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  • Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversationsby Peter Evans; Ava Gardner

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 11.99

    The wickedly candid New York Times bestesller that Ava Gardner dared not publish during her lifetime—“the heartbreaking memoir of the ultimate heartbreaker” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Ava Gardner was one of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars during the 1940s and ’50s, an Oscar-nominated leading lady who co-starred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster,... more...

  • Rebelby Nick Nolte

    HarperCollins 2018; US$ 17.99

    The legendary icon tells his story—a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, as intense and hypnotic as the man himself. In a career spanning five decades, Nick Nolte has endured the rites of Hollywood celebrity. Rising from obscurity to leading roles and Oscar nominations, he has been both celebrated and vilified in the media; survived marriages,... more...

  • The Rules of Actingby Michael Simkins

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 18.32

    Luvvies. Tyrannical directors. Useless agents. Less job security than an England football manager. Who’d be an actor? Michael Simkins isn’t sure, even though he’s been one himself for over thirty years. Join him backstage as he examines that business called showbusiness, from am dram to Hollywood, and from Shakespeare to ads for flatulence pills.... more...

  • Theatre Arts on Actingby Laurence Senelick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    During its fifty year run, Theatre Arts Magazine was a bustling forum for the foremost names in the performing arts, including Stanislavski, Laurence Olivier, Lee Strasberg, John Gielgud and Shelley Winters. Renowned theatre historian Laurence Senelick has plundered its stunning archives to assemble a stellar collection of articles on every aspect... more...

  • The Immortal Marilynby De John Vito; Frank Tropea

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 38.00

    From the late 1940s to the early '60s, Marilyn Monroe appeared in barely thirty movies, beginning with bit parts and moving on into supporting roles for such films as The Asphalt Jungle , All About Eve , and Clash by Night . She soon shot to international fame and gained prominent roles in a number of classics like The Seven Year Itch , Gentlemen... more...

  • The Actor's Guide to Creating a Characterby William Esper; Damon Dimarco; Patricia Heaton; David Mamet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character. Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft , earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s Guide... more...

  • Naked Cinemaby Sally Potter

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.87

    Sally Potter has been renowned for her rapport with actors, and for the luminous performances she works with them to produce. Now she strips bare the art and craft of directing actors for the camera, from casting a film to the moment of first screening when the work goes public. A brilliant writer for the screen, here Potter shows herself to be... more...

  • Plays for Twoby Eric Lane; Nina Shengold

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00

    Plays for Two  is a unique anthology of twenty-eight terrific plays for two actors, by a mix of celebrated playwrights and cutting-edge new voices. It takes two to tango—or to perform a duet, fight a duel, or play ping-pong. The two-character play is dramatic confrontation stripped to its essence. These four full-length and twenty-four short plays... more...

  • Performing Groundby Laura Levin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Performing Ground explores camouflage as a performance practice, arguing that the act of blending into one's environment is central to the ways we negotiate our identities through space. The book offers a critically rich investigation of how the performative practice of camouflage renders the politics of space, power, and gender (in)visible. more...

  • On Actingby Steven Breese

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 19.95

    To support a new generation of actors/acting teachers by coupling fresh ideas and new approaches with the best proven methods and practices. On Acting is written primarily for the contemporary American actor. It strives to address the acting process with an eye toward the performance culture and requirements that exist today. It is a book for the... more...