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Lorna Marshall's revolutionary new book, The Body Speaks, is a fundamental rethinking of our relationship to the body and its role in performance. Seventy percent of everyday conversation is conveyed through body language. Lorna Marshall shows us how to recognize and lose unwanted physical inhibitions that we've learned throughout life. Good performers--no matter whether they're trapeze artists or Shakespearean actors--are able to fully reach their audience and engage with them because they have learned to use their bodies to their best effect. Marshall encourages actors in training as well as those already working on the stage to unleash our potential and express ourselves more clearly in a book destined to become a standard volume on any working or training actor's bookshelf.

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A revolutionary book about stage movement from a well-known artist of the international theater community.

Synopsis:

Lorna Marshall's revolutionary new book, The Body Speaks, is a fundamental rethinking of our relationship to the body and its role in performance. Seventy percent of everyday conversation is conveyed through body language. Lorna Marshall shows us how to recognize and lose unwanted physical inhibitions that we've learned throughout life. Good performers--no matter whether they're trapeze artists or Shakespearean actors--are able to fully reach their audience and engage with them because they have learned to use their bodies to their best effect. Marshall encourages actors in training as well as those already working on the stage to unleash our potential and express ourselves more clearly in a book destined to become a standard volume on any working or training actor's bookshelf.

About the Author

Lorna Marshall is one of the foremost theater practitioners in the world today dealing with stage movement. She has worked in both western and eastern traditions of theater and collaborated with some of the most well-known directors in the world, most notably Peter Brook.

Yoshi Oida is a Japanese actor and author of The Invisible. He is best known for his work with Peter Brook's Paris-based theater company.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Yoshi Oida * Preface * Part One: Discovery and Preparation * Introduction * Connecting to the Body * Impulse and Response * Emotion * Voice and Words * What Stops us Working * Going Further * Part Two: Putting it into Practice * Introduction * Connecting to Others * Character * The Audience * Hints on Style and Technique * Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403960283
Foreword:
Oida, Yoshi
Author:
Oida, Yoshi
Author:
Marshall, Lorna
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Acting & Auditioning
Subject:
Theater - Stagecraft
Subject:
Acting
Subject:
Theater - Direction & Production
Subject:
Expression
Subject:
Movement.
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Movement (Acting)
Subject:
Theater/Direction
Subject:
Production
Subject:
Drama-Acting
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
GTR-555
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.536 in

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A revolutionary book about stage movement from a well-known artist of the international theater community.

"Synopsis" by , Lorna Marshall's revolutionary new book, The Body Speaks, is a fundamental rethinking of our relationship to the body and its role in performance. Seventy percent of everyday conversation is conveyed through body language. Lorna Marshall shows us how to recognize and lose unwanted physical inhibitions that we've learned throughout life. Good performers--no matter whether they're trapeze artists or Shakespearean actors--are able to fully reach their audience and engage with them because they have learned to use their bodies to their best effect. Marshall encourages actors in training as well as those already working on the stage to unleash our potential and express ourselves more clearly in a book destined to become a standard volume on any working or training actor's bookshelf.
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