Actor and the Alexander Technique

ISBN-10: 0312295154
ISBN-13: 9780312295158
Edition: Revised 
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Description: F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors, singers, etc. In The Actor and the  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 8/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors, singers, etc. In The Actor and the Alexander Technique, Kelly McEvenue writes the first basic book about how this unique technique can help actors feel more natural on the stage. She provides warm-up exercises, "balance" and "center" exercises, spatial awareness exercises. She talks about imitation, the use of masks, nudity on the stage, dealing with injury and aging. She talks about specific productions that have successfully used the Alexander Technique, such as "The Lion King". With a foreword by Patsy Rodenburg of our own phenomenal The Actor Speaks this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every working and studying actor.

Acknowledgements
Foreword
An Introduction to The Actor and the Alexander Technique
Introduction
F. M. Alexander's Story
The Alexander Technique in the Theatre
How the Alexander Technique Became My Vocation
The Alexander Teacher's Role in the Production of a Play
The Principles of the Alexander Technique
Recognition of Habit
Inhibition--Pausing for an Instant to Arrest a Habit
The 'Primary Control'
Giving Direction--Learning to Use Your Thinking to Make a Change
'Feelings' May Give Unreliable Feedback
End-gaining
Non-doing--'Less is More'
The Anatomy Lesson
The Actor Prepares--Warming Up
Preparing the Actor for Rehearsal or Performance
Warm-up Exercises
Stretching on the Mat--Lying on the Back in the Semi-supine Position
Engaging the Adominal Wall and the Back Muscles
A Shoulder Stretch
Getting Up Off the Floor
Finding Balance or 'Centre'
Arm Stretching
Undulating Through Centre
Find the Hip Joint
The Rolling-over Exercise
Balancing into Walking
An Open-leg Stretch
Putting the Alexander Technique to Work
Partner Work--Moving in Relationship
Partner Work and Spatial Awareness Exercises
Spatial Awareness Exercises
Endowment--Observing the Other
Stage 2 of Spatial Awareness
Contact Partner Work
Centrifugal Force and Opposition Exercises
A Mirroring Exercise
Status Work--Playing the High and the Low Brows
Tableau Exercise--Learning to Survive a 'Freeze'
The Table Work and the Alexander Technique
Lesson One
Lesson Two
Alexander Technique and Voice Work
Alexander's Discovery
Voice Work and the Alexander Technique
Musical Theatre
Opera Singing and the Alexander Technique
The Whispered 'Ah' Exercise
The Alexander Technique and Acting Challenges
Relevance of the Alexander Technique to Acting
The Actor and Fitness
Character Work and the Alexander Technique
Playing Another Gender--from the 'Trouser Role' to the Drag Act
Imitation--Mirroring
The Kissing Class
Nudity
Alexander with Costumes, Wigs and Period Accoutrements
Mask Work
The Zoo Project--An Animal Study
The Lion King
An Elizabethan Bear
The Injured Actor
Understudies
The Ageing Actor
Falling and Fainting On Stage
Drunkenness
Martial Arts and the Alexander Technique
The Stage--How the Actor Adapts to Playing the Space
The Proscenium-arch Stage
The Raked Stage
The Thrust Stage
Theatre In the Round
Outdoor Theatre
Epilogue
Addresses

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