Acting through Mask

Overview

In Acting Through Mask, the first volume of his Mask: A Release of Acting Resources, David Griffith examines the present state of actor-training and recommends a way in which the standards of performance skills in theatre may parallel those already established in other performing arts such as music and dance." "The author proposes a practical actor-training philosophy using mask, which will realistically work alongside current actor-training programmes. Opening with a brief survey of the actor-training ...
See more details below
This Paperback is Not Available through BN.com
Sending request ...

Overview

In Acting Through Mask, the first volume of his Mask: A Release of Acting Resources, David Griffith examines the present state of actor-training and recommends a way in which the standards of performance skills in theatre may parallel those already established in other performing arts such as music and dance." "The author proposes a practical actor-training philosophy using mask, which will realistically work alongside current actor-training programmes. Opening with a brief survey of the actor-training experiments and styles developed by Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Grotowski and Brecht, Griffiths demands that the preparation for theatrical performance should reflect an awareness of training in performance in other cultures. The key to David Griffiths' philosophy as a theatre practitioner is the mask and here he explains the special skills required to animate it, helping the reader by extensive and cogent use of his own illustrations.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Martin Banham
David Griffiths' four volume series of books is a splendidly researched and passionate argument for the introduction of a mask-based training for actors. Griffiths has a wide experience in the area of professional training and as a director and playwright, and brings all this to bear in this fascinating and persuasive study. The series offers fascinating insights into various mask traditions, illustrates their performance with the author's own brilliant line drawings and other relevant material, and offers three short plays as experimental pieces in which the various mask traditions can be explored and tested. As a 'package' this is intellectually stimulating and pedagogically astute.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783718657148
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Series: Mask Ser.: A Release of Acting Resources
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)