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The Body Speaks : Physical expression for actors and performers - Lorna Marshall

The Body Speaks

Physical expression for actors and performers

Paperback Published: 30th October 2008
ISBN: 9781408106822
Number Of Pages: 240

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"Stimulating and intelligent" Yoshi OidaSeventy percent of everyday conversation is conveyed through body language, twenty percent is the voice and only ten percent is the meaning of the words. In The Body Speaks, expert RADA trainer Lorna Marshall, shows how to recognise and lose unwanted physical inhibitions that our background, education or family have taught us and presents a fundamental re-thinking of our relationship to the body and its role in performance. Good performers - be they trapeze artists, Shakespearean actors, Butoh dancers or film stars - are able to fully reach their audience and engage with them because they have learnt to use their bodies to its best effect. Through a series of practical exercises, Lorna Marshall encourages us to unleash our potential, discover new possibility for the body and express ourselves more clearly. This new edition has been fully revised to include the latest thinking on the subject and more exercises particularly for performers in TV and film.

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' A useful book for a postgrad student studying performance technique for the first time ' The Stage (March 2009)

Discovery and Preparation
Connecting to the Bodyp. 9
Impulse and Responsep. 33
Emotionp. 55
Voice and Wordsp. 72
Extending Your Range
Habitsp. 97
Going Furtherp. 100
What Stops Us Workingp. 119
Learning and Teachingp. 136
Putting it into Practice
Getting to Workp. 151
Connecting to Othersp. 158
Characterp. 180
Creating Meaning
The Audiencep. 209
Hints on Style and Techniquep. 233
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ISBN: 9781408106822
ISBN-10: 1408106825
Series: Performance Books
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 30th October 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised

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