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- ISBN: 9780415471671 | 0415471672
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 3/2/2010
Actor Training expands on Alison Hodge's highly-acclaimed and best-selling Twentieth Century Actor Training . This exciting second edition radically updates the original book, making it even more valuable for any student of the history and practice of actor training. The original chapters and bibliography are brought right up to date, along with the addition of eight more practitioners - and forty more photographs - to create a stunningly comprehensive study.The practitioners included are: Stella Adler, Eugenio Barba, Augusto Boal, Anne Bogart, Bertolt Brecht, Peter Brook, Michael Chekhov, Joseph Chaikin, Jacques Copeau, Philippe Gaulier, Jerzy Grotowski, Maria Knebel, Jacques Lecoq, Joan Littlewood, Sanford Meisner, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Ariane Mnouchkine, Monika Pagneux, Michel Saint-Denis, Wlodzimierz Staniewski, Konstantin Stanislavsky and Lee StrasbergEach chapter is written by a leading expert on a key theatre practitioner or movement, and is accessible for readers approaching the work for the first time. Each writer clearly sets out the historical, cultural and political context to the practitioners' work. This is followed by an incisive and enlightening analysis of the practitioner's main principles of training, practical exercises and key productions.This book presents readers with an invaluable introduction to the principles and practice of actor training and its role in shaping modern theatre.