work, but also solved the problems of an actor?s creativity that Stanislavsky never conquered. This book brings together Demidov?s five volumes... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 19.02
New anatomical and physiological knowledge is combined with eastern energy techniques and traditional actor training methods as the basis for this pioneering approach to actor training. Practical exercises extend understanding of the somatic systems and how to create flexible bodies for truthful performances. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 29.95
A collection of texts by Eugenio Barba reconstructing the history of his relationships with the Asian classical theatres. Interweaving stories of journeys, meetings, anecdotes, reflections and technical descriptions, the author exposes the phases and changes in a passion that covers the fifty years of his professional trajectory. Little known or unpublished... more...
- Allworth Press 2006; US$ 21.95
roach for making the most of the rehearsal process With a commonsense approach, An Actor Rehearses takes performers through the rehearsal process and explains exactly what to do when. The actor?s process is explained simply, sequentially, and in detail, starting from the period before rehearsals begin and continuing through first read-through, blocking... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 11.99
A unique insight into Shakespeare's most monumentally complex character - and the play that bears his name - from a highly respected actor and former academic. The genesis for Playing Lear came when Oliver Ford Davies was asked to play Lear for the Almeida Theatre in 2002. The book is both an in-depth analysis of the play, in which the author... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 18.99
'You are an actor. You have worked hard to be an actor. You have made a considerable outlay, financially or emotionally, and often both, to do this. So do it. Do it with style. Do it wholeheartedly. Do it every day. Be a working actor.' Being a working actor isn't just about the days you spend rehearsing or performing. It's about approaching your... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 13.74
The definitive guide to writing music for the stage, by the Composer-in-Residence at the Donmar Warehouse. Music has played a vital part in drama since the earliest days of theatre. For composers, writing music for the stage is an opportunity to exercise their utmost creativity and versatility: a good musical score will both support and enhance the... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 15.99
An inspiring, practical guide to working with young people on their voices, by a highly experienced teacher, actor and director. Teaching Voice is for all youth-theatre leaders, workshop facilitators, teachers or lecturers who want to help their students to develop their voices ? either as a component in theatre training, while rehearsing a play,... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 21.99
'This is a book about how to beat the living daylights out of another human being safely...' Roger Bartlett ? professional fight director and Master Teacher for the British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat ? leads you through everything you need to know in order to create and perform unarmed stage fights that are compelling, realistic and, above... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 15.99
'The Feldenkrais Method is unique... I haven't found any other movement study that opens up such a rich and continuing area of enquiry' John Wright, from his Foreword Spontaneity, sensitivity, simplicity and flexibility in any situation are just some of the qualities that the Feldenkrais Method has inspired in performers around the world. It uses... more...