Download E-books Sanford Meisner on Acting PDF

By Sanford Meisner, Dennis Longwell

This publication, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an appearing classification of 8 males and 8 girls for fifteen months, starting with the main rudimentary routines and finishing with affecting and polished scenes from modern American performs. all through those pages Meisner is delight--always empathizing together with his scholars and urging them onward, frightening emotion, laughter, and growing to be technical mastery from his fees. With an advent by way of Sydney Pollack, director of "Out of Africa" and "Tootsie," who labored with Meisner for 5 years.

"This e-book may be learn by way of someone who desires to act or maybe have fun with what appearing contains. Like Meisner's means of training, it's the immediately goods."--Arthur Miller

"If there's a key to solid appearing, this one is it, particularly others. Actors, younger and never so younger, will locate idea and pleasure during this book."--Gregory Peck

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Download E-books Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr PDF

By John Lahr

With a brand new Preface through the Author

First released in 1969, Notes on a Cowardly Lion has demonstrated itself as one of many best-ever convey company biographies. Drawing on his father's reminiscences and at the stories of these who labored with him, John Lahr brilliantly examines the historical past of contemporary American convey company in the course of the lengthy and excellent profession of his father--the raucous low-comic celebrity of burlesque, vaudeville, the Broadway revue and musical, Hollywood video clips, and the valid degree. right here in wealthy element is Lahr evolving from low--dialect comedian to Ziegfeld Follies sophisticate, hamming it up with the Scarecrow and Tin Woodsman at the set of The Wizard of Oz, and debuting Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in the USA, which Kenneth Tynan known as "one of the main noble performances i've got ever seen." within the exam of Bert Lahr's continual lack of confidence and self-absorption, the breakdown of his first marriage, and the affectionate arm's size he saved among himself and his adoring moment relatives, John Lahr's e-book additionally brings the reader nearer than the other theater biography to the personal torment of an excellent humorous man.

This variation of the publication comprises the award-winning essay "The Lion and Me," John Lahr's intimate reflections on kinfolk lifestyles along with his far-off, brooding, yet adorable father. a first class stylist, John Lahr takes the reader past the magic of express enterprise to a stunning exam of ways a acting self is developed and staged sooner than the paying consumers. either as theater background and biography, Lahr's publication is superb.

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Download E-books Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre PDF

Routledge guide of Asian Theatre is a complicated point reference consultant which surveys the wealthy and numerous traditions of classical and modern acting arts in Asia, showcasing major scholarship lately. a world crew of over 50 participants offer authoritative overviews on quite a few themes throughout Asia, together with dance, song, puppetry, makeup and dress, structure, colonialism, modernity, gender, musicals, and intercultural Shakespeare.

This quantity is split into 4 sections covering:

  • Representative Theatrical Traditions in Asia.
  • Cross-Regional points of Classical and folks Theatres.
  • Modern and modern Theatres in Asian Countries.
  • Modernity, Gender functionality, Intercultural and Musical Theatre in Asia.

Offering a leading edge evaluate of Asian theatre and function, the Handbook is a useful source for lecturers, researchers and scholars learning this ever-evolving field.

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Download E-books Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov PDF

By Stella Adler

An unique member of the famed staff Theater, Stella Adler used to be essentially the most influential artists to come back out of the yank theater. As a Stanislavsky disciple and founding father of her personal hugely esteemed performing conservatory, the extravagant actress was once additionally an eminent appearing instructor, education her students--among them Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and Robert DeNiro--in the artwork of script interpretation.

The vintage lectures accumulated right here, introduced over a interval of 40 years, carry to lifestyles the performs of the 3 fathers of contemporary drama: Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, and Anton Chekhov. With passionate conviction and wise perception, Adler explains how their performs ceaselessly replaced the realm of dramaturgy whereas delivering enduring insights on society, classification, tradition, and the position of the actor. She explores the struggles of Ibsen's characters to unfastened themselves from societal conference, the mortal conflicts that seize Strindberg's women and men, and the discomfort of loss and transition lyrically evoked by way of Chekhov. an impressive quantity, Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov permits us to event the paintings of those masters "as if to determine, pay attention and believe their genius for the 1st time." (William H. Gass)

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Download E-books The Theater of the Bauhaus PDF

By Oskar Schlemmer

Few inventive pursuits were extra influential than the Bauhaus, below the management of Walter Gropius. The artwork of the theater commanded exact recognition. The textual content during this quantity is a free number of essays by means of Oskar Schlemmer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Farkas Molnár (who in an illustrated essay stocks his imaginative and prescient of a complete theatre space), with an creation by means of Bauhaus chief Walter Gropius. initially released in German in 1924, Die Bühne im Bauhaus was once translated through A. S. Wensinger and released by means of Wesleyan in 1961. It used to be ready with the complete cooperation of Walter Gropius and his advent used to be written especially for this edition.

