ReACTING: A Fresh Approach to Key Practitioners
reACTING provides an overview of three key practitioners of acting methodology: Stanislavski, Laban, and Brecht. The authors are experts in their fields and offer useful advice for the performer, bibliographies for further reading, and points for additional discussion. reACTING is an essential tool for teachers and students of speech and drama.
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