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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99
This is the ultimate show-biz how-to guide for aspiring kids and their parents, written by Hollywood?s number-one kid-talent expert and executive producer for Disney, ABC, and the WB, Irene Dreayer (?the Dray?). As a thirty-year veteran of discovering kid stars and producing hit TV shows such as the Disney Channel?s The Suite Life on Deck and The... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
Performing Ground explores camouflage as a performance practice, arguing that the act of blending into one's environment is central to the ways we negotiate our identities through space. The book offers a critically rich investigation of how the performative practice of camouflage renders the politics of space, power, and gender (in)visible. more...
- Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00
An educational method used to improve performance, the Alexander Technique teaches people to replace unnecessary muscular and mental effort with consciously coordinated responses, maximizing effectiveness while also relieving, if necessary, any chronic stiffness or stress. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99
F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors, singers, etc. In The Actor and the Alexander Technique , Kelly McEvenue writes the first basic book about how this unique technique can... more...