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Art of Acting

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  • The Complete Professional Auditionby Daren Cohen; Michael Perilstein; Jason Robert Brown

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 16.95

    In the United States, there are 300,000 actors; 100,000 hold union cards. There are 184 college theater programs and 108 performing-arts high schools. There are 578 acting schools and coaches in New York City and Los Angeles alone. The Complete Professional Audition is the one book all of those actors need-because before actors can act, they have... more...

  • A Practical Handbook for the Actorby Melissa Bruder

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.95

    6 working actors describe their methods and philosophies of the theater. All have worked with playwright David Mamet at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Lee Strasberg Notesby Lola Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 31.95

    The Lee Strasberg Notes reproduces the original teachings of a unique voice in actor training, for the very first time. It is a stunning document in the history and ongoing practice of Strasberg?s Method. Compiled and edited by Lola Cohen, the book is based on unpublished transcripts of Strasberg?s own classes on acting, directing and Shakespeare.... more...

  • An Acrobat of the Heartby Stephen Wangh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    A Vintage Original "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... more...

  • Acting (Re)Consideredby Phillip B. Zarrilli

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95

    Acting (Re)Considered is an exceptionally wide-ranging collection of theories on acting, ideas about body and training, and statements about the actor in performance. This second edition includes five new essays and has been fully revised and updated, with discussions by or about major figures who have shaped theories and practices of acting and... more...

  • Acting Reframesby Robert Barton

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 34.95

    Acting Reframes presents theatre and film practitioners with a methodology for using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) as a tool to aid their practice. Author Robert Barton uses the NLP approach to illustrate a range of innovative methods to help actors and directors, including: ? reducing performance anxiety ? enabling clearer communication... more...

  • Acting for Singersby David F. Ostwald

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 35.99

    Explains how to analyse a script of libretto, shows how to develop a character building on material in the score, and gives the singing performer the tools to act believably. This book addresses the problems of concenration, trust, and projection, among others, and includes concrete examples from opera and musical theatre. more...

  • The Actor Withinby Rose Eichenbaum; Aron Hirt-Manheimer

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Intimate portraits of some of the most beloved actors in America more...

  • The Actor's Art and Craftby William Esper; Damon Dimarco

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor. Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is... more...

  • The Actor's Survival Handbookby Patrick Tucker; Christine Ozanne

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Worried about short rehearsal time? Think that fluffing your lines will be the end of your career? Are you afraid you'll be typecast? Is there such a thing as acting too much? How should a stage actor adjust performance for a camera? And how should an actor behave backstage? The Actor's Survival Handbook gives you answers to all these questions... more...