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"If the tip of the nose works, the whole body works." V. E. Meyerhold "I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed." -- Booker T. Washington
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Meyerhold, Eisenstein and Biomechanics: Actor Training in Revolutionary Russia * William H. Brown III (Foreword), Alma Law, Mel Gordon 0786400986 new

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Get Physical (biomechanics technique for actors) -- The "outside-in" alternative of biomechanics training is slowly being rediscovered in the U.S.
If you haven't heard of Russian theatre director Vsevolod Meyerhold's biomechanics, a method of physical training for the actor, it's not surprising. Meyerhold's teachings were banned for many years during the Stalinist regime. Yet biomechanics is regaining popularity among today's theatre experimentalists.
In the early 20th century, Meyerhold, originally an actor at Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, began to formulate techniques that, he believed, served the actor better for performing in a variety of non-naturalistic theatrical forms than did Stanislavski's more psychological approach. Biblio (list)

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Use the textbook, getting ready for your tests. Meyerhold, play (in Russian)
Film Directing for Actors
Meyerhold @ Work *

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An Acrobat of the Heart : A Physical Approach to Acting Inspired by the Work of Jerzy Grotowski (Vintage Original)
In An Acrobat of the Heart, teacher-director-playwright Stephen Wangh reveals how Jerzy Grotowski's physical exercises can open a pathway to the actor's inner creativity. Drawing on Grotowski's insights and on the work of Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, and others, Wangh bridges the gap between rigorous physical training and practical scene and character technique. Wangh's students give candid descriptions of their struggles and breakthroughs, demonstrating how to transform these remarkable lessons into a personal journey of artistic growth.

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"Theatre is not a mirror but a magnifying glass." Mayakovsky
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BM-biblio
Actors on Acting (selected readings mostly related to physical theatre):

I. Greece: Aristotle (11)

IV. Italy: The Commedia Dell' Arte (41)

VI. England: Shakespeare (78)

VIII. France: Moliere (154)

IX. Germany: Brecht (301)
Erwin Piscator "Objective Acting" (299)

X. England: Peter Brook "The Act of Possesion" (422)
Gordon Craig "The Actor and the Ueber-Marionette" (376)

XII. Russia & Poland: Vsevolod Meyerhold (501)
Igor Ilinsky "Biomechanics" (504)
Eugene Vakhtangov (507)
Richard Boleslavsky "Living the Part" (509)
Michael Chekhov "The Psychological Gesture" (518)
Toporkov "Physical Actions" (523)
Jerzy Grotovsky "The Actor's Technique" (529)

XIII. America: Stella Adler "The Actor in the Group Theatre" (599)
Lee Strasberg "The Actor and Himself" (621)
Viola Spolin "Creative Experience" (641)
Joseph Chaikin "The Context of Performance" (663)

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[ class, the order of reading could be changed ]

Please, incorporate your reading into your Actor's Journal!

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Structure Physical Action!
Creating a Character: A Physical Approach to Acting For over 20 years, Moni Yakim has taught his unique blend of physical training and emotional exploration to a generation of American actors that include Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, and Kevin Kline. Now, for the first time, his acting process is available to every actor and theater professional.

If you didn't take Acting One with me, please, check the THR121 Fundamentals of Acting pages!

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Acting for the Camera: should I start Acting III with it?

Homework

Spring 2004: 5 Approaches to Acting, David Kaplan -- second part of the textbook * If I do not have a special webpage, releated to major topic or name, I connect them to AMAZON -- get yourself books, read, think... There is a lot you can do on your own! The most important development is done YOU only!

Meyerhold

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Some "Method" text are included in THR221 readings; next is Acting III focused on Stanislavsky!
Next : back to THR221

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Copyright An Acrobat of the Heart: A Physical Approach to Acting (Vintage Original) "The actor will do, in public, what is considered impossible." When the renowned Polish director Jerzy Grotowski began his 1967 American workshop with these words, his students were stunned. But within four weeks they themselves had experienced the "impossible."

