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  • Improby Keith Johnstone

    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...

  • Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screenby Annette Lust

    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...

  • The Viewpoints Bookby Anne Bogart; Tina Landau

    Theatre Communications Group 2004; US$ 18.99

    First major exploration of a ground-breaking new technique for actors and theatre artists. more...

  • Movementby Theresa Mitchell

    Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 57.99

    This guide for actors concisely collects many common movement principles such as use of breath, alignment, relaxation, imagery, and surroundings. more...

  • The Craft of Comedyby Athene Seyler; Stephen Haggard; Robert Barton

    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...

  • Theatrical Improvisation, Consciousness, and Cognitionby Clayton D. Drinko

    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...

  • Different Every Nightby Mike Alfreds

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • Actor Training the Laban Wayby Barbara Adrian

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 24.99

    * Individual, partner, and group exercises to make any actor more expressive * Crucial acting tips based on the work of distinguished theorist Rudolf Laban * 65 original illustrations of anatomy and warm-up exercises This in-depth, fully illustrated guide offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding physical and vocal movement that will enable... more...

  • Stage Combatby Jenn Boughn

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    The most complete guide on an essential stagecraft available! Wanna fight, buddy? This comprehensive guide covers everything performers, directors, theater teachers, fight choreographers, and others need to know to stage believable, safe action for theater and other performing arts. From basic falls, rolls, and tumbling to punches, kicks, hair pulls,... more...

  • The Lucid Bodyby Fay Simpson; Michael Howard

    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...