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The Laban Workbook for Actors: A Practical Training Guide with Video

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The Laban Workbook for Actors: A Practical Training Guide with Video

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The Laban Workbook is a compendium of unique exercises inspired by the concepts and principles of movement theorist and artist, Rudolf Laban. Written by five internationally recognized movement experts, this textbook is divided into single-authored chapters, each of which includes a short contextual essay followed by a series of insight-bearing exercises. These expert views, honed in the creation of individual approaches to training and coaching actors, provide a versatile range of theory and practice in the creative process of crafting theatre. Readers will learn: Enhanced expressivity of body and voice; Clearer storytelling, both physical and vocal, facilitating the embodiment of playwrights' intentions; Imaginative possibilities for exploring an existing play or for creating devised theatre. Featuring many exercises exploring the application of Laban Movement Studies to text, character, scene work, and devised performances - as well as revealing the creative potential of the body itself - The Laban Workbook is ideal for actors, teachers, directors and choreographers.

ISBN

9781474220668

Publication Date

2017

Relational Format

book

Department

Theater and Film

Publisher

Methuen Drama

Disciplines

Dance | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies

The Laban Workbook for Actors: A Practical Training Guide with Video

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