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- Allworth Press 2012; US$ 19.95
Honed by the author's 35 years of teaching, this advanced book offers different warm-up exercises concentrating on the actor's sense of smell, sound, sight, and touch; sensory tools for conveying the climate and environment of the text; tips for suggesting a character's physical conditions; and much more. Individual exercises will help actors to free... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95
"The study of acting should not begin with an exploration of feeling, perception, imagination, memories, intention, personalization, self-identification... or even performance?but physical action." Michael Lugering's The Expressive Actor presents a foundational, preparatory training method, using movement to unlock the entire acting process.... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 16.03
A fresh and radical approach to acting by a world-famous director. 'This new "Advice to the Players" cuts open every generalisation about acting and draws out gleamingly fresh specifics. Behind the joy and humour of the writing, Declan Donnellan is subtly leading young actors to an awareness of the living processes behind their work. He brings... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95
Michael Chekhov's classic work To the Actor has been revised and expanded by Mala Powers to explain, clearly and concisely, the essential techniques for every actor from developing a character to strengthen awareness. Chekhov's simple and practical method ? successfully used by professional actors all over the world ? trains the actor's imagination... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 16.95
A playwright, poet, and activist, Bertolt Brecht (1898?1956) was known for his theory of the epic theater and his attempts to break down the division between high art and popular culture. He was also a committed Marxist who lived through two world wars and a global depression. Looking at Brecht?s life and works through his plays, stories, poems, and... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03
Harriet Walter's wonderfully practical - and personal - introduction to acting. "Acting is what I do with who I am", writes Harriet Walter. And in this book she takes us step by step through the processes involved in performance. Each step of the way is illuminated with brilliantly precise examples drawn from her own experience. 'My advice to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95
Creating Solo Performance is an innovative toolbox of exercises and challenges focused on providing you ? the performer ? with engaging and inspiring ways to explore and develop your idea both on the page and in the performance space. ? The creation of a solo show may be the most rewarding, liberating and stressful challenge you will take... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 16.03
A practical guide to training as an actor, helping you get the most out of drama school - and survive in the world beyond. Are you thinking of applying to drama school? Do you have a place already and want to get the most out of your training? Are you seeking to make the best possible start in the world beyond drama school? Becoming an Actor... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95
Originally published in 1968, Jerzy Grotowski's groundbreaking book is available once again. As a record of Grotowski's theatrical experiments, this book is an invaluable resource to students and theater practioners alike. more...