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- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 44.99
Attention is often given to the performance of a text, but not to the shaping process behind that performance. This is the first history of the subject, from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth. It examines the nature and changing content of rehearsal, drawing on a mass of autobiographical, textual, and journalistic sources. - ;Attention is often... more...
- 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...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 56.00
Breath is the flow of air between life and death. Breathing is an involuntary action that functions as the basis of all human activities, intellectual, artistic, emotional and physical. Breathing is the first autonomous individual action that brings life into being and the end of breathing is the definitive sign of disappearance. Starting from the... more...
- 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...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.99
When it comes to preparing the speech of a lifetime, there is literally only one man for the job and luckily you have just tracked him down! Yes, make sure you stand out from the crowd and leave your audience buzzing for more with this easy-to-use, top tips guide for best man perfection. Covering everything from gathering content to delivery, this... more...
- See Sharp Press 2009; US$ 6.99
Never before has the problem of stage fright been so eloquently examined; 40 interviews with some of the most highly-accomplished public figures shed light on this affliction, offering tips from their own experiences for overcoming it. Jason Alexander, Mose Allison, Maya Angelou, David Brenner, Peter Coyote, Olympia Dukakis, Richard Lewis, and many... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
A sophisticated analysis of how the intersection of technique, memory, and imagination inform performance, this book redirects the intercultural debate by focusing exclusively on the actor at work. Alongside the perspectives of other prominent intercultural actors, this study draws from original interviews with Ang Gey Pin (formerly with the Workcenter... more...
- 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...
- 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...