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Acting Power: The 21st Century Edition by Robert Cohen

By Robert Cohen

‘Robert Cohen’s booklet, Acting Power, follows the culture of his different e-book, Acting One, and has been the veritable bible for appearing lecturers for the final region century.’David Krasner, Emerson College

‘This ebook, primarily else, is an try to discover the characteristics of performing power.... to signify to you, the actor, an procedure towards now not in simple terms sturdy performing yet robust performing. nice actors exhibit the facility to frighten – and the facility to seduce – and will shift among the only and the opposite like a violinist can her notes.’ – From the Preface

The first version of Acting energy was a groundbreaking paintings of performing idea which utilized sociological and mental ideas to actor education. The ebook went directly to impression a iteration of theatre and function reviews scholars and lecturers, and was once translated into 5 languages.

This rigorously revised 21st Century Edition (re)considers, within the context of today’s field:

    • questions comparable to ‘should actors act from the interior or the outside?’ and ‘should the actor reside the position or current the role?’;

    • contemporary study into verbal exchange conception, cybernetics, and cognitive science;

    • brilliantly illuminating and witty workouts for solo research and school room use, and a through-line of worthwhile references to vintage plays;

    • penetrating observations in regards to the actor’s paintings by means of greater than seventy five exceptional specialist actors and directors.

Cohen’s based and rigorous updates emphasise the ongoing relevance of his uniquely built-in and life-affirming method of this box. the recent variation attracts on his terribly wealthy occupation as instructor, pupil, director, translator and dramaturg. it's a recipe for exciting theatre in any genre.

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