Acting: The Basics

Author: Bella Merlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136993541

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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A practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, skilfully combining ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. It covers key areas such as: the development of modern drama and acting processes over the years the approach and legacy of acting pioneers and practitioners from around the world acting techniques and practicalities, including training, auditioning, rehearsing and performing – both for stage and camera Complete with a glossary of terms and useful website suggestions, this is the ideal introduction for anyone wanting to learn more about the practice of acting and the people who have advanced its evolution.
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Acting

The Basics

Author: Bella Merlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415461016

Category: Drama

Page: 236

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`The beauty of this book is its broad-brush approach to the entire world of acting theory, now and in the past. Bella Merlin knows her stuff.' Ed Hooks, acting teacher and author, USA `An essential purchase for students who are involved in any way with the analysis of performance or who are in training. It offers a dynamic and comprehensive guide to the field.' Jane Boston, voice and acting consultant, UK Acting: The Basics is a practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, skilfully combining ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. Complete with a glossary of terms and useful website suggestions, this is the ideal introduction for anyone wanting to learn more about the practice of acting and the people who have advanced its evolution.
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Screen Acting

Author: Peter Kramer,Alan Lovell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317972503

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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While not everyone would agree with Alfred Hitchcock's notorious remark that 'actors are cattle', there is little understanding of the work film actors do. Yet audience enthusiasm for, or dislike of, actors and their style of performance is a crucial part of the film-going experience. Screen Acting discusses the development of film acting, from the stylisation of the silent era, through the naturalism of Lee Strasberg's 'Method', to Mike Leigh's use of improvisation. The contributors to this innovative volume explore the philosophies which have influenced acting in the movies and analyse the styles and techniques of individual filmmakers and performers, including Bette Davis, James Mason, Susan Sarandon and Morgan Freeman. There are also interviews with working actors: Ian Richardson discusses the relationship between theatre, film and television acting; Claire Rushbrook and Ron Cook discuss theri work with Mike Leigh, and Helen Shaver discusses her work with the critic Susan Knobloch.
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Theatre Studies: The Basics

Author: Robert Leach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135021058

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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Now in a second edition, Theatre Studies: The Basics is a fully updated guide to the wonderful world of theatre. The practical and theoretical dimensions of theatre – from acting to audience – are woven together throughout to provide an integrated introduction to the study of drama, theatre and performance. Topics covered include: dramatic genres, from tragedy to political documentary theories of performance the history of the theatre in the West acting, directing and scenography With a glossary, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading throughout, Theatre Studies: the Basics remains the ideal starting point for anyone new to the subject.
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Special Educational Needs: The Basics

Author: Janice Wearmouth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136579885

Category: Education

Page: 232

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@text:Providing an engaging and complete overview Special Educational Needs: The Basics examines the fundamental principles of the subject from policy to practice. This book covers: Concepts of special educational needs The historical development of special provision and key legislation Identification and assessment of young people’s special learning and behaviour needs Working with a wide range of individual difficulties in practice The personal experiences of individuals with special needs Special needs provision and the children’s workforce This book is an ideal starting point for all those with questions about what constitutes special educational needs and how individuals can be supported in practice. It is also essential reading for trainees, teachers and all others working with young people who experience difficulties in learning and behaviour, or who have special sensory or physical needs. .
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Stanislavski: The Basics

Author: Rose Whyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135132674

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

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Stanislavski: The Basics is an engaging introduction to the life, thought and impact of Konstantin Stanislavski. Regarded by many as a great innovator of twentieth century theatre, this book examines Stanislavski's: life and the context of his writings major works in English translation ideas in practical contexts impact on modern theatre With further reading throughout, a glossary of terms and a comprehensive chronology, this text makes the ideas and theories of Stanislavski available to an undergraduate audience.
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The Basics of Western Philosophy

Author: Eugene Kelly

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323522

Category: Philosophy

Page: 295

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This introductory work for students and general readers examines the process of philosophical discourse and considers the major problems of philosophy.
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Master the GED: The GED Tests--The Basics

Part I of VII

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768936918

Category: Study Aids

Page: 992

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Peterson's Master the GED: Basics presents a thorough introduction to the five GED tests. It discusses the organization and time limits of each test; explains how the GED is scored and what the passing requirements are; and addresses the scheduling and fees and how to check for testing availability. You find out how to retake all or part of the GED and how to receive your GED certificate, what to expect on test day, and how to set a study schedule. The top ten test-taking tips round out this introduction.
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Swashbuckling

A Step-by-step Guide to the Art of Stage Combat and Theatrical Swordplay

Author: Richard J. Lane

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879100919

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 329

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(Limelight). The ultimate guide to stage fighting technique and basic swordplay, this book covers everything an actor must do to give a dynamic and convincing performance as a stage combatant. "[This book] is more than a manual... A necessity! Richard Lane's concepts are vital...'Why' and 'When' are explained and make 'How' easier to understand and execute...Read this, pay heed and you will avoid sin and suffering...I raise my sword on high and salute you, Richard. Well done!" Oscar F. Kolombatovich, former Fencing Master, Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Executive Secretary, Historical Fencing Society
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