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Action Theatre
By Ruth Zaporah

Action Theatre

The Improvisation of Presence

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Action Theatre by Ruth Zaporah

Book Description

Each chapter of this book presents a single day of the twenty-day training which Ruth Zaporah developed into "Action Theater," her investigation into the life-reflecting process of improvisation. This book shows through exercises, stories, anecdotes, and metaphors how to focus attention on the body's awareness of the present moment, moving away from preconceived ideas. Improvisations move through fear, boredom, laziness, and distraction to a sustained awareness of creative options.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781556431869
ISBN-10: 1556431864
Format: Paperback
(255mm x 203mm x 19mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 15-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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"Actors, dancers, directors, physical theater educators, and creatives of all stripes will find inspiration, passion, and much wisdom in this collection of writings by the founder of the Action Theater improv method Ruth Zaporah on her life and work"--

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Author Biography - Ruth Zaporah

Ruth Zaporah is a teacher, performer, and director. She travels widely in the United States and abroad, performing and teaching in theaters, dance and theater studios, on college campuses, and psychological training programs. She has twice been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer's Fellowship.

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