Author Lugering, Michael
Title The Expressive Actor : Integrated Voice, Movement and Acting Training
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
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Note Cover -- The Expressive Actor Integrated voice, movement, and acting training -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Part I Prologue -- A Introduction to the method -- B Overview of the method -- C Introduction to the actor -- Part II Principles of expressive action -- Chapter 1 Expressive action -- 1.1 Definition -- 1.2 Expressive action in context -- Chapter 2 First and second functions -- 2.1 Definition -- 2.2 Application to acting -- Chapter 3 Physical properties -- 3.1 Overview -- 3.2 Major and minor properties -- 3.3 Expressive continuum -- Part III Principles of integration -- Chapter 4 Integration -- 4.1 Context -- 4.2 Hierarchy of an expressive action -- 4.3 Body structure -- 4.4 The stacking process -- Part IV Stacking -- Chapter 5 Introduction to stacking -- Chapter 6 Moving -- Step 1: Preliminaries -- Step 2: Principles -- Step 3: Technique -- Step 4: Improvisation -- Chapter 7 Breathing -- Step 1: Preliminaries -- Step 2: Principles -- Step 3: Technique -- Step 4: Improvisation -- Chapter 8 Sounding -- Step 1: Preliminaries -- Step 2: Principles -- Step 3: Technique -- Step 4: Improvisation -- Chapter 9 Speaking -- Step 1: Preliminaries -- Step 2: Principles -- Step 3: Technique -- Step 4: Improvisation -- Chapter 10 Extending the barre -- Part V Technique -- Chapter 11 Preliminaries -- Chapter 12 Voice and body exercises -- 12.1 Lying and breathing exercises -- 12.2 Sitting and sounding exercises -- 12.3 Standing exercises -- Chapter 13 Language and character exercises -- 13.1 Language -- 13.2 Character -- Epilogue -- Appendix I: Expressive continuum -- Appendix II: Actions -- Bibliography -- Index
"The study of acting should not begin with an exploration of feeling, perception, imagination, memories, intention, personalization, self-identification... or even performance-but physical action." Michael Lugering's The Expressive Actor presents a foundational, preparatory training method, using movement to unlock the entire acting process. Its action-based perspective integrates voice, movement and basic acting training into a unified approach. A wealth of exercises and diagrams guide the reader through this internationally taught program, making it an ideal step-by-step course for both solo and classroom use. Through this course, voice and body training becomes more than a simple skill-building activity - it is the central prerequisite to any actor training. This new Routledge edition has been fully updated, to include: A revised prologue, further discussing the historical and philosophical grounding of The Lugering Method A new introduction, with particular focus on the integrative nature of the method and how the book should be used. New developments, clarifications, and 12 new exercises. 6 new illustrative diagrams
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lugering, Michael The Expressive Actor : Integrated Voice, Movement and Acting Training London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415669306
Subject Acting
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