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Acting & Auditioning

  • Playing Commediaby Barry Grantham

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 16.49

    A practical guide to the skills, characters and history of Commedia Dell'Arte through graded games and illustrated exercises - a useful tool in any actor's training and a discipline for all forms of physical theatre. Chapters include: Warm-Up Games Mime and Movement Games Word Games Using Face Masks The Legacy of Commedia dell'Arte, a chapter... more...

  • Stanislavski in Practiceby Nick O'Brien

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Stanislavski in Practice is an unparalleled step-by-step guide to Stanislavski’s system. Author Nick O’Brien makes this cornerstone of acting accessible to teachers and students alike through the use of practical exercises that allow students to develop their skills. This second edition offers more exercises for the actor, and also new sections... more...

  • Acting in British Televisionby Tom Cantrell; Christopher Hogg

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 29.85

    Acting in British Television is the first in-depth exploration of acting processes in British television. Focused around sixteen new interviews with celebrated British actors, including Rebecca Front, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Ken Stott, Penelope Wilton and John Hannah, this fascinating text delves behind the scenes of a range of British television programmes... more...

  • Galvanizing Performanceby Kathleen Juhl; Cathy Madden; Debi Adams; Sarah Barker; Corinne Cassini; Kate Conklin; Julianne Eveleigh; Paul Hampton; Julia Guichard; Harvey Thurmer; Michael Frederick; Elaine Williams; Patricia O'Neill; Robert Schubert; Crispin Spaeth

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 39.95

    The Alexander Technique is a specific form of mind/body practice that focusses on improving efficiency through learning and understanding movement and behavior. Galvanizing Performances applies the teachings of this practice to the performing arts. Through theatre, music, and dance, the contributors, all artists themselves, demonstrate how deliberate... more...

  • Acting for Animatorsby Ed Hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Ed Hooks' essential acting guidebook for animators has been fully revised and updated in this 4 th edition. Hooks uses classical acting theory – from Aristotle to Stanislavsky and beyond – to explain everything from character analysis and physical movement to facial expression and scene structure. He speaks directly to animators, instead of stage... more...

  • The Science and Art of Acting for the Cameraby John Howard Swain

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 34.95

    The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera provides a precise yet practical approach to help unlock the mysteries of acting for film and television. Written by veteran actor, producer, and director John Howard Swain, the book offers a clear-cut, no-nonsense technique that equips aspiring or working actors with the necessary skills to succeed on... more...

  • Book of Sides IIby Dave Kost

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 29.95

    Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors is the second book in the Book of Sides series by Dave Kost, featuring original, two-page, two-character scenes for use in acting, directing, and auditioning classes. While shorter than the traditional three-to-six-page scenes commonly used in classes, Book of Sides II features... more...

  • Python beyond Pythonby Paul N. Reinsch; B. Lynn Whitfield; Robert G. Weiner

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 117.08

    This collection of original, interdisciplinary essays addresses the work of Monty Python members beyond the comedy show, films, and live performances. These men are prolific creators in a variety of artistic realms beyond the confines of the comedy troupe. Their work as individuals, before and after coming together as Monty Python, demonstrates a... more...

  • Groucho and Meby Groucho Marx

    Muriwai Books 2017; US$ 3.99

    The “Me” in the title is a comparatively unknown Marx named Julius (1895-1977), who, under the nom de plume of Groucho, enjoyed a sensational career on Broadway and in Hollywood with such comedy classics as Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, and A Day at the Races. His solo career included work as a film... more...

  • Making Believeby Lisa Bode

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    With the rise of digital effects in cinema the human performer is increasingly the only “real” element on screen. Making Believe sheds new light on screen performance by historicizing it within the context of visual and special effects cinema and technological change in filmmaking, through the silent, early sound, and current digital eras.     more...