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- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 17.99
A top-ranking director sets out his rehearsal techniques in this invaluable handbook for actors and directors. Different Every Night is the culmination of a lifetime of work in the theatre, the most complete rehearsal methodology in print since Stanislavsky. It offers a vital masterclass for actors and directors, full of sound practical advice... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 54.99
As stage and screen artists explore new means to enhance their craft, a new wave of interest in expressive movement and physical improvisation has developed. In Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen , Annette Lust provides these artists with a program of physical and related expressive exercises that can empower their art with more creativity.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95
Keith Johnstone's involvement with the theatre began when George Devine and Tony Richardson, artistic directors of the Royal Court Theatre, commissioned a play from him. This was in 1956. A few years later he was himself Associate Artistic Director, working as a play-reader and director, in particular helping to run the Writers' Group. The improvisatory... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
"a work on the art and craft of comedy as important in its own way as works by Stanislavski and Chekhov" ? Oxford Theatre Companion In 1939, a young, inexperienced actor wrote to a famous actress of his acquaintance, asking for advice on playing comedy. She responded enthusiastically, and they corresponded variously over the next year. The Craft... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 50.00
Improvisation teachers have long known that the human mind could be trained to be effortlessly spontaneous and intuitive. Drinko explores what these improvisation teachers knew about improvisation's effects on consciousness and cognition and compares these theories to current findings in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. more...
- Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.99
Actors! Engage your mind and your body in order to develop your characters fully. The Lucid Body technique breaks up stagnant movement patterns and expands your emotional and physical range. Through energy analysis, this program shows how to use physical training to create characters from all walks of lifehowever cruel, desolate, or neurotic those... more...
- Allworth Press 2011; US$ 24.99
Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides: How to Audition Successfully for Both Traditional and New Media is everything an actor needs to be ready for that perfect part, from webisodes to Shakespeare. Scripts, acting technique tips, and exercises keep a performer toned and ready, while industry experts give advice on how to audition professionally.... more...
- Allworth Press 2012; US$ 16.99
Long-Form Improv deftly teaches the wildly popular form of improvisation that is so foundational to the comedy stylings of many of today?s top actors and thriving comedians. Crammed with innovative ideas for conceptualizing improvised scenework and finding the game of the scene,? this crisply written manual covers techniques for experienced improvisers,... more...