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Acting & Auditioning

  • Writing and the Modern Stageby Julia Jarcho

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book presents a new argument that reimagines modern theater's critical power and places innovative writing at the heart of the experimental stage. more...

  • Drama Games for Actorsby Thomasina Unsworth

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 14.99

    From the bestselling Drama Games series, this dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book offers dozens of games to serve as a rich source of ideas and inspiration for all actors ? and those teaching or directing them. This must-have companion is divided into three sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the actor?s process: Self... more...

  • Contemporary Duologues Collectionby Trilby James

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 23.99

    THE GOOD AUDITION GUIDES: Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills This collection, available only as an ebook, combines the material available in the separate print volumes, Contemporary Duologues: Two Men , Contemporary Duologues: Two Women and Contemporary Duologues: One Man & One Woman... more...

  • Shakespeare on Stage: Volume 2by Julian Curry

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 21.99

    ?This book gives some of the very best of Shakespeare?s twenty-first-century colleagues an opportunity to share insights that can only come from playing him? Nicholas Hytner, from his Foreword Twelve leading actors take us behind the scenes of landmark Shakespearean productions, each recreating in detail their memorable performance in a major role.... more...

  • Voice: Onstage and Offby Robert Barton; Rocco dal Vera

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.98

    Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering, and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal work is covered, from the initial speech impulse and the creation of sound, right through to refining the final product in different types of performance. This highly adaptable course of study empowers... more...

  • The Voice Exercise Bookby Jeannette Nelson

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    Fall in love with your voice. Get to know how it works. You will soon feel how good it is to sound like you. In The Voice Exercise Book , Jeannette Nelson - Head of Voice at the National Theatre - shares the voice exercises she uses with many of Britain's leading actors to help to keep their voices in shape. Her belief is that all of us, not just... more...

  • One Thing and Another: Selected Writings 1954?2016by Jonathan Miller; Ian Greaves

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2017; US$ 19.99

    ?Do you sometimes think that you might wish that you were a national treasure, like Alan Bennett?? ?I?m rather glad I?m not. I?m quite pleased to be what I think I am, which is a sort of national liability.? Over the course of seven decades, Jonathan Miller has been at the forefront of developments in theatre, opera, comedy, philosophy and... more...

  • Acting for the Stageby Anna Weinstein; Chris Qualls

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 29.95

    Acting for the Stage is a highly accessible guide to the business of theater acting, written for those interested in pursuing acting as a profession. This book is a collection of essays by and interviews with talented artists and businesspeople who have built successful careers in the theater; it?s a goldmine of career advice that might take years... more...

  • All Change Pleaseby Lucy Kerbel

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    'Lucy Kerbel's work has become increasingly pivotal in helping the entire industry raise its game... this illuminating book answers the cynic, informs the impartial, converts the supporter into an activist and equips them all; not in a rallying cry of anger-fuelled idealism, but in a calm, pragmatic and clear-eyed way.' Rufus Norris, Director of the... more...

  • Contemporary Duologues: Two Womenby Trilby James

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.99

    THE GOOD AUDITION GUIDES: Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills As an actor at any level ? whether you are doing theatre studies at school, taking part in youth theatre, preparing for drama-school showcases, or attending professional acting workshops ? you will often be required to prepare... more...