Acting: Onstage and Off

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Cengage Learning, May 8, 2008 - Performing Arts - 416 pages
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Demonstrating how offstage performance can be effectively adapted for the theatre, as well as how onstage training can be applied toward leading a full life outside the theatre, ACTING: ONSTAGE AND OFF is a humorous yet informative book that discusses the interplay between life on and off the stage. You’ll learn everything from the phases of actor training to body-relaxation techniques.
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Oh for heaven's sake! This is theatre ... not church. Great samples of real scene work for the modern complementary art of the stage. This is an excellent textbook for moving the actor into the realm of a full life on the stage.

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About the author (2008)

Robert Barton is professor emeritus of acting and continues to teach at the University of Oregon. He has performed in most of the plays of Shakespeare and has directed half of them, including the title role in a PBS production of Hamlet. He is the author of several acting texts and is co-author, with Rocco Dal Vera, of VOICE: ONSTAGE AND OFF. Robert's book STYLE FOR ACTORS was recipient of the Theatre Association's Best Book Award and he has been honored as Outstanding Acting Coach by the American College Theatre Festival. He has published numerous articles on acting, and his regular column, "Many Right Ways", appears in each edition of THE VOICE and SPEECH REVIEW. He is also the author of a new introduction to theatre text, THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE (with Annie McGregor).

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