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  • The Comedy Improv Handbookby Matt Fotis; Siobhan O'Hara

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 24.95

    The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and techniques needed to become a successful improviser, developing... 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...

  • Deadly Sevenby Tina Papados; Tina Papados

    AKAKIA Publications 2015; US$ 13.90

    Deadly Seven is a combination of monologues and ?light? script engagement of a psychologist with her seven clients, who each represent a deadly sin. Once the psychologist realises she lacks control over each of her clients? lives, she decides to put an end to their madness. All characters represent an obsession which ultimately destroys them; leading... more...

  • From Word to Play: A Textual Handbook for Directors and Actorsby Cicely Berry

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2002; US$ 17.99

    "There is a mystery in every play that is written, no matter whether classical and poetic or modern and demotic, and it is the sound and the rhythm of the writing which take us there." Cicely Berry, the Royal Shakespeare Company's Voice Director, has been working alongside some of Britain's greatest actors and directors for over fifty years and... more...

  • Hollywood Unknownsby Anthony Slide

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 40.00

    Extras, bit players, and stand-ins have been a part of the film industry almost from its conception. On a personal and a professional level, their stories are told in Hollywood Unknowns , the first history devoted to extras from the silent era through the present. Hollywood Unknowns discusses the relationship of the extra to the star, the lowly... 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...

  • 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...

  • I'm Not Here Right Nowby Thomas Eccleshare

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    On top of a mountain in the middle of a blizzard, you see a figure: eight foot tall, with white, matted hair covering his body. He stands upright on two legs. You see him. He sees you. But who will believe you and how far can you trust what you see? more...

  • Juvenaliaby Richard Quick

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2014; US$ 12.99

    Simon Callow does stand-up comedy. Filthy, foul mouthed, viciously funny and deeply politically incorrect. The target: immigrants, plutocrats, women, gays. As last delivered in Rome AD 100. Juvenal was one angry white middle-class male. In Juvenalia he tells it like it was. And is. The writer, Juvenal born circa AD55, wrote sixteen satires that... more...

  • Long Form Improvisation and American Comedyby Matt Fotis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Long form scenic improv began with the Harold. The comic philosophy of this form started an era of comedy marked by support, trust, and collaboration. This book tells of the Harold, beginning with the development of improv theatre, through the tensions and evolutions that led to its creation at iO, and to its use in contemporary filmmaking. more...