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Movement for Actors
Edited by Nicole Potter
Second Edition edited by Mary Fleischer and Barbara Adrian
In this updated, rich resource for actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. In Movement for Actors (Allworth Press paperback; January 3, 2017; $22.99) readers will gain remarkable insights into the physical skills and techniques used in a wide variety of performance styles through ready-to-use exercises and approaches. Included in this new edition are chapters covering:
- Stage combat
- Yoga for actors
- Martial arts
- Body-mind centering
- Authentic movement
- Bartenieff Fundamentals
- Grotowski-based movement
Those who want to pursue serious training will be able to consult the appendix for listings of the best teachers and schools in the country. This inspiring collection is a must-read for all actors, directors, and teachers of theater looking for stimulation and new approaches.
Praise for Movement for Actors
“The most complete survey to date of the available physical components of modern actor training. Invaluable.” —George Morrison, former president, the New Actors Workshop, former emeritus professor, SUNY Purchase
“This wonderful, eclectic book offers both theoretical and practical insights to actors, directors, and students, while providing fascinating insights to anyone who seeks a greater understanding of the process of creating theater. We often speak of the need to move beyond the seminal work of Stanislavski. For those who wish to do so, Ms. Potter has furnished us with an excellent road map.” —Barbara Mackenzie-Wood, head of acting/music theater, Carnegie Mellon University
“A marvelous, instructive, and coherent sourcebook. It brings back memories of my own experiences, working with Mme. Fedro and her stick and learning the lessons of the Alexander Technique, during those exhilarating days of rigorous physical training for a lifelong career.” —Lisa Eichhorn, internationally renowned actress and two-time Golden Globe and BAFTA nominee
“A timely collection of essays, which synthesizes a broad range of movement techniques that have deeply influenced performance training. The authors’ passions are palpable, their information clearly articulated, and their expertise firmly grounded as their insights add to the growing interdisciplinary study of the body.” —Robert H. Vorlicky, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Nicole Potter, who passed away in 2013, served as a senior editor at Allworth Press and as an adjunct professor in the theater department of Marymount Manhattan College. She edited numerous theater, film, and art publications and wrote for film magazines, and her performance background included appearances in film and television.
Mary Fleischer is a professor of theatre arts at Marymount Manhattan College. She holds a PhD in theatre from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is the author of Embodied Texts: Symbolist Playwright-Dancer Collaborations.
Barbara Adrian is a professor of theatre arts at Marymount Manhattan College and an associate artist with the off-Broadway theatre company New York Classical Theatre. She also coaches professional actors for television, film, and stage. She is the author of Actor Training the Laban Way: An Integrated Approach to Voice, Speech, and Movement (Allworth Press).
Movement for Actors
Edited by Nicole Potter; Second Edition edited by Mary Fleischer and Barbara Adrian
Allworth Press paperback, also available as an ebook | On Sale: January 3, 2017
ISBN 978-1-62153-541-6 | $22.99