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Art of Acting

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  • You Can Be a Movie Extraby Rob Martin

    Titan Books 2011; US$ 1.44

    Have you ever fancied being in the movies, or on TV? Let's face it, who hasn't! But how do you actually go about becoming an Extra, one of those lucky people who get to mix with the stars, and appear onscreen ? whether it be in a battle scene in a blockbuster movie, or walking around Albert Square ? and what's more, get paid for the privilege! Unbelievably,... more...

  • Acting: The First Six Lessonsby Richard Boleslavsky; Rhonda Blair

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Acting: The First Six Lessons was first published in 1933 and remains a key text for anyone studying acting today. These dramatic dialogues between teacher and idealistic student explore the field of acting according to one of the original teachers of Stanislavsky?s System in America. This new edition of an essential text is edited by Rhonda Blair... more...

  • Acting and Performance in Moving Image Cultureby Jörg Sternagel; Deborah Levitt; Dieter Mersch

    transcript 2014; US$ 42.17

    This volume offers transdisciplinary perspectives on the study of acting and performance in moving image forms. It assembles 26 international scholars from dance, theatre, film, media and cultural studies, art history and philosophy to investigate the art of acting and the presence of the human body in analog and digital film, animation and video art.... more...

  • An Actor's Companionby Seth Barrish; Anne Hathaway

    Theatre Communications Group 2015; US$ 15.95

    An acting guide by award-winning director Seth Barrish. more...

  • An Actress Preparesby Rosemary Malague

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    'Every day, thousands of women enter acting classes where most of them will receive some variation on the Stanislavsky-based training that has now been taught in the U.S. for nearly ninety years. Yet relatively little feminist consideration has been given to the experience of the student actress: What happens to women in Method actor training?' ... more...

  • The Art of Film Actingby Jeremiah Comey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95

    This guide for actors and directors develops a valid method for training performers to act from their core--whether they are cold reading, auditioning, or performing for film or television. This book teaches actors how to achieve and respond to believable and honest emotions before the camera, and it maintains that the key to a successful performance... more...

  • The Art of the Actorby Jean Benedetti

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    How did acting begin? What is its history, and what have the great thinkers on acting said about the art and craft of performance? In this single-volume survey of the history of acting, Jean Benedetti traces the evolution of the theories of the actor's craft drawing extensively on extracts from key texts, many of which are unavailable for the student... more...

  • At Work with Grotowski on Physical Actionsby Thomas Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    `I consider this book a precious report that permits one to assimilate some of those simple and basic principles which the self-taught at times come to know, yet only after years of groping and errors. The book furnishes information regarding discoveries which the actor can understand in practice, without having to start each time from zero. Thomas... more...

  • Brian Cox - The Unauthorised Biography of the Man Who Brought Science to the Nationby Ben Falk

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    Professor Brian Cox is among the best-known physicists in the world. As presenter of hit television series Human Universe, Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe, his affable charm and infectious enthusiasm have brought science to a whole new audience. Born in Lancashire in 1968, Cox was a bright but not brilliant pupil at school.... 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...