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

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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 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...

  • Acting as a Businessby Brian O'Neil

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • Possessedby Donald Spoto

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    'I've been protected by studio publicity men most of my life, so in some ways I'm a goddam image, not a person. I was a commodity, a piece of property... I felt an overwhelming obligation to my career, and so I was an actress first, a wife second. I worked almost constantly, and even when I wasn't working, there was that image thing of looking... more...

  • A Strange Eventful Historyby Michael Holroyd

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 30.99

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS EBOOK DOES NOT CONTAIN PHOTOS INCLUDED IN THE PRINT EDITION. Deemed "a prodigy among biographers" by The New York Times Book Review , Michael Holroyd transformed biography into an art. Now he turns his keen observation, humane insight, and epic scope on an ensemble cast, a remarkable dynasty that presided over the golden age... more...

  • Elizabeth Taylorby David Bret

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.38

    At 1.28 a.m. on Wednesday, 23 March 2011, just three weeks after celebrating her 79th birthday, the biggest star Hollywood has ever known died. The tributes and eulogies to Elizabeth Taylor were legion. A weeping Elton John said, 'We have just lost a Hollywood giant. More importantly, we have lost an incredible human being.' In Elizabeth Taylor:... more...

  • Get On TV: Teach Yourselfby Katherine Lapworth

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 16.05

    This book gives you everything you need to find, apply for and take part in any reality programme, quiz or talk show. It explains each type of show to you, but most importantly, gives you lots of practical advice from industry insiders on what to say in an application, how to audition, what to expect and how to cope with life before, during and after... more...

  • Get On TV: Teach Yourselfby Katherine Lapworth

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    This book gives you everything you need to find, apply for and take part in any reality programme, quiz or talk show. It explains each type of show to you, but most importantly, gives you lots of practical advice from industry insiders on what to say in an application, how to audition, what to expect and how to cope with life before, during and after... more...

  • Ideokinesisby Andre Bernard; Wolfgang Steinmuller; Ursula Stricker

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    Mabel Elsworth Todd pioneered ideokinesis in the 1920s. Her book, The Thinking Body , described new ways to use all the senses as well as inner feeling and imagination to retrain the body to move with ease and balance. The system became an invaluable tool for generations of dancers, actors, and performance artists, thanks largely to one of its most... more...