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Mask Improvisation For Actor Training Performance

Author : Sears A. Eldredge
ISBN : 0810113651
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 58.89 MB
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Because mask improvisation is relatively new in American theatre training, this work is designed to acquaint readers with the theory of mask improvisation and to instruct them in the techniques of the method as well. It gives a historical survey of the role masks of masks in various cultures.
Category: Performing Arts

Body Voice Imagination

Author : David G. Zinder
ISBN : 0878301518
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 75.14 MB
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Veteran acting trainer David Zinder has spent a career helping actors at all stages of their careers fine-tune their stage presence and harness their talent through a unique series of exercises that hone the actor's fundamental expressive tools: the body, the voice and the imagination. Drawing upon the proven methods of David Zinder's workshops and acting classes, "Body Voice Imagination" teaches a set of skills so that the actor can be ready to perform at his or her highest level of creativity.
Category: Performing Arts

Twentieth Century Actor Training

Author : Alison Hodge
ISBN : 9780415194525
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 50.59 MB
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Actor training is arguably one of the most unique phenomenons of 20th-century theatre making. This text analyses the theories, training exercises and productions of 14 key directors.
Category: Performing Arts

Actor Training

Author : Alison Hodge
ISBN : 9781135173838
Genre : Art
File Size : 34.11 MB
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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.
Category: Art

Physical Actor Training

Author : Andrei Droznin
ISBN : 9781317450443
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 48.5 MB
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If, as an actor, your body is your 'instrument' - and the only way you can express the internal impulses of the character you’re playing - what happens when the body-mind, ‘psychophysical’ connection is lost? Andrei Droznin, Russia's foremost teacher of physical actor training, calls this loss the 'desomatization' of the human body, and argues that these connections urgently need to be restored for full expressivity. This is a genuinely unique book which links theory to practice by a man who has worked at the very top of Russian theatre; a movement specialist who has taught at the Moscow Art Theatre as well as drama schools all over the world. Beautifully translated by Natasha Fedorova, this volume will excite and inspire a new generation of English-language readers.
Category: Performing Arts

Arthur Lessac S Embodied Actor Training

Author : Melissa Hurt
ISBN : 9781317914600
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 60.2 MB
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Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor Training situates the work of renowned voice and movement trainer Arthur Lessac in the context of contemporary actor training. Supported by the work of Constantin Stanislavsky and Maurice Merleau-Ponty's theories of embodiment, the book explores Lessac's practice in terms of embodied acting, a key subject in contemporary performance. In doing so, the author explains how the actor can come to experience both skill and expression as a subjective whole through active meditation and spatial attunement. As well as feeding this psychophysical approach into a wider discussion of embodiment, the book provides concrete examples of how the practice can be put into effect. Using insights gleaned from interviews conducted with Lessac and his Master Teachers, the author enlightens our own understanding of Lessac’s practices. Three valuable appendices enhance the reader’s experience. These include: a biographical timeline of Lessac’s life and career sample curricula and a lesson plan for teachers at university level explorations for personal discovery Melissa Hurt is a Lessac Certified Trainer and has taught acting and Lessac’s voice, speech, and movement work at colleges across the United States. She has a PhD from the University of Oregon and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Category: Performing Arts

The Politics Of American Actor Training

Author : Ellen Margolis
ISBN : 9781135244255
Genre : Drama
File Size : 74.91 MB
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This book addresses the historical, social, colonial, and administrative contexts that determine today's U.S. actor training, as well as matters of identity politics, access, and marginalization as they emerge in classrooms and rehearsal halls. It considers persistent, questioning voices about our nation’s acting training as it stands, thereby contributing to the national dialogue the diverse perspectives and proposals needed to keep American actor training dynamic and germane, both within the U.S. and abroad. Prominent academics and artists view actor training through a political, cultural or ethical lens, tackling fraught topics about power as it plays out in acting curricula and classrooms. The essays in this volume offer a survey of trends in thinking on actor training and investigate the way American theatre expresses our national identity through the globalization of arts education policy and in the politics of our curriculum decisions.
Category: Drama

A Field Guide To Actor Training

Author : Laura Wayth
ISBN : 9780879109066
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 62.39 MB
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(Limelight). A Field Guide to Actor Training will help you answer this question! The book is designed to be an introduction to various theater training methodologies, highlighting their basic tenets and comparing and contrasting each system of training and rehearsal. The goal is to provide a one-stop-shopping kind of resource for student/beginning actors who are seeking training through private studios or graduate schools and who crave guidance in selecting training that is right for them. Starting with the big question of "Why is actor training important?" and moving on to overviews of the major acting methodologies, vocal training, physical actor training, and advice on how to find the right kind of training for each individual, A Field Guide to Actor Training is an essential resource for the student actor.
Category: Performing Arts

Teaching Actors

Author : Ross W. Prior
ISBN : 9781841505701
Genre : Education
File Size : 44.63 MB
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Draws on history, literature & research conducted across leading drama schools in England & Australia, to offer those involved in actor training a critical framework within which to think about their work. Devotes particular attention to different ways in which teachers & students acquire & share knowledge through practical craft-based experience.
Category: Education

Movement Training For The Modern Actor

Author : Mark Evans
ISBN : 9781135892944
Genre : Medical
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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 movement pedagogy and the operation of discipline and power in shaping the professional identity of the actor. The volume looks in detail at the influence of the leading figures in movement training — Laban, Alexander, Copeau and Lecoq — on twentieth century professional actor training, and is informed by interviews with students and staff at leading English drama schools. Mark Evans re-evaluates the significance of movement training in the professional drama school, offering a new understanding of the body as a site for performative resistance to industrialization. Despite the publication of a number of ‘how to’ books on movement training for the professional acting student, this is the first text to look behind the curtain and write the unseen biography of the actor’s body.
Category: Medical