Training of the American Actor by Arthur Bartow (Editor)Successful acting must reflect a society's current beliefs. The men and women who developed each new technique were convinced that previous methods were not equal to the full challenges of their time and place, and the techniques in this book have been adapted to current needs in order to continue to be successful methods for training actors. The actor's journey is an individual one, and the actor seeks a form, or a variety of forms, of training that will assist in unlocking his own creative gifts of expression.--from the introduction The first comprehensive survey and study of the major techniques developed by and for the American actor over the past 60 years. Each of the 10 disciplines included is described in detail by one of today's foremost practitioners. Presented in this volume are: * Lee Strasberg's Method by Anna Strasberg, Lee's former student, widow, and current director of The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute * Stella Adler Technique by Tom Oppenheim, Stella's grandson and artistic director of the Stella Adler Institute in New York * Sanford Meisner Technique by Victoria Hart, director of the Meisner Extension at New York University * Michael Chekhov Technique and The Mask by Per Brahe, a Danish teacher inspired by Balinese dance and introduced to the Chekhov technique in Russia * Uta Hagen Technique by Carol Rosenfeld, who taught under Hagen's tutelage at the Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio * Physical Acting Inspired by Grotowski by Stephen Wangh, who studied with Jerzy Grotowski himself * The Viewpoints by Mary Overlie, the creator of Viewpoints theory * Practical Aesthetics by Robert Bella of the David Mamet-inspired Atlantic Theatre Company school * Interdisciplinary Training by Fritz Ertl, who teaches at the Playwrights Horizons Theatre School * Neoclassical Training by Louis Scheeder, director of the Classical Studio of New York University Arthur Bartow is the artistic director of the Department of Drama at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. A former associate director of Theatre Communications Group, he is the author of the landmark book The Director's Voice.
Call Number: PN2062 .T73 2006 (EVC, HLC))
Publication Date: 2006-02-01
Acting in Documentary Theatre by Tom CantrellUsing new interview material with actors, directors and writers, this book explores the challenges of performance in documentary theatre. Through a series of high profile case studies, Cantrell uses acting theory to examine the actors' complex processes, and makes a significant contribution to our understanding of stage performance.
Call Number: PN2058 .C36 2013 HLC
Publication Date: 2013-07-12
Musical Theatre Auditions and Casting by Neil RutherfordMusical theatre is a tough and over-crowded industry. Yet, despite the huge competition, many performers find auditioning difficult with little knowledge of what the directors, creative teams and producers are looking for, or how to win the panel over with their unique talent. As a leading international casting director, Neil Rutherford has seen thousands of hopefuls audition over the years. Uniquely, he also understands what it is like to audition from his years as a professional actor in musical theatre. This book provides a unique perspective on the musical theatre audition process and how to improve the chances of landing a role. With wit, humour and insight, Neil Rutherford guides the reader through the crucial elements of musical theatre auditions, opening up the process of casting and auditioning to the thousands of hopefuls trying to secure work in this industry every year, as well as anyone involved in musical theatre. With a foreword by Tony-award-winning director Bartlett Sher, the book also contains contributions from some of the world's leading directors and musical directors, including Sir Richard Eyre and Jerry Mitchell, adding further valuable insight from those at the centre of the musical theatre world. This book is a vital tool for anyone hoping to improve their audition chances and survive in the world of musical theatre.