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  • So You Want To Be An Actor?by Timothy West; Prunella Scales

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A handbook for aspiring actors by two of the best-known names in British theatre and television. It offers practical advice and do's and don'ts to anyone thinking of taking up acting. The authors are passionate about actor training, know the profession inside out and have more than a hundred years' experience between them... Writing alternately... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Nature of Expertise in Professional Actingby Helga Noice

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    For nearly 25 years, expertise has been considered an important testing ground for theories of cognition. Cognitive scientists have examined experts as diverse as chess masters, waiters, field-hockey players, and computer programmers. Recently, increased attention has been given to the arts, including dance, music appreciation and performance, and... more...

  • The Body in Performanceby Patrick Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Lively yet intriguing, The Body in Performance is a varied collection of essays about this much-discussed area. Posing the question "Why this current preoccupation with the performed body?" the collection of specially commissioned essays from both academics and practitioners - in some cases one and the same person - considers such cutting edge topics... 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...

  • 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 Publishing Group 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 Publishing Group 1991; US$ 17.00

    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$ 43.33

    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...