The Actor’s Art and Craft

Author: Rona Laurie

Number of Pages: 140

Price: £8.50

ISBN: 9780853435952

Rona Laurie, Director of the Teacher’s Licentiate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama a Tutor at the Actor’s Centre, on her wide experience as an actor and tutor in this analysis of the art and craft of acting. The Actor’s Art and Craft concentrates on honing the actor’s skills: how to use voice, modulation and movement in characterisation. Analyses of Shakespeare, comedy, farce and modern plays give an insight into these genres. Rona evaluates some of our finest actors and what makes them exceptional.

… informed evaluation of actors and their art … a welcome source of background knowledge about the complex technicalities involved in the personal presentation of a polished performance.” – Speech and Drama

 Full of interesting observation and perception.” – Sir John Gielgud

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