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The art of the actor : the essential history of acting, from classical times to the present day

Author: Jean Benedetti
Publisher: London : Methuen, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An essential sourcebook and working tool for students of all levels and for theatre practitioners, this is a superb book and explication of the work of the leading theorists on the art of acting.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Benedetti, Jean.
Art of the actor.
London : Methuen, 2005
(OCoLC)557728777
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Benedetti
ISBN: 0413773361 9780413773364 9780713689976 0713689978
OCLC Number: 57282768
Description: ix, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Classical Rhetoric --
2. Shakespeare and His Contemporaries --
3. Declamation --
4. Acting --
5. Diderot --
6. Coquelin --
7. Realism --
8. Stanislavski and the 'System' --
9. Michael Chekhov --
10. The New Actor in France --
11. Meyerhold --
12. Brecht --
13. The 'Ritual' Actor.
Responsibility: Jean Benedetti.

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