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Art of Acting

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  • Other People's Shoesby Harriet Walter

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    Harriet Walter's wonderfully practical - and personal - introduction to acting. "Acting is what I do with who I am", writes Harriet Walter. And in this book she takes us step by step through the processes involved in performance. Each step of the way is illuminated with brilliantly precise examples drawn from her own experience. 'My advice to... more...

  • MAKING SOLO PERFORMANCEby Sean Bruno; Luke Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    Creating Solo Performance is an innovative toolbox of exercises and challenges focused on providing you ? the performer ? with engaging and inspiring ways to explore and develop your idea both on the page and in the performance space. ? The creation of a solo show may be the most rewarding, liberating and stressful challenge you will take... more...

  • The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkitby Bella Merlin

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    A revised and updated edition of Bella Merlin's essential guide to Stanislavsky. The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit collects together for the first time the terms and ideas developed by Stanislavsky throughout his career. It is organised into three sections: Actor-Training, Rehearsal Processes and Performance Practices. Key terms are explained... more...

  • Becoming an Actorby Thomasina Unsworth

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 16.03

    A practical guide to training as an actor, helping you get the most out of drama school - and survive in the world beyond. Are you thinking of applying to drama school? Do you have a place already and want to get the most out of your training? Are you seeking to make the best possible start in the world beyond drama school? Becoming an Actor... more...

  • Towards a Poor Theatreby Jerzy Grotowski

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95

    Originally published in 1968, Jerzy Grotowski's groundbreaking book is available once again. As a record of Grotowski's theatrical experiments, this book is an invaluable resource to students and theater practioners alike. more...

  • Advice from the Players (26 Actors on Acting)by Laura Barnett

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Essential tips and advice from stars of stage and screen. Actors know the best source of advice on the profession is other actors. Nothing compares with the wisdom and practical know-how acquired through years of working in the business. Advice from the Players features a host of tips and guidance on every aspect of the actor?s craft, direct... more...

  • The Actor's Menuby Bill Howey

    Compass Publishing 2005; US$ 11.95

    Whether new to the business or a seasoned professional, this handbook provides actors with a personal, active approach to discovering and developing their talent. Beginning with appetizers and ending with desserts, actors learn how to prepare a character in the same way that a master chef chooses the most complementary dishes for a feast. From typecasting... more...

  • The Stanislavski Systemby Sonia Moore; John Gielgud; Joshua Logan

    Penguin Group US 1984; US$ 12.99

    This clearly written guide to the Stanislavski method has long been a favorite among students and teachers of acting. Now, in light of books and articles recently published in the Soviet Union, Sonia Moore has made revisions that include a new section on the subtext of a role. She provides detailed explanations of all the methods that actors in training... more...

  • A Practical Handbook for the Actorby Melissa Bruder

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.95

    6 working actors describe their methods and philosophies of the theater. All have worked with playwright David Mamet at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Bertolt Brechtby Philip Glahn

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    A playwright, poet, and activist, Bertolt Brecht (1898?1956) was known for his theory of the epic theater and his attempts to break down the division between high art and popular culture. He was also a committed Marxist who lived through two world wars and a global depression. Looking at Brecht?s life and works through his plays, stories, poems, and... more...