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Art of Acting

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  • Playing Shakespeareby John Barton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Now in its first American edition, Playing Shakespeare is the premier guide to understanding and appreciating the mastery of the world?s greatest playwright. Together with Royal Shakespeare Company actors?among them Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet?John Barton demonstrates how to adapt Elizabethan theater... 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...

  • 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 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 Compiled and edited by Lola Cohen, the book is based on unpublished transcripts of Strasberg?s own classes on acting, directing and Shakespeare....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...

  • 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...

  • Auditioningby Joanna Merlin; Harold Prince

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    Theater veteran and acting teacher Joanna Merlin has written the definitive guide to auditioning for stage and screen, bringing to it a valuable dual perspective. She has spent her career on both sides of the auditioning process, both as an award-winning casting director who has worked with Harold Prince, Bernard Bertolucci, and James Ivory, and as... more...

  • Aesthetics of the Oppressedby Augusto Boal

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 45.95

    Augusto Boal's workshops and theatre exercises are renowned throughout the world for their life-changing effects. At last this major director, practitioner, and author of many books on community theatre speaks out about the subjects most important to him ? the practical work he does with diverse communities, the effects of globalization, and the creative... more...

  • Acting for Singersby David F. Ostwald

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • Inside Insideby James Lipton

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA. more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Actingby John Malone; Paul Baldwin

    DK Publishing 2001; US$ 18.95

    You're no idiot, of course. You've got tons of talent, but when it comes to bringing it centerstage you feel like you're just winging it. You love the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd, but you're not sure how to follow your dream. Don't overreact! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acting' will help you hone your thespain skills... more...