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Acting & Auditioning

  • So You Want To Be A Theatre Designer?by Michael Pavelka

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 18.94

    The definitive guide to designing for theatre – by an award-winning designer with over 160 productions to his name. With a Foreword by Alison Chitty. A theatre designer needs to be able to draw on a wide spectrum of skills, work collaboratively with all the different members of the production team, and deliver designs that work in the testing conditions... more...

  • Let Me Play the Lion Tooby Michael Pennington

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.86

    How do you prepare for your first day on the set? Why might a bad audition lead to a good job offer? How should you research? What's the effect of a long tour on your love-life? Can you have a glass of wine before a matinee? What's the difference between transitive and intransitive corpsing? What is stage fright? In Michael Pennington's highly... more...

  • The Active Textby Dymphna Callery

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 18.94

    Many theatre practitioners think of physical theatre as one thing and text-based theatre as another. In this book, Dymphna Callery, author of Through the Body: A practical guide to physical theatre , shows how exercises and rehearsal techniques associated with physical and devised theatre can be applied to scripted plays. Working ‘through the body?... more...

  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Actingby Simon Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 152.00

    With over 1,000 entries, this is the first encyclopedia of stage actors and acting around the world. more...

  • Diana Riggby Kathleen Tracy

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 17.95

    Recently voted the "sexiest television star of all time" by TV Guide readers, Diana Rigg is best known as the brilliant and seductive British agent, Emma Peel on The Avengers . The Tony and Emmy award-winning actress is famous not only for her acting talent, but for her keen intelligence and strong opinions as well. Diana Rigg biographer Kathleen... more...

  • Dramatic Eventsby Richard Hahlo; Peter Reynolds

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Dramatic Events is an exciting and accessible book that explores how a wide variety of drama exercises and techniques can be productively employed in an educational setting and in the making of theater. more...

  • Integrative Alexander Technique Practice for Performing Artistsby Cathy Madden

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    An educational method used to improve performance, the Alexander Technique teaches people to replace unnecessary muscular and mental effort with consciously coordinated responses, maximizing effectiveness while also relieving, if necessary, any chronic stiffness or stress. more...

  • The Actor and the Alexander Techniqueby Kelly McEvenue; Patsy Rodenburg

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors, singers, etc. In The Actor and the Alexander Technique , Kelly McEvenue writes the first basic book about how this unique technique can... more...

  • Secrets of Screen Actingby Patrick Tucker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of all things, so the director must conceptualize each... more...

  • Starting Your Career in Voice-Oversby Talon Beeson

    Allworth Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    Talon Beeson is an actor, director, and teacher. Talon received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory and his MFA in Acting from DePaul University. After years on stage, he started working in voice-over in 2000 and has been heard in many commercials including DeVry, Johnsonville, Kingsford, and several others. Currently he is the... more...