Training the Actor´s Body:A Guide Dick McCaw
A step-by-step program guides actors through the phases of self-awareness that expand emotional and physical range, not only on stage, but in daily life. Actors! Engage your mind and your body in order to develop your characters fully. The Lucid Body technique breaks up stagnant movement patterns and expands your emotional and physical range. Through energy analysis, this program shows how to use physical training to create characters from all walks of life - however cruel, desolate, or neurotic those characters may be. Rooted in the exploration of the seven chakra energy centers, The Lucid Body reveals how each body holds the possibility of every human condition. Learn how to analyze the character, hear the inner body, dissect the self into layers of consciousness, and more. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009004/bk_adbl_009004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Physical Actor Training:What Shall I Do with the Body They Gave Me? Andrei Droznin
In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons - each of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercises - Improv for Actors provides insights into thinking and reacting with fluidity, exploring a character’s social status, using the voice and body as effective tools of storytelling, and more. Actors of all levels will soon be able to give a fresh, original approach to classic characters, create funnier performances in farce and comedy, and make dramatic characters richer and more believable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008999/bk_adbl_008999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Early Modern Actors and Shakespeare´s Theatre:Thinking with the Body Evelyn Tribble
This is a book for the thinking actor, and the finest actors I´ve known are just that. The best actors bring it all together: body, heart, spirit, and mind. This book is for the actor who thinks about craft and influence, who thinks about the relationship of performance to living, who thinks about doing and what that doing means. Acting is a metaphor, and it´s a mirror. A theory of acting, if true, shows us to ourselves. Jeff Zinn knows this. He knows it as an actor, director, teacher, and thinker. His theory of everything is simple and revelatory. (From the foreword by Todd London) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Zinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038630/bk_acx0_038630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a quiet fall evening in the small, peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, horrifying plot. Silently, subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking over the bodies and minds of his neighbors, his friends, his family, the woman he loves, and the world as he knows it. This classic 1955 thriller of the triumph of the human spirit over an invisible enemy inspired the acclaimed 1956 film, directed by Don Siegel and named one of Time magazine´s 100 Best Films. Blackstone´s edition is read by Don Siegel´s son, actor-director Kristoffer Tabori, an Emmy and Audie Award winner, and concludes with the narrator´s insider reminiscences of his father´s work on the film. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristoffer Tabori. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002269/bk_blak_002269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nineteenth-century African Americans felt deep affection for their ´´liberator´´ as a ´´homely´´ man who did not hold himself apart; Southerners felt a nostalgia for Abraham Lincoln as a humble ´´conciliator´´. Later, educators glorified Lincoln as a symbol of nationhood to help assimilate poor immigrants. Monument makers focused not only on a gigantic body but also on a nationalist ´´union´´, downplaying ´´emancipation´´. Among both black and white liberals in the 1960s and 1970s, Lincoln was derided or fell out of fashion. Recently, Lincoln has been embodied once again (as idealist and pragmatist) by outstanding historians, by self-identified Lincolnian president Barack Obama, and by actor Daniel Day-Lewis - all keeping Lincoln alive in a body of memory that speaks volumes about our nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000904/bk_high_000904_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover how to exactly master on how to connect, influence, attract, analyze, and read anyone using non-verbal communication. Think of all our best actors and actresses. What is it exactly that makes them ´´best´´? They are masters of both voice and body language! They are masters of vocal communication and communicating via their entire body. With every new character they portray, their verbal and nonverbal communication via their body changes - often dramatically. There are other actors about whom we say, ´´There he goes, playing himself again.´´ My guess is that we really mean his use of his voice and his body is static, immobile, and inflexible. He gives us the same character in every film he does. Because he gives us the only voice he knows and uses the only body language he knows - his own. Remember all those police procedural TV shows and films that you have seen. All those detective novels that you have read. The best detectives portrayed in them are masters at reading voice inflections, facial tics, and overall body language of the suspect. In real life, whole careers are made on an individual´s ability to not only read the voice and the body language of the bad guy - but to be right about their interpretations. Interviewers, interrogators, and profilers have mastered the interpretation of nonverbal communication of others. This helps them catch out the liars or detect when someone is holding back information or perhaps protecting another person. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Dawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084214/bk_acx0_084214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Foreword by Dr. Mehmet Oz A renowned personal trainer to Olympic athletes, movie stars, Broadway actors, and supermodels draws on 20 years of experience to create a powerful three-step fitness approach combining mindful techniques with effective workouts to achieve stunning results in only 15 minutes a day. Cutting-edge research in the fields of neuroscience and neuropsychology shows that negative thinking prevents people from improving bad health and shedding excess weight. As the research makes clear, your mind-set is the crucial factor when it comes to slimming down, toning up, and boosting your overall well-being. Joel Harper´s Mind Your Body provides simple, effective ways to harness your brainpower to make lasting changes. Utilizing his powerful three-step approach, listeners will learn how to access mindful techniques quickly and simply, combine them with effective 15-minute workouts, and eat simply and deliciously to quickly, efficiently, and effortlessly yield successful weight loss, a leaner and firmer body, reduced stress, improved health, increased happiness, and enhanced energy. You´ll notice improved mood, impulse control, motivation, and energy in just one day. In one week you will have established new ways of thinking, moving, and eating that will deliver effortless weight loss, energy surges, and more restful sleep. At the end of four weeks, you will have dropped a dress size, lost up to 10 pounds or more, shed fat, toned up, doubled your energy levels, and have bulletproof motivation - all thanks to a positive new outlook and 15 minutes a day. Mind Your Body shows you how. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mehmet C. Oz, Joel Harper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004371/bk_harp_004371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.