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  • 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 Director's Ideaby Ken Dancyger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    As a director, you must have a concept, a "director's idea", to shape your approach to the actors, the camera, and the script. With this clear idea your film will be deeper and more effective, and you will be able to differentiate--and therefore make the choice--between competent directing and great directing. Using case studies of famous directors... 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 Lola Cohen, a teacher at the Strasberg Institute, compiles unpublished transcripts making his techniques accessible to the reader.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...

  • Fight Choreographyby John Kreng

    Course Technology PTR 2007; US$ 34.99

    All of us have seen films in which the story and acting might be great, but the film suffers because the action and fight sequences are not convincing enough, are terribly shot or edited, or do not integrate seamlessly into the story, causing them to be ineffective, gratuitous, or worst of all, unintentionally humorous. However, when done well, fight... more...

  • Acting A to Z (Revised Second Edition)by Katherine Mayfield

    Ten Speed Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    Lots of kids want to be actors. Thousands of them. Millions of them. The ones who are serious need a copy of Acting A to Z . Industry insider Katherine Mayfield explains exactly what it's like to be an actor, including what kind of training the young person will need, comparisons of the different types of acting, how to find work, how to prepare for... more...

  • Acting -- Make It Your Businessby Paul Russell

    Ten Speed Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Acting: Make It Your Business, written by an award-winning, veteran casting director, puts the power to land jobs and thrive in any medium - stage, film, TV, or the Internet - directly into the hands of the actor. This blunt, wise, and often hilarious guide overflows with cutting-edge audition, marketing, and networking strategies, combining traditional... more...

  • The Complete Professional Auditionby Daren Cohen; Michael Perilstein; Jason Robert Brown

    Ten Speed Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    In the United States, there are 300,000 actors; 100,000 hold union cards. There are 184 college theater programs and 108 performing-arts high schools. There are 578 acting schools and coaches in New York City and Los Angeles alone. The Complete Professional Audition is the one book all of those actors need-because before actors can act, they have... more...

  • How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Editionby Mari Lyn Henry; Lynne Rogers; Joe Mantegna

    Ten Speed Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    The celebrated survival guide for the working actor - now completely updated and expanded with a foreword by Tony award-winning actor Joe Mantegna! Renowned for more than two decades as the most comprehensive resource for actors, How to Be a Working Actor is a must-read for achieving success in The Business. Now this "Bible of the Biz" has been... more...

  • The Wireby Rafael Alvarez

    Pocket Books 2009; US$ 15.00

    Welcome to the critically acclaimed HBO drama series The Wire, hailed as "the best show on television, period" by the San Francisco Chronicle. The New York Times calls it "a vital part of the television landscape...unvarnished realism." Time declares that The Wire, "like its underfunded, workaday cops, just plugged away until it outshone... more...