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The Actor S Secret

Author : Betsy Polatin
ISBN : 9781583946824
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"The Actor's Secret is comprised of explorations and exercises developed from the Alexander Technique, a practical method for self-improvement and neuromuscular reeducation; Breathing Coordination, an approach that increases breathing capacity and awareness; and Somatic Experiencing --

The Alexander Technique For Actors

Author : Kelly McEvenue
ISBN : 9781474279123
Genre : Performing Arts
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This practical book with illustrations links Alexander technique to acting, dancing and singing by the trainer of performers on The Lion King The Alexander Technique is a method of physical relaxation that reduces tension and strain throughout the body. It promotes a beneficial use of movement that is stress-free by learning to free-up the body. It teaches an individual to use their body efficiently in order to avoid damage or loss of control. Kelly McEvenue has been teaching the Alexander Technique to performers for nearly twenty years and is a world expert on the system. In this book she draws on her considerable experience and sets up a series of set-by-step warm-ups and exercises that anybody can follow. The exercises are linked to accurate anatomical drawings, showing where stress is most pronounced in the body. The Foreword is by Patsy Rodenburg, Head of Voice for the Royal National Theatre and author of Methuen titles The Right to Speak and The Actor Speaks.

Physical Expression On Stage And Screen

Author : Bill Connington
ISBN : 9781408182642
Genre : Drama
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A practical book on the Alexander Technique for actors and acting/movement teachers.

The Body Speaks

Author : Lorna Marshall
ISBN : 9781408142004
Genre : Performing Arts
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Stimulating and intelligent Yoshi Oida Seventy percent of everyday conversation is conveyed through body language, twenty percent is the voice and only ten percent is the meaning of the words. In The Body Speaks, expert RADA trainer Lorna Marshall, shows how to recognise and lose unwanted physical inhibitions that our background, education or family have taught us and presents a fundamental re-thinking of our relationship to the body and its role in performance. Good performers - be they trapeze artists, Shakespearean actors, Butoh dancers or film stars - are able to fully reach their audience and engage with them because they have learnt to use their bodies to its best effect. Through a series of practical exercises, Lorna Marshall encourages us to unleash our potential, discover new possibility for the body and express ourselves more clearly. This new edition has been fully revised to include the latest thinking on the subject and more exercises particularly for performers in TV and film.

In Depth Acting

Author : Dee Cannon
ISBN : 9781849435420
Genre : Performing Arts
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A book that will stand the test of time for any actor in the making, a book of knowledge and hard-earned commitment to the art of acting"- Pierce Brosnan An essential guide to mastering the Stanislavski technique, filtering out the complexities of the system and offering a dynamic, hands-on approach. In-Depth Acting provides a comprehensive understanding of character, preparation, text, subtext and objectives. • How to prepare for drama school and professional auditions • How to develop a 3-dimensional, truthful character • Preparation exercises to help you get in character • Rehearsal guidelines • An appendix of Transitive/Active Verbs and more ‘A wonderful, succinct book that no student or professional actor should be without.’ - Jenny Lipman, Acting Tutor at LAMDA ‘Dee Cannon’s classes at RADA were legendary. This is an inspiring and intensely practical guide for anyone, at any stage of their acting life.’ - Eve Best ‘As a former student of Dee’s, I can assure you that this is the definitive version of the method I use to approach every role: iPods, animals and OBJECTIVES! How wonderful to finally have it all in book form!’ - Gemma Arterton 'Working with Dee and with this book I feel my process and preparation has been energized, activated and inspired' - Ramin Karimloo

Adaptations Of Shakespeare

Author : Daniel Fischlin
ISBN : 9781134692026
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Shakespeare's plays have been adapted or rewritten in various, often surprising, ways since the seventeenth century. This groundbreaking anthology brings together twelve theatrical adaptations of Shakespeares work from around the world and across the centuries. The plays include The Woman's Prize or the Tamer Tamed John Fletcher The History of King Lear Nahum Tate King Stephen: A Fragment of a Tragedy John Keats The Public (El P(blico) Federico Garcia Lorca The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Bertolt Brecht uMabatha Welcome Msomi Measure for Measure Charles Marowitz Hamletmachine Heiner Müller Lears Daughters The Womens Theatre Group & Elaine Feinstein Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief Paula Vogel This Islands Mine Philip Osment Harlem Duet Djanet Sears Each play is introduced by a concise, informative introduction with suggestions for further reading. The collection is prefaced by a detailed General Introduction, which offers an invaluable examination of issues related to

Thinking Aloud

Author : Walter Carrington
ISBN : 0964435209
Genre : Alexander technique
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"The Alexander Technique is a method that works to change (movement) habits in our everyday activities. It is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination. The technique teaches the use of the appropriate amount of effort for a particular activity, giving you more energy for all your activities. It is not a series of treatments or exercises, but rather a reeducation of the mind and body. The Alexander Technique is a method which helps a person discover a new balance in the body by releasing unnecessary tension." --from www.alexandertechnique.com

If We Were Birds

Author : Erin Shields
ISBN : 1770910123
Genre : Drama
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If We Were Birds is a shocking, uncompromising examination of the horrors of war, giving voice to a woman long ago forced into silence, and placing a spotlight on millions of female victims who have been silenced through violence. A deeply affecting and thought-provoking re-imagining of Ovid's masterpiece "Tereus, Procne, and Philomela," Erin Shields's award-winning play is an unflinching commentary on contemporary war and its aftermath delivered through the lens of Greek tragedy.

Living The Alexander Technique

Author : Ruth Rootberg
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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Nine distinguished teachers of the Alexander Technique speak with Ruth Rootberg about their lives, their work, and their approach to using their Alexander skills as they face aging, loss of loved ones, and the challenges of illness and injury. With over 400 years of combined teaching experience, they reveal how the Alexander Technique provides a dependable pathway to meet the ongoing challenges of daily living. This book is a wonderful resource for Alexander Technique students, teachers, and anyone who seeks models of aging with dignity and passion. “Students and teachers of the Alexander Technique will gain valuable and thought-provoking insights from these personal stories and life lessons, generously shared by master teachers of the profession.” — Missy Vineyard Ehrgood, Teacher of the Alexander Technique and author of How you Stand, How you Move, How you Live “In an age that ‘worships youth’ it is important to learn to overcome our fear of growing older and, ultimately, of death. This is an important book because it gives you a template for aging gracefully. The spirit of enjoying whatever each day brings and of continual learning at every stage of life infuses each of these master teachers as they discuss the Alexander Technique as a practical tool that allows life to be ‘just a little easier.’” — Michael Frederick, Alexander Technique Teacher, training director, and founding director of the International Congresses on the Alexander Technique. “I think it would be wonderful if, when a person turns 65 and receives a Medicare card, eligibility for the card would require lessons in the Alexander Technique.” — Sarnie Ogus Alexander Technique teacher

Games For Actors And Non Actors

Author : Augusto Boal
ISBN : 9781134498512
Genre : Games
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Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone – actors and non-actors alike! This thoroughly updated and substantially revised second edition includes: two new essays by Boal on major recent projects in Brazil Boal's description of his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company a revised introduction and translator's preface a collection of photographs taken during Boal's workshops, commissioned for this edition new reflections on Forum Theatre.

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