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  1. Embodied Acting

    What Neuroscience Tells Us About Performance

    By Rick Kemp

    ‘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 Embodied Acting...

    Published August 21st 2012 by Routledge

  2. So Therefore...

    A Practical Guide For Actors

    By Al Ruscio

    ‘Every scene or action or speech has a so therefore. It is the goal, the ultimate statement of the character. You should know the so therefore as you begin your scene ... The climax and the payoff is the so therefore.’ – from Al Ruscio’s Preface When working through a scene with a student,...

    Published June 25th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Theorizing Film Acting

    Edited by Aaron Taylor

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This comprehensive collection provides theoretical accounts of the grounds and phenomenon of film acting. The volume features entries by some of the most prominent scholars on film acting who collectively represent the various theoretical traditions that constitute the discipline of film studies....

    Published June 19th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Piscator Notebook

    By Judith Malina

    'Theater legend Malina has written one of the most interesting studies of the avant-garde theatrical movement published in the last several years.' – CHOICE Judith Malina and The Living Theatre have been icons of political theatre for over six decades. What few realise is that she originally...

    Published April 11th 2012 by Routledge

  5. An Actress Prepares

    Women and "the Method"

    By Rosemary Malague

    'Every day, thousands of women enter acting classes where most of them will receive some variation on the Stanislavsky-based training that has now been taught in the U.S. for nearly ninety years. Yet relatively little feminist consideration has been given to the experience of the student actress:...

    Published January 31st 2012 by Routledge

  6. Andrei Droznin's Physical Actor Training

    A Russian Masterclass

    By Andrei Droznin

    Edited by Paul Allain

    ‘Droznin is remarkable and valuable for his ability to combine serious and historically contextualised reflection on the body, psychology and human behaviour with an incorporated and systematic exploration of these ideas in practice.' Paul Allain Andrei Droznin’s Physical Actor Training presents a...

    Published December 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Russians in Britain

    British Theatre and the Russian Tradition of Actor Training

    Edited by Jonathan Pitches

    From Komisarjevsky in the 1920s, to Cheek by Jowl’s Russian ‘sister company’ almost a century later, Russian actor training has had a unique influence on modern British theatre. Russians in Britain, edited by Jonathan Pitches, is the first work of its type to identify a relationship between both...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  8. In Rehearsal

    In the World, in the Room, and On Your Own

    By Gary Sloan

    In Rehearsal is a clear and accessible how-to approach to the rehearsal process. Author Gary Sloan brings more than thirty years' worth of acting experience to bear on the question of how to rehearse both as an individual actor and as part of the team of professionals that underpins any...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  9. Adolphe Appia

    Texts on Theatre

    By Richard C. Beacham

    Adolphe Appia swept away the foundations of traditional theatre and set the agenda for the development of theatrical practice this century. In Adolphe Appia: Texts on Theatre, Richard Beacham brings together for the first time selections from all his major writings. The publication of these essays,...

    Published November 11th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Acting for Animators

    By Ed Hooks

    Ed Hooks' indispensable acting guidebook for animators has been fully updated and improved! Hooks uses basic acting theory to explain everything from character movement and facial expressions to interaction and scene construction. Just as acting on film and on stage are very different disciplines...

    Published August 9th 2011 by Routledge