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Acting & Auditioning

  • The Actor Speaksby Patsy Rodenburg

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    In The Actor Speaks, Patsy Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. She touches on every aspect of performance work that involves the voice and sorts through the kinds of vexing problems every performer faces onstage: breath and relaxation; vocal range and power; communication with... 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...

  • Conversations with Miller (Centenary Edition)by Mel Gussow; Richard Eyre

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    New York Times drama critic Mel Gussow first met Arthur Miller in 1963 during rehearsals of After the Fall , the play inspired by Miller"s marriage to Marilyn Monroe. They then met regularly over the following forty years. Conversations with Miller records what was discussed at more than a dozen of these meetings. In the book, the author of... 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.</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. In addition... 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...

  • Children on Screenby Frederick Levy

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 17.99

    A guidebook for child and teen actors and their parents on the UK and US TV and Film industries from top Hollywood talent manager Frederick Levy. ? Training ? The Tools (Headshots, CV) ? The Players (Agents, Managers) ? Audi tions ? Booking the Job ? Working on set ? Publicity ? Child Labor Laws ? Education ? Parents in the Biz... more...

  • Your Child's Career in Music and Entertainmentby Steven C. Beer; Kathryne Badura

    Allworth Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    In today?s competitive society, parents face great pressure to encourage their children to follow their dreams and strive for excellence. Organized in a practical question-and-answer format, Your Child?s Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent?s Guide raises and addresses many of the issues parents encounter when seeking to turn their... more...

  • Acting in Musical Theatreby Joe Deer; Rocco Dal Vera

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Updates in this expanded and revised second edition include: A brand new companion website... more...