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Art of Acting

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  • 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...

  • Acting Reframesby Robert Barton

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 30.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Systems of Rehearsalby Shomit Mitter

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    The gap between theory and practice in rehearsal is wide. many actors and directors apply theories without fully understanding them, and most accounts of rehearsal techniques fail to put the methods in context. Systems of Rehearsal is the first systematic appraisal of the three principal paradigms in which virtually all theatre work is conducted... more...

  • 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...

  • Commedia Dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbookby John Rudlin

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 51.95

    There has been an enormous revival of interest in Commedia dell'arte. And it remians a central part of many drama school courses. In Commedia dell'arte in the Twentieth Century John Rublin first examines the orgins of this vital theatrical form and charts its recent revival through the work of companies like Tag, Theatre de Complicite and the influential... more...