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  • THEORY AND ANALYSIS OF DRAMA
    THEORY AND ANALYSIS OF DRAMA
    PFISTER MANFRED
    ISBN: 9780521423830
    Title: THEORY AND ANALYSIS OF DRAMA
    Author: PFISTER MANFRED
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
    RRP: $49.99
    Price: $49.99
  • THERE ARE NO SECRETS : THOUGHTS ON ACTING AND THEATRE
    THERE ARE NO SECRETS : THOUGHTS ON ACTING AND THEATRE
    BROOK PETER
    ISBN: 9780413694904
    Title: THERE ARE NO SECRETS : THOUGHTS ON ACTING AND THEATRE
    Author: BROOK PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    'Peter Brook is the most consistently innovative director in Western theatre. In these three essays he returns to the concept of his first book The Empty Space and examines what that means for the life of a production. How can a company establish its own empty space - a rehearsal and performance environment which will encourage the actors to abandon the security of the hackneyed and release their true creativity?
    The potency of Brook''s writing lies in his ability invest general truths with fresh vigour and to be as simple as he is profound.'

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • THREE USES OF THE KNIFE : ON THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF DRAMA
    THREE USES OF THE KNIFE : ON THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF DRAMA
    MAMET DAVID
    ISBN: 9780713685589
    Title: THREE USES OF THE KNIFE : ON THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF DRAMA
    Author: MAMET DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A paperback edition of award-winning dramatist David Mamet's acclaimed collection of theatre essays.

    Renowned playwright, screenwriter, poet and essayist David Mamet explains the necessity, purpose and demands of drama. A celebration of the ties that bind art to life, Three Uses of the Knife will enthral anyone who has sat anxiously waiting for the lights to go up on Act 1. In three tightly woven essays of characteristic force and resonance, Mamet speaks about the connection of art to life, language to power, imagination to survival, public spectacle to private script.

    Self-assured and filled with autobiographical touches Three Uses of the Knife is a call to art and arms, a manifesto that reminds us of the singular power of the theatre to keep us sane, whole and human.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • TOM STOPPARD : PLAYS 4
    TOM STOPPARD : PLAYS 4
    STOPPARD TOM
    ISBN: 9780571197507
    Title: TOM STOPPARD : PLAYS 4
    Author: STOPPARD TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This fourth volume of Tom Stoppard's work for the stage brings together five of his most celebrated translations and adaptations of plays by Arthur Schnitzler (Dalliance and Undiscovered Country), Ferenc Molnar (Rough Crossing), Johann Nestroy (On the Razzle) and Anton Chekhov (The Seagull).

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • TRADE SECRETS : AUSTRALIAN ACTORS AND THEIR CRAFT
    TRADE SECRETS : AUSTRALIAN ACTORS AND THEIR CRAFT
    CRAWFORD TERENCE
    ISBN: 9780868197630
    Title: TRADE SECRETS : AUSTRALIAN ACTORS AND THEIR CRAFT
    Author: CRAWFORD TERENCE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A fascinating examination of the acting processes of 14 of Australias finest actors. Features interviews with: Paula Arundell, Bille Brown, Helen Buday, Joel Edgerton, Judi Farr, John Gaden, Paul Goddard, Robert Grubb, Wendy Hughes, Heather Mitchell, Sean O'Shea, Pamela Rabe, Geoffrey Rush and Charles 'Bud' Tingwell. Each chapter gives an overview of the actors life, training, inspiration and reputation followed by an extensive interview with them about their craft and how they approach it.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $24.95

