Telling Stories: A Grand Unifying Theory of Acting Techniques
"Telling Stories: A Grand Unifying Theory of Acting Techniques is an essential resource for professional actors, acting students and teachers, or anyone who wants to better understand the evolution of modern acting theory. This guidebook provides a history of acting theories and training and describes techniques that enable an actor to inhabit a character. In the book are numerous acting exercises that illustrate each method, as well as advice on performing Shakespeare and on developing scripts." "Telling Stories is an important addition to any theatrical library and can serve as the basis for acting and theater courses across a wide range of levels."--BOOK JACKET.
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A NEW PARADIGM ARISES
STORYTELLING AND CHARACTER
THE STRGCTURE OF THE STORY
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