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  • 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...

  • Jacques Lecoqby Simon Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    Jacques Lecoq offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. more...

  • Fangs Of Maliceby Matthew H Wikander

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    The idea that actors are hypocrites and fakes and therefore dangerous to society was widespread in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Fangs of Malice examines the equation between the vice of hypocrisy and the craft of acting as it appears in antitheatrical tracts, in popular and high culture, and especially in plays of the period. Rousseau... more...

  • Stage Presenceby Jane Goodall

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 42.95

    This fascinating study differentiates stage presence from charisma and stardom, to explore the co-presence of and relationship between performer and audience. more...

  • Actor Trainingby Alison Hodge

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95

    This new edition of Twentieth Century Actor Training is an indispensable introduction to how actor training shapes modern theatre. Its coverage of key practitioners and movements is enhanced by the inclusion of eight more practitioners and forty more photographs. more...

  • Virtual Apprentice: Actorby Don Rauf

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 29.95

    Provides a behind-the-scenes look at acting and the training and technology involved, and profiles actors. more...

  • The Philosophical Actorby Donna Soto-Morettini

    Intellect 2010; US$ 20.00

    There have been many books published on acting, actor training, and practical theories for preparing for a role, but none of these books have ever looked philosophically at the language and the concepts that we use when we talk about acting. The Philosophical Actor is the first attempt to grapple with the fundamental questions of truth, art, and human... more...

  • The Actor's Survival Kitby Miriam Newhouse; Peter Messaline

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 9.99

    This new edition of required reading in Canadian theatre schools addresses a range of new issues such as performer websites, video self-production, and networking on the Internet, while also looking at timeless issues like agents, self-promotion, and work opportunities for women and minorities. more...