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Acting & Auditioning

  • Book of Sides IIby Dave Kost

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 29.95

    Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors is the second book in the Book of Sides series by Dave Kost, featuring original, two-page, two-character scenes for use in acting, directing, and auditioning classes. While shorter than the traditional three-to-six-page scenes commonly used in classes, Book of Sides II features... more...

  • Python beyond Pythonby Paul N. Reinsch; B. Lynn Whitfield; Robert G. Weiner

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 114.43

    This collection of original, interdisciplinary essays addresses the work of Monty Python members beyond the comedy show, films, and live performances. These men are prolific creators in a variety of artistic realms beyond the confines of the comedy troupe. Their work as individuals, before and after coming together as Monty Python, demonstrates a... more...

  • Making Believeby Lisa Bode

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    With the rise of digital effects in cinema the human performer is increasingly the only “real” element on screen. Making Believe sheds new light on screen performance by historicizing it within the context of visual and special effects cinema and technological change in filmmaking, through the silent, early sound, and current digital eras.     more...

  • Acting Shakespeare is Outrageous!by Herb Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 35.95

    Performing the work of William Shakespeare can be daunting to new actors. Author Herb Parker posits that his work is played easier if actors think of the plays as happening out of outrageous situations, and remember just how non-realistic and presentational Shakespeare’s plays were meant to be performed. The plays are driven by language and the spoken... more...

  • Acting Exercises for Non-Traditional Stagingby Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Acting Exercises for Non-Traditional Staging: Michael Chekhov Reimagined offers a new set of exercises for coaching actors when working on productions that are non-traditionally staged in arenas, thrusts, or alleys. All of the exercises are adapted from Michael Chekhov's acting technique, but are reimagined in new and creative ways that offer innovative... more...

  • Shakespeare and Commedia dell'Arteby Artemis Preeshl

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte examines the ongoing influence of commedia dell’arte on Shakespeare’s plays. Exploring the influence of commedia dell’arte improvisation, sight gags, and wordplay on the development of Shakespeare’s plays, Artemis Preeshl blends historical research with extensive practical experience to demonstrate how these... more...

  • Music in Contemporary French Cinemaby Phil Powrie

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.48

    This book explores composed scores and pre-existing music in French cinema from 1985 to 2015 so as to identify critical musical moments. It shows how heritage films construct space through music, generating what Powrie calls “third space music,” while also working to contain the strong women characters found in French heritage films through the use... more...

  • Do You Know Who I Am?by Tim Pigott-Smith

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    From his appearance as Ronald Merrick in the television adaptation of The Jewel in the Crown to his recent role in the hit play King Charles III , Tim Pigott-Smith has been recognised as one of Britain's most loved contemporary actors. On stage his work encompassed the Bristol Old Vic, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, West End and Broadway.... more...

  • Love is Where it Fallsby Simon Callow

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Simon Callow's candid and moving memoir of his passionate friendship with legendary literary agent Peggy Ramsay. ‘This extraordinary memoir brilliantly evokes one of the most formidable and influential figures in recent British cultural history, Peggy Ramsay, muse, patron and scourge of the post- Look Back in Anger generation... Those of us... more...

  • Ian McKellen on King Lear (Shakespeare On Stage)by Ian McKellen; Julian Curry

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 3.99

    Ian McKellen discusses playing King Lear, in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 - Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles . In each volume of the Shakespeare On Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes of a landmark Shakespearean production, recreating in detail their memorable performance in a major role. They... more...