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Acting & Auditioning

  • 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...

  • The Profession of Player in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642by Gerald Eades Bentley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    This book is a comprehensive study of the customary practices of English players of the period--how they lived and worked and were paid, organized, and cast for parts in the phenomenally popular theaters of England. Gerald Bentley discusses sharers, hired men, boy apprentices, musicians, touring groups, and managers, showing that players in general... more...

  • Mom! I Want to Be a Starby Irene Dreayer

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    This is the ultimate show-biz how-to guide for aspiring kids and their parents, written by Hollywood?s number-one kid-talent expert and executive producer for Disney, ABC, and the WB, Irene Dreayer (?the Dray?). As a thirty-year veteran of discovering kid stars and producing hit TV shows such as the Disney Channel?s The Suite Life on Deck and The... more...

  • Classical Monologues for Womenby Marina Calderone

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    The Good Audition Guides: Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills Each Good Audition Guide contains a range of fresh monologues, all prefaced with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way. Each volume... more...

  • Other People's Shoesby Harriet Walter

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    Harriet Walter's wonderfully practical - and personal - introduction to acting. "Acting is what I do with who I am", writes Harriet Walter. And in this book she takes us step by step through the processes involved in performance. Each step of the way is illuminated with brilliantly precise examples drawn from her own experience. 'My advice to... more...

  • Classical Monologues for Menby Marina Calderone

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    The Good Audition Guides: Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills Each Good Audition Guide contains a range of fresh monologues, all prefaced with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way. Each volume... more...

  • Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Oldsby Jean Marlow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Olds offers a generous helping of carefully selected speeches that children can prepare for auditions. Each speech is introduced with commentary to set the scene and help the young actor. more...

  • Scenic Design and Lighting Techniquesby Rob Napoli; Chuck Gloman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Basic. This is the key word in Scenic Design and Lighting Tecniques: A Basic Guide for Theatre, written by two seasoned professionals with over twenty years of experience. This book is designed to show you how to turn a bare stage into a basic set design, without using heavy language that would bog you down. From materials and construction to basic... more...

  • Technical Design Solutions for Theatreby Ben Sammler; Don Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    The Technical Brief is a collection of single-focus articles on technical production solutions, published three times a year by the prestigious Yale School of Drama. The primary objective of the publication is to share creative solutions to technical problems so that fellow theatre technicians can avoid having to reinvent the wheel with each new challenge.... more...

  • The Director's Ideaby Ken Dancyger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    As a director, you must have a concept, a "director's idea", to shape your approach to the actors, the camera, and the script. With this clear idea your film will be deeper and more effective, and you will be able to differentiate--and therefore make the choice--between competent directing and great directing. Using case studies of famous directors... more...