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  • A Star Is Foundby Janet Hirshenson; Jane Jenkins

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 14.00

    For anyone who?s ever walked out of a movie and said, "That guy was all wrong for the part," comes this first-of-its-kind look at how actors are chosen and careers are born. Two of the top casting directors in the business, who recently cast the much-lauded choice of Daniel Craig as the new James Bond, offer an insider?s tour of their crucial craft?spotting... more...

  • Breaking Into Acting For Dummiesby Larry Garrison; Wallace Wang

    Wiley 2011; US$ 17.59

    Provides the expert advice you need to get your big break! Jump-start your career and land that paying part From preparing for auditions to finding an agent, the acting business is a challenging and competitive field. This indispensable guide is what every aspiring actor needs to get a foot in the door. Discover how to market yourself, choose a dynamic... more...

  • Scenic Design and Lighting Techniquesby Rob Napoli; Chuck Gloman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Basic. This is the key word in Scenic Design and Lighting Tecniques: A Basic Guide for Theatre, written by two seasoned professionals with over twenty years of experience. This book is designed to show you how to turn a bare stage into a basic set design, without using heavy language that would bog you down. From materials and construction to basic... 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Technical Design Solutions for Theatreby Ben Sammler; Don Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    The Technical Brief is a collection of single-focus articles on technical production solutions, published three times a year by the prestigious Yale School of Drama. The primary objective of the publication is to share creative solutions to technical problems so that fellow theatre technicians can avoid having to reinvent the wheel with each new challenge.... more...

  • How to Talk Like a Localby Susie Dent

    Random House 2010; US$ 19.18

    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...