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  • Jasmin Vardimon's Dance Theatre

    Movement, memory and metaphor

    By Jasmin Vardimon, Libby Worth

    Jasmin Vardimon’s Dance Theatre offers an unusual, intimate insight into the devising and training processes of a choreographer in the midst of her practice. Libby Worth and Jasmin Vardimon take a collaborative approach to recording and exploring the working processes of Vardimon and her company,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-13 
    Routledge

  • Physical Actor Training

    What Shall I Do with the Body They Gave Me?

    By Andrei Droznin

    If, as an actor, your body is your 'instrument' - and the only way you can express the internal impulses of the character you’re playing - what happens when the body-mind, ‘psychophysical’ connection is lost? Andrei Droznin, Russia's foremost teacher of physical actor training, calls this loss the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge

  • Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice

    Techne/Technique/Technology

    Edited by Camille C Baker, Kate Sicchio

    This book focuses on the artistic process, creativity and collaboration, and personal approaches to creation and ideation in making digital and electronic technology-based art. Less interested in the outcome itself—the artefact, artwork or performance—contributors instead highlight the emotional,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Memos from a Theatre Lab

    Exploring what immersive theatre 'does'

    By Nandita Dinesh

    What does immersive theatre ‘do’? By contrasting two specific performances on the same theme - one an 'immersive' experience and the other a more conventional theatrical production - Nandita Dinesh explores the different ways in which theatrical form impacts upon actors and audiences. An in-depth…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14 
    Routledge

  • Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design

    A Process Based Syllabus in Costumes, Scenery, and Lighting

    By Eric Appleton, Tracey Lyons

    Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design is a week-by-week guide that helps instructors who are new to teaching design, teaching outside of their fields of expertise, or looking for better ways to integrate and encourage non-designers in the design classroom. This book provides a syllabus to…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 
    Focal Press

  • Craft Notes for Animators

    A Perspective on a 21st Century Career

    By Ed Hooks

    If Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs represented the Animation industry’s infancy, Ed Hooks thinks that the current production line of big-budget features is its artistically awkward adolescence. While a well-funded marketing machine can conceal structural flaws, uneven performances and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge

  • Movement

    Onstage and Off

    By Robert Barton, Barbara Sellers-Young

    Movement: Onstage and Off is the complete guide for actors to the most effective techniques for developing a fully expressive body. It is a comprehensive compilation of established fundamentals, a handbook for movement centered personal growth, and a guide to helping actors and teachers make…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Acting, Spectating and the Unconscious

    A psychoanalytic perspective on unconscious processes of identification in the theatre.

    By Maria Turri

    From Aristotle’s theory of tragic katharsis onwards, theorists of the theatre have long engaged with the question of what spectatorship entails. This question has, directly or indirectly, often been extended to the investigation of acting. Acting, Spectating, and the Unconscious approaches the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Method Acting Handbook

    By Lola Cohen

    The Method Acting Exercises Handbook is a concise and practical guide to the acting exercises originally devised by Lee Strasberg, one of the Method's foremost practitioners. The Method trains the imagination, concentration, senses and emotions to ‘re-create’ – not ‘imitate’ – logical, believable…

    Paperback – 2016-11-04 
    Routledge

  • Black Acting Methods

    Critical Approaches

    Edited by Sharrell Luckett, Tia M. Shaffer

    Black Acting Methods seeks to offer alternatives to the Euro-American performance styles that many actors find themselves working with. A wealth of contributions from directors, scholars and actor trainers address afrocentric processes and aesthetics, and interviews with key figures in Black…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge

  • Acting, Archetype, and Neuroscience

    Superscenes for Rehearsal and Performance

    By Jane Drake Brody

    "How do we move actors into the less accessible regions of themselves and release hotter, more dangerous, and less literal means of approaching a role?" Superscenes are a revolutionary new mode of teaching and rehearsal, allowing the actor to discover and utilize the primal energies underlying…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12 
    Routledge

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