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  • 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 Fleisher

    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...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream: A User's Guideby Michael Pennington

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 15.18

    An intensely practical account of how A Midsummer Night's Dream actually works on stage. A scene-by-scene guide to Shakespeare's best loved comedy, from the well-know actor Michael Pennington, drawing on his own experience of directing A Midsummer Night's Dream at the famous Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London, in 2003 - described by London... more...

  • Brutus and Other Heroinesby Harriet Walter

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 18.99

    ?A part we have played is like a person we once met, grew to know, became intimately enmeshed with and finally moved away from. Some of these characters remain friends, others are like ex?lovers with whom we no longer have anything in common. All of them bring something out in us that will never go back in the box.? In a varied and distinguished... more...

  • Danjuro's Girlsby Loren Edelson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 120.00

    Danjuro ' s Girls is a fascinating history of Japan's female kabuki troupes, offering a penetrating investigation into three generations of kabuki actresses associated with the renowned Ichikawa Danjuro acting dynasty. Contextually grounding early female precedents in kabuki, the book focuses on the Ichikawa Girls' Kabuki Troupe, a unique and trailblazing... more...

  • How to Talk Like a Localby Susie Dent

    Random House 2010; US$ 18.32

    If you were a Londoner visiting Cornwall would you know how to recognise a grammersow ? If you were from the West Country and took a trip up to Scotland, would you be bewildered if someone described you as crabbit ? And what if you left your native Belfast for Liverpool, would you understand if someone called you a woollyback ? How to Talk Like... more...

  • Hollywood Hellraisersby Robert Sellers

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    'I don't know what people expect when they meet me. They seem to be afraid that I'm going to piss in the potted palm and slap them on the ass.' Marlon Brando 'I should have been dead ten times over. I believe in miracles. It's an absolute miracle that I'm still around.' Dennis Hopper 'The best time to get married is noon. That way, if things don't... more...

  • Text In Actionby Cicely Berry

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 23.96

    Following on from the widely acclaimed The Actor and the Text - which was addressed directly to the actor - Text in Action is drawn from Cicely's group work experiences, encompassing the viewpoint of the director as well. To begin with, the author explores language from a cultural and personal perspective. In these days of management jargon and internet... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Actors' Shakespeareby John Russell Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95

    The Routledge Companion to Actors? Shakespeare is a window onto how today?s actors contribute to the continuing life and relevance of Shakespeare?s plays. The process of acting is notoriously hard to document, but this volume reaches behind famous performances to examine the actors? craft, their development and how they engage with playtexts.... more...