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  • Jacques Lecoqby Simon Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    This text offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated. This is the first book to combine an historical introduction to his life and the context in which he... more...

  • Changing Directionby Lenore DeKoven

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 24.95

    This approach, honed after years of on-set experience and from teaching at UCLA, NYU, and Columbia, and endorsed by many in the industry, including director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and producer/actor Edward Asner, aims to provide a helpful reference and resource for directors and actors alike. It combines underlying... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Stage Presenceby Jane Goodall

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 42.95

    Focusing on examples of live performance in drama, dance, opera and light entertainment, Jane Goodall explores a characteristic as compelling and enigmatic as the performers who demonstrate it. The mysterious quality of ?presence? in a performer has strong resonances with the uncanny. It is associated with primal, animal qualities in human individuals,... 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...