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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00
Profiling 30 mask makers from around the world, this book explores the motivations and challenges of contemporary artists working to bring the traditional methods and conventions of mask making to an evolving global theater. More than 150 photographs of mask makers and their works illustrate how the mythic iconography of masks is used in the modern... more...
- See Sharp Press 2009; US$ 8.99
Never before has the problem of stage fright been so eloquently examined; 40 interviews with some of the most highly-accomplished public figures shed light on this affliction, offering tips from their own experiences for overcoming it. Jason Alexander, Mose Allison, Maya Angelou, David Brenner, Peter Coyote, Olympia Dukakis, Richard Lewis, and many... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 37.95
One of the original members of Jerzy Grotowski?s acting company, Zygmunt Molik?s Voice and Body Work explores the unique development of voice and body exercises throughout his career in actor training. This book, constructed from conversations between Molik and author Giuliano Campo, provides a fascinating insight into the methodology of this... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2004; US$ 5.82
In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons?each of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercises?Improv for Actors provides insights into thinking and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00
Improvisation teachers have long known that the human mind could be trained to be effortlessly spontaneous and intuitive. Drinko explores what these improvisation teachers knew about improvisation's effects on consciousness and cognition and compares these theories to current findings in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95
This book is the first critical analysis of the key principles and practices informing the movement training of actors in the modern era. Focusing on the cultural history of modern movement training for actors, Evans traces the development of the ?neutral? body as a significant area of practice within drama school training and the relationship between... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95
Auditions are an integral part of every performer's life. From getting into drama school, through to a successful career in an overcrowded industry, Auditions: A Practical Guide offers crucial advice and tried-and-tested techniques to maximize success before, during and after each audition. Written by an established casting director and former... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1993; US$ 48.95
Crossing the Stage brings together for the first time essays which explore cross-dressing in theatre, cabaret, opera and dance. The volume contains seminal pieces which have become standard texts in the field, as well as new work especially commissioned from leading writers on performance. Crossing the Stage is an indispensable sourcebook on theatrical... more...