By Melissa Hurt
Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor education situates the paintings of popular voice and circulation coach Arthur Lessac within the context of up to date actor training.
Supported via the paintings of Constantin Stanislavsky and Maurice Merleau-Ponty's theories of embodiment, the publication explores Lessac's perform by way of embodied performing, a key topic in modern functionality. In doing so, the writer explains how the actor can come to adventure either ability and expression as a subjective complete via lively meditation and spatial attunement.
As good as feeding this psychophysical process right into a wider dialogue of embodiment, the ebook offers concrete examples of ways the perform will be implement. utilizing insights gleaned from interviews performed with Lessac and his grasp lecturers, the writer enlightens our personal realizing of Lessac’s practices.
Three beneficial appendices increase the reader’s adventure. those include:
a biographical timeline of Lessac’s lifestyles and career
sample curricula and a lesson plan for academics at collage level
explorations for private discovery
Melissa damage is a Lessac qualified coach and has taught performing and Lessac’s voice, speech, and move paintings at schools around the usa. She has a PhD from the college of Oregon and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.
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