Applied Meisner for the 21st Century Actor

In this book, the authors present the best, most applicable foundational components of Meisner’s technique in a clear, pragmatic, and ethical manner, and advance Meisner's core principles with their own innovations.

Applied Meisner for the 21st Century Actor

Applied Meisner for the 21st-Century Actor develops Meisner’s core principles for the contemporary actor and presents a Meisner-based acting technique that empowers practitioners to take ownership of their own creative process. In this book, the authors present the best, most applicable foundational components of Meisner’s technique in a clear, pragmatic, and ethical manner, and advance Meisner's core principles with their own innovations. Drawing on the best practices of consent-based work, they outline a specific approach to creating clear boundaries for the actor and establishing an ethical acting studio. Filled with practical exercises, useful definitions and explanations of foundational principles, and helpful advice on how to recognize and overcome common acting traps and pitfalls, this book provides a replicable and flexible technique that puts the actor at the center of their training. Applied Meisner for the 21st-Century Actor offers actors and students of acting courses a workable technique that will foster growth and discovery throughout their career. The text also includes links to the companion website www.21CActor.com, where readers can engage with the material covered in the book and with Otos’ and Shively’s most up-to-date research, supplemental materials, and training opportunities.

The Rhythm of Space and the Sound of Time

Michael Chekhov's Acting Technique in the 21st Century Cynthia Ashperger ... Both are designed to help the actor distinguish between playing the objectives obediently and playing them with real desire. One premise is that, just because ...

The Rhythm of Space and the Sound of Time

The Rhythm of Space and the Sound of Time examines the place of Chekhov’s Technique in contemporary acting pedagogy and practice. Cynthia Ashperger answers the questions: What are the reasons behind the technique’s current resurgence? How has this cohesive and holistic training been brought into today’s mainstream acting training? What separates this technique from the other currently popular methods? Ashperger offers an analysis of the complex philosophical influences that shaped Chekhov’s ideas about this psycho-physical approach to acting. Chekhov’s five guiding principles are introduced to demonstrate how eastern ideas and practices have been integrated into this western technique and how they have continued to develop on both theoretical and practical levels in contemporary pedagogy, thereby rendering it intercultural. The volume also focuses on the work of several contemporary teachers of the technique associated with Michael Chekhov International Association (MICHA). Current teacher training is described as well as the different modes of hybridization of Chekhov’s technique with other current methods. Contemporary practical experiments and some fifty exercises at both beginner and intermediate/advanced levels are presented through analysis, examples, student journals and case studies, delineating the sequences in which units are taught and specifying the exercises that differ from those in Chekhov’s original writing. This book is for practitioners as well as students of the theatre.

Inclusivity and Equality in Performance Training

... where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in 20th- and 21st-century performance. ... Taking us “Beyond the Verb”' in Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner: Collisions and Convergence in Actor Training (Routledge 2020).

Inclusivity and Equality in Performance Training

Inclusivity and Equality in Performance Training focuses on neuro and physical difference and dis/ability in the teaching of performance and associated studies. It offers 19 practitioners’ research-based teaching strategies, aimed to enhance equality of opportunity and individual abilities in performance education. Challenging ableist models of teaching, the 16 chapters address the barriers that can undermine those with dis/ability or difference, highlighting how equality of opportunity can increase innovation and enrich the creative work. Key features include: Descriptions of teaching interventions, research, and exploratory practice to identify and support the needs and abilities of the individual with dis/ability or difference Experiences of practitioners working with professional actors with dis/ability or difference, with a dissemination of methods to enable the actors A critical analysis of pedagogy in performance training environments; how neuro and physical diversity are positioned within the cultural contexts and practices Equitable teaching and learning practices for individuals in a variety of areas, such as: dyslexia, dyspraxia, visual or hearing impairment, learning and physical dis/abilities, wheelchair users, aphantasia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autistic spectrum. The chapter contents originate from practitioners in the UK, USA and Australia working in actor training conservatoires, drama university courses, youth training groups and professional performance, encompassing a range of specialist fields, such as voice, movement, acting, Shakespeare, digital technology, contemporary live art and creative writing. Inclusivity and Equality in Performance Training is a vital resource for teachers, directors, performers, researchers and students who have an interest in investigatory practice towards developing emancipatory pedagogies within performance education.

Universities and Entrepreneurship

“Mode 3” and “Quadruple Helix”: Toward a 21st century fractal innovation ecosystem. ... 201–234. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJTM.2009.023374 Carayannis, E. G., Grigoroudis, E., Campbell, D. F. J., Meissner, D., & Stamati, D. (2018).

Universities and Entrepreneurship

The aim of this book is to discuss how universities are acting in an entrepreneurial way by responding to educational and social challenges. This will help to understand fruitful new areas of teaching, research, service and engagement that can occur in a university setting based on entrepreneurial thinking.

Frederick Kiesler Face to Face with the Avant Garde

He has curated numerous exhibitions and contributed essays on art of the 19th, 20th and 21st century. ... Jill Meißner-Wolfbeisser has been working as an archivist and researcher at the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private ...

Frederick Kiesler  Face to Face with the Avant Garde

Frederick Kiesler was a committed networker and communicated regularly with the who’s who of the avant-garde. He was an important intermediary between the visionary ideas of the European Moderne movement and the up-and-coming New York art scene. About 20 contributions portray his colorful life and his multifaceted oeuvre in various contexts, and place Kiesler in a dialog with the most important artists and architects of his time. The publication on the occasion of the 20 year anniversary of the Friedrich Kiesler Foundation deals with his relationship with the Bauhaus, surrealism, and the New York School, as well as with personalities such as Richard Buckminster Fuller, Marcel Duchamp, Arshile Gorky, Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian, Hans Arp, Sigfried Giedion, and others.

Dissertation Abstracts International

Supervisors : L. K. Williamson ; Gerald Soliday Order Number DA3015142 At the beginning of the 21st century , the study ... In theatre practice , one acting technique has dominated actor training and rehearsal approaches to Shakespeare ...

Dissertation Abstracts International


Who s who in Entertainment

The 21st Century , 196768 , producer , writer 60 Minutes , 1969 Served to Ist It . U.S. Army , 1953-55 . Mem . ... Studied with Sanford Meisner and Herbert Berghof at Neighborhood Playhouse , with Lee Strassberg at Actor's Studio .

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The Athenaeum

It is a question whether this pam- Artists , is OPEN daily , from Ten to Six , until the 21th inst . - a Collection of Pictures by ... represented by the purchased , no change had occurred with regard to first living actors of Germany .

The Athenaeum


Theater Week

DAMIEN Aldyth Morris's drama about the spirit of Fr. Damian , the 19th century priest who worked in a leper colony in Africa ... The Julia Wonder Show with Colleen O'Neill as the founder of the Center for Applied Metaphys . ics and ...

Theater Week


Who s who in America

( Bronze medal 1980 , Joel Meisner award 1983 ) , Soc . ... Athenian , Mayor of Athens , 2002 ; named one of 21 Leaders for 21st Century , Women's eNews , 2005 ; named to Women of Distinction , Birmingham So. ... Applied Rsch . Lab .

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