The Art of the Actor

The Essential History of Acting from Classical Times to the Present Day

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Author: Jean Benedetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136556192

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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How did acting begin? What is its history, and what have the great thinkers on acting said about the art and craft of performance? In this single-volume survey of the history of acting, Jean Benedetti traces the evolution of the theories of the actor's craft drawing extensively on extracts from key texts, many of which are unavailable for the student today. Beginning with the classical conceptions of acting as rhetoric and oratory, as exemplified in the writing of Aristotle, Cicero and others, The Art of the Actor progresses to examine ideas of acting in Shakespeare's time right through to the present day. Along the way, Benedetti considers the contribution and theories of key figures such as Diderot, Stanislavski, Meyerhold, Brecht, Artaud and Grotowski, providing a clear and concise explanation of their work illustrated by extracts and summaries of their writings. Some source materials appear in the volume for the first time in English. The Art of the Actor will be the essential history of acting for all students and actors interested in the great tradition of performance, both as craft and as art.

Voice into Acting

Integrating voice and the Stanislavski approach

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Author: Christina Gutekunst,John Gillett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140818544X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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How can actors bridge the gap between themselves and the text and action of a script, integrating fully their learned vocal skills? How do we make an imaginary world real, create the life of a role, and fully embody it vocally and physically so that voice and acting become one? Christina Gutekunst and John Gillett unite their depth of experience in voice training and acting to create an integrated and comprehensive approach informed by Stanislavski and his successors ? the acting approach widely taught to actors in drama schools throughout the world. The authors create a step-by-step guide to explore how voice can: respond to our thoughts, senses, feelings, imagination and will fully express language in content and form communicate imaginary circumstances and human experience transform to adapt to different roles connect to a variety of audiences and spaces Featuring over fifty illustrations by German artist Dany Heck, Voice into Acting is an essential manual for the actor seeking full vocal identity in characterization, and for the voice teacher open to new techniques, or an alternative approach, to harmonize with the actor's process.

Acts

Theater, Philosophy, and the Performing Self

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Author: Tzachi Zamir

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472052136

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 278

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The first philosophical study devoted solely to acting, offering a meditation on the spillover from acting to life

Athenian Tragedy in Performance

A Guide to Contemporary Studies and Historical Debates

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Author: Melinda Powers

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609382315

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 185

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"Investigates the methodological problems that arise in some of the latest research on ancient Greek theatre."--Back cover.

The Literary Gazette

A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

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Author: William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,John Morley,Frederick Arnold,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: N.A

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American Film History

Selected Readings, 1960 to the Present

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Author: Cynthia Lucia,Roy Grundmann,Art Simon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118475127

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 520

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From the American underground film to the blockbuster superhero, this authoritative introduction explores the core issues and developments in American cinematic history during the second half of the twentieth-century through to the present day. Considers a wealth a subjects ranging from the impact of television, the rise of the new directors, and independent and underground film, to the impact of the civil rights, feminist and LGBT movements on film, American film after 9/11, and identity politics and culture Features a student-friendly structure dividing coverage into the periods 1960-1975, 1976-1990, and 1991 to the present day, each of which opens with an historical overview Brings together a rich and varied selection of contributions by a team of respected authors, combining broader historical, social and political context with detailed analysis of individual films, including Midnight Cowboy, Nashville, Cat Ballou, Chicago, Back to the Future, Killer of Sheep, Daughters of the Dust, Nothing But a Man, Ali, Easy Rider, The Conversation, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Longtime Companion, The Matrix, The War Tapes, and the Batman films among many others Additional online resources, such as sample syllabi, for general and specialized courses, including suggested readings and filmographies, will be available on publication at www.wiley.com/go/lucia May be used alongside The History of American Film: Origins to 1960 to provide an authoritative study of American cinema from its earliest days right through to the new millennium

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie

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Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 1971

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

A History of Italian Cinema

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Author: Peter Bondanella

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441160698

Category: Social Science

Page: 684

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A History of Italian Cinema is the only comprehensive and up-to-date book on the subject available anywhere, in any language >

Sakuntala

ein indisches Schauspiel

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Author: Kālidāsa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 158

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Film News

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures in education

Page: N.A

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