Pdf ebook: Voice and the Young Actor

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Summary: There are thousands of students enrolled in school drama classes and yet very often young actors cannot be heard, are culturally encouraged to trail off at

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472538293
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: There are thousands of students enrolled in school drama classes and yet very often young actors cannot be heard, are culturally encouraged to trail off at the ends of sentences, and habitually use only the lowest pitches of the voice. Drama teachers, frequently ask, "How can I get my students to speak up, to be clear, to articulate?" Voice and the Young Actor is written for the school actor, is inviting in format, language and illustration and offers clear and inspiring instructions. A DVD features 85 mins and 28 filmed voice workshop exercises with the author and two students. These students log their reflections in the book on what they have learned throughout their training and there is space for the reader to do the same. A workbook in format, Voice and the Young Actor provides simple, interactive vocal exercises and shows young performers how to take voice work into acting.


Pdf ebook: Voice And The Actor

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Summary: Voice and the Actor is the first classic work by Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and world-famous voice teacher. Encapsulatin

  • Author : Cicely Berry
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0753546922
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
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Description: Voice and the Actor is the first classic work by Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and world-famous voice teacher. Encapsulating her renowned method of teaching voice production, the exercises in this straightforward, no-nonsense guide will develop relaxation, breathing and muscular control - without which no actor or speaker can achieve their full potential. Illustrated with passages used in Cicely Berry's own teaching, Voice and the Actor is the essential first step towards speaking a text with truth and meaning. Inspiring and practical, her words will be a revelation for beginner and professional alike.


Pdf ebook: Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre

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Summary: Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre is the first book to combine traditional actor vocal training with musical theatre training, offering support and guid

  • Author : Chris Palmer
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350011231
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre is the first book to combine traditional actor vocal training with musical theatre training, offering support and guidance for performers seeking to train their spoken voice specifically for singing and performing in musical theatre. Performers in musical theatre are working harder than ever. The shifting and extreme nature of the modern musical theatre repertoire requires performers capable of mastering musicianship, singing and dancing while at the same time providing convincing and clear performances as actors. Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre will help train musical theatre performers in the longer modes of voice needed to create convincing and moving performances. Ideal for the triple-threat performer, Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre features exercises for performers, tips for teachers and online video resources, allowing for a focused and outcome-oriented training of vocal techniques for musical theatre performers.


Pdf ebook: Voice: Onstage and Off

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Summary: Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering, and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal wor

  • Author : Robert Barton,Rocco dal Vera
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131742106X
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 382
  • Language: English
  • Views: 750
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Description: Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering, and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal work is covered, from the initial speech impulse and the creation of sound, right through to refining the final product in different types of performance. This highly adaptable course of study empowers performers of all levels to combine and evolve their onstage and offstage voices.


Pdf ebook: The Actor Speaks

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Summary: In The Actor Speaks, Patsy Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. She touches on every a

  • Author : Patsy Rodenburg
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 1250102944
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1222
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Description: In The Actor Speaks, Patsy Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. She touches on every aspect of performance work that involves the voice and sorts through the kinds of vexing problems every performer faces onstage: breath and relaxation; vocal range and power; communication with other actors; singing and acting simultaneously; working on different sized stages and in both large and small auditoriums; approaching the vocal demands of different kinds of scripts. This is the final word on the actor's voice and it's destined to become the classic work on the subject for some time to come.


Pdf ebook: A Young Actor Prepares

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Summary: In A Young Actor Prepares, Jeff Alan-Lee masterfully delivers kids' and teens' acting classes presented as plays in script form. The classes are based on a

