Challenge For The Actor

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Author: Uta Hagen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684190400

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 309

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The actress and teacher guides actors in developing their art, covering such aspects as voice techniques, timing, rhythm, and including exercises to correct problems

The Actor and the Alexander Technique

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Author: Kelly McEvenue

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312295154

Category: Drama

Page: 148

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F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors, singers, etc. In The Actor and the Alexander Technique, Kelly McEvenue writes the first basic book about how this unique technique can help actors feel more natural on the stage. She provides warm-up exercises, "balance" and "center" exercises, spatial awareness exercises. She talks about imitation, the use of masks, nudity on the stage, dealing with injury and aging. She talks about specific productions that have successfully used the Alexander Technique, such as "The Lion King". With a foreword by Patsy Rodenburg of our own phenomenal The Actor Speaks this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every working and studying actor.

Acting and Living in Discovery

A Workbook for the Actor

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Author: Carol Rosenfeld

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585107689

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

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Acting and Living in Discovery, A Workbook for the Actor lays out essential fundamentals of the actor’s process. Based on the author’s experiences at the legendary HB Studio in New York City, Acting and Living in Discovery provides practical guidance for developing, honing, or revitalizing the actor’s craft for the actor. A teacher can use the workbook to support a studio class, a special workshop, part of a university acting course, or private coaching. The chapters delve into basic facets of the acting process that lead the actor into discovering the corporal world of a script. Exercises at the end of each chapter invite the actor to discover the treasure trove of his unique self, and spell out the work an actor can do to wear the shoes of any character. The actor is at once the instrument and the player. The workbook can be read straight through or used as a reference for addressing a particular problem or topic.

Resilience and Sustainability in Relation to Natural Disasters: A Challenge for Future Cities

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Author: Paolo Gasparini,Gaetano Manfredi,Domenico Asprone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319043161

Category: Nature

Page: 79

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The number of megacities worldwide is rapidly increasing and contemporary cities are also expanding fast. As a result, cities and their inhabitants are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the effects of catastrophic natural events such as extreme weather events (recently more frequent and intense as a result of the ongoing climate changes), earthquakes, tsunamis or man-induced events such as terrorist attacks or accidents. Furthermore, due to increasing technological complexity of urban areas, along with increasing population density, cities are becoming more and more risk attractors. The resilience of cities against catastrophic events is a major challenge of today. It requires city transformation processes to be rethought, to mitigate the effects of extreme events on the vital functions of cities and communities. Redundancy and robustness of the components of the urban fabric are essential to restore the full efficiency of the city's vital functions after an extreme event has taken place. These items were addressed by an interdisciplinary and international selection of scientists during the 6th UN-World Urban Forum that was held in Naples, Italy in September 2012. This volume represents in six chapters the views from sociologists, economists and scientists working on natural risk and physical vulnerability on resilience and sustainability for future cities in relation to natural disasters.

Aeschylus: Playwright Educator

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Author: Robert Holmes Beck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401188181

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 204

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Redefining Organised Crime: A Challenge for the European Union?

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Author: Stefania Carnevale,Serena Forlati,Orsetta Giolo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509904719

Category: Law

Page: 408

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The definition of organised crime has long been the object of lively debate, at national and international level. Sociological and legal analysis has not yet led to one definitive answer to the question of what exactly 'organised crime' means. Nonetheless, many instruments adopted both at international and national levels set forth special legal regimes designed to target criminal groups featuring a stable organisation, which are perceived as particularly dangerous to society. Therefore, identifying the notion of organised crime is crucial to establishing the scope of any legal instrument specifically designed for combating it. The aim of this book is to reassess the scope, the effectiveness and the overall coherence of existing definitions of organised crime, and to identify any need for a reconsideration of these definitions, specifically with reference to the EU legal order. It will be of interest to academics, practitioners and legislators working in the sphere of EU criminal law and of organised crime more generally.

Shakespearean Illuminations

Essays in Honor of Marvin Rosenberg

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Author: Jay L. Halio,Hugh M. Richmond,Marvin Rosenberg

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874136579

Category: Drama

Page: 371

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Topics in this collection include discussions of acting the "Big Four, " as well as studies on politics, language, and history.

The Good, the Bad, and the Just

How Modern Men Shape Their World

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Author: Professor Riël Vermunt

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409468453

Category: Law

Page: 330

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Drawing on multidisciplinary findings and ideas, this book offers explanations as to why, how and to what extent, people, in an effort to attain justice, allocate social resources between self and others and among others. The role of the essential features of allocation behavior are examined in the newly developed Justice Model, and the work also explores the conditions under which an actor may deviate from a just division of social resources thus instigating a reaction from recipients and observers.

An Actress Prepares

Women and "the Method"

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Author: Rosemary Malague

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136503900

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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'Every day, thousands of women enter acting classes where most of them will receive some variation on the Stanislavsky-based training that has now been taught in the U.S. for nearly ninety years. Yet relatively little feminist consideration has been given to the experience of the student actress: What happens to women in Method actor training?' An Actress Prepares is the first book to interrogate Method acting from a specifically feminist perspective. Rose Malague addresses "the Method" not only with much-needed critical distance, but also the crucial insider's view of a trained actor. Case studies examine the preeminent American teachers who popularized and transformed elements of Stanislavsky’s System within the U.S.—Strasberg, Adler, Meisner, and Hagen— by analyzing and comparing their related but distinctly different approaches. This book confronts the sexism that still exists in actor training and exposes the gender biases embedded within the Method itself. Its in-depth examination of these Stanislavskian techniques seeks to reclaim Method acting from its patriarchal practices and to empower women who act. 'I've been waiting for someone to write this book for years: a thorough-going analysis and reconsideration of American approaches to Stanislavsky from a feminist perspective ... lively, intelligent, and engaging.' – Phillip Zarrilli, University of Exeter 'Theatre people of any gender will be transformed by Rose Malague’s eye-opening study An Actress Prepares... This book will be useful to all scholars and practitioners determined to make gender equity central to how they hone their craft and their thinking.' – Jill Dolan, Princeton University

All in All

An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage

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Author: Stacy Keach

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493001175

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Stacy Keach is known for movie roles like Fat City and American History X and the television series Titus, and of course Mike Hammer, but he's also revered in the industry as a serious actor who's passionate about his craft. In his long, impressive career, he has been hailed as America's finest classical stage actor, earning acclaim for his portrayals of Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III, and King Lear. He has worked alongside and become friends with the giants of American culture, from Joseph Papp to George C. Scott, from James Earl Jones to Oliver Stone. Keach’s memoir begins with the riveting account of his arrest in London for cocaine possession. He takes readers through his trial and his time at Reading Jail as he battles his drug addiction and then fights to revive his career. Keach poignantly reveals his acting insecurities and relationship struggles. All in All is full of priceless behind the scenes Hollywood moments and friendships—from his late-night pool and backgammon showdowns with John Huston to his passionate relationship with Judy Collins.