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  • Embodied Actingby Rick Kemp

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 30.95

    ?A focus on the body, its actions, and its cognitive mechanisms identifies ... foundational principles of activity that link the three elements of theatre; Story, Space, and Time. The three meet in, are defined by, and expressed through the actor?s body.? ? from the Introduction? Embodied Acting is an essential, pragmatic intervention in... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2008; 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...

  • Managing Performance Stress: Models and Methodsby 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...

  • Negotiating Hollywoodby Danae Clark

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 66.00

    Actors' screen images have too often stolen the focus of attention from their behind the scenes working conditions. In Negotiating Hollywood, Danae Clark begins to fill this gap in film history by providing a rich historical account of actors' labor struggles in 1930s Hollywood. Clark supplies information not only on stars, but on screen extras,... more...

  • The Actor's Book of Classical Monologuesby Various; Stefan Rudnicki

    Penguin Group US 1988; US$ 16.00

    A challenging, wide-ranging collection of monologues from history?s greatest dramatic works From the stately and poetic Greek tragedies to the lively, bawdy Restoration comedies, the classical repertoire is a treasure trove of often-overlooked materials for male and female, young and old. The solo pieces collected here vary widely in mood, style,... more...

  • The Actor's Book of Monologues for Womenby Various; Stefan Rudnicki

    Penguin Group US 1991; US$ 16.00

    A diverse collection of monologues featuring the voices of women through the ages Drawn from poetry, fiction, diaries, journals, and documents of public record, these selections, although not originally intended for theatrical or cinematic performances, offer unique dramatic opportunities for actors, speakers, students, or anyone interested in... more...

  • Narrating the Past through Theatreby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 40.00

    This cutting-edge title explores how narrating the past both conflicts and creates an interesting relationship with drama's 'continuing present' that arcs towards an unpredictable future. Theatre both brings the past alive and also fixes it, but through the performance process, allowing the past to be molded for future (not-yet-existent) audiences. more...

  • At Work with Grotowski on Physical Actionsby Thomas Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    `I consider this book a precious report that permits one to assimilate some of those simple and basic principles which the self-taught at times come to know, yet only after years of groping and errors. The book furnishes information regarding discoveries which the actor can understand in practice, without having to start each time from zero. Thomas... more...

  • Actingby Richard Boleslavsky

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 27.95

    This classic work on acting is one of the very few that stands beside Stanislavsky as a must-have for all acting students and professionals. Richard Boleslavsky's Acting: The First Six Lessons is a treasure-box of wise observation about the art of acting, all wrapped up in six charming dialogues between a teacher and a student. Generations of actors... more...

  • The Art of Film Actingby Jeremiah Comey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95

    This guide for actors and directors develops a valid method for training performers to act from their core--whether they are cold reading, auditioning, or performing for film or television. This book teaches actors how to achieve and respond to believable and honest emotions before the camera, and it maintains that the key to a successful performance... more...