Movement for Actors

ISBN-10: 1581152337
ISBN-13: 9781581152333
Edition: 2002
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Description: A resource for actors, movement teachers and directors, exploring the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. The contributors, who are from diverse performance traditions, explain how their particular disciplines came into being and  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

A resource for actors, movement teachers and directors, exploring the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. The contributors, who are from diverse performance traditions, explain how their particular disciplines came into being and why the skills involved are valuable to actors.

Nicole Potter is the senior editor at Allworth Press and an adjunct professor in the theatre department of Marymount Manhattan College. She has been the editor of numerous theater and film books and has written articles for film magazines, including Films in Review and The Perfect Vision. An MFA graduate in performing, her extensive theatrical background includes ten years as a member of The Irondale Ensemble, during which she had leading roles in both original works and in productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekov, and Brecht. She continues to act and direct at venues in the New York City area. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. nbsp;

George Manley is a qualified mountaineering instructor and a professional illustrator.

Introduction
A Little History
Biomechanics: Understanding Meyerhold's System of Actor Training
Michael Chekhov, Psychological Gesture, and the Thinking Heart
Theatrical Stillness
Teaching Charlie Chaplin How to Walk
Body Basics
The Feldenkrais Method
Alexander Technique and the Integrated Actor: Applying the Principles of the Alexander Technique to Actor Preparation
An Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis for Actors: A Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Perspective
Breathe Before You Act
Transformations
Mask and Ritual
The Smallest Mask: The Red Nose
Discovering Ensemble and Impulse through Improvisation
Beyond Glove and Fan
Bringing the Past into the Present: Period Dance on the Stage and in the Curriculum
Shakespeare Honors the Three Centers of the Body
Some Rehearsal Notes for Moliere and Restoration Comedy Style
Schools of Thought
The Williamson Physical Technique: The Physical Process of Acting
An Introduction to Margolis Method: A Dynamic Physical Approach to Actor Training
Movement Training: Dell'Arte International
Inside Out and Outside In
Synergizing Internal and External Acting
The Actor as Athlete of the Emotions: The Rasaboxes Exercise
Moving Forward
Mind-Body Juggling for the Camera
Teaching Postmodern Choreography to Actors: Eschewing the Inebriation of Emotion
SITI: Why We Train, A conversation between Ann Bogart and the SITI company
The Problem of Movement Theater
Contributors
Training
Suggested Reading
Bibliographies
Index

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