ERIC Number: ED399582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Mime Spoken Here: The Performer's Portable Workshop.
Montanaro, Tony; Montanaro, Karen Hurll
Intended for all performing artists and students in the performing arts, this book begins with a history of mime through the ages (Chapter 1). Chapter 2 (Warming Up) discusses technique and artistry and offers an illustrated class exercise. Chapter 3 (Premise Work) continues with class exercises and considers how a teacher designs exercises and the future of premise work. Chapter 4 (Isolation Exercises and Illusions) discusses the idea of illusion in mime, gives a focused vocabulary and presents 11 illustrated exercises. Chapter 5 (Character Work) elaborates on characterization in mime and offers some exercises to develop characters. Chapter 6 (Preparatory Exercises) presents 14 varied preparatory exercises. Chapter 7 (Improvisation) is divided into three sections: an introduction to improvisation, the practice of improvisation, and improvisation theory--exercises accompany the material in each section. Chapter 8 (Creating Sketches) outlines the essentials of sketches. Chapter 9 (The Subtleties of Performing) describes the differences between class, rehearsal, and performing; considers the past, present, and future of theater; and adds a postscript directed to ballet dancers. (NKA)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Class Activities, Creative Dramatics, Creative Expression, Dance, Drama Workshops, Improvisation, Movement Education, Nonverbal Communication, Pantomime, Rehearsals (Theater Arts), Student Needs
Tilbury House, Publishers, 132 Water Street, Gardiner, ME 04345 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom; Historical Materials
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