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Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course

by Joe Deer Rocco Dal Vera

'Acting in Musical Theatre, A Comprehensive Course' is a complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It combines acting, singing and dancing into a comprehensive guide; three disciplines that are often treated separately.

Breath in Action: The Art of Breath in Vocal and Holistic Practice

by Lisa Wilson David Carey Rocco Dal Vera Michael Morgan Kristin Linklater Cicely Berry Floyd Kennedy Jessica Wolf Debbie Green Tara Mcallister-Viel Mel Churcher April Pierrot Yolanda Heman-Ackah Marj Mcdaid Gillyanne Kayes Judy Lee Vivier Jane Boston Katya Bloom Joanna Weir Ouston Rena Cook Stephanie Martin Rebecca Cuthbertson Roger Smart

Breath in Action looks at the significance of breath to human life - not just the simple fact that if we stop breathing, we die, but also the more subtle ways in which our breath interacts with our voice and our being. Written by experts in vocal and holistic practice, the book is divided into four sections: Breath and the Body; Breath and the Mind; Breath and Holistic Practice; Breath and Performance. It offers the latest theories from a variety of disciplines on how we can be taught to breathe better so as to communicate better, act or sing better, feel better, live better. Combining theory with practice, many of the chapters also offer clearly laid out breathing exercises and techniques. Interdisciplinary in its focus, Breath in Action adds to specialist knowledge in the performance field, whilst also offering enlightening information for those interested in therapeutic and healing processes, movement, and voice and speech sciences.

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