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  • Theater Geekby Mickey Rapkin

    Free Press 2010; Not Available

    What do Natalie Portman, Robert Downey, Jr., Zach Braff, and Mandy Moore have in common? Before they were stars, they were campers at Stagedoor Manor, the premier summer theater camp for children and teenagers. Founded in 1975, Stagedoor continues to attract scores of young performers eager to find kindred spirits, to sing out loud, to become working... more...

  • Theater Geekby Mickey Rapkin

    Free Press 2010; Not Available

    What do Natalie Portman, Robert Downey, Jr., Zach Braff, and Mandy Moore have in common? Before they were stars, they were campers at Stagedoor Manor, the premier summer theater camp for children and teenagers. Founded in 1975, Stagedoor continues to attract scores of young performers eager to find kindred spirits, to sing out loud, to become working... more...

  • Movement for Actorsby Nicole Potter

    Allworth Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    In this rich resource for American actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and screen. Experts in a wide array of disciplines provide remarkable insight into the Alexander technique, the use of psychological gesture, period movement, the work of Rudolph Laban, postmodern choreography, and Suzuki... more...

  • Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversationsby Peter Evans; Ava Gardner

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 16.00

    The wickedly candid New York Times bestesller that Ava Gardner dared not publish during her lifetime??the heartbreaking memoir of the ultimate heartbreaker? (Philadelphia Inquirer). Ava Gardner was one of Hollywood?s biggest and brightest stars during the 1940s and ?50s, an Oscar-nominated leading lady who co-starred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster,... more...

  • The Actor's Secretby Betsy Polatin

    North Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 22.95

    Offering revolutionary new training for the actor, The Actor's Secret teaches actors and performers how to incorporate the fundamentals of the Alexander Technique, Somatic Experiencing®, and Breathing Coordination in order to reduce performance anxiety and stress; improve stage presence, breathing, and vocal production; and restore well-being and... more...

  • The Rules of Actingby Michael Simkins

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 20.78

    Luvvies. Tyrannical directors. Useless agents. Less job security than an England football manager. Who?d be an actor? Michael Simkins isn?t sure, even though he?s been one himself for over thirty years. Join him backstage as he examines that business called showbusiness, from am dram to Hollywood, and from Shakespeare to ads for flatulence... more...

  • Theatre Arts on Actingby Laurence Senelick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    During its fifty year run, Theatre Arts Magazine was a bustling forum for the foremost names in the performing arts, including Stanislavski, Laurence Olivier, Lee Strasberg, John Gielgud and Shelley Winters. Renowned theatre historian Laurence Senelick has plundered its stunning archives to assemble a stellar collection of articles on every aspect... more...

  • The Immortal Marilynby De John Vito; Frank Tropea

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 26.99

    From the late 1940s to the early '60s, Marilyn Monroe appeared in barely thirty movies, beginning with bit parts and moving on into supporting roles for such films as The Asphalt Jungle , All About Eve , and Clash by Night . She soon shot to international fame and gained prominent roles in a number of classics like The Seven Year Itch , Gentlemen... more...

  • The Actor's Guide to Creating a Characterby William Esper; Damon Dimarco; Patricia Heaton; David Mamet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character. Esper?s first book, The Actor?s Art and Craft , earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor?s Guide... more...

  • Naked Cinemaby Sally Potter

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    Sally Potter has been renowned for her rapport with actors, and for the luminous performances she works with them to produce. Now she strips bare the art and craft of directing actors for the camera, from casting a film to the moment of first screening when the work goes public. A brilliant writer for the screen, here Potter shows herself to... more...