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Roadblocks in Acting

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Pages: 216
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Paperback - 9781137609861

15 January 2020

$34.99

Hardcover - 9781137609878

11 May 2017

$103.99

Ebook - 9781137609700

16 September 2017

$27.99

Ebook - 9781137609717

07 April 2017

$29.99

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This original, incisive book examines questions relating to the self-imposed barriers – or roadblocks – that actors place on their work. Rob Roznowski demonstrates how roadblocks often limit and constrain actors from...

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This original, incisive book examines questions relating to the self-imposed barriers – or roadblocks – that actors place on their work. Rob Roznowski demonstrates how roadblocks often limit and constrain actors from accessing the emotional availability required in their unique craft. He then offers a systematic approach for achieving peak performance in order to defeat the self-doubt that can hinder actors. He also offers guidance for educators and directors to compassionately assist actors toward gaining freedom. Incorporating perspectives from psychological consultants, the book book co-mingles psychology and acting theory in a unique way, presenting practical strategies for dealing with a range of roadblock issues that actors face daily, including anxiety, intimacy, self-esteem and trust.

This is an ideal resource for practitioners, instructors, and students of Acting, Theatre and Performance at any level.

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  • Offers a completely unique approach to the study of acting in using personality psychology as a tool to assist aspiring actors with their learning process
  • Deploys widely-accepted models such as the Big Five personality factors paradigm
  • Draws on the expert views of clinical and cognitive psychologists
  • Uses standardised assessments and practical exercises to help pinpoint possible causes for the 'roadblocks' that actors face
  • Offers realistic strategies to assist actors in achieving their fullest potential
  • Features numerous tactics to guide performers to achieve flexibility, bravery, and confidence in their work, particularly in their ability to portray multiple characters that challenge their self-imposed limitations
  • Supports instructors in becoming healthier, more supportive coaches

Introduction: Roadblocks and Bridges
A Note to Actors
A Note to Acting Teachers
1. A Roadblock
2. Understanding Yourself as Actor
3. Understanding Your Other Selves
4. Identifying Roadblocks
5. Roadblock Examples
6. Addressing Roadblocks
7. Roadblocks Expanded
8. Bridges
9. Mindfulness.

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Rob Roznowski is an award-winning actor, author, director, educator and playwright. He is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University, USA, where he serves as the Head of Acting and Directing in the Department of Theatre.

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Rob Roznowski is an award-winning actor, author, director, educator and playwright. He is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University, USA, where he serves as the Head of Acting and Directing in the Department of Theatre.

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