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  • 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...

  • Acting in Musical Theatreby Joe Deer; Rocco Dal Vera

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Updates in this expanded and revised second edition include: A brand new companion website... more...

  • Crushed Shells and Mud (NHB Modern Plays)by Ben Musgrave

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    <p>England trembles in the grip of a devastating epidemic. But in a remote coastal village, quiet Derek waits for love and life to really begin. Then Lydia arrives. She burns brightly, beyond Derek’s wildest dreams. And she is hiding something.</p> <p>When Derek discovers her secret, they are both propelled into a strange new... 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...

  • The Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Women: Volume Twoby Katy Wix

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    Hot on the heels of her bestselling first volume of Comic Monologues for Women , Katy Wix has written another forty brand-spanking new speeches. Finding original and amusing material to perform can be a daunting task, especially for women. This second collection of comic monologues provides female performers with even more choice and opportunity... more...

  • Dramatic Adventures in Rhetoricby Giles Taylor; Phlip Wilson

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 21.99

    A practical and accessible guide to identifying and using rhetorical devices in plays, past and present. An unprecedented reference book for actors, directors, playwrights and teachers ? written by practitioners for practitioners. Giles Taylor and Philip Wilson address in detail ? yet in straightforward terms ? the many different rhetorical... more...

  • Experiencing Stanislavsky Todayby Stephanie Daventry French; Philip G. Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 69.95

    This pioneering introduction to Stanislavsky's methods and modes of actor training covers all of the essential elements of his System. Recreating ?truthful? behaviour in the artificial environment, awareness and observation, psychophysical work, given circumstances, visualization and imagination, and active analysis are all introduced and explored.... more...

  • Through the Bodyby Dymphna Callery

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    In Through the Body , Dymphna Callery introduces the reader to the principles behind the work of key practitioners of 20th-century theater including Artaud, Grotowski, Brook and Lecoq. She offers exercises that turn their theories into practice and explore their principles in action. more...

  • African Accentsby Beth McGuire

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    This is a comprehensive workbook for actors, covering the key characteristics and profiles of a wide range of African accents of English. Its unique approach not only addresses the methods and processes by which to go about learning an accent, but also looks in detail at each example. This lets the reader plot their own route through the learning... more...

  • Performance, Style and Gesture in Western Theatreby Nicholas Dromgoole

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2016; US$ 35.00

    Nicholas Dromgoole tells the story of performance from a fresh and unusual point of view, describing the development - from ancient Greece to contemporary stages and film - of western Europe's surprising and largely unknown variety of acting styles. Using the idea of a culture's shared 'language of gesture', he explores the growth, evolution and impact... more...