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Acting & Auditioning

  • 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...

  • Diana Riggby Kathleen Tracy

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015;

    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

    Using the experience of the authors in a variety of educational, business and theater settings, this book investigates the connection between practical theater work and drama theory, and its effect on the development and dynamic of any working group. 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

    Voice-over acting is no longer all about having that “announcer-y? boom or classic fireside radio voice. More and more casting directors are looking for regular, “conversational? voices to represent a product in a commercial or to play the animated moose in a new Hollywood flick, but the competition is fiercer now than ever before. In a business that... more...

  • Life After Kesby Simon W. Golding

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 6.49

    Life After Kes examines the history and legacy of the 1969 award-winning British film, Kes, about a boy’s (Billy Casper) relationship with a kestrel. This fascinating book not only pays homage to the vision and extraordinary talent involved both in front and behind the camera but also looks at subsequent changes in the educational system, posing... more...

  • Lost and Foundby Lynda Bellingham

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 10.53

    'Looking back, perhaps the single biggest problem was fear. Fear of failure, fear of other people - but mostly fear of myself. It has taken many years to discover who I really am. It's never too late to find yourself, however lost you may be ...' In Lynda Bellingham's blisteringly honest autobiography, the much-loved actress and Loose... more...

  • Year of the Kingby Antony Sher

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A classic of theatre writing, a unique insight into the creation of a landmark Shakespearian performance. Antony Sher's stunning performance for the RSC as Richard III on crutches won him both the Laurence Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Actor. This book records - in the actor's own words and drawings - the making of this historic... more...