Voice And The Actor

Author: Cicely Berry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753546922

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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Voice and the Actor is the first classic work by Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and world-famous voice teacher. Encapsulating her renowned method of teaching voice production, the exercises in this straightforward, no-nonsense guide will develop relaxation, breathing and muscular control - without which no actor or speaker can achieve their full potential. Illustrated with passages used in Cicely Berry's own teaching, Voice and the Actor is the essential first step towards speaking a text with truth and meaning. Inspiring and practical, her words will be a revelation for beginner and professional alike.

Voice and the Young Actor

A workbook and DVD

Author: Rena Cook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147253915X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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"Many high school theatre teachers do not have access to intensive voice instruction. Rena's book will fill that void. It is instructive, concise, easy to understand, and most importantly for the high school student, fun. High school teachers will find the book an invaluable voice and acting resource. It would be beneficial to all high school theatre programs to have Voice and the Young Actor as a textbook." Kim Moore, High School Teacher, Colorado There are thousands of students enrolled in school drama classes in yet very often young actors cannot be heard, are culturally encouraged to trail off at the ends of sentences, and habitually use only the lowest pitches of the voice. Drama teachers, frequently ask, "How can I get my students to speak up, to be clear, to articulate?" Voice and the Young Actor is written for the school actor, is inviting in format, language and illustration and offers clear and inspiring instructions. A DVD features 85 mins and 28 filmed voice workshop exercises with the author and two students. These students log their reflections in the book on what they have learned throughout their training and there is space for the reader to do the same. A workbook in format, Voice and the Young Actor provides simple, interactive vocal exercises and shows young performers how to take voice work into acting.

Body Voice Imagination

A Training for the Actor

Author: David G. Zinder

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780878301515

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

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Veteran acting trainer David Zinder has spent a career helping actors at all stages of their careers fine-tune their stage presence and harness their talent through a unique series of exercises that hone the actor's fundamental expressive tools: the body, the voice and the imagination. Drawing upon the proven methods of David Zinder's workshops and acting classes, "Body Voice Imagination" teaches a set of skills so that the actor can be ready to perform at his or her highest level of creativity.

The Actor And The Text

Author: Cicely Berry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753547341

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, is world-famous for her voice teaching. The Actor and the Text is her classic book, distilled from years of working with actors of the highest calibre.

Singing and the Actor

Author: Gillyanne Kayes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136759859

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Singing and the Actor takes the reader step by step through a practical training programme relevant to the modern singing actor and dancer. A variety of contemporary voice qualities including Belting and Twang are explained, with excercises for each topic.

The Actor Speaks

Voice and the Performer

Author: Patsy Rodenburg

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312295146

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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In The Actor Speaks, Patsy Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. She touches on every aspect of performance work that involves the voice and sorts through the kinds of vexing problems every performer faces onstage: breath and relaxation; vocal range and power; communication with other actors; singing and acting simultaneously; working on different sized stages and in both large and small auditoriums; approaching the vocal demands of different kinds of scripts. This is the final word on the actor's voice and it's destined to become the classic work on the subject for some time to come.

The actor and his text

Author: Cicely Berry

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 285

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Discusses attitudes toward voice and text, looks at meter, rhythm, imagery, and sound in Shakespeare, and suggests acting exercises and voice preparation

Your Voice and How to Use it

Author: Cicely Berry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753546906

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Anxiety about how we speak prevents many of us from expressing ourselves well. In her classic handbook, Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and world-famous voice teacher, tackles the reasons for this anxiety and explains her practical exercises for relaxation and breathing, clarity of diction and vocal flexibility - everything that you need to achieve good speech.

The Expressive Actor

Integrated Voice, Movement and Acting Training

Author: Michael Lugering

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136448993

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 6056

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"The study of acting should not begin with an exploration of feeling, perception, imagination, memories, intention, personalization, self-identification... or even performance—but physical action." Michael Lugering's The Expressive Actor presents a foundational, preparatory training method, using movement to unlock the entire acting process. Its action-based perspective integrates voice, movement and basic acting training into a unified approach. A wealth of exercises and diagrams guide the reader through this internationally taught program, making it an ideal step-by-step course for both solo and classroom use. Through this course, voice and body training becomes more than a simple skill-building activity – it is the central prerequisite to any actor training. This new Routledge edition has been fully updated, to include: A revised prologue, further discussing the historical and philosophical grounding of The Lugering Method A new introduction, with particular focus on the integrative nature of the method and how the book should be used. New developments, clarifications, and 12 new exercises. 6 new illustrative diagrams.

