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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95
Despite being roundly cited as much harder to perform than its dramatic counterpart, comic acting is traditionally seen as a performance genre that can?t be taught. At best it is often described as a skill that can only be learned "on the job" through years of practice, or given to a performer through natural talent. Acting Comedy is an effort... more...
- Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.95
• How to cope with the realities of life as an actor—if you don?t laugh, you'll cry • In-depth interviews with actors, agents, casting directors. In this hip, warts-and-all look at acting, author Jason Pugatch shares his insights as a working "day player" to give an unvarnished look at theater, film, and television: how to be "discovered," what to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95
?Zbigniew Cynkutis? writings constitute invaluable testimony of his work with Jerzy Grotowski during the ?theatre of productions? phase and beyond. Cynkutis? insights elucidate aspects of the Laboratory Theatre?s praxis and provide a unique perspective on the questions most often asked about Grotowski. Authored by one of the Laboratory Theatre?s most... more...
- 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...
- Allworth Press 2010; US$ 24.95
* Individual, partner, and group exercises to make any actor more expressive * Crucial acting tips based on the work of distinguished theorist Rudolf Laban * 65 original illustrations of anatomy and warm-up exercises This in-depth, fully illustrated guide offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding physical and vocal movement that will... more...
- 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...
- Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.95
Actors don't have to become Broadway stars to make a living with their acting talents. The Actor?s Other Career Book pulls back the curtain to reveal more than 50 permanent and temporary positions available in cruise ships, trade shows, retail stores, advertising agencies, corporate settings, education, social outreach, tourist attractions, physical... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00
Kentucky emerged as a prime site for theatrical activity in the early nineteenth century. Most towns, even quite small ones, constructed increasingly elaborate opera houses, which stood as objects of local pride and symbols of culture. These theaters often hosted amateur performances, providing a forum for talent and a focus for community social life.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95
Actors on Guard is the most comprehensive and detailed book on the art of theatrical swordplay available today. It provides the reader with the historical, theoretical and practical basis for learning, practicing and presenting theatrical sword fights. Focusing specifically on the Elizabethan rapier and dagger (the most popular weapons used in... more...