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  • The Actor's Guide to Creating a Characterby William Esper; Damon Dimarco; Patricia Heaton; David Mamet

    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...

  • Naked Cinemaby Sally Potter

    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...

  • 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...

  • On Actingby Steven Breese

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 19.95

    To support a new generation of actors/acting teachers by coupling fresh ideas and new approaches with the best proven methods and practices. On Acting is written primarily for the contemporary American actor. It strives to address the acting process with an eye toward the performance culture and requirements that exist today. It is a book for the... more...

  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Actingby Simon Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 152.00 US$ 124.64

    With over one thousand entries, this is the first encyclopedia of stage actors and acting around the world. 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...

  • Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Textby Catherine Weate

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2012; US$ 19.99

    Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text has been designed to follow on from Catherine?s previous book, Classic Voice: Working with Actors on Vocal Style , focusing on the less defined demands within contemporary drama. Lifting contemporary speech rhythms off the page can be a challenge for actors. Sometimes these rhythms are realistic,... more...

  • In-Depth Actingby Dee Cannon; Pierce Brosnan

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2012; US$ 15.99

    A book that will stand the test of time for any actor in the making, a book of knowledge and hard-earned commitment to the art of acting"- Pierce Brosnan An essential guide to mastering the Stanislavski technique, filtering out the complexities of the system and offering a dynamic, hands-on approach. In-Depth Acting provides a comprehensive understanding... more...

  • The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume Twoby Catherine Weate

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2013; US$ 12.99

    Monologues are an essential part of every actor?s toolkit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a role. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern... 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...