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Description - Psychophysical Acting by Phillip B. Zarrilli

Psychophysical Acting is a direct and vital address to the demands of contemporary theatre on today's actor. Drawing on over thirty years of intercultural experience, Phillip Zarrilli aims to equip actors with practical and conceptual tools with which to approach their work. Areas of focus include: an historical overview of a psychophysical approach to acting from Stanislavski to the present acting as an 'energetics' of performance, applied to a wide range of playwrights: Samuel Beckett, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Kaite O'Reilly and Ota Shogo a system of training though yoga and Asian martial arts that heightens sensory awareness, dynamic energy, and in which body and mind become one practical application of training principles to improvisation exercises. Psychophysical Acting is accompanied by Peter Hulton's interactive DVD-ROM featuring exercises, production documentation, interviews, and reflection.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415334587
ISBN-10: 0415334586
Format: Paperback / softback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 270
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Phillip B. Zarrilli

Phillip Zarrilli is internationally known for training actors in psychophysical process through Asian martial arts and yoga, and as a director/actor. He is also Professor of Performance Practice at Exeter University. His many publications include Acting Reconsidered (2002), Kathakali Dance-Drama (2000), and co-author of Theatre Histories: An Introduction (2006).

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