The Acting Book

The Acting Book

by John Abbott
     
 

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A ‘fast-forward’ acting course covering all the essential techniques an actor needs to know and use – with a suite of exercises to put each technique into practice.

The Acting Book offers various ways to analyse a text and to create character, using not only the established processes of Stanislavski and Meisner, but also new ones

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A ‘fast-forward’ acting course covering all the essential techniques an actor needs to know and use – with a suite of exercises to put each technique into practice.

The Acting Book offers various ways to analyse a text and to create character, using not only the established processes of Stanislavski and Meisner, but also new ones developed by the author over many years of teaching drama students. It also sets out a wide range of rehearsal techniques and improvisations, and it brims over with inventive practical exercises designed to stimulate the actor’s imagination and build confidence.

The book will be invaluable to student actors as an accompaniment to their training, to established actors who wish to refresh their technique, and to drama teachers at every level.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Anyone involved in actor training is likely to find this book a welcome breath of fresh air because its approach is so gloriously unpretentious. And yet it contains a wealth of Abbot’s enormous experience as actor, director and teacher." - Stage

"A fantastic accompaniment for teachers of drama, actors at any level and directors seeking insight into the ways actors think." - Book News

"A fine source of ideas and information for drama teachers - a potted acting course, with plenty of practical exercises." - Teaching Drama

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848421448
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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From the Publisher
"Anyone involved in actor training is likely to find this book a welcome breath of fresh air because its approach is so gloriously unpretentious. And yet it contains a wealth of Abbot’s enormous experience as actor, director and teacher." - Stage

"A fantastic accompaniment for teachers of drama, actors at any level and directors seeking insight into the ways actors think." - Book News

"A fine source of ideas and information for drama teachers - a potted acting course, with plenty of practical exercises." - Teaching Drama

Meet the Author


John Abbott enjoyed a varied career as an actor in theatre, film and television, including a stint in Doctor Who, before becoming a teacher of acting. He is Head of Acting at the Arts Ed. School of Acting in London. He lives in Chiswick, West London.

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