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The BBC Acting Series has surpassed all other video acting programs in its influence on the acting profession and in the high standard it has set for arts education. While each program is targeted towards a particular realm of acting, an abundance of general wisdom is offered in each which easily applies to a diversity of acting challenges.Maria Aitkens covers a vast range of topics, including 'What is high comedy?', details on delivery, wit, character, and much more. Her theatre credits include leading roles at the Royal National Theatre, where she featured in Blithe Spirit and Bedroom Farce; and at the West End she starred in A Little Night Music and Hayfever amongst others. Her film roles include her BAFTA-nominated part in A Fish Called Wanda. Maria is now on the artistic board of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the International Foundation for Training in the Arts, and enjoys a long association with the Juilliard School and the Yale School of Drama.
The BBC Acting Series has surpassed all other video acting programs in its influence on the acting profession and in the high standard it has set for arts education. While each program is targeted towards a particular realm of acting, an abundance of general wisdom is offered in each which easily applies to a diversity of acting challenges.Janet Suzman's portrayal of the Russian Czarina in Nicholas and Alexandra won her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She became an established star of the London stage after graduating from Lambda in the late 1960s through her association with the Royal Shakespeare Company.Suzman distinguished herself in the RSC production of The Comedy Of Errors, and praise for her acting was sustained for her Portia in The Merchant Of Venice and her Ophelia in Hamlet. She became one of the RSC's leading players, appearing opposite such major figures as Ben Kingsley, Patrick Stewart and Alan Howard. Suzman appeared with the RSC in BBC productions of Three Sisters, Macbeth, and Hedda Gabler.She starred opposite Alan Bates in the film A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg and triumphed onstage in Antony And Cleopatra, which was filmed and aired in the USA on ABC. Ms. Suzman starred in a British TV adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan. She was the star of Peter Greenaway's The Draughtman's Contract. She had the featured role in Federico Fellini's And The Ship Sails On. She supported Michael Gambon in the Dennis Potter mini-series The Singing Detective. She played Donald Sutherland's wife in Euzhan Palcy's anti-apartheid drama, A Dry White Season, and played Lady Edwina Mountbatten in the six-part biography, Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy.Ms. Suzman is also a distinguished stage director and teacher.
The BBC Acting Series has surpassed all other video acting programs in its influence on the acting profession and in the high standard it has set for arts education. While each program is targeted towards a particular realm of acting, an abundance of general wisdom is offered in each which easily applies to a diversity of acting challenges.Among the subjects covered by Simon Callow:Restoration StyleSoliloquyFopsAsidesLogic and LanguageThe Art of Being a WomanThe Art of a FanClothes and Movement
Performed by the cast of 20th Century Fox Television's new hit musical comedy Glee and debuting at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, your singers will love to recreate the sounds from the show as Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) attempts to transform the Glee Club and inspire a group of ragtag performers to make it to the Show Choir Nationals!
This 2CD set, comprising the albums Havin' Fun and Havin' More Fun, captures Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong highlights from the 1949 - 1951 editions of The Bing Crosby Show.The show ran - under changing sponsorships - through most of the 1950s and had a guest roster that read like a who's who of mainstream entertainers. Bing's most frequent guest was Louis Armstrong. The mutual respect and love that Satch and Bing had for each other is obvious on these recordings, the writing is inspired and Armstrong is extremely funny, often causing Crosby to crack up.Other featured guests on these sessions include trombonist Jack Teagarden, violinist Joe Venuti and singers Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Dinah Shore. Some of the most memorable highlights include Bing and Satch's collaborations on A Kiss to Build A Dream On, Gone Fishin' and Lazy Bones.Louis had profoundly influenced Crosby since 1926 when he first heard him perform in person during a Chicago visit. The young singer was struck by the ease with which Armstrong seamlessly combined comedy with extraordinary musicianship - that ability gave Crosby direction for his own career and he followed it successfully for the next fifty years. That combination of crooning and comedy permeates this 2CD set which is brimming with good music and fun.
Guitarist Mat Gurman from Los Angeles, California, is a session player with a list of heavyweight credits. He has worked with artists in all styles of music from the Backstreet Boys to Tany Tucker. Mat is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts and has appeared as a guitarist and vocalist with The Tonight Show Band. He has played on sessions for The Academy Awards, MTV, Comedy Central, Fox, and countless national ads, jingles and television shows. 50 Licks Blues Style DVD Package Mat demonstrates licks for dominant and minor blues progressions, turnarounds, intro licks, ending licks, stop time licks and much more. He will also show you all of the classic techniques used in blues guitar; bends, pull-offs, hammer-ons, slides, slurs, vibrato, muted string raking and more. Each lick is played in context then demonstrated slowly with full explanations on the techniques used and their proper applications.
This CD consists of two 'Jubilee' broadcasts from 1944 recorded by the Armed Forces Radio Service to entertain the U.S. military overseas in W.W.II. These Jubilee broadcasts feature the top instrumental and vocal acts in the U.S. in the 1940's, in this case Andy Kirk's prominent big band, the Clouds of Joy, pop singers Bob Crosby and June Richmond, the vocal group Delta Rhythm Boys, and the dixieland band the Bob Cats. The jubilee shows also present crowd-pleasing entertainer Scat Man Crothers and a couple of comedy/novelty acts, as well as an unidentified guitarist who is thought to be jazz-star Les Paul.