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Acting Characters

Paul Elsam

DOI: 10.5040/9781408171721

ISBN: 9781408132845

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'A very valuable preparation for the rigours of drama school training' British Theatre Guide

'Technical and refreshingly non-academic . Clear and helpful pathways to guide the student actor' Sir Alan Ayckbourn

'This book offers graspable steps...to equip the actor with the technical tools necessary to be seen and heard in our crowded arena' Sir Ben Kingsley.

Paul Elsam's Acting Characters is an introductory handbook for the aspiring actor, compiled of twenty steps grouped into six sections to help create, present and sustain a believable character in most circumstances. Fundamentally practical, the book avoids the heavy discussion of theory that often accompanies books on the subject, looking instead at the essentials of how to use different voices and body language to convey character.