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  • Style For Actors 2nd Editionby Robert Barton

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 50.95

    "Style is a journey from tourist to native. It is living in the world of the play, not just visiting it." - from Chapter One Anyone who has ever struggled with capes, fans, swords, doublets and crinolines should make Style for Actors 2 nd Edition their constant companion. Robert Barton has completely updated his award winning handbook for... more...

  • Theatreby Stephen Archer; Cynthia M. Gendrich; Woodrow B. Hood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 67.99

    Theatre: Its Art and Craft is an introductory theatre text focusing on theatre practitioners and their processes. Using an accessible tone and a focused exploration of how theatre artists work, the book covers playwrights; directors, actors; designers of sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, and new technology; as well as the varying roles of scholars,... more...

  • The A to Z of African American Theaterby Anthony D. Hill; Douglas Q. Barnett

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    The A to Z of African American Theater celebrates nearly 200 years of black theater in the United States, identifying representative African American theater-producing organizations and chronicling their contributions to the field from its birth in 1816 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over... more...

  • An Actor's Work on a Roleby Konstantin Stanislavski

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 47.95

    An Actor?s Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavski?s exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing truth to one?s chosen role. Originally published over half a century ago as Creating a Role , this book was the third in a planned trilogy ? after An Actor Prepares... more...

  • Theatre Historiesby Phillip B. Zarrilli; Bruce McConachie; Gary Jay Williams; Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei; Tobin Nellhaus

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95

    This†new edition of† the innovative and† widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction †offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches used by today's theatre historians. Completely revised and renewed in color, enhancements and new... more...

  • The Back Stage Guide to Stage Management, 3rd Editionby Thomas A. Kelly

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 19.95

    The Most Widely Used Manual For Aspiring And Veteran Stage Managers - Now Revised and Expanded The next best thing to shadowing a Broadway stage manager, this detailed, behind-the-scenes book as been brought completely up to date. First published in 1991, it is widely used and has been lauded as the most comprehensive, educational book on stage management... more...

  • On with the Show! A Guide for Directors and Actorsby Sheri L.M. Bestor

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 21.00

    Don't waste a minute of precious rehearsal time! Divided into two parts, the Director's Handbook and the Actor's Handbook, On With the Show! enables directors and actors to get the most out of rehearsal time at home and on the stage. Providing essential time-saving techniques, worksheets, and samples, this guide allows you to work more effectively... more...

  • How to Start Your Own Theater Companyby Reginald Nelson; David Schwimmer

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    With hands-on advice and instruction from an experienced actor and theater director, this pragmatic, authoritative guide to starting a theater company imparts essential backstage know-how for would-be playhouse practitioners on everything from fundraising and finding a space to selecting plays and successfully navigating tricky legal issues. Chronicling... more...

  • Theater Geekby Mickey Rapkin

    Free Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    What do Natalie Portman, Robert Downey, Jr., Zach Braff, and Mandy Moore have in common? Before they were stars, they were campers at Stagedoor Manor, the premier summer theater camp for children and teenagers. Founded in 1975, Stagedoor continues to attract scores of young performers eager to find kindred spirits, to sing out loud, to become working... more...

  • Jokes Every Man Should Knowby Don Steinberg

    Quirk Books 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Only Joke Book You?ll Ever Need † Featuring: †††† ?† Nine Jokes about Heaven and Hell †††† ?† Eight Jokes Just for Kids †††† ?† Nineteen Jokes Definitely Not for Kids †††† ?† Six Jokes about Lightbulbs †††† ?† Seven Jokes about Bars †††† ?† The World?s Only Funny Knock-Knock Joke † Plus alternate versions, roasts and toasts, historical... more...