Training the Actor's Body: A Guide

Training the Actor's Body: A Guide

by Dick McCaw


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Training the Actor's Body: A Guide by Dick McCaw

A practical guide to the principles of teaching and learning movement, this book instructs the actor on how to train the body to become a medium of expression. Starting with a break-down of the principles of actor training through exercises and theatre games, Dick McCaw teaches the actor about their own body and its possibilities including: the different ways it can move, the space it occupies and finally its rhythm, timing and pacing.
With 64 exercises supported by diagrams and online video, Dick McCaw draws on his 20 years of teaching experience to coach the reader in the dynamics of movement education to achieve a responsive and articulate body.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472587794
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/22/2018
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 16.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dick McCaw is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Widely published, he is author of Bakhtin and Theatre: Dialogues with Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and Grotowski and editor of With an Eye for Movement and The Laban Sourcebook. In addition, he is a qualified Feldenkrais practitioner, a Tai Chi instructor and was Director of the International Workshop Festival (1992 – 2001). He has taught in Britain, Europe and North America.

Table of Contents

Starting to Work
Educating the Body
Stance, Movement and Our Relation to the Ground
Breathing and Voice
Situations and Strategies for Teaching and Learning

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