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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 15.99
The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Success Acting in television commercials is a highly competitive business, but it can also be very lucrative. Whether you?re looking for your first break or want to take your acting career to the next level, Squire Fridell will give you the insider?s edge. Arguably the king of TV commercials, Fridell distills four decades... more...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
"The actor will do, in public, what is considered impossible." When the renowned Polish director Jerzy Grotowski began his 1967 American workshop with these words, his students were stunned. But within four weeks they themselves had experienced the "impossible." In An Acrobat of the Heart , teacher-director-playwright Stephen Wangh reveals how Jerzy... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...