Voice and Speech in the Theatre

Author: James Clifford Turner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780878301126

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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This is a classic book on voice and speech, designed for actors at all levels. One of the great voice teachers of his day, J. Clifford Turner here uses simple and direct language to impart the necessary technical 'basics' of speech and voice.

Stage Combat Arts

An Integrated Approach to Acting, Voice and Text Work + Video

Author: Christopher DuVal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472522168

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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The art of armed and unarmed stage combat thrills actors and audiences alike the world over. This book details many of the foundational techniques used by actors studying stage combat and actor-movement disciplines. A variety of specific training exercises are described that connect the actor's imagination to a cohesive and meaningful actor-training curriculum – integrating stage combat with the actor's process of developing a fully embodied awareness of the physical life of the character. Developing physical awareness and dexterity is an essential component of an actor's training and rehearsal processes. Engagement, connection, the ability to listen and respond with authenticity, clarity, flexibility, intentionality, tactical response, variety are all helpful aspects for the actor studying combat movement. With practical exercises and expert advice, Stage Combat Arts allows the actor to further hone their emotional connection and extension, breath and voice, intention and focus, movement and freedom, and their ability to connect physically to imagery and text – disciplines that are at the foundation of actor-training – all through the art of combat movement.

Author's Pen and Actor's Voice

Playing and Writing in Shakespeare's Theatre

Author: Robert Weimann,Helen Higbee,William West

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521787352

Category: Drama

Page: 298

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Redefines the relationship between writing and performance in Shakespeare's theatre.

The Art of Voice Acting

the art and business of performing for voice over

Author: James Alburger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136123415

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 3131

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Are you just starting in Voiceover? Do you have some experience, but aren't getting booked? Are you a working pro who wants to expand to new areas of VO work? The Art of Voice Acting is a must read if you are serious about a profession in voice over and looking to maximize your efforts for success in the business. Packed with basic acting techniques in The Art of Voice Acting, you will discover * All new scripts * 20 more pages of new and updated information * A completely new chapter of studio stories and 'tricks-of-the-trade' from professional voiceover talent around the world * Updated information for voiceover demos and marketing * A comprehensive index that makes it easy to find what you're looking for * More voice and acting techniques * Contributions from some of the top voice talent in the world * Audio content with the actual audio for every script in the book, http://voiceacting.com/aovaextras/ * PLUS: exercises, demos and more! Written in an accessible and engaging style Alburger shares his experience as a performer, producer, director and performance coach to give you a clear no nonsense introduction to the business and art of voice acting. Audio content and images from the books are available at http://voiceacting.com/aovaextras/

Voice Acting For Dummies

Author: David Ciccarelli,Stephanie Ciccarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118414225

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Make a career out of your voice? Easy. Voice acting is like acting, but just using your voice! It's a unique career where the actor's voice can be heard worldwide-in commercials, on audiobooks, in animated movies, documentaries, online videos, telephone systems and much, much more. The point is to bring the written word to life with the human voice. With step-by-step explanations and an abundance of examples, Voice Acting For Dummies is the ultimate reference for budding voice actors on auditioning, recording, producing voice-overs, and promoting themselves as a voice actor. Creating a voice acting demo Finding your signature voice Interpreting scripts Using audio editing software Promoting your voice acting talents If you're an aspiring voice actor or an actor or singer considering a career transition, Voice Acting For Dummies has everything you need to let your voice talents soar.

The Actor and the Alexander Technique

Author: Kelly McEvenue

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312295154

Category: Drama

Page: 148

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F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors, singers, etc. In The Actor and the Alexander Technique, Kelly McEvenue writes the first basic book about how this unique technique can help actors feel more natural on the stage. She provides warm-up exercises, "balance" and "center" exercises, spatial awareness exercises. She talks about imitation, the use of masks, nudity on the stage, dealing with injury and aging. She talks about specific productions that have successfully used the Alexander Technique, such as "The Lion King". With a foreword by Patsy Rodenburg of our own phenomenal The Actor Speaks this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every working and studying actor.

