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Art of Acting

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Playing Shakespeareby John Barton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    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 for the modern stage. The director... more...

  • Stanislavski in Practiceby Nick O'Brien

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 40.95

    Stanislavski in Practice is an unparalleled step-by-step guide to Stanislavski?s System. Author Nick O?Brien makes this cornerstone of acting accessible to teachers and students alike. This is an exercise book for students and a lesson planner for teachers on syllabi from Edexcel, WJEC and AQA to the practice-based requirements of BTEC. Each element... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential reading... 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...

  • Performer Trainingby Ian Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Performer Training is an examination of how actors are trained in different cultures. Beginning with studies of mainstream training in countries such as Poland, Australia, Germany, and the United States, subsequent studies survey: Some of Asia's traditional training methods and recent experiments in performer training Eugenio Barba's training... 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...