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Theatre and Therapy: ‘Care’, ‘Cure’, or Illusion?

Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Asking questions about ‘the theatre which heals’ requires us first of all to clarify several points:What theatre are we talking about? In what culture? What society?What relationship to the theatre is under discussion: dramatic...

Section 3: The body

Paul Elsam

Paul Elsam trained as an actor at the former Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre, UK, and has worked widely as a performer in theatre, radio, film and television, including in BAFTA and Olivier-nominated productions on stage and screen. He has directed professional actors and students in both the UK and the USA, often working ‘in the round’. He has held teaching posts at the universities of Hull and Teesside, and at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. He maintains a strong research interest in post-war theatre historiography, and in the praxis of actor training. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Characters : 20 essential steps from rehearsal to performance

Methuen Drama, 2011

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...In this Section we will be concentrating on how actors, and indeed people in everyday life, use their bodies to communi cate things to others. You will be introduced to five new Tools which allow you to change the way you express yourself...

From Action to Form

Christina Gutekunst

Christina Gutekunst has been coaching and teaching voice for over twelve years, both in Germany and England. She is Head of Voice at East 15 Acting School at the University of Essex. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice Into Acting : Integrating voice and the Stanislavski approach

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...We now address the form of language, an understanding of which is vital if the content is to be richly and clearly expressed, and we’ll explore mainly the Othello scene.Some practitioners focusing on acting classical text start...

Introduction: Does Art Therapy Work as a Rehabilitative Tool?

Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Art therapy can be defined as a form of psychotherapy, which uses the medium of art to facilitate personal expression and the understanding of emotions. Katherine Killick...

Awareness, Ease and Focus

Christina Gutekunst

Christina Gutekunst has been coaching and teaching voice for over twelve years, both in Germany and England. She is Head of Voice at East 15 Acting School at the University of Essex. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice Into Acting : Integrating voice and the Stanislavski approach

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...In this chapter we look at the importance of the actor developing awareness as a human being, since inventive creativity depends on both imagination, and understanding and experience of life. Ease and focus are basic essentials...

Exploration of body and mind

Jackie Snow

Jackie Snow is Senior Lecturer in Acting, at Manchester School of Heart. Previously the Head of Movement at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she trained at the London College of Dance and Drama (Dance) Guildhall School of Music and Drama (movement for Actors) where she went on to train actors for 20 years before coming to RADA. Other teaching includes BADA, LAMDA, Rose Bruford and Regents University (Virginia, USA). She has worked extensively in the theatre having been Master of Movement at the Globe Theatre for three years. She also teaches for the British American Drama Academy summer school and works with actors as a movement consultant on feature films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movement Training for Actors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...Trust and sensitivity exercises Trust There is so much in acting about trusting the other person or people and it sometimes needs to be encouraged and learnt, especially in a new group of people. It can take only one...

The Subtle Cues for Re-Tuning

Niki Flacks

Niki Flacks’ career as director, actor, teacher, psychologist, spans both sides of the Atlantic. Flacks is a frequent tutor at the Actors Centre in London’s West End and at the Algonquin Theater in New York. She was invited to Israel by the British Council to train both professional actors and promising student-actors. Her very popular workshops in Paris led to her being invited to be part of the prestigious faculty of European A.C.T. teaching actors in London, Paris and Berlin. She has been an assistant professor of theatre at Southern Methodist University and holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.S.W. from The University of Texas at Arlington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting With Passion : A Performer’s Guide to Emotions on Cue

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...You’ve now had your first taste of how the body can connect you to feelings when you speak memorized text. I hope you’re buzzing with questions. ‘Does this mean I tune myself every day? Can I do it for auditions? How do I keep getting...

Second Cut

John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...What of all those bits of bodies that didn’t make the first cut? As I explained at the outset, there were specific reasons for choosing hands, feet, mouths, ears and hearts to open up my Anatomy of Performance Training...

The Seven Deadly Sins

Jackie Snow

Jackie Snow is Senior Lecturer in Acting, at Manchester School of Heart. Previously the Head of Movement at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she trained at the London College of Dance and Drama (Dance) Guildhall School of Music and Drama (movement for Actors) where she went on to train actors for 20 years before coming to RADA. Other teaching includes BADA, LAMDA, Rose Bruford and Regents University (Virginia, USA). She has worked extensively in the theatre having been Master of Movement at the Globe Theatre for three years. She also teaches for the British American Drama Academy summer school and works with actors as a movement consultant on feature films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movement Training for Actors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...The purpose of exploring the Seven Deadly Sins in a physical way is directly related to a character the actor is studying. Although when explored in a movement class or rehearsal, they are done in an exaggerated way, they are still all...

Declaring Your Vocal Rights

Patsy Rodenburg

Patsy Rodenburg is Professor of Text and Poetry at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and was formerly at the Royal National Theatre where she created the voice department. Patsy has worked with many prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her artistic home in New York is at the Michael Howard Studios. Patsy has worked regularly with some of the best-known actors and biggest names in theatre, film and television including: Daniel Craig, Orlando Bloom, Paapa Essiedu, Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz, Emily Watson, Jude Law, Tom Wilkinson, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cate Blanchett, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Right to Speak : Working with the Voice

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...The right to breathe, the right to be physically unashamed, to fully vocalize, to need, choose and make contact with a word, to release a word into space – the right to speak. And in taking your rights you can then feel secure and generous...