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  • George Raftby Everett Aaker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    In the early 1930s, George Raft, an actor and dancer from New York City's Hell's Kitchen, gained a name for himself playing stylish and charismatic gangsters in films like 1932's original Scarface. Raft's own real-life connection to the New York mob added frightening authenticity to his portrayals, and his star quality coincided with... more...

  • Grace is Enoughby Willie Aames; Maylo Upton; Carolyn Stanford Goss

    B&H Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.99

    Television star Willie Aames and his wife Maylo Upton recount their Hollywood highs and lows and the grace they’ve found by moving to small-town Kansas. more...

  • The Acting Bookby John Abbott

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 16.03

    A ‘fast-forward? acting course covering all the essential techniques an actor needs to know and use – with a suite of exercises to put each technique into practice. The Acting Book offers various ways to analyse a text and to create character, using not only the established processes of Stanislavsky and Meisner, but also new ones developed by the... more...

  • The Improvisation Bookby John Abbott

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    A practical guide to conducting improvisation sessions, for teachers, directors and workshop leaders. The Improvisation Book takes you step-by-step, session-by-session through a graded series of improvisation exercises. Starting with the very first class, it adds a new element at each stage until even the most inhibited students have gained a... more...

  • Hollywood Bohemiansby Brett L. Abrams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    Between 1917 and 1941, Hollywood studios, gossip columnists and novelists featured an unprecedented number of homosexuals, cross-dressers, and adulterers in their depictions of the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle. Actress Greta Garbo defined herself as the ultimate serial bachelorette. Screenwriter Mercedes De Acosta engaged in numerous lesbian relationships... more...

  • Angelina Jolie: Actress and Activistby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    As a child, Angelina Jolie was teased about her unusual looks, and while making her way in the acting world, she was often overshadowed by her Academy Award-winning father, Jon Voight. But Jolie soon came into her own. Hailed as one of Hollywood's greatest beauties, she won an Academy Award of her own, along with a reputation for being an actress... more...

  • Performing Researchby Judith Ackroyd; John O'Toole

    Institute of Education Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Ethnodrama is inevitably compromised by blending demands of research with the aesthetic of theatre and agendas like education or therapy. Here the paradoxes of the form - and its usefulnes - are explored by researcher/performers brave enough to have their projects critically examined and so produce innovative ways of presenting research. more...

  • How to Improvise a Full-Length Playby Kenn Adams

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    Forget the script and get on the stage! In How to Improvise a Full-Length Play, actors, playwrights, directors, theater-group leaders, and teachers will find everything they need to know to create comedy, tragedy, melodrama, and farce, with no scripts, no scenarios, and no preconceived characters. Author Kenn Adams presents a step-by-step method for... more...

  • Actor Training the Laban Wayby Barbara Adrian

    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...

  • Worlds Apartby Jean-Christophe Agnew

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 36.00

    Focusing on Britain and America in the years 1550 to 1750, the book discusses the forms and conventions that structured both commerce and theatre. more...