This introductory acting text emphasizes the actor's responsibility to tell the story of the play. Through an engaging presentation of anecdotes and techniques, including more than 100 exercises, this text teaches beginning actors their craft as it casts them in the role of storytellers in service of the script. A complete play, Rules of Love, by Joe Pintauro, is included.
Collects interviews with, lectures by, and media transcriptions of the literary figure, in a volume offering insight into his erratic personality, the inspirations behind his writings, and the controversies that overshadowed his career.
Contemporary Professional Storytellers and Their Art
Author: Michael Wilson
Pubpsher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
This will be of particular interest to undergraduates of performing arts and the substantial community of those engaged in storytelling, filling a noticeable void in an emerging field of scholarship. Michael Wilson addresses the recent rise of storytelling as a professional performance art by providing a critical survey of current practice and a critical framework for those debates currently taking place, and those debates which will undoubtedly emerge in future. The text includes critical analysis of a range of practices alongside interviews with key contemporary practitioners about their work.
Acting (Re)Considered is an exceptionally wide-ranging collection of theories on acting, ideas about body and training, and statements about the actor in performance. This second edition includes five new essays and has been fully revised and updated, with discussions by or about major figures who have shaped theories and practices of acting and performance from the late nineteenth century to the present. The essays - by directors, historians, actor trainers and actors - bridge the gap between theories and practices of acting, and between East and West. No other book provides such a wealth of primary and secondary sources, bibliographic material, and diversity of approaches. It includes discussions of such key topics as: * how we think and talk about acting * acting and emotion * the actor's psychophysical process * the body and training * the actor in performance * non-Western and cross-cultural paradigms of the body, training and acting. Acting (Re)Considered is vital reading for all those interested in performance.
Narrative and Performance Criticisms in Dialogue and Debate
Author: Kelly R. Iverson
Pubpsher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
For the last two centuries biblical interpretation has been guided by perspectives that have largely ignored the oral context in which the gospels took shape. Only recently have scholars begun to explore how ancient media inform the interpretive process and an understanding of the Bible. This collection of essays, by authors who recognize that the Jesus tradition was a story heard and performed, seeks to reevaluate the constituent elements of narrative, including characters, structure, narrator, time, and intertextuality. In dialogue with traditional literary approaches, these essays demonstrate that an appreciation of performance yields fresh insights distinguishable in many respects from results of literary or narrative readings of the gospels.