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

Improvisation in Drama

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Author: Anthony Frost,Ralph Yarrow

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137186577

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Improvisation in Drama was the first book to offer a unified view of work central to most drama training. This new edition features new practical examples and includes extended assessments of various practitioners as well as further coverage of women practitioners, non-western theatre, 'long form' improvisation and live-action role play

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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Theatre/Theory/Theatre

The Major Critical Texts from Aristotle and Zeami to Soyinka and Havel

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476848793

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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(Applause Books). From Aristotle's Poetics to Vaclav Havel, the debate about the nature and function of theatre has been marked by controversy. Daniel Gerould's landmark work, Theatre/Theory/Theatre , collects history's most influential Eastern and Western dramatic theorists poets, playwrights, directors and philosophers whose ideas about theatre continue to shape its future. In complete texts and choice excerpts spanning centuries, we see an ongoing dialogue and exchange of ideas between actors and directors like Craig and Meyerhold, and writers such as Nietzsche and Yeats. Each of Gerould's introductory essays shows fascinating insight into both the life and the theory of the author. From Horace to Soyinka, Corneille to Brecht, this is an indispensable compendium of the greatest dramatic theory ever written.

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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The Pall Mall Budget

Being a Weekly Collection of Articles Printed in the Pall Mall Gazette from Day to Day, with a Summary of News

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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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.