  • Author : Jeff Alan-Lee
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493061046
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1582
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Description: In A Young Actor Prepares, Jeff Alan-Lee masterfully delivers kids' and teens' acting classes presented as plays in script form. The classes are based on actual semesters at the Young Actor's Studio in Los Angeles and provide step-by-step approaches to help children and teenagers portray complex characters and tackle emotionally challenging roles. For over thirty years, Alan-Lee has worked with thousands of young people, teaching the work presented in this book. His work has been the springboard for award-winning artists in acting, directing, playwriting, screenwriting, and music. Inspired by Stanislavski's An Actor Prepares, Alan-Lee has developed engaging and exciting ways to create great acting, using a unique version of the Stanislavski system that he reworked for the young actor. It's a fun and easy method to help children and teens learn to apply Stanislavski-based exercises and use their own their own life experiences, imagination, and emotions to create authentic acting and performances. The book is for kids and teens, as well as teachers and parents. Kids and teens can find relatable characters and gain a deeper ability to make their acting shine. Teachers will get a unique look at how to handle a multitude of personalities while teaching the real work to children as young as eight. Parents will discover an actor's process that can lead their kids to greater self-esteem and creativity in all the arts


Pdf ebook: Performer Training

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Summary: Performer Training is an examination of how actors are trained in different cultures. Beginning with studies of mainstream training in countries such as Po

  • Author : Ian Watson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134432062
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 252
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1465
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Description: Performer Training is an examination of how actors are trained in different cultures. Beginning with studies of mainstream training in countries such as Poland, Australia, Germany, and the United States, subsequent studies survey: · Some of Asia's traditional training methods and recent experiments in performer training · Eugenio Barba's training methods · Jerzy Grotowski's most recent investigations · The Japanese American NOHO companies attempts at integrating Kyogen into the works of Samuel Beckett · Descriptions of the training methods developed by Tadashi Suzuki and Anne Bogart at their Saratoga International Theatre Institute · Recent efforts to re-examine the role and scope of training, like Britain's International Workshop Festival and the European League of Institutes of Arts masterclasses · The reformulation of the use of emotions in performer training known as Alba Emoting.


Pdf ebook: Voice and New Writing, 1997-2007

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Summary: In New Labour's empathetic regime, how did diverse voices scrutinize its etiquettes of articulation and audibility? Using the voice as cultural evidence, V

  • Author : M. Inchley
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137432330
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 204
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1124
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Description: In New Labour's empathetic regime, how did diverse voices scrutinize its etiquettes of articulation and audibility? Using the voice as cultural evidence, Voice and New Writing explores what it means to 'have' a voice in mainstream theatre and for newly included voices to negotiate with the institutions that 'find' and 'represent' their identities.


Pdf ebook: The Actor Speaks

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Summary: From the bestselling author of The Right to Speak and The Need for Words comes this revised edition of the essential guide to voice work: The Actor Speaks.

  • Author : Patsy Rodenburg
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350027111
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Views: 688
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Description: From the bestselling author of The Right to Speak and The Need for Words comes this revised edition of the essential guide to voice work: The Actor Speaks. Beginning with what every first-year acting student faces in class and ending with what leading professional actors must achieve every night on stage, Patsy Rodenburg's celebrated work as one of the world's foremost voice and acting coaches is fully revealed in this thoughtful and inspirational book about acting. Written for the training and working actor, Rodenburg's book brings to life a wide range of exercises and methods to release the actor's voice, allowing the reader to perform every night, reaching the pitch, passion and vocal intensity that the best roles require. Revisited and revised for this new edition, The Actor Speaks is the ultimate voice book for actors.


Pdf ebook: The Singer's Voice

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Summary: Each type of performer, whether singer, voice-over artists, dancer/singers, instrumentalist/singers, brings specific issues to the voice treatment team and

  • Author : Michael S. Benninger,Thomas Murry
  • Publisher: Plural Publishing
  • ISBN: 1597568104
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 202
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1613
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Description: Each type of performer, whether singer, voice-over artists, dancer/singers, instrumentalist/singers, brings specific issues to the voice treatment team and requires special individual attention from the various members of the team, from laryngologist to speech pathologist, singing or voice teacher. The Singer's Voice identifies these individuals, presents reports on cases with special needs and offers myriad solutions that help to preserve the voice and prevent further damage. It is written by a world-leading group of dedicated professionals from an array of disciplines related to the care and treatment of individuals who use their voices in professional settings. Ranging from current day performers to choral conductors to past rock and roll musicians, all contributors have shown a dedication to the care of the singer and performer through their studios, academic training, their research interests and experience, and their clinical and/or their performance background. The content is thoroughly practical and written to be accessible to a wide range of voice professionals, particularly singing and voice teachers; instructors in the various performing arts; those who provide medical and allied health care; and, indeed, performers and students themselves.


