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Art of Acting

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  • Konstantin Stanislavskyby Bella Merlin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95

    This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book offers an essential guide to the complex and contradictory nature of this master of theatre. Routledge Performance Practitioners are a series of introductory guides to key theatre-makers. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books will unravel the contribution of modern theatre's... more...

  • Toward a General Theory of Actingby John Lutterbie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Using the cognitive sciences, Lutterbie employs dynamic systems theory as a foundation and integrates recent discoveries in neuroscience and cognitive psychology in his examination of acting theory. more...

  • Acting: The Basicsby Bella Merlin

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 24.95

    A practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, skilfully combining ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. It covers key areas such as: the development of modern drama and acting processes over the years the approach and legacy of acting pioneers and practitioners from around... more...

  • Actor Trainingby Alison Hodge

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95

    Actor Training expands on Alison Hodge?s highly-acclaimed and best-selling Twentieth Century Actor Training . This exciting second edition radically updates the original book making it even more valuable for any student of the history and practice of actor training. The bibliography is brought right up to date and many chapters are revised.... more...

  • The Anatomy of a Choiceby Maura Vaughn

    UPA 2010; US$ 28.99

    This book offers the actor a concrete method for approaching a script. This guide details a simple process to discover and define a character's scene and super-objective, obstacle, beats, and tactics. It includes practical information on building a character, maximizing rehearsal time, and what to do when nothing is working. more...

  • Awakening the Performing Bodyby Jade Rosina Mccutcheon

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 51.80

    Awakening the Performing Body is an exemplary work of practice-based research presented in a pedagogical format. This text is clearly laid out for any acting teacher who wishes to pursue a more spiritual approach to acting and participate in the goal of reclaiming the sacred in theatre – or indeed for any acting teacher who seeks a more body centered... more...

  • Kunst als Handeln - Handeln als Kunstby Michael Brater; Sandra Freygarten; Elke Rahmann; Marlies Rainer

    W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2011; US$ 30.72

    More and more creative and flexible action is required of employees. The unconventional method artists can provide stimuli and ideas. Based on interviews with artists the guide analyses the artists' creative actions. It is illustrated how this may be promoted in careers in order to better deal with unsafe action situations. Also, the conditions required... more...

  • The Science Of Actingby Sam Kogan; Helen Kogan

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 40.95

    What is good acting? How does one create believable characters? How can an actor understand a character if they do not understand themselves? In The Science of Acting, Sam Kogan uses his theories on the relationship between neuroscience, psychology and acting to answer these questions. Practical exercises provide a step-by-step guide to developing... 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...

  • Stanislavsky in Americaby Mel Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 33.95

    Stanislavsky in America explores the extraordinary legacy that Constantin Stanislavski?s system of actor-training has left on acting in the US. Mel Gordon outlines the journey of Stanislavski?s theories through twentieth century American history, from the early US tours of the Moscow Art Theatre to the ongoing impact of 'The System' on modern American... more...