Acting: Onstage and Off / Edition 6

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Overview

Demonstrating how offstage performance can be effectively adapted for the theatre, as well as how onstage training can be applied toward leading a full life outside the theatre, ACTING: ONSTAGE AND OFF is a humorous yet informative book that discusses the interplay between life on and off the stage. You'll learn everything from the phases of actor training to body-relaxation techniques.

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Editorial Reviews

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A textbook for beginning acting students, emphasizing the life- enhancing aspects of actor training over technical skills. It explains how offstage performance can be adapted for the theater, and vice versa. No dates are noted for previous editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"A highly practical approach to acting: A rich depth and breadth of exercises for the students; ACTING ONSTAGE AND OFF gives students an excellent introduction to the Stanislavski system…"

"I think it's the best text on the market."

"… ACTING ONSTAGE AND OFF provides a springboard in which 'course objectives meets in-class application.'"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495898863
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 126,902
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Barton is professor emeritus of acting and continues to teach at the University of Oregon. He has performed in most of the plays of Shakespeare and has directed half of them, including the title role in a PBS production of Hamlet. He is the author of several acting texts and is co-author, with Rocco Dal Vera, of VOICE: ONSTAGE AND OFF. Robert's book STYLE FOR ACTORS was recipient of the Theatre Association's Best Book Award and he has been honored as Outstanding Acting Coach by the American College Theatre Festival. He has published numerous articles on acting, and his regular column, "Many Right Ways", appears in each edition of THE VOICE and SPEECH REVIEW. He is also the author of a new introduction to theatre text, THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE (with Annie McGregor).

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Table of Contents

1. Acting Acknowledged. 2. Relaxed Readiness. 3. Individual Inventory. 4. Stanislavski's System. 5. Stanislavski Stretched. 6. Truth/Technique. 7. Scene Study. 8. Performance Process. 9. Acting Anticipated. Illustrations. Appendixes.

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