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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 34.95
Michel Saint-Denis was one of twentieth century theatre?s most influential directors and theorists. This book combines his seminal Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style with material from Training for the Theatre , newly edited to create a work which moves seamlessly from theory to practice. Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style collects five of... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95
This new edition of Twentieth Century Actor Training is an indispensable introduction to how actor training shapes modern theatre. Its coverage of key practitioners and movements is enhanced by the inclusion of eight more practitioners and forty more photographs. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 18.99
Aimed at both the amateur enthusiast and those wishing to pursue their interest and undertake professional training, this basic introduction to the craft is full of valuable advice The basic skills that every actor needs to develop are covered in this guide, including breathing, voice control, the use of body language, timing, and handling... more...
- University Press of America 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...