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Acting & Auditioning

  • Idris Elbaby Nadia Cohen

    John Blake 2014; US$ 14.99

    The first biography of the riveting actor who came to fame in The Wire He's the ruthlessly ingenious drug lord "Stringer" Bell in The Wire , the obsessive Detective Chief Inspector in Luther , and the star of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom . Idris Elba inhabits each role as if he were born to play it, and approaches each performance as if... more...

  • Advice from the Playersby Laura Barnett

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Essential tips and advice from stars of stage and screen. Actors know the best source of advice on the profession is other actors. Nothing compares with the wisdom and practical know-how acquired through years of working in the business. Advice from the Players features a host of tips and guidance on every aspect of the actor?s craft, direct... more...

  • Improvisation On the Edgeby Ruth Zaporah; Rinde Eckert; Joan Roshi Sunderland

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    Directed not only toward actors, dancers, and other performing artists who draw upon improvisation as part of their craft, this Zen-infused memoir of a life lived creatively will pique the interest of anyone in search of liberation from self-limiting concepts. What does it mean to live in a body? What does it mean to improvise? Do we wonder whether... more...

  • Voiceoversby Janet Wilcox

    Allworth Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? Put it to use in a career as a voiceover actor! Veteran voice-over actor, writer, producer, and teacher Janet Wilcox provides the inside scoop on the industry and personal training to help voice-over hopefuls find work in network promos, commercials, documentaries, books on tape, radio, animated... more...

  • MAKING SOLO PERFORMANCEby Sean Bruno; Luke Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    Creating Solo Performance is an innovative toolbox of exercises and challenges focused on providing you ? the performer ? with engaging and inspiring ways to explore and develop your idea both on the page and in the performance space. ? The creation of a solo show may be the most rewarding, liberating and stressful challenge you will take... more...

  • The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing for Voiceoverby James Alburger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    From basic acting techniques and exercises for keeping the voice in top condition, to marketing and promotion of the actor, The Art of Voice Acting covers it all. Now in its fifth edition, this essential book is packed with expert advice on job opportunities and career management tips; it is the ideal resource for anyone wanting to maximize their... more...

  • Through the Bodyby Dymphna Callery

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 18.94

    A step-by-step guide to Physical Theatre in both theory and practice - full of detailed exercises and inspiring ideas. In Through the Body , based on twelve years of teaching physical theatre, Dymphna Callery introduces the reader to the principles behind the work of certain key 20th-century theatre practitioners (Artaud, Grotowski, Meyerhold,... more...

  • Performing Groundby Laura Levin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Performing Ground explores camouflage as a performance practice, arguing that the act of blending into one's environment is central to the ways we negotiate our identities through space. The book offers a critically rich investigation of how the performative practice of camouflage renders the politics of space, power, and gender (in)visible. more...

  • The Excellent Audition Guideby Andy Johnson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An engaging, upbeat guide for any student thinking of applying to drama school. If you're thinking of applying to drama school, The Excellent Audition Guide will give you everything you need to prepare well and perform your audition to the best of your ability. Experienced actor, director and drama teacher Andy Johnson leads you through every step... more...

  • The Idea of the Actorby William B. Worthen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Analyzing the relationship between dramatic action and the controversial art of acting, William Worthen demonstrates that what it means to act, to be an actor, and to communicate through acting embodies both an ethics of acting and a poetics of drama. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology... more...