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The Actor S Secret

Author : Betsy Polatin
ISBN : 9781583946831
Genre : Performing Arts
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Offering revolutionary new training for the actor, The Actor's Secret teaches actors and performers how to incorporate the fundamentals of the Alexander Technique, Somatic Experiencing®, and Breathing Coordination in order to reduce performance anxiety and stress; improve stage presence, breathing, and vocal production; and restore well-being and healthy functioning. These three kinesthetic disciplines are designed to lead to profound change and healing through body-mind reeducation. Part I explains in detail the principles of the three techniques. A practical method for self-improvement and neuromuscular reeducation, the Alexander Technique focuses on changing inefficient habits of movement and patterns of tension that inhibit the ability to move easily. Breathing Coordination helps increase breathing capacity and awareness. A method for resolving emotional trauma, Somatic Experiencing® follows a process of tracking bodily sensations to restore vitality and health. Enhanced with over 100 instructive photos, Parts II and III present explorations and exercises that draw on elements of the three methods. Topics covered include the importance of presence and non-doing; the proper mechanics of vocalization and singing; the understanding of character and role; and the actor's journey from auditions to performance, including initial script preparation, rehearsal, monologue, and scene work. Developed by Betsy Polatin, a movement specialist and master lecturer at Boston University's College of Fine Arts, the book's exercises provide the actor with simple tools for exploring his or her acting work. Most techniques and self-help books teach a new way of "doing." The secret of this book lies in "non-doing." When the actor learns to first recognize and then suspend habitual patterns, he or she opens the door to deeper artistic choices. "I have worked with many fine Alexander Technique teachers over the years and Betsy Polatin is far and away one of the finest. Her touch, her instincts, and her knowledge are miraculous."—Andre Gregory, actor and director, My Dinner with Andre

Physical Expression On Stage And Screen

Author : Bill Connington
ISBN : 9781408182642
Genre : Drama
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A practical book on the Alexander Technique for actors and acting/movement teachers.

Integrative Alexander Technique Practice For Performing Artists

Author : Cathy Madden
ISBN : 9781783202188
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 59. 17 MB
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"An educational method used to improve performance, the Alexander Technique teaches people to replace unnecessary muscular and mental effort with consciously coordinated responses, maximizing effectiveness while also relieving, if necessary, any chronic stiffness or stress ... [The book] addresses common concerns, such as concentration, relaxation, discipline-specific techniques, warm-ups, performer/audience relationships, stage fright and critical responses ... in the application of the techniques."--Provided by publisher.

Blue Window

Author : Craig Lucas
ISBN : 0573619549
Genre : Drama
File Size : 47. 40 MB
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Craig LucasFull Length, Comedy/DramaCharacters: 3 male, 4 femaleUnit set.A long running Off-Broadway hit by the author of Reckless and God's Heart. Before, during and after a Manhattan dinner party, the guests are revealed with touching comic irony as a cross-section of modern day humanity. The colorful cast includes a narcissistic actor, a parachute instructor, an aspiring songwriter, a secretary and a lesbian couple.The function of the piece isn't to narrate the events of this typical New York gathering, it's to angle their disparate fragments into a picture of our life today, of its disconnections and the way in which they mysteriously connect us.-Village Voice An affecting, funny account of a night in some lonely Manhattan lives.-WQXR What Blue Window suggests with the evasiveness of its party chatter and the chill of its most searing monologue is that people are unknowable and life is made up of random pieces of a puzzle that don't fit together the way we think they should.-Newsday

Psychology Of Intelligence Analysis

Author : Richards J. Heuer
ISBN : 9780160590351
Genre : Psychology
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The Interpretation Of Cultures

Author : Clifford Geertz
ISBN : 9780786725007
Genre : Social Science
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Acting Lions

Author : Penny Templeton
ISBN : 0615465692
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 32. 27 MB
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Acting Lions is a comprehensive book on the craft of acting that covers the history of the craft, the craft itself, the artistry of acting, and the business of acting.

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