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  • The Complete Brecht Toolkitby Stephen Unwin

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    A practical, hands-on guide - for actors, directors, teachers and students - to Brecht's history and practice of theatre. The Complete Brecht Toolkit examines, one by one, Brecht's many, sometimes contradictory ideas about theatre - and how he put them into practice. Here are explanations of all the famous key terms, such as Alienation Effect,... more...

  • Screen Actingby Peter Kramer; Alan Lovell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    While not everyone would agree with Alfred Hitchcock's notorious remark that 'actors are cattle', there is little understanding of the work film actors do. Yet audience enthusiasm for, or dislike of, actors and their style of performance is a crucial part of the film-going experience. Screen Acting discusses the development of film acting, from the... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amateur Theatricalsby John Kenrick

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 18.95

    The one and only book on successfully staging amateur productions. In this book, drama teachers and community directors are given everything they need to know about picking the right show; licensing, casting, and budgeting; organizing a schedule; costumes, makeup, staging, lighting, and music; tickets, fundraising, programs, cast parties, and... more...

  • Respect for Actingby Uta Hagen; Haskel Frankel; David Hyde Pierce

    Wiley 2009; US$ 21.95

    Respect for Acting "This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen's credo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimate communion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exacting standards for herself and those she [taught], and an explanation of the means to the end." --Publishers Weekly "Hagen adds to the large... more...

  • Evolution of Expression, Volume Iby Charles Wesley Emerson

    The Floating Press 1905; US$ 5.99

    Charles Wesley Emerson's book The Evolution of Expression was a central text in the Monroe Conservatory of Oratory's curriculum in the early twentieth century. It was Emerson's firm belief that communication skills were the key to fulfilling one's potential and that a student who completed this academic program would have success regardless... more...

  • Danjuro's Girlsby Loren Edelson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    Danjuro ' s Girls is a fascinating history of Japan's female kabuki troupes, offering a penetrating investigation into three generations of kabuki actresses associated with the renowned Ichikawa Danjuro acting dynasty. Contextually grounding early female precedents in kabuki, the book focuses on the Ichikawa Girls' Kabuki Troupe, a unique and trailblazing... more...

  • How to Talk Like a Localby Susie Dent

    Random House 2010; US$ 18.89

    If you were a Londoner visiting Cornwall would you know how to recognise a grammersow ? If you were from the West Country and took a trip up to Scotland, would you be bewildered if someone described you as crabbit ? And what if you left your native Belfast for Liverpool, would you understand if someone called you a woollyback ? ... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Actors' Shakespeareby John Russell Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    The Routledge Companion to Actors? Shakespeare is a window onto how today?s actors contribute to the continuing life and relevance of Shakespeare?s plays. The process of acting is notoriously hard to document, but this volume reaches behind famous performances to examine the actors? craft, their development and how they engage with playtexts.... more...

  • Speak the Speech!by Rhona Silverbush; Sami Plotkin

    Faber & Faber 2002; US$ 40.99

    The most comprehensive sourcebook of Shakespeare's monologues ever available in one volume. A detailed guide to approaching Shakespearean text, Speak the Speech! contains everything an actor needs to select and prepare a Shakespeare monologue for classwork, auditions, or performance. Included herein are over 150 monologues. Each one is placed... more...

  • What's It All About?by Michael Caine

    Random House 2012; US$ 13.07

    Michael Caine is the best-loved film actor Britain has ever produced. Here, for the first time, he reveals the truth about his childhood, his family and his hard-fought journey from London to Hollywood, bringing to life the lean years and the triumphs with astonishing candour. And with typical charm and humour he talks about the movies, about his... more...