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  • By Gia Volterra de Saulnier
    Jun 8, 2012
    This is a MUST read for anyone that wants to get into character acting and especially those who want to perform at Renaissance Faires/Festivals. I also highly encourage all Festival Producers/Promoters to get a bunch of copies to give out to all the volunteers/newbies that come to your faire! Not only will it be a great present to treasure for them, but can last them a lifetime of knowledge that can't be replaced.
  • By lovingthemoon
    Mar 15, 2012
    This book arrived one morning and by nightfall I had sprinted through it, cover to cover, laughing along the way. My favorite authors are those that speak to you in a way that makes it seem they are right there next to you sharing a cup of tea, a plate of biscuits and their favorite anecdotes of past adventures. A-E does this and so much more. I learned so much, mainly how not only feasible this whole improvisational interactive environmental theater notion could be, but how fulfilling it is and that it is probably what has been missing in my life. Easy Street will easily be listed on my favorite books, the books that I have read so many times I have lost count.
  • By Julie McMillin
    Mar 15, 2012
    If Gary Izzo's "The Art of Play" is your college professor for Street Theater 101, then A-E's "Easy Street" is the hip teaching assistant that takes all that information and puts it into terms that today's modern student can understand and, more importantly, Relate. This book is a transcription of the time A-E took me to a coffee shop and gently reminded me that everyone is still a human being whether or not they wear the "actor" veneer. Well, it would be a transcription if I'd ever had coffee with A-E. Nevertheless, A-E approaches Street Theater with a humble (low dominance - see chapter 4) conversational style that this genre has lacked for years. Whereas previous tomes simply said "If you do this then you will have an emotional reaction with the audience," A-E has drawn upon her 20 years of experience and used real-life examples so that you feel that emotional reaction While You Are Reading. I laughed a carbonated beverage through my nose at... More > the description of her costume as a Dalek, and wept with joy and understanding when she reminded me not to waste myself with inaction. Although there are times where chapters wander off like a concerned porcupine, they always return at the end for the juicy fruit treat of Making it Worth it for you, the reader/audience. This simple idea, Making it Worth it, will change how the public perceives street entertainers... but only if we embrace it. Easy Street just may be the book that revolutionizes Street Theater. Not bad for "Just One Girl." -Julie McMillin Publicity and Social Media Director Renaissance Entertainment Productions< Less
  • By Shane Hill
    Feb 29, 2012
    I have had the pleasure of personally learning from Ann-Elizabeth over the years. Unfortunately, I had not yet figured out how to shrink her to pocket size so that I could carry her around with me for reference while I am directing, writing, or simply interacting with people on and off the stage. But now, this book will allow me to do just that and keep her at actual size (which, by they way, is Larger than Life). The skills and lessons that are in this book resonate within me and shine through during my life. I strongly encourage anyone that is looking to inject a hyper-awareness of their surroundings into their performances to read this book. Buy two, you will wear out the first one. ---Shane Hill, RenQuest Director, Bristol Renaissance Faire
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Product Details

First Edition
Phoole Skoole Press
February 27, 2012
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.84 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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