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Art of Acting

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  • 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...

  • The Art of Actingby David Carter

    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...

  • The Anatomy of a Choiceby Maura Vaughn

    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...

  • Actor Trainingby Alison Hodge

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Theatre: The Rediscovery of Styleby Michel Saint-Denis; Jane Baldwin

    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...

  • 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...

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

    W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2011; US$ 35.54

    Arbeit in Fertigung und Dienstleistungen heißt heute oft, offene, kaum überschaubare Situationen einzuschätzen, abzuwägen und zu entscheiden. Dies mit Hilfe rationaler Modelle steuern oder "berechnen" zu können, erweist sich als Illusion. Arbeit erfordert ein Vorgehen, wie es sich bei Künstlern findet. Dieses "künstlerische Handeln"... more...

  • You Can Be a Movie Extraby Rob Martin

    Titan Books 2011; US$ 2.90

    Have you ever fancied being in the movies, or on TV? Let?s face it, who hasn?t! But how do you actually go about becoming an Extra, one of those lucky people who get to mix with the stars, and appear onscreen — whether it be in a battle scene in a blockbuster movie, or walking around Albert Square — and what?s more, get paid for the privilege! ... more...