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Art of Acting

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  • 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...

  • Actingby Richard Boleslavsky

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 27.95

    This classic work on acting is one of the very few that stands beside Stanislavsky as a must-have for all acting students and professionals. Richard Boleslavsky's Acting: The First Six Lessons is a treasure-box of wise observation about the art of acting, all wrapped up in six charming dialogues between a teacher and a student. Generations of actors... 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...

  • Toward a General Theory of Actingby John Lutterbie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Using the cognitive sciences, Lutterbie employs dynamic systems theory as a foundation and integrates recent discoveries in neuroscience and cognitive psychology in his examination of acting theory. more...

  • Konstantin Stanislavskyby Bella Merlin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95

    This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book offers an essential guide to the complex and contradictory nature of this master of theatre. Routledge Performance Practitioners are a series of introductory guides to key theatre-makers. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books will unravel the contribution of modern theatre's... more...

  • The On-Camera Auditionby Joseph Hacker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    To win a screen role, an actor must learn to contend with the unique challenges of an on-camera audition. Understanding how to make the crucial adjustments to one?s craft that this kind of audition requires is vital to the career of any screen actor. Auditioning on Camera sets out the key elements of a successful on-camera audition and explains... more...

  • Jacques Lecoqby Simon Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    This text offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated. This is the first book to combine an historical introduction to his life and the context in which he... more...

  • Changing Directionby Lenore DeKoven

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 24.95

    This approach, honed after years of on-set experience and from teaching at UCLA, NYU, and Columbia, and endorsed by many in the industry, including director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and producer/actor Edward Asner, aims to provide a helpful reference and resource for directors and actors alike. It combines underlying... more...

  • Training of the American Actorby Arthur Bartow

    Theatre Communications Group 2006; US$ 18.95

    The handbook of the American actor's art and craft. more...