Acting Through Song
Techniques and Exercises for Musical-Theatre Actors
An impassioned and invaluable guide for actors and students of musical theatre.
In Acting Through Song, Paul Harvard takes the techniques of modern actor training – including the theories of Stanislavsky, Brecht, Meisner and Laban, amongst others – and applies them to the fundamental component of musical theatre: singing.
With dozens of exercises to put these theories into practice, and numerous examples from a broad range of musicals, the result is a comprehensive and rigorous acting course for those training in musical theatre or already performing, whether amateur or professional, to realise their potential – and act better.
"For anyone wishing to do justice to a musical theatre role, and definitely for those wishing to work in this genre, this guide is a must. "- Teaching Drama Magazine
"Revelatory. .. an important addition to the actors' library. .. full of good, practical advice. "- ReviewsGate.com
"There is good advice in this useful and practical book about how to integrate acting and singing - all supported with suggestions for ways of practising and developing skills. "- The Stage