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Top Books for Acting, Dance and Performance, Theatre and Performance and Musical Theatre
An actor's work by
Jean Benedetti translates the work of Stanislavski, writing in an accessible way that enables students to understand what the psycho-physical technique of acting means. This volume contains both 'An Actor Prepares' and 'Building a Character'. 792.028 STA.
The actor speaks : voice and the performer by
Rodenburg takes the actor through an intensive voice and speech workshop advising on: breathing and relaxation; vocal range and power, communication with other actors and the audience; integrating movement, singing and speaking; deciphering and animating a text; adjusting voice to different size stages and auditoria; working in mediums beyond the stage and sustaining a performance 792.0285 ROD.
Performance: a critical introduction by
Guides the reader through the contested definition of performance as a theatrical activity, discussing the interpretation of performance by ethnographers, anthropologists, linguists, and cultural theorists. Covers the evolution of performance art since the 1960s; the relationship between performance, postmodernism, the politics of identity, and cultural studies; and theoretical developments in the study of performance. 792.01 CAR.
Performance studies : an Introduction by
Schechner's book covers a wide range of topics from within the performing arts arena. He asks what is performance studies, performance, performativity and the performance process? He also looks at ritual, play and global and intercultural performance. 792.01 SCH.
Talk about contemporary dance by
Introduction to contemporary dance. Includes history of dance key dates; from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, and provides context on how the art form has evolved over time. Profiles contemporary dancers and choreographers; Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Akram Khan, Trisha Brown and Pina Bausch. 792.8 NOI.
Dewey Class Numbers
Class numbers are found on the spines of books, etc and are used in libraries to help arrange items in a particular way in order for people to find them.
For example, a play by Harold Pinter would have the class number 822.914 PIN.
When searching for items on the library catalogue and Discover, note the class number and you can then find the book on the shelves.
On the end of the library shelving you will find a sign to help you find the class numbers you are looking for.