I am delighted to announce the upcoming release of my new book, Rhythm in Acting and Performance: Embodied Approaches and Understandings, to be published by Methuen Drama and available from 27 of July 2017.
Focusing on key approaches to rhythm within European and American theatre and performance since the end of the nineteenth century, including the work of Konstantin Stanislavski, Suzanne Bing, Jerzy Grotowski and Anne Bogart, Rhythm in Acting and Performance traces this common and yet diverse subject through a range of contexts and perspectives.
From the rhythming of movement and speech in ancient Greece to the use of musicality in contemporary dramaturgy and actor training, author Eilon Morris examines the principles and techniques underpinning these practices and the ways they have been and continue to be embodied within training and performance.
Offering informative and useful insights to aid and inspire further creative and academic explorations, and including case studies, practical examples, analytical reflections and interviews, Rhythm in Acting and Performance is an ideal guide for students and practitioners.
‘Morris opens up this vital but neglected term with a multiplicity of approaches, ranging from historical context and practitioner analyses and interviews through 24 sample exercises to more philosophical reflections. This broad range is artfully grounded by his highly informed and embodied understanding of rhythm.’
-Paul Allain, Professor of Theatre and Performance and Dean of the
Graduate School, University of Kent