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The Lucid Body: A Guide for the Physical Actor

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Novice actors and stage veterans alike will discover a deeper level of consciousness through the exercises outlined in The Lucid Body: A Guide for the Physical Actor. Developed by Fay Simpson, an Actors Center member and co-founder of Impact Theatre, The Lucid Body is a cutting-edge technique that lets you combine eastern yoga elements with your contemporary western way of ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Allworth Press (first published October 28th 2008)
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Jackie
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Without a doubt, this book has changed my acting career. This is a must read for actors because it shows you how you see the world, how your characters see the world and how to connect the two. It incorporates exercises that everybody can do at home. I can't wait to reread this book and get even more out it!
Kumari De Silva
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The target audience is actors. I read it initially because I would like to be able to read my own poetry without sounding so wooden. I often wished I could get an actor to read my work at open mic because I'm such an abysmal reader. Yet I wrote with so much passion! This book is an easy read, with exercises at the end of each chapter designed to help you understand the concept of fluid/lucid/embodied acting.

I think the author did pretty good explaining what she meant but I found when I got to t
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Carolina
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este livro é uma viagem à descoberta de si mesmo e recomendo-o a toda a gente: aspirante a actor ou não! É de leitura muito fácil e interessante e oferece imensa clareza e lucidez acerca de nós mesmos e também dos outros. É um daqueles livros que muda vidas! Primeiro porque nos ajuda a ter uma imagem clara de nós mesmos e ao mesmo tempo de como é possível mudar essa imagem.
Já é um dos meus favoritos. Tenho a certeza que vou voltar a ele várias vezes, é um companheiro para a vida!
J Thomas
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book and learned from the author herself while I was in college. This is not only an essential guide for actors looking to strengthen and broaden their skills, but also for those wanting to learn how to take charge of their bodies and chakras. It reads like Fay is talking to you and it is mind/body altering; the best publication of its kind.
Maureen Mcbride
Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Studied this book in my Movement Theatre class and HAD to buy my own copy. The Lucid Body has become a bible for my character development. But don't worry if your not an actor it's still a fantastic book to own because it is so enlightening about your own body and it's personality
Fstdb
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great for Improv and For becoming more embodied. Specific exercises. Using chakras for embodiment.
Heather Kernan
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book about being present in your body and how to act human
Amit Bolakani
An interesting and unique approach to acting based on body chakras. Quick read.
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