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  • Reading the Body in the Eighteenth-Century Novelby Juliet McMaster

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    McMaster's lively study looks at the various codes by which Eighteenth-century novelists made the minds of their characters legible through their bodies. She tellingly explores the discourses of medicine, physiognomy, gesture and facial expression, completely familiar to contemporary readers but not to us, in ways that enrich our reading of such classics... more...

  • The Complete Professional Auditionby Daren Cohen; Michael Perilstein; Jason Robert Brown

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2010; US$ 14.99

    In the United States, there are 300,000 actors; 100,000 hold union cards. There are 184 college theater programs and 108 performing-arts high schools. There are 578 acting schools and coaches in New York City and Los Angeles alone. The Complete Professional Audition is the one book all of those actors need-because before actors can act, they have... more...

  • How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Editionby Mari Lyn Henry; Lynne Rogers; Joe Mantegna

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2010; US$ 14.99

    The celebrated survival guide for the working actor - now completely updated and expanded with a foreword by Tony award-winning actor Joe Mantegna! Renowned for more than two decades as the most comprehensive resource for actors, How to Be a Working Actor is a must-read for achieving success in The Business. Now this "Bible of the Biz" has been... more...

  • Acting A to Z (Revised Second Edition)by Katherine Mayfield

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2010; US$ 14.99

    Lots of kids want to be actors. Thousands of them. Millions of them. The ones who are serious need a copy of Acting A to Z . Industry insider Katherine Mayfield explains exactly what it's like to be an actor, including what kind of training the young person will need, comparisons of the different types of acting, how to find work, how to prepare for... more...

  • Acting -- Make It Your Businessby Paul Russell

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2010; US$ 14.99

    Acting: Make It Your Business, written by an award-winning, veteran casting director, puts the power to land jobs and thrive in any medium - stage, film, TV, or the Internet - directly into the hands of the actor. This blunt, wise, and often hilarious guide overflows with cutting-edge audition, marketing, and networking strategies, combining traditional... more...

  • Elizabeth Taylorby David Bret

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.38

    At 1.28 a.m. on Wednesday, 23 March 2011, just three weeks after celebrating her 79th birthday, the biggest star Hollywood has ever known died. The tributes and eulogies to Elizabeth Taylor were legion. A weeping Elton John said, 'We have just lost a Hollywood giant. More importantly, we have lost an incredible human being.' In Elizabeth... more...

  • Possessedby Donald Spoto

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    'I've been protected by studio publicity men most of my life, so in some ways I'm a goddam image, not a person. I was a commodity, a piece of property... I felt an overwhelming obligation to my career, and so I was an actress first, a wife second. I worked almost constantly, and even when I wasn't working, there was that image thing of looking... more...

  • Diana Riggby Kathleen Tracy

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 17.95

    Recently voted the "sexiest television star of all time" by TV Guide readers, Diana Rigg is best known as the brilliant and seductive British agent, Emma Peel on The Avengers . The Tony and Emmy award-winning actress is famous not only for her acting talent, but for her keen intelligence and strong opinions as well. Diana Rigg biographer Kathleen... more...

  • Actor's Wayby Erik Exe Christoffersen; Richard Fowler

    Routledge 1993; US$ 47.95

    A fascinating account of personal and professional development in the theatre. Under the unique direction of Eugenio Barba, four experienced actors talk about the secrets and the practical realities of training. more...

  • Systems of Rehearsalby Shomit Mitter

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    The gap between theory and practice in rehearsal is wide. many actors and directors apply theories without fully understanding them, and most accounts of rehearsal techniques fail to put the methods in context. Systems of Rehearsal is the first systematic appraisal of the three principal paradigms in which virtually all theatre work is conducted... more...