Practical, step-by-step exercises and diagrams give access to the key figures and processes central to drama, including:
• Stanislavski, Brecht, Lecoq and Berkoff
• devising theater
• rehearsing and performing monologues and duologues
• how to approach directing a play
Each chapter offers advice for both students and teachers, with notes and follow-on exercises ideal for individual study and practice. Written by specialists with extensive experience leading workshops for the 'post 16' age-group, Theatre in Practice is a thorough and imaginative resource that speaks directly to students.
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What Neuroscience Tells Us About Performance
‘A focus on the body, its actions, and its cognitive mechanisms identifies ... foundational principles of activity that link the three elements of theatre; Story, Space, and Time. The three meet in, are defined by, and expressed through the actor’s body.’ – from the Introduction
Published August 21st 2012 by Routledge
Integrated Voice, Movement and Acting Training
"The study of acting should not begin with an exploration of feeling, perception, imagination, memories, intention, personalization, self-identification... or even performance—but physical action."
Michael Lugering's The Expressive Actor presents a foundational, preparatory training method, using...
Published October 2nd 2012 by Routledge
A Critical Portrait
Yevgeny Vakhtangov was a pioneering theatre artist who married Stanislavski’s demands for inner truth with a singular imaginative vision. Directly and indirectly, he is responsible for the making of our contemporary theatre: that is Andrei Malaev-Babel’s argument in this, the first English-language...
Published October 3rd 2012 by Routledge