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This title is an historical overview and a then-and-now comparison of performing for British television drama. By examining changing acting styles from distinct eras of television production - studio realism and location realism - it makes a unique contribution to both television and performance studies, unpacking the various determinants that have combined to influence how performers work in the medium. Comparing the original versions of The Quatermass Experiment (BBC, 1953), Doctor Who (BBC, 1963-89) and Survivors (BBC, 1975-77) with their respective modern-day re-makes, the book unpacks the developments that have resulted from the shift from multi-camera studio to single camera location production. Textual analysis is combined with extensive archive research into production process and reception, alongside interviews with numerous actors and production personnel from more than sixty years of television production. -- .
Two of the biggest musical-theatre stars working today answer questions submitted by the public on a wide range of theatrical topics. Secrets of Stage Success is the book for anyone who's seen a show and thought: 'That could be me...' In this essential, personal guide, musical stars Louise Dearman and Mark Evans use their knowledge and experiences to draw back the curtain and shine a spotlight onto how you can follow in their footsteps. Answering almost one hundred questions submitted by fans worldwide, Louise and Mark explore every aspect of the industry, discussing training at drama school, how to prepare for an audition, how to find and select an agent, extending your vocal range, progressing towards leading roles, and much more. Filled with anecdotes and illustrated throughout, it's an inspiring, fun book for anyone who dreams of being a performer, and a wonderful read for any musical theatre lover.
Patsy Rodenburg explores how we 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.
Collecting advice, quotes, essays, and observations from hundreds
of famous actors and highly regarded acting teachers, "The Quotable
Actor" covers a wide range of topics on the art and history of
This book situates the work of the renowned voice and movement trainer Arthur Lessac in the context of contemporary actor training as a whole. Melissa Hurt uses Maurice Merleau-Ponty's theories of embodiment to frame Lessac's approach in terms of Embodied Acting, a key subject in contemporary performance. In doing so, she explains how the actor can come to experience both technique and expression as a subjective whole, through meditation and spatial attunement. As well as feeding this somatic approach into a wider discussion of embodiment, the author provides concrete examples of how the practice can be put into effect, and studied at university level.
A host of leading actors offer tips and advice learned from their many combined years of experience working in the performing arts. An insightful and wonderfully personal take on how to make it, and survive, in the world of showbusiness, the book offers advice on such topics as: - to train, or not to train - getting an agent - and how to find work without one - the do's and don'ts of rehearsals - acting for camera - acting in comedies - stage fright and how to survive it Frank and informative, Advice from the Players is a must-read for amateurs, drama students and anyone starting out on a career in theatre, film or television, as well as the many fans of some of the biggest names working in the entertainment industry today.
This handbook is a companion volume to Stanislavski's three teaching books, "An Actor Prepares", "Building a Character" and "Creating a Role". It is a selection of articles, speeches, notes and memoirs written between 1898, when the Moscow Art Theatre opened, and his death in 1938. Among the items are a series of letters on the interpretation of "Othello", the long and affectionate article "Memoirs of Chekhov" and a final section in which Stanislavski envisages the theatre and actors of the future.
Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East is an unusual collection of facts, quotations, and commentaries documenting the real and metaphorical journeys of the Polish theatre director and `teacher of performers' into a geographical and cultural dimension which we used to and still call the Orient. Grotowski's contacts and meetings with the East are placed here in the context of his biography. Painstakingly researched by Grotowski's main biographer Zbigniew Osinski, this book is necessary reading for those interested in Grotowski's deep relationship with the East and in the inspiration he drew from its various cultures. The book will appeal to all readers who feel a need to have a glimpse of the East from the perspective of one of the main theatre reformers in the twentieth century.
This international collection brings together scientists, scholars and artist-researchers to explore the cognition of memory through the performing arts and examine artistic strategies that target cognitive processes of memory. The strongly embodied and highly trained memory systems of performing artists render artistic practice a rich context for understanding how memory is formed, utilized and adapted through interaction with others, instruments and environments. Using experimental, interpretive and Practice-as-Research methods that bridge disciplines, the authors provide overview chapters and case studies of subjects such as: * collectively and environmentally distributed memory in the performing arts; * autobiographical memory triggers in performance creation and reception; * the journey from learning to memory in performance training; * the relationship between memory, awareness and creative spontaneity, and * memorization and embodied or structural analysis of scores and scripts. This volume provides an unprecedented resource for scientists, scholars, artists, teachers and students looking for insight into the cognition of memory in the arts, strategies of learning and performance, and interdisciplinary research methodology.
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