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- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 152.00
With over 1,000 entries, this is the first encyclopedia of stage actors and acting around the world. more...
- For Beginners 2015; US$ 15.95
Stanislavski was the first person to develop a cogent and practical system of acting. Throughout his life he sought the answers to such fundamental questions as: "What is great acting?" and "How can you find inspiration in every performance?" Stanislavski remains the most important influence on actor training today, and yet many of his ideas are... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 19.18
Anxiety about how we speak prevents many of us from expressing ourselves well. In her classic handbook, Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and world-famous voice teacher, tackles the reasons for this anxiety and explains her practical exercises for relaxation and breathing, clarity of diction and vocal flexibility - everything... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.18
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...