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  • 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...

  • Mom! I Want to Be a Starby Irene Dreayer

    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...

  • Performing Groundby Laura Levin

    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...

  • Diana Riggby Kathleen Tracy

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015;

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, Updated and Expanded Editionby Ed Hooks

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2010; US$ 19.95

    All actors and acting teachers need The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, the invaluable guide to finding just the right piece for every audition. The unique format of the book is ideal for acting teachers who want their students to understand each monologue in context. This remarkable book describes the characters, action, and mood for more... more...

  • Make Your Voice Heardby Chuck Jones

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2010; US$ 16.95

    ? Focuses on the relationship between voice training and acting ? Simple, easy-to-follow exercises to strengthen the voice in just 10 minutes per day ? Revised and expanded edition includes new techniques ? Replaces ISBN 0-8230-8333-0 Chuck Jones, the leading expert on using the voice to convey character, explains his groundbreaking techniques... more...

  • The Actor and the Alexander Techniqueby Kelly McEvenue; Patsy Rodenburg

    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...

  • How to Stop Actingby Harold Guskin; Kevin Kline

    Faber & Faber 2003; US$ 17.99

    ?The Great Guskin? (John Lahr, The New Yorker ) shares the approach he uses to help actors land roles, develop them, and keep them alive Harold Guskin is an ?acting doctor? whose clients include Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, James Gandolfini, Bridget Fonda, and dozens more. In How to Stop Acting , Guskin reveals the insights and techniques that... more...