Training the Actor's Body

A Guide

Author: Dick McCaw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 272

View: 162

A practical guide to the principles of teaching and learning movement, this book instructs the actor on how to train the body to become a medium of expression. Starting with a break-down of the principles of actor training through exercises and theatre games, Dick McCaw teaches the actor about their own body and its possibilities including: the different ways it can move, the space it occupies and finally its rhythm, timing and pacing. With 64 exercises supported by diagrams and online video, Dick McCaw draws on his 20 years of teaching experience to coach the reader in the dynamics of movement education to achieve a responsive and articulate body.

Rethinking the Actor's Body

Dialogues with Neuroscience

Author: Dick McCaw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 255

How does an actor embody a character? How do they use their body as an instrument of expression? Rethinking the Actor's Body offers an accessible introduction to the fields of neurophysiology and embodied knowledge through a detailed examination of what an actor does with their body. Built on almost a decade of conversations and public seminars by the author Dick McCaw in partnership with John Rothwell (Professor of Neurophysiology at University College London, UK), Rethinking the Actor's Body explores a set of questions and preoccupations concerning the actor's body and examines overlaps in research and practice in the fields of actor training, embodied knowledge and neurophysiology.

Movement Training for Actors

Author: Jackie Snow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 311

"This book vividly captures vital and imaginative lessons from one of the most influential and joyous traditions of contemporary actor training. Any actor or teacher, who is devoted to the transformational power of the theatre, will want to return to these pages again and again, finding in them not only the work to be done, but also the inspiration to do it." James Bundy - Dean, Yale School of Drama; Artistic Director, Yale Repertory Theatre Movement training techniques allow actors to acquire the physical body language and non-verbal skills to clearly express the ideas and emotions of their characters. The techniques contained in this book help actors to develop awareness of their own natural posture, walk and rhythm, release the physical imagination and transform into the characters they are portraying, on stage, in film or on television. Movement Training for Actors provides a practical workbook approach to the core fundamentals of movement, fusing together the work of the key practitioners: Sigurd Leeder, Kurt Jooss, Rudolf Laban, Trish Arnold, Litz Pisk, F. M. Alexander, Moshé Feldenkrais, Jerzy Growtowski, Jacques Lecoq and Belinda Quirey. Chapters include Games, Pure Movement, Historical Dance, Acrobatics and Animal Study. The book is illustrated with photographs throughout and contains a DVD featuring over an hour of movement exercises further demonstrating the techniques. Movement Training for Actors is a masterclass on movement written by experienced coach, Jackie Snow and a culmination of her many years of teaching and coaching professionals. The highly practical approach will suit actors of all abilities as well as serving as an inspirational teaching guide.

Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2020

Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen and Radio

Author: Lloyd Trott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 512

View: 637

This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work on stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. With several new articles including The multi-hyphenate comedy actor-performer-writer; Ignition, inspiration and the imposter; Be prepared for publicity; and Equity pension scheme, Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2020 features aspects of the profession not previously covered, as well as continuing to provide valuable insight into auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and financial issues. This is a valuable professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. All listings have been updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Body Voice Imagination

A Training for the Actor

Author: David G. Zinder

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

View: 473

The beginning actor will find here the tools to prepare for a life on stage, and the experienced performer will appreciate techniques that will turn good performances into great ones.

The Actor and His Body

Author: Litz Pisk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 381

'Once you start working with someone like Litz you don't ever want to stop if you can help it' - Vanessa Redgrave Litz Pisk was widely regarded as the most influential teacher of modern theatre movement of the 20th Century. She innovated and advocated a physical training that sought to combine awareness, emotion and imagination specifically for the actor's craft. Her seminal book, The Actor and His Body, is the direct result of her unique dual career as a professional movement director and as an actor movement teacher working in leading British conservatoires. Pisk's quest was to find expression for the inner impulse that motivated actors to move. Her teachings, as outlined in this book, offer insight on the specific craft of the actor, and the relationship between movement, imagination and the 'need' to move. The Actor and His Body is also a practical manual for keeping the actor's body physically and expressively responsive. In addition, there are a range of movement exercises, illuminated by her exquisite line drawings, and a complete weekly programme which concentrates on movement practice within different timescales. This fourth edition features the original foreword by Michael Elliot as well as a new introduction by Ayse Tashkiran, contemporary movement director and Senior Lecturer at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, which contextualises Pisk's work.

The Student Actor Prepares: Acting for Life

Author: Gai Jones

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 858

The Student Actor Prepares is a practical, interactive approach to a student actor’s journey. Each chapter includes acting principles, their importance to the process, and workbook entries for emotional work, script analysis, and applications to the study of theater. Topics cover a brief history of the art of acting and how the study of acting can be an advantage in numerous occupations; an actor’s discovery of emotional work; movement and mime practices for the act∨ vocal practices for the act∨ solo improvisational study; script analysis for the individual act∨ rehearsal tips; monologue work; original solo work; audition information; working with an acting partner or in a production; acting resources; and research topics.

Training the Actor's Body

A Guide

Author: Dick McCaw

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Movement (Acting)

Page: 272

View: 502

A practical guide to the principles of teaching and learning movement, this book instructs the actor on how to train the body to become a medium of expression. Starting with a break-down of the principles of actor training through exercises and theatre games, Dick McCaw teaches the actor about their own body and its possibilities including: the different ways it can move, the space it occupies and finally its rhythm, timing and pacing. . With 64 exercises supported by diagrams and online video, Dick McCaw draws on his 20 years of teaching experience to coach the reader in the dynamics of movement education to achieve a responsive and articulate body.

The Articulate Body

The Physical Training of the Actor

Author: Anne Dennis

Publisher: Drama Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 877

Lights go up, the actor takes the space, and is perceived by the audience. Communication has begun. The Articulate Body: The Physical Training of the Actor considers the unique responsibility of the actor to convey, through his physical being, the thoughts and feelings of the theatrical event. The actor's training must provide a process through which the actor gains the physical skill, imagination, and confidence necessary to be as articulate with his body as he is with words. This book attempts to re-think and analyse a contemporary actor's physical needs, looking at the actor's physical training not as a series of skills, but as a skill in itself, specific to the actor. Exercises are included to serve the actor, teacher, director, movement director and actor's choreographer as a point of departure in applying the principles and concepts of the book to their own work.

Shakespeare, Theory, and Performance

Author: James C. Bulman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

View: 511

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.