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  • Fame Usby Brian Howell; Norbert Ruebsaat; Stephen Osborne

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2007; US$ 18.95

    Photos, narratives, and quotations on the nature of fame and celebrity. more...

  • The Intercultural Performance Handbookby John Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 38.95

    The Intercultural Performance Handbook opens up a new world of technique for performers. The first ever full-length, fully illustrated manual for practitioners, it provides: *a guide to the physical, vocal and improvisational dynamics drawn from world performance styles *a new vocabulary with which to interpret plays from around the globe *games... more...

  • The Mask Handbookby Toby Wilsher

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 38.95

    This book, from Europe?s leading Mask director and co-founder of the Trestle Theatre Company , provides a fascinating demystification of the process of using masks. Full of simple explanations, and collating over twenty-five years? experience of writing for, directing and acting in masks, The Mask Handbook examines how masks have the ability... more...

  • Mask Makers and Their Craftby Deborah Bell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00

    Profiling 30 mask makers from around the world, this book explores the motivations and challenges of contemporary artists working to bring the traditional methods and conventions of mask making to an evolving global theater. More than 150 photographs of mask makers and their works illustrate how the mythic iconography of masks is used in the modern... more...

  • Masking Unmaskedby Eli Simon

    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...

  • Migrations of Gestureby Carrie Noland; Sally Ann Ness

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00

    Derived from the Latin verb “gerere”—to carry, act, or do—“gesture” has accrued critical currency but has remained undertheorized. Migrations of Gesture addresses this absence and provides a complex theory on the value of gesture for understanding human sign production.Contributors: Mark Franko, Ketu H. Katrak, Akira Mizuta... more...

  • Movement Training for the Modern Actorby Mark Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first critical analysis of the key principles and practices informing the movement training of actors in the modern era. Focusing on the cultural history of modern movement training for actors, Evans traces the development of the ?neutral? body as a significant area of practice within drama school training and the relationship between... more...

  • The Philosophical Actorby Donna Soto-Morettini

    Intellect 2010; US$ 20.00

    There have been many books published on acting, actor training, and practical theories for preparing for a role, but none of these books have ever looked philosophically at the language and the concepts that we use when we talk about acting. The Philosophical Actor is the first attempt to grapple with the fundamental questions of truth, art, and human... more...

  • Physical Theatres: A Critical Readerby John Keefe; Simon Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 44.95

    Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader is an invaluable resource for students of physically orientated theatre and performance. This book aims to trace the roots and development of physicality in theatre by combining practical experience of the field with a strong historical and theoretical underpinning. In exploring the histories, cross-overs and... more...

  • Playing the Otherby Nick Rowe

    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...