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Acting & Auditioning

  • The Ultimate Stallone Readerby Chris Holmlund

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities – as actor, writer, producer, and director – all while maintaining a monolithic presence. With The Ultimate Stallone Reader, this icon finally receives concerted academic attention.... more...

  • The Actor's Guide to Creating a Characterby William Esper; Damon Dimarco; Patricia Heaton; David Mamet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character. Esper?s first book, The Actor?s Art and Craft , earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor?s Guide... more...

  • Acting as a Businessby Brian O'Neil

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Shakespeare and Feminist Performanceby Sarah Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    How do performances of Shakespeare change the meanings of the plays? In this controversial new book, Sarah Werner argues that the text of a Shakespeare play is only one of the many factors that give a performance its meaning. By focusing on The Royal Shakespeare Company, Werner demonstrates how actor training, company management and gender politics... more...

  • The Actor's Survival Handbookby Patrick Tucker; Christine Ozanne

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Worried about short rehearsal time? Think that fluffing your lines will be the end of your career? Are you afraid you'll be typecast? Is there such a thing as acting too much? How should a stage actor adjust performance for a camera? And how should an actor behave backstage? The Actor's Survival Handbook gives you answers to all these questions... more...

  • Contemporary Monologues for Womenby Trilby James

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    THE GOOD AUDITION GUIDES: Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills In this volume of the Good Audition Guides, you'll find fifty fantastic speeches for women, all written since the year 2000, by some of our most exciting dramatic voices. Playwrights featured in Contemporary Monologues for... more...

  • Contemporary Monologues for Menby Trilby James

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    THE GOOD AUDITION GUIDES: Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills In this volume of the Good Audition Guides, you'll find fifty fantastic speeches for men, all written since the year 2000, by some of our most exciting dramatic voices. Playwrights featured in Contemporary Monologues for... more...

  • The Complete Brecht Toolkitby Stephen Unwin

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    A practical, hands-on guide - for actors, directors, teachers and students - to Brecht's history and practice of theatre. The Complete Brecht Toolkit examines, one by one, Brecht's many, sometimes contradictory ideas about theatre - and how he put them into practice. Here are explanations of all the famous key terms, such as Alienation Effect,... more...

  • Arthur Lessac?s Embodied Actor Trainingby Melissa Hurt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Arthur Lessac?s Embodied Actor Training situates the work of renowned voice and movement trainer Arthur Lessac in the context of contemporary actor training. Supported by the work of Constantin Stanislavsky and Maurice Merleau-Ponty's theories of embodiment, the book explores Lessac's practice in terms of embodied acting, a key subject in contemporary... more...

  • Long Form Improvisation and American Comedyby Matt Fotis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    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...