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Physical Actor Training - an online A-Z

Allain, Paul and Camilleri, Frank (2018) Physical Actor Training - an online A-Z. Bloomsbury, Methuen Drama films online. 10.5040/9790000000082.01. (doi:10.5040/9790000000082.01) (KAR id:68542)


PATAZ: Physical Actor Training – an online A-Z establishes a foundation for physical training exercises through over 60 dynamic videos with accompanying audio commentary, reflection, and texts for today’s physical actor, teacher, and trainer. Using innovative camera work and editing processes, each film explores a term from our A-Z, ranging from specific skills like Grounding and Balance to more abstract concepts like Energy or Craft. See for yourself with a sneak peak of Awareness, Breath, the Fundamentals, and Stillness. The A-Z encourages enquiry and an active, hands-on training process geared toward movement work, vocal exploration, dance-theatre, and physical training. Each exercise can be explored and experienced in myriad ways by an individual or group. Physical Actor Training – an online A-Z is a digital resource created by actor trainers Paul Allain and Frank Camilleri with filmmakers Peter Hulton and Stacie Lee Bennett, and trainees from the University of Kent. PATAZ prioritizes movement, voice, and the body rather than character or text-based approaches to making performance and preparing the actor. For students, practitioners and teachers, the A-Z works across film, text, audio and image.

The A-Z resource includes the trainee voice, showing the learning process, highlighting challenges and how to work with them. Innovative approaches to filming reveal the exploratory use of digital tools in a studio environment. The A-Z provides viewers with a foundational resource from which to build.

Item Type: Visual media
DOI/Identification number: 10.5040/9790000000082.01
Projects: Physical Actor training - an online A-Z and ebook
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Uncontrolled keywords: actor training, physical acting
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Funders: [UNSPECIFIED] Leverhulme Trust
Depositing User: Paul Allain
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2018 15:01 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:57 UTC
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Allain, Paul.

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Camilleri, Frank.

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