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  • A Practical Handbook for the Actorby Melissa Bruder

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.95

    6 working actors describe their methods and philosophies of the theater. All have worked with playwright David Mamet at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • August: Osage Countyby Tracy Letts

    Theatre Communications Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    "The most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years."--The New York Times more...

  • The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, Updated and Expanded Editionby Ed Hooks

    Ten Speed Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    All actors and acting teachers need The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, the invaluable guide to finding just the right piece for every audition. The unique format of the book is ideal for acting teachers who want their students to understand each monologue in context. This remarkable book describes the characters, action, and mood for more... more...

  • Respect for Actingby Uta Hagen; Haskel Frankel; David Hyde Pierce

    Wiley 2009; US$ 21.95

    Respect for Acting "This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen's credo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimate communion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exacting standards for herself and those she [taught], and an explanation of the means to the end." --Publishers Weekly "Hagen adds to the large... more...

  • Death of a Salesmanby Arthur Miller; Christopher W. E. Bigsby

    Penguin Group US 1998; US$ 13.00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy of a salesman?s deferred American dream Since it was first performed in 1949, Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about the tragic shortcomings of an American dreamer has been recognized as a milestone of the theater. Willy Loman, the protagonist of Death of a Salesman , has spent his life following... more...

  • Four Tragediesby Sophocles; Peter Meineck; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 10.95

    Meineck and Woodruff's new annotated translations of Sophocles' Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes combine the same standards of accuracy, concision, clarity, and powerful speech that have so often made their Theban Plays a source of epiphany in the classroom and of understanding in the theatre. more...

  • Inner Monologue in Actingby Rob Roznowski

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 27.00

    What should an actor be thinking onstage? This overlooked, important question is the crux of this new book that combines psychological theory, numerous practical exercises, and a thorough and wide-reaching examination of inner monologue in various forms including film, musical theatre, and comedy. more...

  • The Taming of the Turkby Bent Holm; Gaye Kynoch

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2013; US$ 41.29

    <p class="align-justify">For centuries the figure of ?the Turk? spread fascination and fear - in the theatre of war and on the theatrical stage. On the one hand, ?the Turk? represented a spectacular dimension, an imaginary world of pirates, sultans and odalisques; on the other hand, he stood for the actual Ottoman Empire, engaged in... more...

  • Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurdby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 27.00

    Using an up-to-date understanding of Camus' philosophy as a theoretical frame, this work engages the long history of Theatre of the Absurd criticism, performance histories and reviews, the genre of the parable, philosophy, and performance studies, ultimately arguing against a strictly absurd and existential reading and, instead, positions such work... more...

  • A HISTORY OF US MUSICAL THEATREby Nathan Hurwitz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ?20s, the ?true musicals? of the ?40s, the politicisation of the ?60s and the ?mega-musicals? of the ?80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors.? Nathan Hurwitz uses these factors to explain the output of each decade in turn,... more...