Voice into Acting

Integrating voice and the Stanislavski approach

Author: Christina Gutekunst,John Gillett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408184508

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1646

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How can actors bridge the gap between themselves and the text and action of a script, integrating fully their learned vocal skills? How do we make an imaginary world real, create the life of a role, and fully embody it vocally and physically so that voice and acting become one? Christina Gutekunst and John Gillett unite their depth of experience in voice training and acting to create an integrated and comprehensive approach informed by Stanislavski and his successors – the acting approach widely taught to actors in drama schools throughout the world. The authors create a step-by-step guide to explore how voice can: respond to our thoughts, senses, feelings, imagination and will fully express language in content and form communicate imaginary circumstances and human experience transform to adapt to different roles connect to a variety of audiences and spaces Featuring over fifty illustrations by German artist Dany Heck, Voice into Acting is an essential manual for the actor seeking full vocal identity in characterization, and for the voice teacher open to new techniques, or an alternative approach, to harmonize with the actor's process.

The Actor Sings

Discovering a Musical Voice for the Stage

Author: Kevin Robison

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: 9780325001777

Category: Music

Page: 111

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This book is guidance and encouragement for actors who want to discover a voice for the musical stage.

Actors' Voices: The People Behind the Perfomances

The People Behind the Performances

Author: Patrick O'Kane

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849433364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8431

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In conversation with Patrick O’Kane, eleven experienced actors who have made a living, a life, in theatre, television and film, share their process, comment on their experiences and consider their role as theatre artists within the broader spectrum of Art and Culture. Contributors, who have worked across a range of forms from mainstream theatre to experimental performance practice, include: Claire Price, Ruairi Conaghan, Mojisola Adebayo, Tim Crouch, Olwen Fouéré, Gerrard McArthur, Gabriel Gawin, Selina Cadell, Simon Russell Beale, Paterson Joseph and Jim Norton. A book that actors can mine for tips on craftsmanship and the business. A book that reveals to directors which approaches enable actors and which block them. A book that calls the UK industry to attention: actors should be embraced as primary creators along with the writer, director and designer of any production. “The book is a rare creature, offering privileged and disarmingly frank encounters with the people behind the performances. It will engage anyone involved in or in love with theatre – practitioners, critics, customers, administrators, agents, teachers, students” – Irish Theatre “An excellent exposé of the trials and tribulations, joys and insecurities of a life on the stage.” – British Theatre Guide “Plenty of tips here both on actor craftsmanship and on how the industry works... the real strength of O’Kane’s book is its breadth” – The Stage "This is a book about the precious dedication that makes this profession ancient and new. A clutch of wonderful minds provoked, represent the important ongoing conversation about stories, skill and life. It’s a treat." – Fiona Shaw

The Art of Voice Acting

The Craft and Business of Performing for Voice-over

Author: James R. Alburger

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780240808925

Category: Music

Page: 333

View: 5894

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From basic acting techniques and exercises for keeping the voice in top condition, to marketing and promotion of the actor, this book covers it all. The Art of Voice Acting is an excellent introduction to the business and art of voice acting. This new edition also features coverage of specialist areas of voice over: animation/video gaming and film/ movie trailer. Updated to reflect the latest changes in performance techniques and products in the industry, it is essential reading for all voice over actors. Packed with expert advice on job opportunities and career management tips, it is the ideal resource for anyone involved in the industry. The voice over demos and exercises on the expanded CD ROM complete this perfect modern manual to getting established in the voice acting industry. *Learn insider tips on finding work, making audition tapes and establishing yourself as a professional voice over actor *Gain expert advice on how to keep your voice in top condition *Perfect your performing skills using easy-to-follow voice exercises and demos on CD Rom

James Earl Jones

Voices and Silences

Author: James Earl Jones,Penelope Niven

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 393

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One of America's great actors presents his life story, revealing the challenges he has faced and overcome, from his impoverished and neglected Mississippi childhood, through his years as a stutterer and a mute, to his spectacular artistic successes.