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Acting in Musical Theatreis the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It is the first to combine acting, singing and dancing into a comprehensive guide, combining what have previously been treated as three separate disciplines. This book contains fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Drawing on decades of experience in both acting and teaching, the authors provide crucial advice on all elements of the profession, including: fundamentals of acting applied to musical theatre script, score and character analysis personalizing your performance turning rehearsal into performance acting styles in the musical theatre practical steps to a career. Acting in Musical Theatre'¬"s chapters divide into easy-to-reference units, each containing related group and solo exercises, making it the definitive textbook for students and practitioners alike.
Table of Contents
|Fundamentals of Acting in Musical Theatre|
|Acting Basics - The Foundation of Musical Performance|
|Making it Matter|
|Score and Libretto Analysis and Structure|
|Musical Analysis - Listening for Clues|
|Reading for Change - Character Clues in the Libretto and Lyrics|
|Elements of Storytelling|
|The Journey of the Song|
|Beats, Actions and Verbs|
|Working with Relationships|
|Creating a Performance|
|Discovering your Phrasing|
|Staging your Song|
|Rehearsal into Performance|
|Style in Musical Theatre|
|What is Style?|
|A Range of Styles|
|Do you have the Stuff?|
|A Winning Attitude Bibliography of useful Musical Theatre Books Discography of Shows and Songs Cited Videography of Useful Performances Index of Exercises by Section|
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