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  • Speak the Speech!by Rhona Silverbush; Sami Plotkin

    Faber & Faber 2002; US$ 40.99

    The most comprehensive sourcebook of Shakespeare's monologues ever available in one volume. A detailed guide to approaching Shakespearean text, Speak the Speech! contains everything an actor needs to select and prepare a Shakespeare monologue for classwork, auditions, or performance. Included herein are over 150 monologues. Each one is placed... more...

  • Shooting The Actorby Simon Callow

    Random House 2012; US$ 17.58

    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...

  • How to Talk Like a Localby Susie Dent

    Random House 2010; US$ 20.78

    If you were a Londoner visiting Cornwall would you know how to recognise a grammersow ? If you were from the West Country and took a trip up to Scotland, would you be bewildered if someone described you as crabbit ? And what if you left your native Belfast for Liverpool, would you understand if someone called you a woollyback ? ... more...

  • Lost and Foundby Lynda Bellingham

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.78

    'Looking back, perhaps the single biggest problem was fear. Fear of failure, fear of other people - but mostly fear of myself. It has taken many years to discover who I really am. It's never too late to find yourself, however lost you may be ...' In Lynda Bellingham's blisteringly honest autobiography, the much-loved actress and Loose... 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$ 120.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Art of Clowningby Eli Simon

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    The Art of Clowning is the first book on clowning technique and offers a step-by-step process for actors and other theatrical enthusiasts to discover their "inner clown." This fun and accessible guide expands on theories and exercises to help students and beginners develop solo and group performances. Using twenty years of teaching experience,... more...