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Art of Acting

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  • An Actor's Workby Konstantin Stanislavski

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 45.00

    Stanislavski?s ?system? has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatre. Until now, readers and students have had to contend with inaccurate,... more...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • ESSENTIAL ACTINGby Brigid Panet

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 29.95

    HOW DO ACTORS FUSE THOUGHT, EMOTION and ACTION WITHIN THEIR CREATIVE PROCESS? Essential Acting is an inspired and reliable toolbox for actors and teachers in the classroom, the rehearsal room and the workshop. RADA?s Brigid Panet has distilled 50 years of acting, directing and actor training into a unique recipe which brilliantly combines... 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...

  • The Physical Actorby Annie Loui

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 37.95

    The Physical Actor is a comprehensive book of actor?s exercises, designed for the development of a strong and flexible physical body able to move with ease through space and interact instinctively on-stage. Annie Loui draws on her training with Etienne Decroux, Carolyn Carlson and Jerzy Grotowski to bring Contact Improvization into the theatrical... more...

  • Theatrical Improvisationby Jeanne Leep

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 29.00

    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...

  • The Michael Chekhov Handbookby Lenard Petit

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 43.95

    'Petit's words go right to the heart of Chekhov's technique ...Anyone looking for a key to understanding more about Michael Chekhov's technique will devour it.' -- Jessica Cerullo, Michael Chekhov Association, NYC The Michael Chekhov technique is today seen as one of the most influential and inspiring methods of actor training in... 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...

  • An Actor's Work on a Roleby Konstantin Stanislavski

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 50.00

    An Actor?s Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavski?s exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing truth to one?s chosen role. Originally published over half a century ago as Creating a Role , this book was the third in a planned trilogy ? after An Actor Prepares... more...