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- UPA 2011; US$ 36.99
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 11.90
"The Great Guskin" (John Lahr, The New Yorker ) shares the approach he uses to help actors land roles, develop them, and keep them alive Harold Guskin is an "acting doctor" whose clients include Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, James Gandolfini, Bridget Fonda, and dozens more. In How to Stop Acting , Guskin reveals the insights and techniques that... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 16.00
The wickedly candid New York Times bestesller that Ava Gardner dared not publish during her lifetime??the heartbreaking memoir of the ultimate heartbreaker? (Philadelphia Inquirer). Ava Gardner was one of Hollywood?s biggest and brightest stars during the 1940s and ?50s, an Oscar-nominated leading lady who co-starred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster,... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 18.32
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...
- 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...
- Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 34.99
From the late 1940s to the early '60s, Marilyn Monroe appeared in barely thirty movies, beginning with bit parts and moving on into supporting roles for such films as The Asphalt Jungle , All About Eve , and Clash by Night . She soon shot to international fame and gained prominent roles in a number of classics like The Seven Year Itch , Gentlemen... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00
William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character. Esper?s first book, The Actor?s Art and Craft , earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor?s Guide... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.87
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 be... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00
Plays for Two is a unique anthology of twenty-eight terrific plays for two actors, by a mix of celebrated playwrights and cutting-edge new voices. It takes two to tango?or to perform a duet, fight a duel, or play ping-pong. The two-character play is dramatic confrontation stripped to its essence. These four full-length and twenty-four short plays... 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...