In An Acrobat of the Heart, teacher-director-playwright Stephen Wangh reveals how Jerzy Grotowski's physical exercises can open a pathway to the actor's inner creativity. Drawing on Grotowski's insights and on the work of Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, and others, Wangh bridges the gap between rigorous physical training and practical scene and character technique. Wangh's students give candid descriptions of their struggles and breakthroughs, demonstrating how to transform these remarkable lessons into a personal journey of artistic growth. Courageous and compelling, An Acrobat of the Heart is an invaluable resource for actors, directors, and teachers alike.

Studio Meyerhold: A Revolution in Theatre by Edward Braun -- Meyerhold’s creative genius is absolutely stunning. This biography gives a detailed, fascinating analysis of some of the most innovative theatrical work this century has seen. http://www.america.net/~boo/html/braun.html James G. Hay in The Biomechanics of Sports Techniques: "Biomechanics is the science concerned with the internal and external forces acting on a human body and the effects produced by these forces."

David A. Winter in Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement: "Biomechanics of human movement can be defined as the interdiscipline which describes, analyzes, and assesses human movement."

Meyerhold by Braun (great book)

AUDITIONS:

Twelve Step Plan to Becoming an Actor in L.A.by Dawn Lerman

The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens: 111 One Minute Monologues (The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens, Volume 4) by Debbie Lamedman

More Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Men by Simon Dunmore, William Shakespeare

Shakespeare for One: Women: The Complete Monologues and Audition Pieces by William Shakespeare, Douglas Newell (Editor)

Shakespeare for One: Men: The Complete Monologues and Audition Pieces by William Shakespeare, Douglas Newell (Editor)

Leading Women: Plays for Actresses II by Eric Lane (Editor), Nina Shengold (Editor)

Fifty African American Audition Monologues by Gus Edwards

How to Completely Blow Your Competition Away at Any Audition!: What by Caterina Christakos

Thank You Very Much: The Little Guide to Auditioning for the Musical Theater by Stuart Ostrow (Paperback - May 2002)

The Spirited Actor: Principles for a Successful Audition by Tracey Moore-Marable (Paperback - April 2002)

Audition Monologues: Power Pieces for Kids and Teens by Deborah Maddox (Paperback)

Audition Speeches for Younger Actors 16+ by Jean Marlow (Paperback)

The Audition Sourcebook: Do's, Don'ts, and an Online Guide to 2,100+ Monologues and Musical Excerpts by Randall Richardson, Don Sandley (Paperback)

Pocket Classics for Women by Ian Michaels (Editor), Roger Karshner (Paperback - November 2001)

An Actor's Dickens: Scenes for Audition and Performance from the Works of Charles Dickens by Beatrice Manley (Editor), Charles Dickens (Paperback - October 2001)

Audition Monologs for Student Actors 2: Selections from Contemporary Plays by Roger Ellis (Editor) (Paperback - October 2001)

Actor's Guide to Auditions and Interviews by Margo Annett (Paperback - September 2001)

Audition Speeches for Men by Jean Marlow, Elizabeth Ewing (Paperback - September 2001)

Scenes I'Ve Seen...: A Casting Director's Original Scenes and Interpretive Notes (Monologue and Scene Series) by Dorian Dunas (Hardcover - September 2001)

Auditioning: An Actor-Friendly Guide by Joanna Merlin, Harold Prince (Preface) (Paperback - May 2001)

Monologues for Women by Susan Pomerance (Paperback - April 2001)

Even More Monologues for Women by Women by Tori Haring-Smith (Editor) (Paperback)

Neil Simon Scenes: Scenes from the Works of America's Foremost Playwright by Neil Simon, Roger Karshner (Editor) (Paperback - October 2000)

The Monologue Audition: A Practical Guide for Actors by Karen Kohlhaas, David Mamet (Paperback)

The Sanford Meisner Approach: Workbook IV Playing the Part (The Sanford Meisner Approach) by Larry Silverberg (Paperback)

Outstanding Stage Monologs and Scenes from the '90s: Professional Auditions for Student Actors by Steven H. Gale (Editor) (Paperback - July 2000)

The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens: 111 One-Minute Monologues (Young Actors Series) by Janet B. Milstein (Paperback - July 2000)

More Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women by William Shakespeare, Simon Dunmore (Editor) (Paperback - May 2000)

