The Actor Speaks

Voice and the Performer

Author: Patsy Rodenburg

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312295146

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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In The Actor Speaks, Patsy Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. She touches on every aspect of performance work that involves the voice and sorts through the kinds of vexing problems every performer faces onstage: breath and relaxation; vocal range and power; communication with other actors; singing and acting simultaneously; working on different sized stages and in both large and small auditoriums; approaching the vocal demands of different kinds of scripts. This is the final word on the actor's voice and it's destined to become the classic work on the subject for some time to come.

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

Volume 6: Bibliography and Cumulative Index

Author: Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer),Natasha Rappaport (Bibliographer),Don Rubin (General Editor),Rosabel Wang (Consulting Bibliographer)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136119000

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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An annotated world theatre bibliography documenting significant theatre materials published world wide since 1945, plus an index to key names throughout the six volumes of the series.

Voice and the Young Actor

A workbook and DVD

Author: Rena Cook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147253915X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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"Many high school theatre teachers do not have access to intensive voice instruction. Rena's book will fill that void. It is instructive, concise, easy to understand, and most importantly for the high school student, fun. High school teachers will find the book an invaluable voice and acting resource. It would be beneficial to all high school theatre programs to have Voice and the Young Actor as a textbook." Kim Moore, High School Teacher, Colorado There are thousands of students enrolled in school drama classes in yet very often young actors cannot be heard, are culturally encouraged to trail off at the ends of sentences, and habitually use only the lowest pitches of the voice. Drama teachers, frequently ask, "How can I get my students to speak up, to be clear, to articulate?" Voice and the Young Actor is written for the school actor, is inviting in format, language and illustration and offers clear and inspiring instructions. A DVD features 85 mins and 28 filmed voice workshop exercises with the author and two students. These students log their reflections in the book on what they have learned throughout their training and there is space for the reader to do the same. A workbook in format, Voice and the Young Actor provides simple, interactive vocal exercises and shows young performers how to take voice work into acting.

The Actor, Image, and Action

Acting and Cognitive Neuroscience

Author: Rhonda Blair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135976236

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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The Actor, Image and Action is a 'new generation' approach to the craft of acting; the first full-length study of actor training using the insights of cognitive neuroscience. In a brilliant reassessment of both the practice and theory of acting, Rhonda Blair examines the physiological relationship between bodily action and emotional experience. In doing so she provides the latest step in Stanislavsky's attempts to help the actor 'reach the unconscious by conscious means'. Recent developments in scientific thinking about the connections between biology and cognition require new ways of understanding many elements of human activity, including: imagination emotion memory physicality reason. The Actor, Image and Action looks at how these are in fact inseparable in the brain's structure and function, and their crucial importance to an actor’s engagement with a role. The book vastly improves our understanding of the actor's process and is a must for any actor or student of acting.

Die persönliche Stimme entwickeln

CD. / Gesprochen von Kristin Linklater und Thea M. Mertz

Author: Kristin Linklater

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783497022960

Category:

Page: 280

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Inhalt Einfuhrung in die Arbeit Wie die Stimme arbeitet Warum die Stimme nicht funktioniert I: Der BefreiungsprozeSS Die Wirbelsaule - die Stutze des Atems Atmung - die Quelle des Lautes Die Beruhrung des Tons Schwingungen, die den ursprunglichen Ton verstarken Zwischenschritt: Trainingseinheit fur Entspannung, die Wirbelsaule, den Kopf, Atmung, Beruhrung des Tons, Summen Der Stimmkanal II: Der EntwicklungsprozeSS: die Resonanzleiter Die Resonanzraume des Stimmkanals Freilassen der Stimme aus dem Korper Die Mitte der Stimme Die Nasen-Resonanzraume Stimmumfang Die Schadel-Resonatoren III: Empfindsamkeit und Kraft Die Kraft der Atmung Das Zentrum Artikulation Zwischenschritt: ubungseinheit IV: Die Verbindung zu Text und Schauspielen Worte Texte Beobachtungen und Meinungen zu Stimme und schauspielen

Acting (re)considered

A Theoretical and Practical Guide

Author: Phillip B. Zarrilli

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415263009

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

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Acting (Re)Considered is an exceptionally wide-ranging collection of theories on acting, ideas about body and training, and statements about the actor in performance. This second edition includes five new essays and has been fully revised and updated, with discussions by or about major figures who have shaped theories and practices of acting and performance from the late nineteenth century to the present. The essays - by directors, historians, actor trainers and actors - bridge the gap between theories and practices of acting, and between East and West. No other book provides such a wealth of primary and secondary sources, bibliographic material, and diversity of approaches. It includes discussions of such key topics as: * how we think and talk about acting * acting and emotion * the actor's psychophysical process * the body and training * the actor in performance * non-Western and cross-cultural paradigms of the body, training and acting. Acting (Re)Considered is vital reading for all those interested in performance.

