Acting Power: The 21st Century Edition by Robert Cohen

By Robert Cohen

‘Robert Cohen’s booklet, Acting Power, follows the culture of his different ebook, Acting One, and has been the veritable bible for performing lecturers for the final zone century.’David Krasner, Emerson College


‘This booklet, primarily else, is an try to discover the characteristics of performing power.... to signify to you, the actor, an method towards now not basically solid performing yet strong performing. nice actors show the ability to frighten – and the ability to seduce – and will shift among the single and the opposite like a violinist can her notes.’ – From the Preface


The first version of Acting strength was a groundbreaking paintings of appearing concept which utilized sociological and mental ideas to actor education. The ebook went directly to impression a new release of theatre and function reviews scholars and teachers, and used to be translated into 5 languages.


This conscientiously revised 21st Century Edition (re)considers, within the context of today’s field:





    • questions similar to ‘should actors act from the interior or the outside?’ and ‘should the actor stay the position or current the role?’;



    • contemporary study into verbal exchange conception, cybernetics, and cognitive science;



    • brilliantly illuminating and witty workouts for solo examine and school room use, and a through-line of necessary references to vintage plays;



    • penetrating observations in regards to the actor’s paintings via greater than seventy five wonderful expert actors and directors.


Cohen’s based and rigorous updates emphasise the continued relevance of his uniquely built-in and life-affirming method of this box. the hot version attracts on his terribly wealthy profession as instructor, student, director, translator and dramaturg. it's a recipe for exciting theatre in any genre.

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