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.

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

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 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.

Voice: Onstage and Off

Author: Robert Barton,Rocco dal Vera

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136854762

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

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Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering, and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal work is covered, from the initial speech impulse and the creation of sound, right through to refining the final product in different types of performance. This highly adaptable course of study empowers performers of all levels to combine and evolve their onstage and offstage voices. This second edition is extensively illustrated and accompanied by an all-new website, full of audio and text resources, including: extensive teacher guides including sample syllabi, scheduling options, and ways of adapting to varying academic environments and teaching circumstances downloadable forms to help reproduce the book’s exercises in the classroom and for students to engage with their own vocal development outside of lessons audio recordings of all exercises featured in the book examples of Voiceover Demos, including both scripts and audio recordings links to useful web resources, for further study. Four mentors - the voice chef, the voice coach, the voice shrink and the voice doctor - are on hand throughout the book and the website to ensure a holistic approach to voice training. The authors also provide an authoritative survey of US and UK vocal training methods, helping readers to make informed choices about their study.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera

A Guide to Singer-getics

Author: Mark Ross Clark

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253109392

Category: Music

Page: 176

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"... a remarkable collection of observations and reflections on past experiences by many excellent artists and teachers that will doubtless help... those interested in creating 'opera magic.'" -- Tito Capobianco Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera is designed for use in opera and musical theater workshops and by beginning professional singers. Drawing on years of research, teaching, and performing, Mark Ross Clark provides an overview of dramatic methodology for the singing actor, encouraging the student's active participation through practical exercises and application to well-known works. The Singer-getics method emphasizes integration of the various dimensions of opera performance, creating synergies among vocal performance, character development, facial expression, and movement on the stage. The book presents important information about stagecraft, characterization, posture, historical styles, performance anxiety, aria, and scene analysis. Excerpts from interviews with performers, directors, conductors, coaches, composers, and teachers offer insights and advice, allowing the reader to "meet the artists." An appendix by postural alignment specialist Emily Bogard describes techniques of relaxation and self-awareness for the performer. This lively book will appeal to students, teachers, professionals, and general readers alike.

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.

Dreamwork for Actors

Author: Janet Sonenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136788832

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Drawing upon her wide experience as actor and director, Janet Sonenberg shows what dreamwork can do. No other acting technique offers the performer's own dreams as a means to profoundly deepen imaginative and artistic expression. This is a wholly new tool with which actors can unleash startling performances.

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's Art and Craft

Author: Rona Laurie

Publisher: Players Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 164

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Rona Laurie has drawn on her wide experience as an actor, professor of speech and drama, and adjudicator in this analysis of the art and craft of acting. This book is for, and about, actors and drama students. However, it will be of interest to anyone who has an interest in live theatre, either as a performer or as a member of the audience. Rona Laurie concentrates on honing the actor's abilities: how to use the voice, modulation and movement to develop characterisation. Detailed consideration of Shakespeare, comedy, farce and some modern playwrights give extra insight into these genres. The discussion is completed by an evaluation of some of our finest performers: Peggy Ashcroft, Alan Bates, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier.

Der Gebrauch des Selbst

die bewusste Steuerung des Gebrauchs im Bezug auf Diagnose, Funktionieren und Reaktionskontrolle

Author: F. M. Alexander

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805571704

Category: Medical

Page: 94

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Der Gebrauch des Selbst ist das einganglichste der vier Werke F.M. Alexanders und enthalt viele sehr nutzliche Informationen, die dem Leser die Alexander-Technik naher bringen. Dazu gehort vor allem Alexanders Schilderung, welchen Weg er beschreiten musste, um die Grundprinzipien seiner Technik zu entwickeln. Dieses Buch ist somit ein Grundstein der Alexander-Technik. Fur Lehrer und engagierte Schuler dieser Technik steht es an erster Stelle. Um Alexanders Methode wirklich zu verstehen, ist es sinnvoll, die Geschichte ihrer Entwicklung zu kennen. So erst kann man nachvollziehen, auf welche Prinzipien Alexander seine Methode grundete.

Nachtprogramm

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641135680

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Oft kopiert – nie erreicht: Sedaris ist das Original, denn niemand kann die Schrecken des Jungseins und des Familienlebens so haarsträubend komisch und charmant schildern.