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  • The Oberon Glossary of Theatrical Termsby Colin Winslow

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2012; US$ 17.99

    Anyone who has ever had to call a plumber, let alone try to fathom a computer handbook, will be fatally familiar with the bewilderment of the outsider exposed to the shop-talk of professions other than his or her own. Do you know your Mirror Scrims from your Mirror Balls? Or your Get Outs from your Get Ins? Or indeed your Get Offs? If not, The Oberon... more...

  • The Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Womenby Katy Wix; Jennifer Saunders

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2014; US$ 12.99

    'So Katy Wix has written this book of comic monologues and I may have to steal some of them. Although written for the female voice, I dare say they would stand up very well if you were a gentleman and changed the odd word or two. Here you have a book filled with brilliant characters and much funny. Each piece is bubbling with the quirky genius that... more...

  • The Principles of Movementby Keith Bain; Michael Campbell

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 23.99

    With contributions by Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Baz Luhrmann, Miranda Otto and Hugo Weaving amongst others. From the writings of Keith Bain, Michael Campbell has collated a step-by-step course for students and teachers on the principles and practice of Australia?s great teacher of Movement. In simple language he lays out the secrets of self-knowledge... more...

  • The Clown Manifestoby Nalle Laanela; Stacey Sacks

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 16.99

    Part clown manual, part storytelling and part rant ? The Clown Manifesto covers the experiences, philosophies and methods of the clown performer/director/teacher Nalleslavski. A book for clowns, physical comedians, actors, musicians, jugglers, puppeteers, magicians, street performers and dancers. Whatever form your clowning takes ? theatre, street... more...

  • The Improv Bookby Alison Goldie

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 18.99

    A smart, witty and accessible guide to the rewarding and joyful practice of improvisation. ? Classic improv games and variations ? Telling stories and creating characters ? Using improv to make theatre and comedy, from monologues to full-scale productions An asset to students and teachers of improvisation in schools, drama schools, higher... more...

  • 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...

  • As Luck Would Have Itby Derek Jacobi

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Star of stage, screen and television, and one of only two people to be awarded two Knighthoods, Sir Derek Jacobi is one of Britain?s most distinguished actors. ?If you want to be an actor, don?t. If you need to be an actor, do.? more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amateur Theatricalsby John Kenrick

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 18.95

    The one and only book on successfully staging amateur productions. In this book, drama teachers and community directors are given everything they need to know about picking the right show; licensing, casting, and budgeting; organizing a schedule; costumes, makeup, staging, lighting, and music; tickets, fundraising, programs, cast parties,... more...

  • Danjuro's Girlsby Loren Edelson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 120.00

    Danjuro ' s Girls is a fascinating history of Japan's female kabuki troupes, offering a penetrating investigation into three generations of kabuki actresses associated with the renowned Ichikawa Danjuro acting dynasty. Contextually grounding early female precedents in kabuki, the book focuses on the Ichikawa Girls' Kabuki Troupe, a unique and trailblazing... 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 ? How to... more...