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  • Eleanor Parkerby Doug McClelland

    Scarecrow Press 1989; US$ 49.99

    This is the first book on enduring Hollywood star Eleanor Parker, long underrated despite three best actress Academy Award nominations (Caged, 1950; Detective Story, 1951; Interrupted Melody, 1955). Parker was a beauty as well as a versatile actress, and her achievements approach those of more publicized colleagues Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn.... more...

  • Playwrights in Rehearsalby Susan Letzler Cole

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Playwrights in Rehearsal is an inside look at the writer's role in the creative process of bringing his or her words to life on stage. Susan Letzler Cole, granted rare access to some of the major playwrights of our time, recounts her participation in rehearsal with Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, Tony Kushner and Suzan-Lori Parks, and others. more...

  • I Like You Just the Way I Amby Jenny Mollen

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    A New York Times Best Seller! By the actress, writer, and one of the funniest women on Twitter, an outrageous, hysterical memoir of acting on impulse, plotting elaborate hoaxes, and refusing to acknowledge boundaries in any form Jenny Mollen is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She is also a wife, married to a famous guy (which... more...

  • 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$ 15.42

    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 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...

  • Reading the Body in the Eighteenth-Century Novelby Juliet McMaster

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    McMaster's lively study looks at the various codes by which Eighteenth-century novelists made the minds of their characters legible through their bodies. She tellingly explores the discourses of medicine, physiognomy, gesture and facial expression, completely familiar to contemporary readers but not to us, in ways that enrich our reading of such classics... more...

  • The Morality of Mrs. Dulskaby Teresa Murjas

    Intellect 2007; US$ 10.00

    Gabriela Zapolska (1857-1921) was an actor, journalist and playwright. She was born during the 123 year partition of Poland by Austria, Prussia and Russia and wrote over thirty plays. The Morality of Mrs. Dulska (1906), a 'petty-bourgeois tragic-farce', is probably her best known. Mrs Dulska is a cross between Patricia Routledge¹s Hyacinth... more...

  • The Lee Strasberg Notesby Lola Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 31.95

    A great resource for students, actors and directors, The Lee Strasberg Notes is the first reproduction of his teaching. Lola Cohen, a teacher at the Strasberg Institute, compiles unpublished transcripts making his techniques accessible to the reader. more...