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Psychology for Performing Artists

Psychology for Performing Artists
Library Shelf Location 29b.WILS
Publication Date 2002
Description Contents: Theatre and Human Expression. Origins of Performance. Social processes and Theatre. Actor Training and Role Preparation. Emotional expression. Motivation. Movement and use of Space. Comedy and Comedians. The power of Music. Musical Expertise. Personality and Stress in Performers. Stage fright and Optimal Performance. Therapeutic use of Performing Arts. Summary: The study of theatre is of great value to psychologists because it is a vital part of life. This text presents an analysis of what psychology has to offer for actors, musicians, singers and dancers. It makes suggestions about how the particular stresses that performers are under can be managed. There are examples, or "Spotlights", giving focused explanations of topics that are self-contained within the text. Drawing on numerous practical examples from the arts as well as scientific and clinical research, the work should be a useful resource for students, professionals and amateurs alike.
ISBN 9781861562609
Quantity 1
Pages viii, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Author Glenn Wilson
Format Paperback
Publisher Whurr, London
Category Theatre Techniques/Theory
Keyword Psychology
Language English

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