The Invisible Actor (Performance Books)

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Yoshi Oida is completely unique. A Japanese actor and director who hasworked mainly in the West as a member of Peter Brook's theatre companyin Paris, he blends the oriental tradition of supreme and studiedcontrol with the Western performer's need to characterise and exposedepths of emotion.

Inthis practical and captivating study of the actor's art written withLorna Marshall, Yoshi Oida explains that once the audience becomesopenly aware of the actor's method and becomes too conscious of theactor's artistry, the wonder of performance dies. The audience mustnever see the actor but only his or her performance. Throughout LornaMarshall provides a running commentary on Yoshi Oida's work and methodswhich help you understand the achievement of this singular theatricalartist.

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Lorna Marshallteaches physical acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London,and works internationally as a director and performance consultant inopera, circus and theatre. Her previous books include The Body Speaks and An Actor Adrift (also with Yoshi Oida).
Yoshi Oida,a Japanese actor and director, has worked mainly in the West as amember of Peter Brook's theatre company in Paris where he became aleading member and trainer. His books include An Actor Adrift and The Invisible Actor.

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The Invisible Actor ... offers a series of specific theatrical exercises. Some of these will be familiar to those who have studied yoga or t'ai chi, but Oida gives his lessons an appealing, personal context. The suggested activities are woven together with wise and charming anecdotes.... -- The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, Irene Oppenheim

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