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  • Acting: The Basicsby Bella Merlin

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 24.95

    A practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, skilfully combining ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. It covers key areas such as: the development of modern drama and acting processes over the years the approach and legacy of acting pioneers and practitioners from around... more...

  • Acting: The First Six Lessonsby Richard Boleslavsky; Rhonda Blair

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Acting: The First Six Lessons was first published in 1933 and remains a key text for anyone studying acting today. These dramatic dialogues between teacher and idealistic student explore the field of acting according to one of the original teachers of Stanislavsky?s System in America. This new edition of an essential text is edited by Rhonda Blair... more...

  • The Active Textby Dymphna Callery

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 18.94

    Many theatre practitioners think of physical theatre as one thing and text-based theatre as another. In this book, Dymphna Callery, author of Through the Body: A practical guide to physical theatre , shows how exercises and rehearsal techniques associated with physical and devised theatre can be applied to scripted plays. Working 'through the body'... more...

  • An Actor Preparesby Constantin Stanislavski

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95

    Stanislavski's simple exercises fire the imagination, and help readers not only discover their own conception of reality but how to reproduce it as well. more...

  • The Actor and the Targetby Declan Donnellan

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • An Actor's Companionby Seth Barrish; Anne Hathaway

    Theatre Communications Group 2015; US$ 15.99

    An acting guide by award-winning director Seth Barrish. more...

  • Advice from the Players (26 Actors on Acting)by Laura Barnett

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Essential tips and advice from stars of stage and screen. Actors know the best source of advice on the profession is other actors. Nothing compares with the wisdom and practical know-how acquired through years of working in the business. Advice from the Players features a host of tips and guidance on every aspect of the actor's craft, direct... more...

  • The Anatomy of a Choiceby Maura Vaughn

    UPA 2010; US$ 30.99

    This book offers the actor a concrete method for approaching a script. This guide details a simple process to discover and define a character's scene and super-objective, obstacle, beats, and tactics. It includes practical information on building a character, maximizing rehearsal time, and what to do when nothing is working. more...

  • The Art of Actingby David Carter

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 18.94

    The Art of Acting provides a basic introduction and general advice for people wishing to develop their skills as actors or actresses. It is aimed at both the amateur enthusiast and for those wishing to pursue their interest further and undertake professional training. Advice is given on the basic skills which every actor needs to develop, such as breathing,... more...

  • The Art of the Actorby Jean Benedetti

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    How did acting begin? What is its history, and what have the great thinkers on acting said about the art and craft of performance? In this single-volume survey of the history of acting, Jean Benedetti traces the evolution of the theories of the actor's craft drawing extensively on extracts from key texts, many of which are unavailable for the student... more...