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Acting & Auditioning

  • African Accentsby Beth McGuire

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    This is a comprehensive workbook for actors, covering the key characteristics and profiles of a wide range of African accents of English. Its unique approach not only addresses the methods and processes by which to go about learning an accent, but also looks in detail at each example. This lets the reader plot their own route through the learning... more...

  • Through the Bodyby Dymphna Callery

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    In Through the Body , Dymphna Callery introduces the reader to the principles behind the work of key practitioners of 20th-century theater including Artaud, Grotowski, Brook and Lecoq. She offers exercises that turn their theories into practice and explore their principles in action. more...

  • Political Cyberformanceby Christina Papagiannouli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Written from a practice-based perspective, this book focuses on the political character of 'cyberformance': the genre of digital performance that uses the Internet as a performance space. The Etheatre Project comprises a series of experimental cyberformances aiming to reconsider the characteristics of theatre in the Internet age. 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...

  • Experiencing Stanislavsky Todayby Stephanie Daventry French; Philip G. Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 42.95

    This pioneering introduction to Stanislavsky's methods and modes of actor training covers all of the essential elements of his System. Recreating ?truthful? behaviour in the artificial environment, awareness and observation, psychophysical work, given circumstances, visualization and imagination, and active analysis are all introduced and explored.... more...

  • Dramatic Adventures in Rhetoricby Giles Taylor; Phlip Wilson

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 21.99

    A practical and accessible guide to identifying and using rhetorical devices in plays, past and present. An unprecedented reference book for actors, directors, playwrights and teachers ? written by practitioners for practitioners. Giles Taylor and Philip Wilson address in detail ? yet in straightforward terms ? the many different rhetorical... more...

  • 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...

  • The Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Women: Volume Twoby Katy Wix

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    Hot on the heels of her bestselling first volume of Comic Monologues for Women , Katy Wix has written another forty brand-spanking new speeches. Finding original and amusing material to perform can be a daunting task, especially for women. This second collection of comic monologues provides female performers with even more choice and opportunity... more...

  • Surviving Actors Manualby Felicity Jackson; Lianne Robertson

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 13.11

    <p>The essential, one-stop handbook for actors, with everything you need to survive and thrive, from the team behind the internationally successful Surviving Actors conventions.<br></p><p>Being an actor is a vocation, but it’s also a real-life job. Talent, determination and passion are vital, but will only get you so far.... more...

  • Play Readingsby Rob Urbinati

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    Play Readings: A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners demystifies the standards and protocols of a play reading, demonstrating how to create effective and evocative readings for those new to or inexperienced with the genre. It examines all of the essential considerations involved in readings, including the use of the venue, pre-reading preparations,... more...