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Actioning and How to Do It

Actioning and How to Do It
Your Price: $34.95 CDN
Author: Nick Moseley
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 145
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 184842423X
ISBN-13: 9781848424234

About the Book:

Actioning and How to Do It is a vital component in every actor's toolkit.

Actioning is one of the most widely used rehearsal techniques for actors. It helps bring clarity to every moment or thought in the text, energizing rehearsals and bringing performances to life.

Actioning and How to Do It will enable you to discover and unlock newfound energy, range, variety and clarity of body and voice, by:
• Interrogating the text and making initial action verb choices
• Playing your chosen actions, both verbally and physically
• Maintaining an imaginative and emotional connection with each moment
• Signposting each thought to your scene partner

The indispensable companion to the internationally successful Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus, this is the first in-depth exploration of Actioning for student actors, those who train them, and professionals working in the industry, whether they're brand new to the technique or have been practising it for years.

Actioning and How to Do It is a step-by-step guide that draws on concepts from Stanislavsky, using sample scenes from classic plays such as The Seagull and The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as contemporary pieces, and is filled with exercises to demonstrate the technique at work.

What people say:

"Clear, logical and explained well throughout." — Drama Magazine

"An indispensible toolkit for anyone interested in developing as a performer… a fascinating exploration of Actioning." — Word Matters (Journal of the Society of Teachers of Speech & Drama)

"A most welcome addition to the training armoury... invaluable in explaining [the] principles... practical, easy to approach, it is a must for all acting students." — ReviewsGate

"Impressively practical... Moseley convincingly demonstrates the ways in which actioning enhances performance." — Teaching Drama

About the Author:

Nick Moseley teaches at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Prior to that he was Head of Acting at the Italia Conti Academy in London. His specialisms include Stanislavski-based text work, Improvisation, Psychophysical Actions, and Sanford Meisner. He studied at Royal Holloway (London University) before becoming first an actor and then a teacher. He is also a director of the Conference of Drama Schools.

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