Movement for Actors (Second Edition) (Paperback)

By Nicole Potter (Editor), Barbara Adrian (Editor), Mary Fleischer (Editor)

Allworth Press, 9781621535416, 376pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2017



In this updated rich resource for actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. 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.

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About the Author

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).