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Play Acting : A Handbook of Theatre Workshops for Actors, Teachers and Directors - Luke Dixon

Play Acting

A Handbook of Theatre Workshops for Actors, Teachers and Directors

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Published: 1st August 2006
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A handbook of theatre workshops for actors, teachers and directors, by a leader in the field of physical theatre and research



This is a book of theatrical beginnings for actors, teachers and directors. Divided into four parts, from Body through to Voice, Heart and Mind, the book covers all the elements you need to engage in order to train as an actor. The dizzying breadth of exercises and workshops offered here start you off on all the processes; from voice warm-ups and bodywork through to interacting with space and creating characters. Drawing on a plethora of influences, from Japanese Butoh to African dance, Shakespearean verse speaking and children's games, this book is aimed to entice actors who need to refresh their skills, those who would like to take part in or run workshops, and many who have no experience at all.Praise for Luke Dixon's directing: "Outstanding physical theatre...electrifying...an appearance of the most voluptuous glamour" -Independent

"Outstanding physical theatre...electrifying...an appearance of the most voluptuous glamour." --Independent Outstanding physical theatre...electrifying...an appearance of the most voluptuous glamour. Independent" "Outstanding physical theatre...electrifying...an appearance of the most voluptuous glamour."--Independent "Outstanding physical theatre...electrifying...an appearance of the most voluptuous glamour."-Independent

Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface
Body and Voice
The Footp. 5
Connecting the Bonesp. 13
The Spinep. 23
Stepping into Spacep. 29
Theatrical Spacep. 34
The Journey of Lifep. 38
Theatre of the Godsp. 42
Life Gamesp. 47
Breathp. 53
A Word or Twop. 62
Blind Man's Buffp. 67
A Shakespeare Summerp. 70
Textp. 76
Rhythmp. 80
The Drump. 86
Revisionp. 90
Heart and Soul
Senses and Chakrasp. 97
Box of Emotionsp. 105
One to Ten and Beyondp. 110
Playp. 116
Salt Labyrinthp. 123
Dreamtimep. 131
Transformationsp. 138
Through the Looking Glassp. 143
Tangop. 149
Animals and Archetypesp. 156
Postcard Peoplep. 160
Playing with Genderp. 165
Clothingp. 170
Magic Silksp. 174
Once Upon a Timep. 178
Performancep. 183
Epiloguep. 189
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ISBN: 9780413772947
ISBN-10: 0413772942
Series: Performance Books
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1