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Movement for Actors

In this resource for actors, movement teachers and directors explore the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. The contributors, who are from diverse performance traditions, explain how their particular discipline came into being and why the skills involved are valuable to performers, and they present exercises and approaches for actors. The work aims to provide an insight into the physical skills, techniques and styles developed and used in 20th- and 21st-century performance, and readers who wish to explore a particular discipline should be able to jump to the chapter that pertains to their area of interest - whether it be Alexander technique, the work of Tadashi Suzuki, or period movement for the plays of Moliere. Those who want to pursue serious training in a particular technique can consult the appendix for listings of the best teachers.
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About the Author

Nicole Potter is the senior editor at Allworth Press and an adjunct professor in the theatre department of Marymount Manhattan College. She has been the editor of numerous theatre and film books and has written articles for film magazines, including Films in Review and The Perfect Vision. An MFA groduate in performing, her extensive theatrical background includes ten years as a member of The Irondale Ensemble, during which she had leading roles in both original works and in productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekov, and Brecht. She continues to act and direct at venues in the New York City area, including the DUMBO Festival, Expanded Arts Festival, and Ohio Theatre Think Tank. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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