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- 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...
- Clarendon Press 2000; US$ 47.99 US$ 41.27
Attention is often given to the performance of a text, but not to the shaping process behind that performance. The question of rehearsal is seldom confronted directly, though important textual moments - like revision - are often attributed to it. This is the first history of the subject, from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth. It examines the... 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00
Profiling 30 mask makers from around the world, this book explores the motivations and challenges of contemporary artists working to bring the traditional methods and conventions of mask making to an evolving global theater. More than 150 photographs of mask makers and their works illustrate how the mythic iconography of masks is used in the modern... more...