Pdf ebook: Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults

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Summary: First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

  • Author : Naomi Miller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135363285
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1790
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Description: First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Pdf ebook: The Performer's Voice, Second Edition

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Summary: The Performer's Voice, Second Edition presents a comprehensive approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of voice disorders as well as up-to-dat

  • Author : Michael S. Benninger,Thomas Murry,Michael M. Johns, III
  • Publisher: Plural Publishing
  • ISBN: 1597568821
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1694
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Description: The Performer's Voice, Second Edition presents a comprehensive approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of voice disorders as well as up-to-date voice care and injury prevention information--specifically related to actors, singers, and other voice professionals. This second edition is completely updated with six new chapters and contributions from leading voice professionals. Written in an accessible, straightforward style, The Performer's Voice, Second Editionappeals to medical professionals, vocal coaches, and professional performers. This text not only serves as an effective resource for practitioners and clinicians who provide state-of-the-art treatment to voice professionals, but also provides professional vocalists and coaches with insight into what to look for when seeking treatment. The authors have dedicated their careers to voice disorders and prevention of voice injury as well as education and research to advance the science and art of voice care. The diversity of authors' backgrounds supports the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the care of voice disorders.


Pdf ebook: Actor Training the Laban Way

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Summary: * Individual, partner, and group exercises to make any actor more expressive * Crucial acting tips based on the work of distinguished theorist Rudolf Laban

  • Author : Barbara Adrian
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1581157487
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Views: 520
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Description: * Individual, partner, and group exercises to make any actor more expressive * Crucial acting tips based on the work of distinguished theorist Rudolf Laban * 65 original illustrations of anatomy and warm-up exercises This in-depth, fully illustrated guide offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding physical and vocal movement that will enable readers to discover how to maximize their potential. Packed with practical exercises for individuals, partners, and group work, this book integrates voice, speech, and movement. Exercises for breath support, tone, range, articulation, dynamic alignment, balance, flexibility, strength, and stamina, as well as building relationships, Actor Training the Laban Way is essential reading for all serious actors, acting teachers, and students.


Pdf ebook: Singing in Musical Theatre

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Summary: What does it take to be a musical theatre performer? What kind of training is required to do eight shows a weekacting, dancing, and singing in a wide varie

  • Author : Joan Melton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1581158092
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 795
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Description: What does it take to be a musical theatre performer? What kind of training is required to do eight shows a weekacting, dancing, and singing in a wide variety of vocal styles? This insider's look into the unique demands of musical theatre performance establishes connecting links between voice training for the singer and drama school training for the actor. By reading these revealing interviews, performers in every area of theatre can: — Discover what it takes to go from a first lesson to a solid professional technique Consider the requirements for singers in musical theatre today, how they have changed, and where they are going — See how different teachers approach six aspects of voice training: alignment, breathing, range resonance, articulation, and connection Understand the interconnectedness of musical theatre and theatre voice. A foreword by leading Australian actor Angela Punch McGregor personalizes the connective links among trainings as she describes her preparation for Sunset Boulevard. A must-read for anyone who is serious about voice and the theatre. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.


Pdf ebook: Aesthetics and Politics in the Mexican Film Industry

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Summary: Evaluating a broad selection of Mexican films produced from the early 1990s to the present, this study examines how production methods, audience demographi

  • Author : M. MacLaird
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137319348
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Views: 663
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Description: Evaluating a broad selection of Mexican films produced from the early 1990s to the present, this study examines how production methods, audience demographics, and aesthetic approaches have changed throughout the past two decades and how these changes relate to the country's transitions to a democratic political system and a free-market economy.


