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Acting: Onstage and Off

Acting: Onstage and Off
Author: Robert Barton
ISBN 13: 9780495566045
ISBN 10: 495566047
Edition: 5
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2008-05-08
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 388
List Price: $182.95

Barton (theater, U. of Oregon) writes for beginning acting students, for whom he believes the life-enhancing aspects of actor training are a higher priority than technical skills. He guides students through an exploration of their past and present offstage life to help them find confidence and recognize experience that can be used in class. The text covers all phases of actor training including scene study, auditioning, observation, and mind, voice, and body relaxation techniques, using examples from daily life rather than dramatic literature. Suggestions for ways to apply acting skills to personal, professional, and employment settings are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


A textbook for beginning acting students, emphasizing the life- enhancing aspects of actor training over technical skills. It explains how offstage performance can be adapted for the theater, and vice versa. No dates are noted for previous editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)