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  • African Accentsby Beth McGuire

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    This is a comprehensive workbook for actors, covering the key characteristics and profiles of a wide range of African accents of English. Its unique approach not only addresses the methods and processes by which to go about learning an accent, but also looks in detail at each example. This lets the reader plot their own route through the learning... more...

  • A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation!by Herb Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 24.95

    A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation! How to Survive the 60-Second Audition explains how to successfully tackle the "cattle call" acting audition with a sixty-second monologue. Through Q&As, tips, director?s notes, and a glossary full of outrageous actions meant to inspire the actor into truly connecting with the piece, this book shows actors... more...

  • Performance, Style and Gesture in Western Theatreby Nicholas Dromgoole

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2016; US$ 35.00

    Nicholas Dromgoole tells the story of performance from a fresh and unusual point of view, describing the development - from ancient Greece to contemporary stages and film - of western Europe's surprising and largely unknown variety of acting styles. Using the idea of a culture's shared 'language of gesture', he explores the growth, evolution and impact... more...

  • Actioning - and How to Do Itby Nick Moseley

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    Actioning is one of the most widely used rehearsal techniques for actors. It helps bring clarity to every moment or thought in the text, energising rehearsals and bringing performances to life. Actioning will enable you to discover and unlock newfound energy, range, variety and clarity of body and voice, by: Interrogating the text and making... more...

  • Get the Callbackby Jonathan Flom

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 31.99

    In addition to extensively revised chapters on the audition process and how to build a repertoire book, this guide also features updated chapters on headshots, resumes, and cover letters; voice training techniques from Matthew Edward; advice from musical director Joey Chancey; and a foreword by casting director Joy Dewing. Aimed at professionals... more...

  • Acting in the Academyby Peter Zazzali

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    There are over 150 BFA and MFA acting programs in the US today, nearly all of which claim to prepare students for theatre careers. Peter Zazzali contends that the curricula of these courses represent an ethos that is as outdated as it is limited, given today?s shrinking job market for stage actors.  Acting in the Academy  traces the history of actor... more...

  • Speaking Americanby Bruce G. Shapiro

    Currency Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    A simple and accurate guide to speaking in a General American (GenAm) dialect. Covers pronunciation, intonation, American lingo, phonetics and practical exercises, as well as phrases useful for improvisation work. more...

  • Movement for Actorsby Nicole Potter; Barbara Adrian; Mary Fleischer

    Allworth Press 2017; US$ 22.99

    In this updated rich resource for actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. Readers will gain remarkable insights into the physical skills and techniques used in a wide variety of performance styles through ready-to-use exercises and approaches. Included in this new edition are... more...

  • Acting, Archetype, and Neuroscienceby Jane Drake Brody

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 35.95

    "How do we move actors into the less accessible regions of themselves and release hotter, more dangerous, and less literal means of approaching a role?" Superscenes are a revolutionary new mode of teaching and rehearsal, allowing the actor to discover and utilize the primal energies underlying dramatic texts. In Acting, Archetype, and Neuroscience... more...

  • Playing Learby Oliver Ford Davies

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    A unique insight into Shakespeare's most monumentally complex character - and the play that bears his name - from a highly respected actor and former academic. The genesis for Playing Lear came when Oliver Ford Davies was asked to play Lear for the Almeida Theatre in 2002. The book is both an in-depth analysis of the play, in which the author... more...