Contemporary Scenes for Actors: Men by Michael Earley (Editor), et al (Paperback - December 1999)

How to Get the Part...Without Falling Apart! by Margie Haber, et al (Paperback - October 1999)

Audition Monologs for Student Actors: Selections from Contemporary Plays by Roger Ellis (Editor) (Paperback - August 1999)

Tight Spots: True-To-Life Monolog Characterizations for Student Actors by Diana M. Howie (Paperback - August 1999)

The Stage Directions Guide to Auditions (Heinemann's Stage Directions Series) by Stephen Peithman (Editor), et al (Paperback - April 1999)

Acting Scenes and Monologs for Young Women: 60 Dramatic Characterizations by Maya Levy (Paperback - March 1999)

Cold Reading and How to Be Good at It by Basil Hoffman (Paperback - February 1999)

Scenes for Women by Women by Tori Haring-Smith (Editor) (Paperback - February 1999)

Arthur Schnitzler : Four Plays (Great Translations for Actors Series) by Arthur Schnitzler, Carl R. Mueller (Translator) (Paperback - 1999)

Pocket Monologues: Working-Class Characters for Women by Susan Pomerance (Paperback - 1999)

The Flip Side: 64 Point-Of-View Monologs for Teens by Heather H Henderson, Ted Zapel (Editor) (Paperback - October 1998)

Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors by Michael Schulman (Editor), Eva Mekler (Editor) (Mass Market Paperback - September 1998)

The Theatre Audition Book: Playing Monologs from Contemporary, Modern, Period, Shakespeare and Classical Plays by Gerald Lee Ratliff (Paperback - September 1998)

Pocket Monologues for Men by Roger Karshner (Editor) (Paperback - July 1998)

Two-Minute Monologs : Original Audition Scenes for Professional Actors by Glenn Alterman, Theodore O. Zapel (Editor) (Paperback - June 1998)

The Perfect Monologue: How to Find and Perform the Monologue That Will Get You the Part by Ginger Friedman (Paperback - May 1998)

A Guide to Scenes & Monologues from Shakespeare and His Contemporaries by Kurt Daw, Julia Matthews (Paperback - April 1998)

Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Men by Simon Dunmore (Editor), William Shakespeare (Paperback - March 1998)

Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women by Simon Dunmore (Editor), William Shakespeare (Paperback - March 1998)

For Women: Pocket Monologues from Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, et al (Paperback - January 1998)

Another Perfect Piece: Monologues from Canadian Plays by Tony Hamill (Editor) (Paperback - October 1997)

Pocket Monologues for Women by Susan Pomerance (Paperback - July 1997)

Monologues on Black Life by Gus Edwards (Paperback - February 1997)

Next!: An Actor's Guide to Auditioning by Ellie Kanner, et al (Paperback - January 1997)

Baseball Monologues by Lavonne Mueller (Editor), Lee Blessing (Introduction) (Paperback - September 1996)

Classical Audition Speeches for Men by Jean Marlow (Compiler) (Paperback - September 1996)

Classical Audition Speeches for Women by Jean Marlow (Paperback - September 1996)

More Monologues for Women by Women by Tori Haring-Smith (Editor) (Paperback - August 1996)

For Women: More Monologues They Haven't Heard by Susan Pomerance (Paperback - July 1996)

Kids Stuff by Ruth Mae Roddy (Paperback - July 1996)

Neil Simon Monologues: Speeches from the Works of America's Foremost Playwright by Neil Simon, et al (Paperback - July 1996)

Voices by Lydia Cosentino (Editor) (Paperback - July 1996)

The Audition Process: A Guide for Actors by Bob Funk (Paperback - April 1996)

Next: Auditioning for the Musical Theatre by Steven M. Alper, Herbert Knapp (Illustrator) (Paperback - February 1996)

The Contemporary Monologue: Men by Michael Earley (Editor), et al (Paperback - December 1995)

The Contemporary Monologue: Women by Michael Earley (Editor), et al (Paperback - September 1995)

Getting the Part: Thirty-Three Professional Casting Directors Tell You How to Get Work in Theater, Films, Commercials, and TV by Judith Searle (Paperback - September 1995)