Literature • Movement Training for Actors
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Written by Jackie Snow, Head of Movement at RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) from 2003-2011, Movement Training for Actors provides an approach to actor movement training fusing the work of the following practitioners: Sigurd Leeder, Kurt Joss, Rudolph Laban, Trish Arnold, Litz Pisk, F.M Alexander, Moshe Feldenkrais, Jerzi Growtowski, Jacques Le Coq and Belinda Quirey. Jackie’s practical approach and DVD makes it both accessible and useful for teachers and students alike as it illustrates the fundamentals of movement for acting.
Its focus is on the development of techniques to release the physical imagination and to enable the actors to transform themselves into the required character of a role. Chapters include Games, Pure Movement, Historical Dance, Acrobatics and Animal Study. The photographs and the DVD show Jackie with her RADA students, demonstrating in detail the exercises which are an essential illustration of the written text.