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Body Speaks Performance and Expression

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ISBN-10: 1403960283

ISBN-13: 9781403960283

Edition: 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Lorna J. Marshall, Yoshi Oida, Lorna Marshall

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Lorna Marshall's revolutionary new book, The Body Speaks, is a fundamental rethinking of our relationship to the body and its role in performance. Seventy percent of everyday conversation is conveyed through body language. Lorna Marshall shows us how to recognize and lose unwanted physical inhibitions that we've learned throughout life. Good performers--no matter whether they're trapeze artists or Shakespearean actors--are able to fully reach their audience and engage with them because they have learned to use their bodies to their best effect. Marshall encourages actors in training as well as those already working on the stage to unleash our potential and express ourselves more clearly in…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Lorna Marshall has taught physical acting to performers in almost every area, from ballet dancers to classical actors and opera singers, and from performance artists to circus acts. She has worked with companies such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, Shared Experience, The Royal National Theatre, and The Consort of Musicke. She runs international workshops and is currently Honorary Research Fellow at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and Adviser on Actor Training at the New National Theatre, Tokyo.

Foreword
Preface
Discovery and Preparation
Introduction
Connecting to the Body
Impulse and Response
Emotion
Voice and Words
What Stops us Working
Going Further
Putting it into Practice
Introduction
Connecting to Others
Character
The Audience
Hints on Style and Technique
Conclusion
Foreword
Preface
Discovery and Preparation
Introduction
Connecting to the Body
Impulse and Response
Emotion
Voice and Words
What Stops us Working
Going Further
Putting it into Practice
Introduction
Connecting to Others
Character
The Audience
Hints on Style and Technique
Conclusion