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- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2007; US$ 36.95
This book is an exploration and critique of 'playback theatre', a form of improvised theatre in which a company of performers spontaneously enact autobiographical stories told to them by members of the audience. With more than ten years' experience with Playback Theatre York, the author introduces the reader to the basics of playback theatre. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00
Derived from the Latin verb gerereto carry, act, or dogesture has accrued critical currency but has remained undertheorized. Migrations of Gesture addresses this absence and provides a complex theory on the value of gesture for understanding human sign production.Contributors: Mark Franko, Ketu H. Katrak, Akira Mizuta... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 38.95
This book, from Europe?s leading Mask director and co-founder of the Trestle Theatre Company , provides a fascinating demystification of the process of using masks. Full of simple explanations, and collating over twenty-five years? experience of writing for, directing and acting in masks, The Mask Handbook examines how masks have the ability... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
A sophisticated analysis of how the intersection of technique, memory, and imagination inform performance, this book redirects the intercultural debate by focusing exclusively on the actor at work. Alongside the perspectives of other prominent intercultural actors, this study draws from original interviews with Ang Gey Pin (formerly with the Workcenter... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
This book is the first critical analysis of the key principles and practices informing the movement training of actors in the modern era. Focusing on the cultural history of modern movement training for actors, Evans traces the development of the ?neutral? body as a significant area of practice within drama school training and the relationship between... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 44.99
Attention is often given to the performance of a text, but not to the shaping process behind that performance. This is the first history of the subject, from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth. It examines the nature and changing content of rehearsal, drawing on a mass of autobiographical, textual, and journalistic sources. - ;Attention is often... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 40.95
First, pick up a copy of Rachel Rosenthal?s inspiring The DbD Experience; Part manual, part manifesto, part memoir, then head for Los Angeles?.: FRIDAY - Origins. Arrive at the Doing by Doing workshop to be greeted by Rosenthal, pioneering theatre explorer and your host for the weekend ahead. Explore non-human ways of living and moving. Begin to develop... more...
- Intellect 2010; US$ 20.00
There have been many books published on acting, actor training, and practical theories for preparing for a role, but none of these books have ever looked philosophically at the language and the concepts that we use when we talk about acting. The Philosophical Actor is the first attempt to grapple with the fundamental questions of truth, art, and human... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 56.00
Breath is the flow of air between life and death. Breathing is an involuntary action that functions as the basis of all human activities, intellectual, artistic, emotional and physical. Breathing is the first autonomous individual action that brings life into being and the end of breathing is the definitive sign of disappearance. Starting from the... more...