The Intercultural Performance Handbook  by John Martin (Author)

In a search for more vibrant and exciting ways of presenting performance, actors are increasingly turning to non-western traditions, In this essential handbook for the actor, John Martin introduces students and practitioners to the physical, vocal and improvisational techniques needed to perform non-Western theatre forms.

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Book Description

In a search for more vibrant and exciting ways of presenting performance, actors are increasingly turning to non-western traditions, In this essential handbook for the actor, John Martin introduces students and practitioners to the physical, vocal and improvisational techniques needed to perform non-Western theatre forms. The chapters provide exercises, games and information on energy and breathing, tension and gesture, and balance. Clearly illustrated with diagrams and line drawings, this book will prove invaluable to the actor looking to expand his repertoire, and to the student looking to explore new directions.


About the Author
John Martin is a theatre director, researcher and teacher. He has directed over 40 productions in Britain, France, Sweden, Germany and India. For ten year he was Artistic Director of the International Theatre Workshop, Scheersberg, West Germany, and recently he founded the Commonwealth Theatre Laboratory in Bhopal, India. For 5 years he has been director of the Pan Project, the London-based intercultural performance research unit.