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ERIC Number: ED399582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 264
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-88448-177-8
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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)
Tilbury House, Publishers, 132 Water Street, Gardiner, ME 04345 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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