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  • Long Form Improvisation and American Comedyby Matt Fotis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Long form scenic improv began with the Harold. The comic philosophy of this form started an era of comedy marked by support, trust, and collaboration. This book tells of the Harold, beginning with the development of improv theatre, through the tensions and evolutions that led to its creation at iO, and to its use in contemporary filmmaking. more...

  • Acting as a Businessby Brian O'Neil

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    An essential handbook for actors?a modern classic?in a newly updated edition. Since its original publication, Acting as a Business has earned a reputation as an indispensable tool for working and aspiring actors. Avoiding the usual advice about persistence and luck, Brian O?Neil provides clear-cut guidelines that will give actors a solid knowledge... more...

  • Shooting The Actorby Simon Callow

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.90

    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...

  • The Improvisation Bookby John Abbott

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    A practical guide to conducting improvisation sessions, for teachers, directors and workshop leaders. The Improvisation Book takes you step-by-step, session-by-session through a graded series of improvisation exercises. Starting with the very first class, it adds a new element at each stage until even the most inhibited students have gained a... more...

  • Irene Dunneby Wes D. Gehring

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    This is the first full-length biography of Irene Dunne, one of the most versatile actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. A recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors award in 1985, Dunne's acting highlights include five Best Actress Oscar nominations, occurring in almost as many different genres: the Western Cimarron (1931), two screwball comedies: Theodora... 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...

  • 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...

  • Ayoade on Ayoadeby Richard Ayoade

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    In this book Richard Ayoade - actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist - reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines himself fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary.... more...

  • The Intent to Liveby Larry Moss

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    ?I call this book The Intent to Live because great actors don?t seem to be acting, they seem to be actually living.? ?Larry Moss, from the Introduction When Oscar-winning actors Helen Hunt and Hilary Swank accepted their Academy Awards, each credited Larry Moss?s guidance as key to their career-making performances. There is a two-year waiting list... more...