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  • Stanislavski For Beginnersby David Allen; Jeff Fallow

    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...

  • 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,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Danjuro's Girlsby Loren Edelson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 120.00

    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$ 20.78

    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$ 40.95

    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

    Rhona Silverbush studied theatre and psychology at Brandeis University and holds a law degree from Boston College Law School. She has acted with regional theatre and Shakespeare companies and has directed and taught drama and Shakespeare. Currently, she coaches professional actors, lectures, writes, and is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University's... more...

  • What's It All About?by Michael Caine

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.38

    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...

  • Shooting The Actorby Simon Callow

    Random House 2012; US$ 17.58

    A companion volume to Being an Actor , Callow's classic text about the experience of acting in the theatre, Shooting the Actor reveals the truth about film acting. The book describes his film work, from Amadeus to Four Weddings and a Funeral, from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls to Shakespeare in Love. Its centrepiece is a hilarious... more...