From Bauhaus experiments there emerged a brand new aesthetic of degree layout and presentation, a brand new thought of “total theater.” Its ideas and practices, progressive of their time and much ahead of all however the so much experimental stagecraft this day, have been principally the paintings of Oskar Schlemmer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and their scholars. Profusely illustrated and startling in its typography (the paintings of Moholy-Nagy), the 1924 quantity quick grew to become a collector’s merchandise and is now nearly unobtainable. these attracted to the level, the fashionable visible arts, or within the daring steps of the boys of genius who broadened the horizons of aesthetic adventure will savor that this translation is accessible back.

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Download E-books The Firesign Theatre's Big Book of Plays PDF

By Firesign Theatre

"The items incorporated are "Waiting For the Electrician or somebody Like Him" and "How are you able to Be In areas instantly whilst You're now not anyplace At All?" from the albums of a similar identify, and the titles "Don't overwhelm That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers" and "I imagine We're All Bozos in this Bus" of their entirety. The performs are followed via a plethora of photographs, a foreword from every one member, and a chronology of the group's profession to that point."

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Download E-books Actors and Acting in Shakespeare's Time: The Art of Stage Playing PDF

John Astington brings the appearing type of the Shakespearean interval to existence, describing and interpreting the artwork of the participant within the English specialist theater among Richard Tarlton and Thomas Betterton. The booklet can pay shut consciousness to the cultural context of degree taking part in, the severe language used approximately it, and the categories of teaching perform hired within the theater at numerous instances over the process approximately 100 years - 1558-1660. ideal for classes, this up to date survey takes into consideration fresh discoveries approximately actors and their social networks, approximately apprenticeship and corporate affiliations, and approximately enjoying outdoor the main heart of theater, London. Astington considers the tutorial culture of enjoying, in colleges, universities, criminal lodges, and choral groups, compared to the paintings of the pro gamers. A accomplished biographical dictionary of all significant specialist gamers of the Shakespearean interval is incorporated as a convenient reference consultant.

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Download E-books Amphitryon ; L'Aululaire ; Le soldat fanfaron PDF

By Plautus

Amphitryon half guerroyer contre les Téléboens. Son épouse, l. a. vertueuse Alcmène, attend son retour avec impatience. Mais Jupiter, séduit par ses charmes, l. a. dupe en prenant les features de l'absent. De son côté, Mercure, le messager de Jupiter, s'amuse à faire douter de sa propre life Sosie, dont il a également pris l'apparence. L'avare Euclion n'a qu'une obsession: mettre en lieu sûr l'"aululaire", une marmite remplie d'or. Que les prétendants se le tiennent pour dit: il ne dépensera pas un sou pour marier sa fille ! Pyrgopolinices, soldat fanfaron, a enlevé l. a. jeune fiancée de Pleusiclés. Les deux amants pourront-ils un jour se retrouver ? Par probability, un esclave rusé veille sur eux et rivalisera d'invention pour ridiculiser le ravisseur... Ces comédies virevoltantes, Plaute les a écrites pour un public populaire avide de dépaysement et de rebondissements. Près de deux mille ans plus tard, Molière s'inspirera de ces quiproquos improbables.

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Download E-books Acting: Psychophysical Phenomenon and Process (Theatre and Performance Practices) PDF

By Phillip B. Zarrilli, Jerri Daboo

What is the connection among 'body' and 'mind', 'inner' and 'outer' in any method of appearing? How have diversified modes of actor education formed actors' stories of performing and the way they comprehend their paintings? Phillip B. Zarrilli, Jerri Daboo and Rebecca Loukes provide perception into such questions, analysing performing as a psychophysical phenomenon and procedure throughout cultures and disciplines, and offering in-depth money owed of culturally and traditionally particular ways to performing. person chapters discover:

• psychophysical appearing and the legacy of Stanislavsky
• ecu psychophysical practices of dance and theatre
• conventional and modern psychophysical methods to functionality in India and Japan
• insights from the hot sciences at the 'situated bodymind' of the actor
• intercultural views on acting

This energetic examine is perfect for college kids and practitioners alike.

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