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Individual actors & performers

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Rethinking the Actor's Body Dialogues with Neuroscience

Rethinking the Actor's Body Dialogues with Neuroscience

Author: Dick (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) McCaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

How does an actor embody a character? How do they use their body as an instrument of expression? Rethinking the Actor's Body offers an accessible introduction to the fields of neurophysiology and embodied knowledge through a detailed examination of what an actor does with their body. Built on almost a decade of conversations and public seminars by the author Dick McCaw in partnership with John Rothwell (Professor of Neurophysiology at University College London, UK), Rethinking the Actor's Body explores a set of questions and preoccupations concerning the actor's body and examines overlaps in research and practice in the fields of actor training, embodied knowledge and neurophysiology.

Affective Intensities and Evolving Horror Forms From Found Footage to Virtual Reality

Affective Intensities and Evolving Horror Forms From Found Footage to Virtual Reality

Author: Adam Daniel Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Horror cinema is a genre that is undergoing constant evolution, from the sub-genre of 'found footage, ' to post-cinematic new media forms such as Youtube horror, horror video games and cinematic virtual reality horror. By investigating how these new forms alter the dynamics of spectatorship, this book charts how cinema's affective capacities have shifted in relation to these modifications in the forms of cinematic horror. It applies a rich theoretical synthesis of phenomenological and Deleuzian approaches to a number of case studies, including films like The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity and Creep as well as video games such as 'Alien: Isolation' and new media forms such as Youtube horror and virtual reality horror.

Dancing Man A Broadway Choreographer's Journey

Dancing Man A Broadway Choreographer's Journey

Author: Bob Avian, Tom Santopietro Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2020

Tony and Olivier Award-winning Bob Avian's dazzling life story, Dancing Man: A Broadway Choreographer's Journey, is a memoir in three acts. Act I reveals the origins of one of Broadway's legendary choreographers who appeared onstage with stars like Barbra Streisand and Mary Martin all before he was thirty. Act II includes teaching Katharine Hepburn how to sing and dance in Coco and working with Stephen Sondheim and Michael Bennett while helping to choreograph the original productions of Company and Follies. During this time, Avian won a Tony Award as the cochoreographer of A Chorus Line and produced the spectacular Tony Award-winning Dreamgirls. For a triumphant third act, Avian choreographed Julie Andrews's return to the New York stage, devised all of the musical staging for Miss Saigon and Sunset Boulevard, and directed A Chorus Line on Broadway. He worked with the biggest names on Broadway, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Carol Burnett, Jennifer Holliday, Patti LuPone, Elaine Stritch, and Glenn Close. Candid, witty, sometimes shocking, and always entertaining, here at last is the ultimate up-close and personal insider's view from a front row seat at the creation of the biggest, brightest, and best Broadway musicals of the past fifty years.

Contemporary Drag Practices and Performers Drag in a Changing Scene Volume 1

Contemporary Drag Practices and Performers Drag in a Changing Scene Volume 1

Author: Mark Edward Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

In recent years drag performance has moved from the fringes to emerge as a mainstream phenomenon, showcased on TV shows in the US and the UK. This collection offers a diverse range of critical engagements by drag performers, makers, scholars and writers reflecting on work from the UK, USA, Israel, Germany and Australia. Moving beyond discussions of gender theory, the essays consider contemporary drag performance practices, connecting them to the histories, communities and politics that produced them. Chapters range across discussions of drag kings in the US, UK and drag and activism; the influence of RuPaul on the generation of new forms of work in New York; transfeminist critiques of drag; 'bio'/faux queens; engagements with race and ethnicity through drag performance; drag andragogy; audience concerns; drag intersections with animal personas, and how drag performance relates to personal narratives of history and identity. Collectively the contributions focus on drag as a mode of performance that is diverse and that uncorsets the easy thought that drag is simply a cross dressing man in a dress or a woman in a suit.

Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture

Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture

Author: Dorothy Wai Sim Lau Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

John Derek His Career as Actor, Director and Photographer

John Derek His Career as Actor, Director and Photographer

Author: Michelangelo Capua Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

Actor and director John Derek was born in Hollywood, where his striking good looks helped get him a contract with David O' Selznick. Derek's career took off after Humphrey Bogart made him his costar in the cultish noir Knock at Any Doors. Derek appeared in such Academy Award-nominated films as All the King's Men, Run for Cover, The Ten Commandments and Exodus, and worked with directors like Nicholas Ray, Cecil B. DeMille, Otto Preminger and others. He was a competent, dedicated performer even in his last, trivial roles. In the 1960s, his career in decline, he began directing his own films. Although critics panned the string of movies he made starring his three wives-Ursula Andress, Linda Evans and Bo Derek-some were box-office hits, like Tarzan, the Ape Man. This biography covers his extraordinary life and career, with extensive analysis of his films.

Introduction to the Alexander Technique A Practical Guide for Actors

Introduction to the Alexander Technique A Practical Guide for Actors

Author: Bill Connington Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Introduction to the Alexander Technique, part of the brand-new Acting Essentials series, is the first textbook about the Alexander Technique written specially for undergraduates. This eight-week program can be taught over the course of half a semester, a full semester, or dipped into as needed to address students' issues with physicality, movement, breathing, voice and performance habits. The Alexander Technique has been a vital part of training for performers since the early 20th century. It is a core part of the curriculum at most acting conservatories and in many BFA programs. Sometimes considered purely a movement discipline, the Alexander Technique in fact takes into consideration the entire person-mind, body, voice, emotions, and imagination. Introduction to the Alexander Technique addresses the student's self as a whole and is suitable for beginning acting students in any academic setting, including those who take performance classes as an elective. The book also includes more than 150 practical, easy-to-follow exercises that help students reduce tension and improve their alignment, flexibility, and poise. The textbook is supported by a range of online videos demonstrating key exercises described throughout the book.

Introduction to the Alexander Technique A Practical Guide for Actors

Introduction to the Alexander Technique A Practical Guide for Actors

Author: Bill Connington Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Introduction to the Alexander Technique, part of the brand-new Acting Essentials series, is the first textbook about the Alexander Technique written specially for undergraduates. This eight-week program can be taught over the course of half a semester, a full semester, or dipped into as needed to address students' issues with physicality, movement, breathing, voice and performance habits. The Alexander Technique has been a vital part of training for performers since the early 20th century. It is a core part of the curriculum at most acting conservatories and in many BFA programs. Sometimes considered purely a movement discipline, the Alexander Technique in fact takes into consideration the entire person-mind, body, voice, emotions, and imagination. Introduction to the Alexander Technique addresses the student's self as a whole and is suitable for beginning acting students in any academic setting, including those who take performance classes as an elective. The book also includes more than 150 practical, easy-to-follow exercises that help students reduce tension and improve their alignment, flexibility, and poise. The textbook is supported by a range of online videos demonstrating key exercises described throughout the book.

Anna Magnani Performing in Place

Anna Magnani Performing in Place

Author: Tiffany Gilbert Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Little Book of Audrey Hepburn in the Movies

Little Book of Audrey Hepburn in the Movies

Author: Timothy Knight Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2019

Little Book of Marilyn Monroe in the Movies

Little Book of Marilyn Monroe in the Movies

Author: Timothy Knight Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2019