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Welcome to the wonderful world of musical theatre. This guide has been designed for those who enjoy musicals, especially for those who participate in productions of Broadway, West End and shows written with the amateur in mind.

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The Art Of Acting 

THE ART OF ACTING...and how to master it, offers a basic introduction and general guide to people wishing to develop their skills as actors or actresses. It is aimed at both the amateur enthusiast and those who want to undertake professional training. Topics covered include:
• Breathing & voice control • Acting for stage & screen
• Body language, timing & mime • Warm ups & learning lines
• Handling the audience • Mastering dialects & accents
• Character interaction • Period manners & make-up
• The actor/director relationship • Shakespeare and Brecht
The ideas of famous theorists, actors and directors are also summarised, from Stanislaysky, Lee Strasberg, Michael Chekhov and Dorothy Heathcote, through Peter Brook and Peter Hall, to John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Simon Callow, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench and Michael Caine.