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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Limelight; Pap/Com edition (November 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 087910368X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879103682
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,433,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Janet B. Rodgers is a past president of VASTA, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association. She earned her BA in theatre at Mount Holyoke College and her MFA in theatre from Brandeis University. She has taught in both the United States and Europe and is currently professor of theatre and director of the graduate MFA program in voice and speech pedagogy at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She is editor of the Complete Voice and Speech Workout (Applause Books) and has written for American Theatre. Frankie Armstrong has been singing professionally since 1964. In 1975 she began her pioneering voice workshops based on ethnic styles of singing. She has sung and run workshops all over Europe as well as in North America and Australia, working with community groups, with theatre companies, and in every kind of setting from hospitals to the National Theatre Studio in London. She has made ten solo albums; written her autobiography, As Far as the Eye Can Sing; and edited, with Jenny Pearson, a collection of essays entitled Well-Tuned Women. For more information, see frankiearmstrong dot com.

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Absolutely love this book. An incredible exploration for an actor (or singer) interested in exploring Archetypes. Best when you are using this in a class room setting or with a group of fellow performers- but an informative read alone. Mostly a guide line for how a workshop or class room style exploration of archetypes should go. Bought my own set of archetype cards I was so inspired after this book haha.
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This book was written for an audience of actors, but as someone who is not an actor, but nonetheless does work with archetypes I found it to be a valuable read, with useful exercises that can be applied to more than just acting. I like that the authors drew on perspectives of movement such as Laban's work, but also that they made their work very accessible. This is a book I'd recommend to a counselor, actor, artist, or the magician who wants to take a different approach to his/her magical workings.
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