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Art of Acting

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  • 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...

  • Jacques Lecoqby Simon Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    This text offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated. This is the first book to combine an historical introduction to his life and the context in which he... more...

  • 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...

  • Changing Directionby Lenore DeKoven

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 24.95

    This approach, honed after years of on-set experience and from teaching at UCLA, NYU, and Columbia, and endorsed by many in the industry, including director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and producer/actor Edward Asner, aims to provide a helpful reference and resource for directors and actors alike. It combines underlying... more...

  • Auditioning On Cameraby Joseph Hacker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    To win a screen role, an actor must learn to contend with an on-camera audition. Understanding how to make the crucial adjustments to one?s craft that this kind of audition requires is vital to the career of any screen actor. Auditioning On Camera   sets out the key elements of a successful on-camera audition and explains how to put them into practice.... 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... more...

  • Training of the American Actorby Arthur Bartow

    Theatre Communications Group 2006; US$ 18.95

    The handbook of the American actor's art and craft. 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...

  • 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$ 35.66

    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...