The Body Speaks
Performance and Physical Expression 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Lorna Marshall
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Body Speaks by Lorna Marshall
Book Description'Stimulating and intelligent' Yoshi Oida Seventy percent of everyday conversation is conveyed through body language, twenty percent is the voice and only ten percent is the meaning of the words. In The Body Speaks, expert RADA trainer Lorna Marshall, shows how to recognise and lose unwanted physical inhibitions that our background, education or family have taught us and presents a fundamental re-thinking of our relationship to the body and its role in performance. Good performers - be they trapeze artists, Shakespearean actors, Butoh dancers or film stars - are able to fully reach their audience and engage with them because they have learnt to use their bodies to its best effect. Through a series of practical exercises, Lorna Marshall encourages us to unleash our potential, discover new possibility for the body and express ourselves more clearly. This new edition has been fully revised to include the latest thinking on the subject and more exercises particularly for performers in TV and film.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781408106822
(216mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lorna Marshall
Actor's Tricks, Paperback (February 2007)
Yoshi Oida infuses his acting and directing with the artistry of Oriental traditions and a mastery of Western forms. In this study of the art of acting he shares his unique experience and range of expertise. An Actor's Tricks offers a meticulous scrutiny of the actor's preparation for performance.
Body Speaks, Paperback / softback (December 2002)View all books by Lorna Marshall
A revolutionary book about stage movement from a well-known artist of the international theater community.
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Author Biography - Lorna Marshall
Lorna Marshall has taught physical acting to everyone from ballet dancers, classical actors and oper a singers to performance artists and circus acts. She has worked with companies such as Shared Exper ience, the Royal National Theatre, Theatre de Complicite and the Consort of Musicke. She runs intern ational workshops and currently teaches at RADA.
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