An Alexander Technique Approach to Acting (Actors’) Technique
This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great acting technique to assist the actor. It is the intention of this ebook to help the actor create a personal technique and posture that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous ways to act without sacrificing your body. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally as you act, and to assist you in finding a way to act, so that acting is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Actors; Going for It; Breathing and Shoulders; Posture; Legs (pelvis and hip joints, the standing dance, and the knees); Direction (how to have a lengthening spine); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); The Jaw; Guided Whole Body Release; Acting in Opposition to the Other Actors and Audience; Harsh Postures and the Body’s Use in Acting; As a Gift (acting with love); Faith in Your Future as a Successful Actor; and Short Essays.
Ethan Kind is a former concert guitarist who used the Alexander Technique to heal carpal tunnel pain in his left wrist and never had physical problems on the guitar again. He has also been an athlete all of his life. Please contact Mr. Kind if you have any questions about this ebook, suggestions that would make this ebook clearer and more expansive, or suggestions for other ebooks that you would like to see him write about. Mr. Kind can be reached at www.ethankind.com and [email protected]
This book is 47 pages