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Singing In Musical Theatre

Author : Joan Melton
ISBN : 9781581154825
Genre : Business & Economics
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The vocal demands of current musical theatre performance are such that a new kind of training has had to develop for singers in that arena—training that often parallels the voice training of actors, thus bringing into sync two historically conflicting vocal perspectives! Singing in Musical Theatre takes the reader into the studios of sixteen major teachers of singing in Great Britain, Australia and the United States, through a series of personal interviews. Three concluding chapters then synthesize the material and relate it directly to theatre voice. Voice practitioners will find the book invaluable for sorting through the confusing array of pedagogical perspectives regularly bandied about at conferences, and performers will be delighted to know that their respective vocal trainings are finally coming together! Angela Punch McGregor personalizes the connective links among trainings in the Foreword, as she describes her preparation for Sunset Boulevard as a turning point in her own brilliant career.
Category: Business & Economics

Singing And The Actor

Author : Gillyanne Kayes
ISBN : 9781136759864
Genre : Performing Arts
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Singing and the Actor takes the reader step by step through a practical training programme relevant to the modern singing actor and dancer. A variety of contemporary voice qualities including Belting and Twang are explained, with excercises for each topic.
Category: Performing Arts

The Actor Speaks

Author : Patsy Rodenburg
ISBN : 9780312295141
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 87.21 MB
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In The Actor Speaks, Patsy Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. She touches on every aspect of performance work that involves the voice and sorts through the kinds of vexing problems every performer faces onstage: breath and relaxation; vocal range and power; communication with other actors; singing and acting simultaneously; working on different sized stages and in both large and small auditoriums; approaching the vocal demands of different kinds of scripts. This is the final word on the actor's voice and it's destined to become the classic work on the subject for some time to come.
Category: Performing Arts

Singing Acting And Movement In Opera

Author : Mark Ross Clark
ISBN : 0253109396
Genre : Music
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"... a remarkable collection of observations and reflections on past experiences by many excellent artists and teachers that will doubtless help... those interested in creating 'opera magic.'" -- Tito Capobianco Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera is designed for use in opera and musical theater workshops and by beginning professional singers. Drawing on years of research, teaching, and performing, Mark Ross Clark provides an overview of dramatic methodology for the singing actor, encouraging the student's active participation through practical exercises and application to well-known works. The Singer-getics method emphasizes integration of the various dimensions of opera performance, creating synergies among vocal performance, character development, facial expression, and movement on the stage. The book presents important information about stagecraft, characterization, posture, historical styles, performance anxiety, aria, and scene analysis. Excerpts from interviews with performers, directors, conductors, coaches, composers, and teachers offer insights and advice, allowing the reader to "meet the artists." An appendix by postural alignment specialist Emily Bogard describes techniques of relaxation and self-awareness for the performer. This lively book will appeal to students, teachers, professionals, and general readers alike.
Category: Music

Audience And Actors

Author : Jacob Raz
ISBN : 9004068864
Genre : Actors
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Acting And Singing With Archetypes

Author : Janet B. Rodgers
ISBN : 087910368X
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Mother, the Lover, the Trickster, the Spiritual and Temporal Leader, the Devil-these are just some of the universal essences, known as archetypes, that lie deep within the human spirit; these are forces that we all recognize and embody in some capacity. Acting and Singing with Archetypes is a groundbreaking, experiential book that uses archetypes as the basis of an unprecedented method of study for actors and singers. By using fifteen archetype explorations that employ vocal exercises, mask making, monologue and scene work, breathing exercises, role playing, storytelling, singing, meditation, self-reflection, and more, this book empowers actors to interpret character and voice in exciting, untraditional ways. The explorations ultimately leave performing artists with the tools they need to develop their theatrical roles to the fullest, utilize their singing and speech abilities with the widest range of emotion, and unlock their overall creative potential. The book also reinforces the importance of breathing, relaxing, stretching, and other physical techniques that enable healthy practice of the craft. Geared toward theatre teachers, directors, and theatre workshop leaders, this is an incredible teaching tool, accompanied by a CD of demonstrative recordings of vocal exercises and other guiding content sung and spoken by authors Janet B. Rodgers and Frankie Armstrong. Book jacket.
Category: Performing Arts

The Actor And The Alexander Technique

Author : Kelly McEvenue
ISBN : 9781466886339
Genre : Performing Arts
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F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors, singers, etc. In The Actor and the Alexander Technique, Kelly McEvenue writes the first basic book about how this unique technique can help actors feel more natural on the stage. She provides warm-up exercises, "balance" and "center" exercises, spatial awareness exercises. She talks about imitation, the use of masks, nudity on the stage, dealing with injury and aging. She talks about specific productions that have successfully used the Alexander Technique, such as "The Lion King". With a foreword by Patsy Rodenburg of our own phenomenal The Actor Speaks this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every working and studying actor.
Category: Performing Arts

One Voice

Author : Joan Melton
ISBN : UOM:39015046287325
Genre : Music
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Joan Melton groundbreaking book outlines a course of study that integrates basic elements of singing technique into the whole range of theatre voice training.
Category: Music

The Singing Voice

Author : Pat Wilson
ISBN : 185459382X
Genre : Singing
File Size : 26.29 MB
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Concise, intelligent, helpful and eminently readable, this book shows how to keep your singing voice in good trim and how to tackle the tough world of auditions, rehearsals, long runs, tours, sound studios and other tests and trials. Full of hints and short-cuts essential to anyone who is a professional singer, actor-singer or for anyone embarking on a singing career. 'an unbelievably clear account of what a singer must do in order to survive' John O'May 'What a wonderful book! So witty and wise and written in her forthright and inimitable style' Aarne Neeme
Category: Singing

The Theatricality Of Greek Tragedy

Author : Graham Ley
ISBN : 9780226477565
Genre : Performing Arts
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Ancient Greek tragedy has been an inspiration to Western culture, but the way it was first performed has long remained in question. In The Theatricality of Greek Tragedy, Graham Ley provides an illuminating discussion of key issues relating to the use of the playing space and the nature of the chorus, offering a distinctive impression of the performance of Greek tragedy in the fifth century BCE. Drawing on evidence from the surviving texts of tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, Ley explains how scenes with actors were played in the open ground of the orchestra, often considered as exclusively the dancing place of the chorus. In reviewing what is known of the music and dance of Greek antiquity, Ley goes on to show that in the original productions the experience of the chorus—expressed in song and dance and in interaction with the characters—remained a vital characteristic in the performance of tragedy. Combining detailed analysis with broader reflections about the nature of ancient Greek tragedy as an art form, this volume—supplemented with a series of illustrative drawings and diagrams—will be a necessary addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in literature, theater, or classical studies.
Category: Performing Arts