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  • 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...

  • Play Readingsby Rob Urbinati

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    Play Readings: A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners demystifies the standards and protocols of a play reading, demonstrating how to create effective and evocative readings for those new to or inexperienced with the genre. It examines all of the essential considerations involved in readings, including the use of the venue, pre-reading preparations,... more...

  • Play and Performance: Play and Culture Studiesby Carrie Lobman; Barbara E. O'Neill; Jim Johnson; Carrie Lobman; Barbara E. O'Neill; Pe?ic Hakkarainen Rainio Nilsson Miyazaki Ferholt Marjanovic-Shane Beljan; Debora Wisneski; Milda Bredikyte; Pentti Hakkarainen; Ruth Harman; Kristen French; Nicole Schectman; Jennifer Knudsen; Sally Bailey; Paul Murray; Christine LaCerva; Christine Helm; Thomas Henricks; Stacy DeZutter

    UPA 2011; US$ 34.99

    Play and Performance broadens the understanding of what play is. The chapters cover an array of practices that can be seen across the play to performance continuum, providing advocates, researchers, and practitioners a wealth of practical and theoretical ideas for expanding the use of performance as a tool. more...

  • The Principles of Movementby Keith Bain; Michael Campbell

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 23.99

    With contributions by Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Baz Luhrmann, Miranda Otto and Hugo Weaving amongst others. From the writings of Keith Bain, Michael Campbell has collated a step-by-step course for students and teachers on the principles and practice of Australia?s great teacher of Movement. In simple language he lays out the secrets of self-knowledge... more...

  • The Role of the Criticby Nicholas Dromgoole

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2012; US$ 9.99

    Nicholas Dromgoole has been a prominent and respected drama and dance critic for most of his adult life. Who better therefore to take the reader through the role of this often misunderstood animal? This concise guide to the role of the critic will surely prove to be a great addition to the bookshelves of all theatre lovers. ?A thoughtful and enlightening... more...

  • The Rules of Actingby Michael Simkins

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 20.78

    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 pills.... more...

  • Shakespeare's Advice to the Playersby Peter Hall

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2012; US$ 17.99

    This is the ebook edition of Peter Hall's best-selling guide to acting Shakespeare that has sold over 10,000 copies. This is a new edition for a new generation ? compact and concise with the facts, the way modern students and actors need it. The pay off the book according to Sir Peter is simple ? it will make you a better actor! Shakespeare tells... more...

  • 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...

  • Teaching the Actor Craftby Jon Jory

    Smith and Kraus Inc 2013; US$ 9.99

    The Act or Craft is the delivery system for mind and heart. It deals with the tricks of the trade that have been passed from actor to actor for hundreds of years. The book breaks the subject into fifty categories with scripted exercises coaching tips for the teacher, and advice to the actor in training. It can lay out both beginning and advanced class... more...

  • Theatre Arts on Actingby Laurence Senelick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    During its fifty year run, Theatre Arts Magazine was a bustling forum for the foremost names in the performing arts, including Stanislavski, Laurence Olivier, Lee Strasberg, John Gielgud and Shelley Winters. Renowned theatre historian Laurence Senelick has plundered its stunning archives to assemble a stellar collection of articles on every aspect... more...