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Art of Acting

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

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Theatrical Improvisationby Jeanne Leep

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 30.00

    Theatrical Improvisation provides an in-depth analysis of short form, long form, and sketch-based improv tracing the development of each form and the principles that define and connect the styles of performance. more...

  • Style For Actors 2nd editionby Robert Barton

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 50.95

    "Style is a journey from tourist to native. It is living in the world of the play, not just visiting it." - from Chapter One Anyone who has ever struggled with capes, fans, swords, doublets and crinolines should make Style for Actors 2 nd Edition their constant companion. Robert Barton has completely updated his award winning handbook for... more...

  • Voice Actor's Guide to Recording at Home and on the Roadby Harlan Hogan; Jeffrey P. Fisher

    Course Technology PTR 2008; US$ 29.99

    For many years, recording voiceovers was the exclusive domain of commercial studios. Even a simple voice audition meant a trip to a studio, an ad agency, or an agent’s office. Today voiceover actors are increasingly producing voice tracks for corporate narration, radio spots, animation, games, and other dialogue projects from their own home studios.... more...

  • Notes on Directingby Frank Hauser; Russell Reich

    RCR Creative Press 2003; US$ 15.99

    More than a how-to book, this classic guidebook to the director's craft is a tool for those looking to translate the page to the stage—or to the screen—and is of immense value to actors, writers, students, and teachers. Essential for any student of theater or film, here is what all directors need to know—and what every actor, scriptwriter, and audience... more...

  • The Actor Withinby Rose Eichenbaum; Rose Eichenbaum; Aron Hirt-Manheimer

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

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

  • 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...

  • Inner Monologue in Actingby Rob Roznowski

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 28.00

    What should an actor be thinking onstage? This overlooked, important question is the crux of this new book that combines psychological theory, numerous practical exercises, and a thorough and wide-reaching examination of inner monologue in various forms including film, musical theatre, and comedy. 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...