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Description - The Body Speaks by Lorna Marshall

"Stimulating and intelligent" Yoshi OidaSeventy 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 Details

ISBN: 9781408106822
ISBN-10: 1408106825
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lorna Marshall

Lorna Marshall has taught physical acting to everyone fromballet dancers, classical actors and oper a singers to performanceartists and circus acts. She has worked with companies such as SharedExper ience, the Royal National Theatre, Theatre de Complicite and theConsort of Musicke. She runs intern ational workshops and currentlyteaches at RADA.

Books By Lorna Marshall

Actor's Tricks by Lorna Marshall
Paperback, February 2007
Body Speaks by Lorna Marshall
Paperback, December 2002
Nyae Kung Beliefs and Rites by Lorna Marshall
Paperback, January 2000
Invisible Actor' by Lorna Marshall
Paperback, December 1997