Pdf ebook: The Persuasive Actor

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Summary: "A must-have for all actors who encounter speeches that are longer than three sentences. On the surface, that would be classic works from Sophocles through

  • Author : Milan Dragicevich
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 1585109258
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1504
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Description: "A must-have for all actors who encounter speeches that are longer than three sentences. On the surface, that would be classic works from Sophocles through Shakespeare—with the 17th and 18th centuries thrown in. Dig deeper and the book’s value to actors of modern and contemporary drama is inescapable. Ibsen, Shaw, Williams, Miller, Shepard, Wilson, Kushner, and Suzan-Lori Parks all wrote plays that are filled with powerful rhetorical devices that demand lively, thorough, and specific consideration. This book is a guide that unfolds the mysteries of classical rhetoric in a clear, concise, and effective manner, a book for speakers who want to move their audiences. It is aimed at actors, but also belongs on the shelf of lawyers, advertising copywriters, and, of course, public officials. I will use it in my classes and workshops and enthusiastically recommended it to all actors and actor trainers." —Leslie Reidel, Department of Theatre, University of Delaware


Pdf ebook: Dynamics of the Singing Voice

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Summary: During the past decades, "Dynamics of the singing voice" has successfully been established as a reference text for teachers of singing, singers, choral con

  • Author : Meribeth A. Dayme
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3211887296
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 233
  • Language: English
  • Views: 935
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Description: During the past decades, "Dynamics of the singing voice" has successfully been established as a reference text for teachers of singing, singers, choral conductors and organists, speech and voice therapists, laryngologists and other health professionals, psychologists and those in linguistics. It discusses the physiological, psychological, musical and emotional aspects of the voice, particularly as they relate to singing but also to speaking. The book provides a greater understanding of how the voice works and the many factors involved in singing as well as an objective discussion of singing without reference to specific techniques. In this fifth edition, the author has now updated and rearranged the content. Furthermore she has added a new chapter on vocal pedagogic aspects in order to meet the requirements of the art of singing of the 21st century. Thus this new book provides the reader with the established concepts in combination with the latest knowledge about modern approaches to the singing voice.


Pdf ebook: The Alexander Technique For Actors

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Summary: This practical book with illustrations links Alexander technique to acting, dancing and singing by the trainer of performers on The Lion King The Alexander

  • Author : Kelly McEvenue
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474279112
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Views: 525
  • Downloads: 525
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Description: This practical book with illustrations links Alexander technique to acting, dancing and singing by the trainer of performers on The Lion King The Alexander Technique is a method of physical relaxation that reduces tension and strain throughout the body. It promotes a beneficial use of movement that is stress-free by learning to free-up the body. It teaches an individual to use their body efficiently in order to avoid damage or loss of control. Kelly McEvenue has been teaching the Alexander Technique to performers for nearly twenty years and is a world expert on the system. In this book she draws on her considerable experience and sets up a series of set-by-step warm-ups and exercises that anybody can follow. The exercises are linked to accurate anatomical drawings, showing where stress is most pronounced in the body. The Foreword is by Patsy Rodenburg, Head of Voice for the Royal National Theatre and author of Methuen titles The Right to Speak and The Actor Speaks.


Pdf ebook: The Need for Words

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Summary: 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 practica

  • Author : Patsy Rodenburg
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474273572
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1375
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Description: 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.


Pdf ebook: Acting Theory and the English Stage, 1700-1830

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Summary: During the eighteenth century, treatises on the science of elocution, gesture and naturalness abounded. This title draws together a representative selectio

  • Author : Lisa Zunshine
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351577565
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 1808
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1189
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Description: During the eighteenth century, treatises on the science of elocution, gesture and naturalness abounded. This title draws together a representative selection of the most difficult-to-access texts in the period. It helps cultural historians to examine the place of stagecraft in the eighteenth-century imagination.