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Acting Through Song - Techniques and Exercises for Musical-Theatre Actors

Acting Through Song

Techniques and Exercises for Musical-Theatre Actors

By Paul Harvard
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848422292, 296 pages, February 2013

Description

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.

Reviews

"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