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Voice and the Young Actor

Author : Rena Cook
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"Many high school theatre teachers do not have access to intensive voice instruction. Rena's book will fill that void. It is instructive, concise, easy to understand, and most importantly for the high school student, fun. High school teachers will find the book an invaluable voice and acting resource. It would be beneficial to all high school theatre programs to have Voice and the Young Actor as a textbook." Kim Moore, High School Teacher, Colorado There are thousands of students enrolled in school drama classes in 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.

Somatic Voices in Performance Research and Beyond

Author : Christina Kapadocha
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Somatic Voices in Performance Research and Beyond brings together a community of international practitioner-researchers who explore voice through soma or soma through voice. Somatic methodologies offer research processes within a new area of vocal, somatic and performance praxis. Voice work and theoretical ideas emerge from dance, acting and performance training while they also move beyond commonly recognized somatics and performance processes. From philosophies and pedagogies to ethnic-racial and queer studies, this collection advances embodied aspects of voices, the multidisciplinary potentialities of somatic studies, vocal diversity and inclusion, somatic modes of sounding, listening and writing voice. Methodologies that can be found in this collection draw on: eastern traditions body psychotherapy-somatic psychology Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method Authentic Movement, Body-Mind Centering, Continuum Movement, Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy Fitzmaurice Voicework, Linklater Technique, Roy Hart Method post-Stanislavski and post-Grotowski actor-training traditions somaesthetics The volume also includes contributions by the founders of: Shin Somatics, Body and Earth, Voice Movement Integration SOMart, Somatic Acting Process This book is a polyphonic and multimodal compilation of experiential invitations to each reader’s own somatic voice. It culminates with the "voices" of contributing participants to a praxical symposium at East 15 Acting School in London (July 19–20, 2019). It fills a significant gap for scholars in the fields of voice studies, theatre studies, somatic studies, artistic research and pedagogy. It is also a vital read for graduate students, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.

Get on Stage Teacher s Book with DVD and Audio CD

Author : Herbert Puchta
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Get on Stage! is a photocopiable resource book with 21 original sketches and plays for young learners and teens. The book is divided into four sections: Short humorous sketches, Medium-length sketches, Medium-length plays based on traditional stories and teen dramas. The DVD contains video recordings of three sample plays. The Audio CD contains audio recordings of a further 11 plays, and photocopiable worksheets to check students' comprehension and practise key vocabulary, lexical chunks and grammar. It also shows co-author Matt Devitt, professional actor and theatre director, rehearsing a play with a group of students.

Voice and the Young Actor

Author : Rena Cook
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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.

The Complete Book of 2000s Broadway Musicals

Author : Dan Dietz
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In this book, Dan Dietz examines in detail every musical that opened on Broadway during the 2000s, including Avenue Q, Billy Elliott, The Full Monty, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Next to Normal, The Producers, Rock of Ages, Spamalot, Spring Awakening, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Urinetown, and Xanadu.

The Complete Book of 1980s Broadway Musicals

Author : Dan Dietz
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For Broadway audiences of the 1980s, the decade was perhaps most notable for the so-called “British invasion.” While concept musicals such as Nine and Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George continued to be produced, several London hits came to New York. In addition to shows like Chess, Me and My Girl, and Les Miserables, the decade’s most successful composer Andrew Lloyd Webber was also well represented by Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Song & Dance, and Starlight Express. There were also many revivals (such as Show Boat and Gypsy), surprise hits (The Pirates of Penzance), huge hits (42nd Street), and notorious flops (Into the Light, Carrie, and Annie 2: Miss Hannigan's Revenge). In The Complete Book of 1980s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines in detail every musical that opened on Broadway during the 1980s. In addition to including every hit and flop that debuted during the decade, this book highlights revivals and personal-appearance revues with such performers as Sid Caesar, Barry Manilow, Jackie Mason, and Shirley MacLaine. Each entry includes the following information Opening and closing dates Plot summaries Cast members Number of performances Names of all important personnel including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors Musical numbers and the names of performers who introduced the songs Production data, including information about tryouts Source material Critical commentary Tony awards and nominations Details about London and other foreign productions Besides separate entries for each production, the book offers numerous appendixes, including a discography, filmography, and published scripts, as well as lists of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, black-themed shows, and Jewish-themed productions. A treasure trove of information, The Complete Book of 1980s Broadway Musicals provides readers with a comprehensive view of each show. This significant resource will be of use to scholars, historians, and casual fans of one of the greatest decades in musical theatre history.

The Complete Audition Book for Young Actors

Author : Roger Ellis
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A step-by-step guide for training young actors to audition well by developing acting skills. Contains more than sixty relevant acting "explorations" (exercises) plus fourteen sample audition pieces from contemporary playwrights.

First in Its Devon Werkheiser Field 34 Things You Did Not Know

Author : Brian Horton
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An excellent ready Devon Werkheiser reference. This book is your ultimate resource for Devon Werkheiser. Here you will find the most up-to-date 34 Success Facts, Information, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Devon Werkheiser's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: List of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide characters - Ned Bigby, The Killer Bees (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide characters) - DVD releases, 29th Young Artist Awards - Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young Actor, Scared Shrekless - Cast, The First Time (2009 film) - Music, Beneath the Darkness, Devon Werkheiser - Music career, 1991 in film - Births, Nickelodeon Germany Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite Actor/Actress, Casper the Friendly Ghost - Actors who have voiced or portrayed Casper, List of former child actors from the United States - W, Christmas in Paradise, 28th Young Artist Awards - Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide - DVD releases, Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards 2007 - Guests, We Were Soldiers - Cast, Shredderman Rules - Plot, 2007 Kids' Choice Awards - Presenters, Shredderman Rules - Cast, Christmas in Paradise - Synopsis, Nickelodeon Germany Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite TV Show, The Killer Bees (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide characters) - Spin-off, 29th Young Artist Awards - Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor, Marmaduke (film) - Voice actors, Beneath the Darkness - Cast, The First Time (2009 film) - Cast, Lindsey Shaw - Career, The Big Help - Stars, and much more...

Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen

Author : Annette Lust
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"In 'Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen, ' Annette Lust provides stage and screen artists with a program of physical and related expressive exercises that can empower their art with more creativity. In this book, Lust provides a general introduction to movement, including definitions and differences between movement on the stage and screen, how to conduct a class or learn on one's own, and choosing a movement style. Throughout the book and in the appendixes, Lust incorporates learning programs that cover the use of basic physical and expressive exercises for the entire body. In addition, she provides original solo and group pantomimes; improvisational exercises; examples of plays, fiction, poetry, and songs that may be interpreted with movement; a list of training centers in America and Europe; and an extensive bibliography and videography."--Publisher description.

Smirk Sneer and Scream

Author : Mark Clark
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While you may think the old adage about oil and water being unable to mix applies perfectly to the cinema of terror and the craft of great acting, many a grease-painted scare and fluid performance have been combined in the strange alchemy that is the horror film. From the silent mastery of Lon Chaney’s The Phantom of the Opera to the cultured cannibalism of Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs, the genre has seen an impressive number of noteworthy portrayals, far removed from the stereotypical leering monster and terrified maiden. Part One of this work highlights the stars of this screen style—those whose numerous roles and outstanding performances made their names synonymous with horror cinema. Part Two covers actors who, although not normally associated with the genre, still contributed to its history. Part Three covers the great actresses in horror films and highlights their acting achievement. An appendix lists all the Academy Award nominations and winners in the horror genre.