Acting the Song
Performance Skills for the Musical TheatreBook - 2008
Offers a contemporary, integrated approach to singing in musicals that results in better-trained, smarter performers. Directors, teachers of musical theatre and students--including actors, singers, and dancers--will find time-tested advice, exercises, and worksheets for all skill levels. This book guides readers through musical theatre elements, classroom workshops, and the world of professional auditions and performances. Chapters cover: singing and acting terminology; "legit" singing and belting; vocal and physical warm-ups; body movement and gesture; finding subtext; creating a character; personalization; song structure; interpreting music and lyrics; risks and spontaneity; collaborating with other actors; keeping a performance fresh. Teachers and students alike will appreciate the sections for beginning, intermediate, and advanced performers. Everyone involved in musical theatre, from new students to working professionals, will benefit from this rich resource.--Adapted from back cover.
Publisher: New York : Allworth Press, ©2008.
Branch Call Number: 792.6028 Moo
Characteristics: ix, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm