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  • An Attitude for Actingby Andrew Tidmarsh

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 20.99

    A 'how to' book for actors who want to develop a 'can do' attitude to their profession in the face of rejection and intense competition. Feeling despondent about the acting profession? Been out of work for longer than you care to remember? Starting to resent the injustices of the job and the success of other actors? If so, An Attitude for Acting... more...

  • Facing the Fearby Bella Merlin

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    Stage fright has the power to drive actors away from the stage for months, years, and even a lifetime. It is a monster that can affect any actor at any time - but it is also a challenge that can be met. In Facing the Fear - the first book of its kind written specifically for actors - performer, author and teacher Bella Merlin draws on her own... more...

  • Nikolai Demidovby Nikolai Demidov; Andrei Malaev-Babel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    At the time of his death, Stanislavsky considered Nikolai Demidov to be ?his only student, who understands the System?. Demidov?s incredibly forward-thinking processes not only continued his teacher?s pioneering work, but also solved the problems of an actor?s creativity that Stanislavsky never conquered. This book brings together Demidov?s five volumes... more...

  • The Energetic Performerby Amanda Brennan

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 29.95

    New anatomical and physiological knowledge is combined with eastern energy techniques and traditional actor training methods as the basis for this pioneering approach to actor training. Practical exercises extend understanding of the somatic systems and how to create flexible bodies for truthful performances. more...

  • Voice-Oversby Bernard Graham Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 36.95

    Voice-Overs is an insider's guide to voicing radio and television commercials. Bernard Graham Shaw draws upon his nearly 20 years of voice-work experience to teach valuable studio skills and offers practical advice on how to build a voice-over career. more...

  • The Moon Rises from the Gangesby Eugenio Barba; Lluis Masgrau

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 29.95

    A collection of texts by Eugenio Barba reconstructing the history of his relationships with the Asian classical theatres. Interweaving stories of journeys, meetings, anecdotes, reflections and technical descriptions, the author exposes the phases and changes in a passion that covers the fifty years of his professional trajectory. Little known or unpublished... more...

  • An Actor Rehearsesby David Hlavsa

    Allworth Press 2006; US$ 21.95

    roach for making the most of the rehearsal process With a commonsense approach, An Actor Rehearses takes performers through the rehearsal process and explains exactly what to do when. The actor?s process is explained simply, sequentially, and in detail, starting from the period before rehearsals begin and continuing through first read-through, blocking... more...

  • Writing Music for the Stageby Michael Bruce

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 13.86

    The definitive guide to writing music for the stage, by the Composer-in-Residence at the Donmar Warehouse. Music has played a vital part in drama since the earliest days of theatre. For composers, writing music for the stage is an opportunity to exercise their utmost creativity and versatility: a good musical score will both support and enhance the... more...

  • Teaching Voice: Workshops for Young Performersby Max Hafler

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    An inspiring, practical guide to working with young people on their voices, by a highly experienced teacher, actor and director. Teaching Voice is for all youth-theatre leaders, workshop facilitators, teachers or lecturers who want to help their students to develop their voices ? either as a component in theatre training, while rehearsing a play,... more...

  • Stage Combat: Unarmed (with Online Video Content)by Roger Bartlett

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 21.99

    'This is a book about how to beat the living daylights out of another human being safely...' Roger Bartlett ? professional fight director and Master Teacher for the British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat ? leads you through everything you need to know in order to create and perform unarmed stage fights that are compelling, realistic and, above... more...