    Price: $24.95
  • TRUE AND FALSE : HERESY AND COMMON SENSE FOR THE ACTOR
    TRUE AND FALSE : HERESY AND COMMON SENSE FOR THE ACTOR
    MAMET DAVID
    ISBN: 9780571192618
    Title: TRUE AND FALSE : HERESY AND COMMON SENSE FOR THE ACTOR
    Author: MAMET DAVID
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    David Mamet, the prize-winning playwright, director and teacher, has written a blunt, irreverent and unsparingly honest guide to acting. True and False leaves no acting tenet untouched, overturns conventional opinion, and tells aspiring actors what they really need to know: How to judge the role and approach the part How to work with the playwright The right way to undertake auditions and rehearsals How to think about the scene The proper approach to agents; and the business side of acting in general Mamet is unmistakably clear about why he think actors should not be taken in by the highly touted notions that have become commonplace in most acting schools and courses. True and False confronts some of the profession's sacred cows and offers and invaluable guide to acting today.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • TWO PRINCES
    TWO PRINCES
    BARKER MEREDYDD
    ISBN: 9781854595591
    Title: TWO PRINCES
    Author: BARKER MEREDYDD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $28.95
    Price: $28.95
  • VERBAL ARTS WORKBOOK : A PRACTICAL COURSE FOR SPEAKING TEXT
    VERBAL ARTS WORKBOOK : A PRACTICAL COURSE FOR SPEAKING TEXT
    CLARK CAREY REBECCA
    ISBN: 9781408123461
    Title: VERBAL ARTS WORKBOOK : A PRACTICAL COURSE FOR SPEAKING TEXT
    Author: CLARK CAREY REBECCA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Actors need to learn not only how to use their voice, but how to use voice and language together. This book is about the expressive potential of language, and how actors can develop the verbal skills to release that potential. Written by tutors at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and authors of the successful companion title, The Vocal Arts Workbook + DVD, this book provides practical approaches to each aspect of verbal expression: - Sound: how to use speech sounds more expressively - Image: bring life and specificity to images when you speak - Sense: focus on the most significant words and phrases in a speech or scene - Rhythm: use rhythm in both verse and prose - Argument: understand the structure or logic of language All of these elements are brought together using one classical and one modern scene. Chapters are set out in helpful, progressive steps: Framework, Exploration, Exercises, Follow-up, Suggested Texts and Further Reading. While the book addresses the student throughout, it also provides teaching tips with specific notes for teachers.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $45.00
    Price: $45.00
  • VITA AND VIRGINIA
    VITA AND VIRGINIA
    ATKINS EILEEN
    ISBN: 9780573130120
    Title: VITA AND VIRGINIA
    Author: ATKINS EILEEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: SAMUEL FRENCH
    RRP: $24.95
    Price: $24.95
  • VOICE AND THE ACTOR
    VOICE AND THE ACTOR
    BERRY CICELY
    ISBN: 9780020415558
    Title: VOICE AND THE ACTOR
    Author: BERRY CICELY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "Speaking is part of a whole: an expression of inner life." Cicely Berry has based her work on the conviction that while all is present in nature our natural instincts have been crippled from birth by many processes--by the conditioning, in fact, of a warped society. So an actor needs precise exercise and clear understanding to liberate his hidden possibilities and to learn the hard task of being true to the 'instinct of the moment'. As her book points out with remarkable persuasiveness 'technique' as such is a myth, for there is no such thing as a correct voice. There is no right way--there are only a million wrong ways, which are wrong because they deny what would otherwise be affirmed. Wrong uses of the voice are those that constipate feeling, constrict activity, blunt expression, level out idiosyncrasy, generalize experience, coarsen intimacy. These blockages are multiple and are the results of acquired habits that have become part of the automatic vocal equipment; unnoticed and unknown, they stand between the actor's voice as it is and as it could be and they will not vanish by themselves. So the work is not how to do but how to permit: how, in fact, to set the voice free. And since life in the voice springs from emotion, drab and uninspiring technical exercises can never be sufficient. Cicely Berry never departs from the fundamental recognition that speaking is part of a whole: an expression of inner life.. After a voice session with her I have known actors speak not of the voice but of a growth in human relationships. This is a high tribute to work that is the opposite of specialization. Cicely Berry sees the voice teacher as involved in all of a theatre's work. She would never try to separate the sound of words from their living context. For her the two are inseparable. --from Peter Brook's foreword to Voice and the Actor

    Imprint: WILEY
    RRP: $18.99

    Price: $18.99
  • VOYSEY INHERITANCE
    VOYSEY INHERITANCE
    GRANVILLE-BARKER HARLEY
    ISBN: 9780413776099
    Title: VOYSEY INHERITANCE
    Author: GRANVILLE-BARKER HARLEY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Financial chicanery and ethical conflict in early twentieth-century classic being revived at the National Theatre. Edward''s highly principled world is turned upside down when his father reveals that he has been illegally speculating with clients'' money.

    To make matters worse, he soon discovers his large, scandal-fearing family would perpetuate the crime rather than risk public dishonour. ''Of course it''s pleasant and comfortable to keep within the law . . . then the law will look after you. Otherwise you have to look pretty sharp after yourself. You have to cultivate your own sense of right and wrong . . . deal with your own justice. But that makes a bigger man of you, let me tell you.''

    This magnificently observed, hugely enjoyable portrait of an upper-middle-class family was written by the father of 20th-century British theatre, Harley Granville Barker, ten years before the First World War finally sent old values flying. The play was first staged at the Court Theatre, London, in 1904. It opens at the Royal National Theatre on 18 April 2006.'

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $26.95

    Price: $26.95
  • WHY ACTING MATTERS
    WHY ACTING MATTERS
    THOMSON DAVID
    ISBN: 9780300195781
    Title: WHY ACTING MATTERS
    Author: THOMSON DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A provocative, highly engaging essay on the art of pretending on the stage, on screen, and in daily life.

    Does acting matter?

    David Thomson, one of our most respected and insightful writers on movies and theater, answers this question with intelligence and wit. In this fresh and thought-provoking essay, Thomson tackles this most elusive of subjects, examining the allure of the performing arts for both the artist and the audience member while addressing the paradoxes inherent in acting itself. He reflects on the casting process, on stage versus film acting, and on the cult of celebrity. The art and considerable craft of such gifted artists as Meryl Streep, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Daniel Day-Lewis, and others are scrupulously appraised here, as are notions of "good" and "bad" acting. Thomson's exploration is at once a meditation on and a celebration of a unique and much beloved, often misunderstood, and occasionally derided art form. He argues that acting not only "matters" but is essential and inescapable, as well as dangerous, chronic, transformative, and exhilarating, be it on the theatrical stage, on the movie screen, or as part of our everyday lives.


    Imprint: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
  • WRITING IN RESTAURANTS
    WRITING IN RESTAURANTS
    MAMET DAVID
    ISBN: 9780140089813
    Title: WRITING IN RESTAURANTS
    Author: MAMET DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Imprint: PENG US
    RRP: $22.00
    Price: $22.00
  • YEAR OF THE KING
    YEAR OF THE KING
    SHER ANTONY
    ISBN: 9781854597533
    Title: YEAR OF THE KING
    Author: SHER ANTONY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $22.95
    Price: $23.00
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