Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2008-03-11
  • Publisher: Routledge
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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
Character Analysis
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?
Style Tags
A Range of Styles
The Profession
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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