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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95
Actors on Guard is the most comprehensive and detailed book on the art of theatrical swordplay available today. It provides the reader with the historical, theoretical and practical basis for learning, practicing and presenting theatrical sword fights. Focusing specifically on the Elizabethan rapier and dagger (the most popular weapons used in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical approaches to performance. The Improvisation Studies... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03
A comprehensive training course in screen acting by an internationally renowned teacher and acting coach who has worked with actors of all backgrounds and experience - from drama school students at the start of their careers to Hollywood stars, including Daniel Craig, Angelina Jolie and Keira Knightley. Structured as a series of five workshops,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95
This is a comprehensive guide to audio performance--radio, voice-overs, commercials, live theater, cartoons and more. Topics include microphone acting; vocal effects; writing scripts; manipulating emotions through sound; valuable tips for the director; a long list of sound effects and how to do them; and a series of commercials, scenes and sketches... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 40.95
Dialect work is one of the actor's most challenging tasks. Need to know a Russian accent? Playing a German countess or a Midwestern farmhand? These and more accents ? from Yiddish to French Canadian ? are clearly explained in Evangeline Machlin's classic work. Now available in a book-and-CD format, Evangeline Machlin's Dialects for the Stage... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95
Crossing the Stage brings together for the first time essays which explore cross-dressing in theatre, cabaret, opera and dance. The volume contains seminal pieces which have become standard texts in the field, as well as new work especially commissioned from leading writers on performance. Crossing the Stage is an indispensable sourcebook on theatrical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95
One of the original members of Jerzy Grotowski?s acting company, Zygmunt Molik?s Voice and Body Work explores the unique development of voice and body exercises throughout his career in actor training. This book, constructed from conversations between Molik and author Giuliano Campo, provides a fascinating insight into the methodology of this... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00
A study into the things which go wrong on the theatre stage, first published in 2006. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 28.00
Acting with masks is one of the most ancient stage techniques still in use. "Masking Unmasked" is a basic guide to using this ancient art to develop character and movement in four sections that correspond to mask size: full-face masks, clowning, bag masks, and half-face masks. more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2007; US$ 36.95
This book is an exploration and critique of 'playback theatre', a form of improvised theatre in which a company of performers spontaneously enact autobiographical stories told to them by members of the audience. With more than ten years' experience with Playback Theatre York, the author introduces the reader to the basics of playback theatre. more...