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.
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)
From the Publisher
"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.'"
Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)
Meet the Author
Robert Barton is Professor Emeritus of Acting at the University of Oregon. He has directed more than half of Shakespeare's plays and performed in most of them, including playing the title role in a PBS production of HAMLET. A prolific author, Dr. Barton has published numerous scholarly articles on acting and seven books, including VOICE: ONSTAGE AND OFF (with Rocco Dal Vera), THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE and LIFE THEMES (both with Annie McGregor), and ACTING REFRAMES. His STYLE FOR ACTORS received the Theatre Association's Best Book Award. In addition, he served as editor and adaptor of the newly revised edition of the classic text THE CRAFT OF COMEDY. The American College Theatre Festival honored Dr. Barton as Outstanding Acting Coach. He received his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University.