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Theatre and Performance Book of the Month, May 2010

Actor Training, the new edition of Alison Hodge’s highly-acclaimed Twentieth-Century Actor Training provides students with the methodology and contextual background of some of the most important practitioners in acting.

“This superb compilation features theater artists whose names every student and teacher of the art and craft of acting should know, but all too frequently do not. For those deeply engaged with the training of actors, this book is an essential resource!"–Victoria P. Hart, The Meisner Studio, NYU Tisch School of Arts

Actor Training expands on Alison Hodge’s highly-acclaimed and best-selling Twentieth-Century Actor Training. This exciting second edition radically updates the original book making it even more valuable for any student of the history and practice of actor training. The bibliography is brought right up to date and many chapters are revised. In addition, eight more practitioners are included – and forty more photographs – to create a stunningly comprehensive study.

The practitioners included are:
Stella Adler, Eugenio Barba, Augusto Boal, Anne Bogart, Bertolt Brecht, Peter Brook, Michael Chekhov, Joseph Chaikin, Jacques Copeau, Philippe Gaulier, Jerzy Grotowski, Maria Knebel, Jacques Lecoq, Joan Littlewood, Sanford Meisner, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Ariane Mnouchkine, Monika Pagneux, Michel Saint-Denis, Włodzimierz Staniewski, Konstantin Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg.

The historical, cultural and political context of each practitioner’s work is clearly set out by leading experts and accompanied by an incisive and enlightening analysis of the main principles of the practitioners’ training, practical exercises and their key productions.

This book is an invaluable introduction to the principles and practice of actor training and its role in shaping modern theater.  Request Your Complimentary Exam Copy Today!
 

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