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Movement for Actors
     

Movement for Actors

by Nicole Potter, Dan Kamin
 

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ISBN-10: 1581152337

ISBN-13: 9781581152333

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581152333
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
566,374
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: A Little History
Biomechanics: Understanding Meyerhold's System of Actor Training
Marianne Kubik
Michael Chekhov, Psychological Gesture, and the Thinking Heart
Floyd Ruhmor
Theatrical Stillness
Mary Fleischer
Teaching Charlie Chaplin How to Walk
Dan Kamin
Part II: Body Basics
The Feldenkrais Method®
Alan Questel
Alexander Technique and the Integrated Actor: Applying the Principles of the Alexander Technique to Actor Preparation
Teresa Lee
An Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis for Actors: A Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Perspective
Barbara Adrian
Breathe Before You Act
Caroline Thomas
Part III: Transformations
Mask and Ritual
Shelley Wyant
The Smallest Mask: The Red Nose
Jean Taylor
Discovering Ensemble and Impulse through Improvisation
Paul Urcioli
Part IV: Beyond Glove and Fan
Bringing the Past into the Present: Period Dance on the Stage and in the Curriculum
Nira Pullin
Shakespeare Honors the Three Centers of the Body
Susan Dibble
Some Rehearsal Notes for Molière and Restoration Comedy Style
Rod McLucas
Part V: Schools of Thought
The Williamson Technique: The Physical Process of Acting
Lloyd Williamson
An Introduction to Margolis MethodTM: A Dynamic Physical Approach to Actor Training
Kari Margolis
Movement Training: Dell'Arte International
Joan Schirle
Part VI: Inside Out and Outside In
Synergizing Internal and External Acting
Jill Mackavey
The Actor as Athlete of the Emotions: The Rasaboxes Exercise
Michele Minnick and Paula Murray Cole
Part VII: Moving Forward
Mind-Body Juggling for the Camera
Erika Batdorf
Teaching Postmodern Choreography to Actors: Eschewing the Inebriation of Emotion
Annie-B Parson and Nicole Potter
SITI: Why We Train: A Conversation between Anne Bogart and the SITI Company
compiled by Will Bond
The Problem of Movement Theater
Brad Krumholz
Contributors
Appendix A: A Short Resource List for Schools and Training Programs for Movement
Appendix B

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