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  • How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Editionby Mari Lyn Henry; Lynne Rogers; Joe Mantegna

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 19.95

    The celebrated survival guide for the working actor - now completely updated and expanded with a foreword by Tony award-winning actor Joe Mantegna! Renowned for more than two decades as the most comprehensive resource for actors, How to Be a Working Actor is a must-read for achieving success in The Business. Now this "Bible of the Biz" has... more...

  • Actingby Beth Osnes

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    This volume covers acting techniques from all over the world. It looks at: the performances of indigenous peoples; contributions of women worldwide to acting; and Greek, Ancient Roman, Aztec, and many other cultures' theatre. more...

  • Performing Processesby Roberta Mock

    Intellect Books Ltd 2000; US$ 25.00

    Live performance continues to be created every time it is performed. This book explores the dynamic relationship between creative process, presentation and spectator response to provide students and scholars in Drama with new insights on performance from poetry to pantomime. These essays make parallels between areas of performance that are rarely,... more...

  • The Actressby Karen Hollinger

    Routledge 2006; US$ 25.95

    Investigates the contemporary film actress both as an artist and as an ideological construct. This book examines the major issues in studying film acting, stardom, and the Hollywood actress. It combines theories of screen acting and of film stardom, and presents a synthesis of methodologies. It offers a fresh approach to these subjects of study. more...

  • Managing Performance Stressby David Pargman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Over the past 16 years, new theories and models have emerged in the stress and anxiety knowledge base regarding the unique forms associated with performance. Existing theories have been applied in creative and helpful ways to better explicate relationships between stress and anxiety with performance. Recently, more sophisticated statistical strategies... more...

  • The Cultural Significance of the Child Starby Jane Catherine O'Connor

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 46.95

    The child star is an iconic figure in Western society representing a growing cultural trend which idolises, castigates and fetishises the image of the perfect, innocent and beautiful child. In this book, Jane O'Connor explores the paradoxical status of the child star who is both adored and reviled in contemporary society. Drawing on current debates... more...

  • Theatre of Movement and Gestureby Jacques Lecoq

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    Published in France in 1987, this is the book in which Lecoq first set out his philosophy of human movement, and the way it takes expressive form in a wide range of different performance traditions. He traces the history of pantomime, sets out his definition of the components of the art of mime, and discusses the explosion of physical theatre in the... more...

  • The Actor's Menuby Bill Howey

    Compass Publishing 2005; US$ 11.95

    Whether new to the business or a seasoned professional, this handbook provides actors with a personal, active approach to discovering and developing their talent. Beginning with appetizers and ending with desserts, actors learn how to prepare a character in the same way that a master chef chooses the most complementary dishes for a feast. From typecasting... more...

  • Dreamwork for Actorsby Janet Sonenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95

    Drawing upon her wide experience as actor and director, Janet Sonenberg shows what dreamwork can do. No other acting technique offers the performer's own dreams as a means to profoundly deepen imaginative and artistic expression. This is a wholly new tool with which actors can unleash startling performances. more...

  • Freeing Shakespeare's Voiceby Kristin Linklater

    Theatre Communications Group 1993; US$ 17.99

    A passionate exploration of the process of comprehending and speaking the words of William Shakespeare. Detailing exercises and analyzing characters' speech and rhythms, Linklater provides the tools to increase understanding and make Shakespeare's words one's own. more...