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Art of Acting

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  • 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...

  • Changing Directionby Lenore DeKoven

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Auditioning On Cameraby Joseph Hacker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    To win a screen role, an actor must learn to contend with 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 how to put them into practice.... more...

  • Toward a General Theory of Actingby John Lutterbie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Stage Presenceby Jane Goodall

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 42.95

    Focusing on examples of live performance in drama, dance, opera and light entertainment, Jane Goodall explores a characteristic as compelling and enigmatic as the performers who demonstrate it. The mysterious quality of ?presence? in a performer has strong resonances with the uncanny. It is associated with primal, animal qualities in human individuals,... more...

  • Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style and Other Writingsby Michel Saint-Denis; Jane Baldwin

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 34.95

    Michel Saint-Denis was one of twentieth century theatre?s most influential directors and theorists. This book combines his seminal Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style with material from Training for the Theatre , newly edited to create a work which moves seamlessly from theory to practice. Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style collects five of Saint... more...

  • The Science Of Actingby Sam Kogan; Helen Kogan

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 40.95

    What is good acting? How does one create believable characters? How can an actor understand a character if they do not understand themselves? In The Science of Acting, Sam Kogan uses his theories on the relationship between neuroscience, psychology and acting to answer these questions. Practical exercises provide a step-by-step guide to developing... more...

  • Stanislavsky in Americaby Mel Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 33.95

    Stanislavsky in America explores the extraordinary legacy that Constantin Stanislavski?s system of actor-training has left on acting in the US. Mel Gordon outlines the journey of Stanislavski?s theories through twentieth century American history, from the early US tours of the Moscow Art Theatre to the ongoing impact of 'The System' on modern American... more...

  • Training of the American Actorby Arthur Bartow

    Theatre Communications Group 2006; US$ 18.99

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

  • Actor Trainingby Alison Hodge

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95

    Actor Training expands on Alison Hodge?s highly-acclaimed and best-selling Twentieth Century Actor Training . This exciting second edition radically updates the original book making it even more valuable for any student of the history and practice of actor training. The bibliography is brought right up to date and many chapters are revised.... more...