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Art of Acting

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  • Sanford Meisner on Actingby Sanford Meisner; Dennis Longwell; Sydney Pollack

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    This book, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an acting class of eight men and eight women for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Throughout these pages Meisner is delight--always empathizing with his students and urging them... more...

  • The Actor and the Targetby Declan Donnellan

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 16.03

    A fresh and radical approach to acting by a world-famous director. 'This new "Advice to the Players" cuts open every generalisation about acting and draws out gleamingly fresh specifics. Behind the joy and humour of the writing, Declan Donnellan is subtly leading young actors to an awareness of the living processes behind their work. He brings... more...

  • The Lee Strasberg Notesby Lola Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 31.95

    A great resource for students, actors and directors, The Lee Strasberg Notes is the first reproduction of his teaching. Lola Cohen, a teacher at the Strasberg Institute, compiles unpublished transcripts making his techniques accessible to the reader. more...

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

    Ten Speed Press 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...

  • Systems of Rehearsalby Shomit Mitter

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    Compares Peter Brook's rehearsal techniques with those developed by Stanislavsky, Grotowski and Brecht. The result is an invaluable introduction to modern theatre practice. 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...

  • Acting (Re)Consideredby Phillip B. Zarrilli

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95

    This is an exceptionally wide-ranging collection of theories on acting, ideas about body and training, and statements about the actor in performance. more...

  • The Aesthetics of the Oppressedby Augusto Boal

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 45.95

    At last this major director, practitioner, and renowned author on community theatre speaks out about the practical work he does with diverse communities, the effects of globalization, and the creative possibilities for all of us. 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 Group US 2007; US$ 15.00

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