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Art of Acting

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  • The Art of the Actorby Jean Benedetti

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    How did acting begin? What is its history, and what have the great thinkers on acting said about the art and craft of performance? In this single-volume survey of the history of acting, Jean Benedetti traces the evolution of the theories of the actor's craft drawing extensively on extracts from key texts, many of which are unavailable for the student... more...

  • Acting and Performance in Moving Image Cultureby Jörg Sternagel; Deborah Levitt; Dieter Mersch

    transcript 2014; US$ 40.18

    This volume offers transdisciplinary perspectives on the study of acting and performance in moving image forms. It assembles 26 international scholars from dance, theatre, film, media and cultural studies, art history and philosophy to investigate the art of acting and the presence of the human body in analog and digital film, animation and video art.... more...

  • Theater der Identitätby Katharina Wessely

    transcript 2014; US$ 32.97

    Auch nach dem Machtverlust, den das Kriegsende 1918 für die deutschsprachige Brünner Bevölkerung bedeutete, blieb das Theater wichtiger Bezugspunkt im gesellschaftlichen Leben und einer der bevorzugten Orte, an denen sich Identitätskonzepte in Diskursen und sozialen Praktiken manifestierten. Katharina Wessely zeigt die Rolle des Theaters für die Entwicklung... more...

  • Schauspieler außer sichby Susanne Valerie Granzer

    transcript 2014; US$ 18.54

    »Warum wollen Sie Schauspieler werden?« - Zwischen philosophischen Reflexionen und plastisch erzählender Form über die Kunst des Schauspielens wendet sich dieser Text an Wissenschaftler_innen und Praktiker_innen gleichermaßen. Im Fokus des Buches steht der Schauspieler als Akteur, der sich in sein Äußerstes riskiert. Glückt ihm das, wird er selbst... more...

  • Getürkte Türkenby Maha El Hissy

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.00

    Die künstlerischen Produktionen von Migranten haben sich in den letzten Jahren intensiviert - und zwar nicht nur in der Literatur, sondern auch im Film, Theater und Kabarett. Ob Feridun Zaimoglu, Django Asül, Serdar Somunçu oder Hussi Kutluçan - die heutigen deutsch-türkischen Künstler_innen setzen auf neue Stilmittel, Darstellungsmodi und Genres für... more...

  • Science and the Stanislavsky Tradition of Actingby Jonathan Pitches

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Providing new insight into the well-known tradition of acting, Science and the Stanislavsky Tradition of Acting is the first book to contextualise the Stanislavsky tradition with reference to parallel developments in science. Rooted in practice, it presents an alternative perspective based on philosophy, physics, romantic science and theories of... more...

  • At Work with Grotowski on Physical Actionsby Thomas Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    `I consider this book a precious report that permits one to assimilate some of those simple and basic principles which the self-taught at times come to know, yet only after years of groping and errors. The book furnishes information regarding discoveries which the actor can understand in practice, without having to start each time from zero. Thomas... more...

  • The Rainbow of Desireby Augusto Boal

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    More than a handbook of exercises ? a bold and brilliant statement of theatre's therapeutic capacity to liberate people and change lives. Boal shows us how to 'see' for the first time the oppressions we have internalized. more...

  • Acting: The First Six Lessonsby Richard Boleslavsky; Rhonda Blair

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Acting: The First Six Lessons was first published in 1933 and remains a key text for anyone studying acting today. These dramatic dialogues between teacher and idealistic student explore the field of acting according to one of the original teachers of Stanislavsky?s System in America. This new edition of an essential text is edited by Rhonda... more...

  • Stanislavskiby Jean Benedetti

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 24.95

    Jean Benedetti's Stanislavski is the clearest and most succinct explanation of Stanislavski's writings and ideas, especially those in the Stanislavski's acting trilogy ? An Actor Prepares , Building a Character , and Creating a Role  ? a staple of every actor's library. Now available in an attractive new edition, Stanislavski: An Introduction... more...