Movement for Actors

Movement for Actors

Book - 2002
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In this updated rich resource for actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. Readers will gain remarkable insights into the physical skills and techniques used in a wide variety of performance styles through ready-to-use exercises and approaches. Included in this new edition are chapters covering:

Stage combat
Yoga for actors
Martial arts
Body-mind centering
Authentic movement
Bartenieff fundamentals
Grotowski-based movement
Those who want to pursue serious training will be able to consult the appendix for listings of the best teachers and schools in the country. This inspiring collection is a must-read for all actors, directors, and teachers of theater looking for stimulation and new approaches.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Experts in a wide array of disciplines provide remarkable insight into the Alexander technique, the use of psychological gesture, period movement, the work of Rudolph Laban, postmodern choreography, and Suzuki training, to name but a few. Those who want to pursue serious training will be able to consult the appendix for listings of the best teachers and schools in the country. This inspiring collection is a must read for all actors, directors, and teachers of theater looking for stimulation and new approaches.


Book News
Teachers and practitioners offer actors, directors, and students both practical suggestions and inspiration on how to tell the story through the body. Body basics, beyond glove and fan, and schools of thought are among the themes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Allworth Press, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9781581152333
1581152337
Branch Call Number: 792.028 MOVEM
Characteristics: x, 277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Potter, Nicole

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