Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course (Hardcover)

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Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course (Hardcover)


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Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Educators will find the clear structure ideal for use with multiple courses and programs.

Updates in this expanded and revised third edition include:

A comprehensive revision of the book's companion website into a fully online "Resource Guide" that includes abundant teaching materials and syllabi for a range of short- and long-form courses, PowerPoint slide decks and printable handouts for every chapter.

Updated examples, illustrations, and exercises from more recent musical styles and productions such as Hamilton, Waitress, and Dear Evan Hansen.

Revision of rehearsal and performance guidelines to help students and teachers at all levels thrive.

Updated and expanded reading/listening/viewing lists for specific-subject areas, to guide readers through their own studies and enhance the classroom experience.

New notes in the "The Profession" chapters to reflect the latest trends in casting, self-promotion, and audition practice.

Acting in Musical Theatre's chapters divide into easy-to-reference units, each containing group and solo exercises, making it the definitive textbook for students and practitioners alike.

Joe Deer is the Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre at Wright State University, and an experienced director, choreographer, artistic director, and veteran Broadway actor, dancer, and stage manager. An internationally respected master teacher for over thirty years, he is a frequent contributor to theatre publications, including Teaching Theatre Journal and Dramatics Magazine.Rocco Dal Vera was Professor of Theatre at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music where he headed the Division for Musical Theatre, Acting, Opera, Dance, Arts Administration, Theatre Design and Production. He was the author and editor of six books, including Voice: Onstage and Off with Robert Barton.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367233280
ISBN-10: 0367233282
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 28th, 2021
Pages: 408
Language: English