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- Alpha Books 2001; US$ 18.95
You?re no idiot, of course. You?ve got tons of talent, but when it comes to bringing it centerstage you feel like you?re just winging it. You love the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd, but you?re not sure how to follow your dream. Don?t overreact! The Complete Idiot?s Guide® to Acting will help you hone your thespian skills and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 38.00
This cutting-edge title explores how narrating the past both conflicts and creates an interesting relationship with drama's 'continuing present' that arcs towards an unpredictable future. Theatre both brings the past alive and also fixes it, but through the performance process, allowing the past to be molded for future (not-yet-existent) audiences. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95
The Actor, Image and Action is a 'new generation' approach to the craft of acting; the first full-length study of actor training using the insights of cognitive neuroscience. In a brilliant reassessment of both the practice and theory of acting, Rhonda Blair examines the physiological relationship between bodily action and emotional experience.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95
Augusto Boal's workshops and theatre exercises are renowned throughout the world for their life-changing effects. At last this major director, practitioner, and author of many books on community theatre speaks out about the subjects most important to him ? the practical work he does with diverse communities, the effects of globalization, and the creative... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 34.95
From well-known auteur of the American theatre scene, Anne Bogart, And Then, You Act is a fascinating and accessible book about directing theatre, acting and the collaborative creative process. Writing clearly and passionately, Bogart speaks to a wide audience, from undergraduates to practitioners, and makes an invaluable contribution to the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1987; US$ 27.95
This classic work on acting is one of the very few that stands beside Stanislavsky as a must-have for all acting students and professionals. Richard Boleslavsky's Acting: The First Six Lessons is a treasure-box of wise observation about the art of acting, all wrapped up in six charming dialogues between a teacher and a student. Generations of actors... more...
- Picador 2007; US$ 18.99
A new edition of the classic book for actors starting their careers, with new material Few actors have ever been more eloquent, more honest, or more entertaining about their life and their profession than Simon Callow, one of the finest actors of his time and increasingly one of the most admired writers about the theater. Beginning with the letter... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 66.00
Actors' screen images have too often stolen the focus of attention from their behind the scenes working conditions. In Negotiating Hollywood, Danae Clark begins to fill this gap in film history by providing a rich historical account of actors' labor struggles in 1930s Hollywood. Clark supplies information not only on stars, but on screen extras,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 30.95
This guide for actors and directors develops a valid method for training performers to act from their core--whether they are cold reading, auditioning, or performing for film or television. This book teaches actors how to achieve and respond to believable and honest emotions before the camera, and it maintains that the key to a successful performance... more...