Training Actors' Voices

Towards an Intercultural/Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Tara McAllister-Viel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351613901

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

View: 2027

Contemporary actor training in the US and UK has become increasingly multicultural and multilinguistic. Border-crossing, cross-cultural exchange in contemporary theatre practices, and the rise of the intercultural actor has meant that actor training today has been shaped by multiple modes of training and differing worldviews. How might mainstream Anglo-American voice training for actors address the needs of students who bring multiple worldviews into the training studio? When several vocal training traditions are learned simultaneously, how does this shift the way actors think, talk, and perform? How does this change the way actors understand what a voice is? What it can/should do? How it can/should do it? Using adaptations of a traditional Korean vocal art, p’ansori, with adaptations of the "natural" or "free" voice approach, Tara McAllister-Viel offers an alternative approach to training actors’ voices by (re)considering the materials of training: breath, sound, "presence," and text. This work contributes to ongoing discussions about the future of voice pedagogy in theatre, for those practitioners and scholars interested in performance studies, ethnomusicology, voice studies, and intercultural theories and practices.

Mastering the Audition

How to Perform under Pressure

Author: Donna Soto-Morettini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408166208

Category: Drama

Page: 256

View: 761

Frustrating, nerve-wracking, job-winning or job-losing, flawed yet necessary - auditioning is a maddening business for everyone involved. The people behind the audition desk are looking for a killer audition (often under tremendous pressure), but most of the auditionees walk into the room feeling nervous, unprepared, and unable to control their own performance. Although the idea of creating 'winning performance strategies' is common in business and sports studies, no one has ever really attempted to bring the psychology of creating a winning performance to a book on auditioning. Drawing on some fascinating, cutting-edge research into how the brain copes and responds in high-stress situations, Mastering the Audition looks closely at the effects of fear, at our flawed ability to assess or really know ourselves, at what really drives us, and at what it really takes to master the audition experience. Applicable to all areas of performing, including reality television, musicals, stage, film and commercials, this book helps you hone your performing skills and develop the mental toughness that can keep you going through the inevitable ups and downs of the audition process. Where other books advise you to 'be confident' and 'be prepared', Mastering the Audition tells you exactly HOW.

The Vocal Arts Workbook + video

A Practical Course for Vocal Clarity and Expression

Author: David Carey,Rebecca Clark Carey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408141140

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 2407

"Refreshing and imaginative, this book teaches through enhanced awareness, and instructs through clear and specific exercises" Cicely Berry This practical workbook helps actors to fully develop expressive voice skills to communicate thoughts and feelings with precision and power. At the heart of the book are practical projects which enable you to: - connect your breath with your voice - meet the demands of your performance - use your voice expressively with pitch and range Each chapter consists of an introductory Framework; Explorations; Exercises; Follow Up Work; Suggested Texts; and Further Reading: a unique, student-centred approach not found in other voice books. The Vocal Arts Workbook is a complete learning programme drawing on the work of a wide range of practitioners to be used at home, as a course text, or as a way to integrate 20-30 mins of voice work into an acting class.

Mastering the Shakespeare Audition

A Quick Guide to Performance Success

Author: Donna Soto-Morettini

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147426686X

Category: Drama

Page: 232

View: 4465

Mastering the Shakespeare Audition is a handbook for actors of all ages and experience, whether auditioning for a professional role or a place in drama school. Many actors have no idea where to start in preparing a Shakespeare audition speech. Yet many auditions – professional or drama school – require a well-delivered classical monologue. Mastering the Shakespeare Audition shows performers how to focus rehearsal time and spend it well. Starting with how to choose a piece that plays to each actor's particular strength, casting director Donna Soto-Morettini provides a series of timed exercises and rehearsal techniques that will allow any actor to feel confident and truly prepared for performance – in sessions totalling just 35 hours. Offering progressive and clearly marked exercises detailing the time necessary both to read and complete the work, Mastering the Shakespeare Audition also features extended exercises for those with more time to spare, allowing a deeper understanding of the ideas and skills involved.

The Vocal Arts Workbook + DVD

A practical course for developing the expressive range of your voice.

Author: David Carey,Rebecca Clark Carey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9780713688245

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 5495

This practical workbook and DVD helps actors to fully develop expressive voice skills to communicate thoughts and feelings with precision and power. At the heart of the book are practical projects, with examples supplied on the accompanying DVD, which enables you to: -connect your breath with your voice -meet the demands of your performance -use your voice expressively with pitch and range Each chapter consists of an introductory Framework; Explorations; Exercises; Follow Up work; Suggested Texts; and Further Reading: a unique, student-centred approach not found in other voice books. The Vocal Arts Workbook + DVDis a complete learning programme drawing on the work of a wide range of practitioners to be used at home, as a course text, or as a way to integrate 20-30 mins of voice work into an acting class. The DVD contains: 85 mins of video and 38 physical exercises. Download them to your ipod and copy the movements as you go along.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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View: 2016

Silber und Salbader

Roman

Author: Peter Weber

Publisher: Suhrkamp Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

View: 3255