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- 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.
- Author BiographyLorna 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.
- Author(s)Lorna Marshall
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication30/10/2008
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Series TitlePerformance Books
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMethuen Drama
- Content NoteN/A
- Weight280 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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