Movement Training for the Modern Actor

Author: Mark Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135892938

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

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This book is the first critical analysis of the key principles and practices informing the movement training of actors in the modern era. Focusing on the cultural history of modern movement training for actors, Evans traces the development of the ‘neutral’ body as a significant area of practice within drama school training and the relationship between movement pedagogy and the operation of discipline and power in shaping the professional identity of the actor. The volume looks in detail at the influence of the leading figures in movement training — Laban, Alexander, Copeau and Lecoq — on twentieth century professional actor training, and is informed by interviews with students and staff at leading English drama schools. Mark Evans re-evaluates the significance of movement training in the professional drama school, offering a new understanding of the body as a site for performative resistance to industrialization. Despite the publication of a number of ‘how to’ books on movement training for the professional acting student, this is the first text to look behind the curtain and write the unseen biography of the actor’s body.

The Alexander Technique For Actors

Author: Kelly McEvenue

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474279120

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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This practical book with illustrations links Alexander technique to acting, dancing and singing by the trainer of performers on The Lion King The Alexander Technique is a method of physical relaxation that reduces tension and strain throughout the body. It promotes a beneficial use of movement that is stress-free by learning to free-up the body. It teaches an individual to use their body efficiently in order to avoid damage or loss of control. Kelly McEvenue has been teaching the Alexander Technique to performers for nearly twenty years and is a world expert on the system. In this book she draws on her considerable experience and sets up a series of set-by-step warm-ups and exercises that anybody can follow. The exercises are linked to accurate anatomical drawings, showing where stress is most pronounced in the body. The Foreword is by Patsy Rodenburg, Head of Voice for the Royal National Theatre and author of Methuen titles The Right to Speak and The Actor Speaks.

The Body Speaks

Performance and physical expression

Author: Lorna Marshall

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408142007

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Stimulating and intelligent Yoshi Oida Seventy percent of everyday conversation is conveyed through body language, twenty percent is the voice and only ten percent is the meaning of the words. In The Body Speaks, expert RADA trainer Lorna Marshall, shows how to recognise and lose unwanted physical inhibitions that our background, education or family have taught us and presents a fundamental re-thinking of our relationship to the body and its role in performance. Good performers - be they trapeze artists, Shakespearean actors, Butoh dancers or film stars - are able to fully reach their audience and engage with them because they have learnt to use their bodies to its best effect. Through a series of practical exercises, Lorna Marshall encourages us to unleash our potential, discover new possibility for the body and express ourselves more clearly. This new edition has been fully revised to include the latest thinking on the subject and more exercises particularly for performers in TV and film.

The Need for Words

Voice and the Text

Author: Patsy Rodenburg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474273564

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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Patsy Rodenburg explores howwe speak, what we speak and the impact of the spoken word. As one of the world's leading voice coaches, she describes practical ways to approach language, and uses Shakespeare, Romantic poetry, modern prose and a range of other texts to help each of us discover our own unique need for words. In Part One the author attacks the myth that there is only one correct way to speak by clearing away the blocks that can make language inaccessible. Part Two, a series of language and text exercises, connects the voice to the shape and quality of individual words and phrases. Drawing on the author's time spent coaching in the worlds of business and politics, this new edition reflects on how the way we use words has changed since the book was first published. It brings a renewed focus on the language of power – spoken in the worlds of politicians and company directors – which will give readers an insight into the potency of clear, direct communication. Finally, new language exercises provide readers with unmediated access to this new research, allowing them to practice and master the language and words that drive the modern world.

The Actor and the Text

Author: Cicely Berry

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557831385

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

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(Applause Acting Series). These words of Cicely Berry, the voice director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, speak to anyone who needs to speak his or her piece in any arena, at sales meetings or religious revivals. Berry's book will insure that the speaker and the text gets heard accurately and with true emotional range. Never again will one be accused of simply "reading a prepared statement." Berry's exercises to develop relaxation, breathing and muscular control will literally help everyone breathe easier when confronting the printed page.

The Performer's Voice

Author: Michael S. Benninger,Thomas Murry

Publisher: Plural Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 321

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Benninger (otolaryngology, Henry Ford Health System) and Murry (speech pathology, Voice and Swallowing Center, Columbia U.) compile 25 chapters on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of voice disorders relating mostly to actors and singers, but with some attention to instrumentalist/singers, voiceover artists, dancer/singers, and others. Pharm

Bringing the Word to Life

Engaging the New Testament Through Performing It

Author: Richard Ward,David Trobisch

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802868851

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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The New Testament books were written to be read aloud. The original audiences of these texts would have been unfamiliar with our current practice of reading silently and processing with our eyes rather than our ears, so we can learn much about the New Testament through performing it ourselves. Richard Ward and David Trobisch are here to help. Bringing the Word to Life walks the reader through what we know about the culture of performance in the first and second centuries, what it took to perform an early New Testament manuscript, the benefits of performance for teaching, and practical suggestions for exploring New Testament texts through performance today.

One Voice

Integrating Singing Technique and Theatre Voice Training

Author: Joan Melton,Kenneth Tom

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 141

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Joan Melton groundbreaking book outlines a course of study that integrates basic elements of singing technique into the whole range of theatre voice training.

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.