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  • 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 Talk Like... more...

  • Text In Actionby Cicely Berry

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 25.58

    Following on from the widely acclaimed The Actor and the Text - which was addressed directly to the actor - Text in Action is drawn from Cicely's group work experiences, encompassing the viewpoint of the director as well. To begin with, the author explores language from a cultural and personal perspective. In these days of management jargon and internet... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Actors' Shakespeareby John Russell Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95

    The Routledge Companion to Actors? Shakespeare is a window onto how today?s actors contribute to the continuing life and relevance of Shakespeare?s plays. The process of acting is notoriously hard to document, but this volume reaches behind famous performances to examine the actors? craft, their development and how they engage with playtexts.... more...

  • 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...

  • What's It All About?by Michael Caine

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.38

    Michael Caine is the best-loved film actor Britain has ever produced. Here, for the first time, he reveals the truth about his childhood, his family and his hard-fought journey from London to Hollywood, bringing to life the lean years and the triumphs with astonishing candour. And with typical charm and humour he talks about the movies, about his relationships... more...

  • Allan, Burning: A Novelby Donald Everett Axinn

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Happily married with two beautiful children, successful architect and avid amateur aviator Allan Daniels finds his life plummeting into a nightmare when his wife suddenly announces that she wants a separation, maybe a divorce. Then, two days later, as he is piloting a seaplane from Long Island to Key West, the engine of his Cessna 185 seaplane sputters,... 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$ 16.99

    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...