Synopsis

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

The Laban Workbook for Actors - A Practical Training Guide with Video $26.99

Katya Bloom et al

Published by Methuen

A compendium of unique exercises inspired by the concepts and principles of movement theorist and artist, Rudolf Laban

Revealing the creative potential of the body, it features many exercises exploring the application of Laban Movement Studies to text, character, scene work, and devised performances

Written by five internationally recognized movement experts - Katya Bloom, Barbara Adrian, Tom Casciero, Jennifer Mizenko, Claire Porter - the book 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

You will learn:

Enhanced expressivity of body and voice

Clearer storytelling - both physical and vocal - facilitating the embodiment of playwrights' intentions

Imaginative strategies for exploring an existing play or for creating devised theatre

Ideal for actors, teachers, directors and choreographers, this invaluable book also includes links to the online Workbook Video

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Chapter 1: A Physical Foundation for the Actor (Tom Casciero)

Chapter 2: Moving Into Character (Katya Bloom)

Chapter 3: Moving Your Voice: Expanding Your Vocal Creative Potential through LMA (Barbara Adrian)

Chapter 4: Links Between LMA and Key Acting Techniques (Jennifer Mizenko)

Chapter 5: Generating and Structuring a Movement and Text Performance (Claire Porter)

Appendix A: General Overview of Laban Movement Analysis Vocabulary

Appendix B: Body, Effort, Shape and Space Charts

Laban Traning Programes

Bibliography and Further Reading

Links to Workbook Video

Notes on Contributors

Index

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