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  • ACTORS SURVIVAL HANDBOOK
    ACTORS SURVIVAL HANDBOOK
    TUCKER PATRICK / OZANNE CHRISTINE
    ISBN: 9780878301751
    Title: ACTORS SURVIVAL HANDBOOK
    Author: TUCKER PATRICK / OZANNE CHRISTINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Worried about short rehearsal time? Think that fluffing your lines will be the end of your career? Are you afraid you'll be typecast? Is there such a thing as acting too much? How should a stage actor adjust performance for a camera? And how should an actor behave backstage?

    The Actor's Survival Handbook gives you answers to all these questions and many more. Written with verve and humor, this utterly essential tool speaks to every actor's deepest concerns. Drawing upon their years of experience on stage, backstage, and with the camera, Patrick Tucker and Christine Ozanne offer forthright advice on topics from breathing to props, commitment to learning lines, audience response to simply landing the job in the first place. The book is rich with examples - both technical and inspirational. And because a director and an actor won't always agree, the two writers sometimes even offer alternative responses to a dilemma, giving the reader both an actor's take and a director's take on a particular point.

    Like Patrick Tucker's Secrets of Screen Acting, this new book is written with wit and passion, conveying the authors' powerful conviction that success is within every actor's grasp.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • ACTORS TRICKS
    ACTORS TRICKS
    OIDA YOSHI / MARSHALL LORNA
    ISBN: 9780413774491
    Title: ACTORS TRICKS
    Author: OIDA YOSHI / MARSHALL LORNA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Drawing on an unrivalled wealth and range of expertise in the fields of acting, directing and training, Yoshi Oida and Lorna Marshall provide an authoritative and fascinating study of the art of the actor. In scrutinising the process of performance from the twin perspectives of the actor and director, An Actor''s Tricks is filled with hints, insights and stories from productions with Peter Brook and from around the world. Beginning with the daily preparation to train the body, it moves to the process of rehearsal for a performance right up to the moment when the actor steps onstage. Throughout practical exercises are included for the actor to follow. The book combines principles and techniques from both Western and Eastern disciplines of acting to provide a masterful study essential for every actor and director.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AESTHETICS OF THE OPPRESSED
    AESTHETICS OF THE OPPRESSED
    BOAL AUGUSTO
    ISBN: 9780415371773
    Title: AESTHETICS OF THE OPPRESSED
    Author: BOAL AUGUSTO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Augusto Boal's workshops and theatre exercises are renowned throughout the world for their life-changing effects. At last this major director, practitioner, and author of many books on community theatre speaks out about the subjects most important to him the practical work he does with diverse communities, the effects of globalization, and the creative possibilities for all of us.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $56.00

    Price: $56.00
  • AN ACTOR PREPARES
    AN ACTOR PREPARES
    STANISLAVSKI CONSTANTIN
    ISBN: 9781780938431
    Title: AN ACTOR PREPARES
    Author: STANISLAVSKI CONSTANTIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An Actor Prepares is the most famous acting training book ever to have been written and the work of Stanislavski has inspired generations of actors and trainers.

    This translation was the first to introduce Stanislavski's 'system' to the English speaking world and has stood the test of time in acting classes to this day. Stanislavski here deals with the inward preparation an actor must undergo in order to explore a role to the full. He introduces the concepts of the 'magic of' units and objectives, of emotion memory, of the super-objective and many more now famous rehearsal aids.

    Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series to mark the 150th anniversary of Stanislavski's birth, this is an essential read for actors, directors and anyone interested in the art of drama.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AN ACTORS HANDBOOK
    AN ACTORS HANDBOOK
    STANISLAVSKI CONSTANTIN
    ISBN: 9780413630803
    Title: AN ACTORS HANDBOOK
    Author: STANISLAVSKI CONSTANTIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    ' I have felt there was nothing for me to do except to devote my labour and energy almost exclusively to the study of Creative Nature...I have acquired a sum of experience in the course of long years of work and this is what I have sought to share with you.' (Stanislavski)
    Here in concise form is what Stanislavski said about acting, alphabetically arranged to aid students, professionals and lay people interested in the stage craft. These collected short statements on a variety of subjects cannot replace the full expression of Stanislavski's ideas and discoveries in his other books, but they will serve to refresh the reader's memory and pinpoint what Stanislavski has to offer enquiring minds both in and out of the theatre.'

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • AND THEN YOU ACT : MAKING ART IN AN UNPREDICTABLE WORLD
    AND THEN YOU ACT : MAKING ART IN AN UNPREDICTABLE WORLD
    BOGART ANNE
    ISBN: 9780415411424
    Title: AND THEN YOU ACT : MAKING ART IN AN UNPREDICTABLE WORLD
    Author: BOGART ANNE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From well-known auteur of the American theatre scene, Anne Bogart, And Then, You Act is a fascinating and accessible book about directing theatre, acting and the collaborative creative process. Writing clearly and passionately, Bogart speaks to a wide audience, from undergraduates to practitioners, and makes an invaluable contribution to the field tackling themes such as: intentionality inspiration why theatre matters. Following on from her successful book A Director Prepares, which has become a key text for teaching directing classes, And Then, You Act is an essential practitioner and student resource.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $70.99

    Price: $70.99
  • ANTIPODES    -   (TCG EDITION)
    ANTIPODES - (TCG EDITION)
    BAKER ANNIE
    ISBN: 9781559365680
    Title: ANTIPODES - (TCG EDITION)
    Author: BAKER ANNIE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2018 NEW RELEAS

    The highly anticipated new play from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of The Flick.

    Imprint: THEATRE COMMINICATIONS GP
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • APPLIED IMPROVISATION : Leading Collaborating and Creating Beyond the Theatre
    APPLIED IMPROVISATION : Leading Collaborating and Creating Beyond the Theatre
    MCCLURE CAITLIN
    ISBN: 9781350014367
    Title: APPLIED IMPROVISATION : Leading Collaborating and Creating Beyond the Theatre
    Author: MCCLURE CAITLIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This collection of Applied Improvisation stories and strategies draws back the curtain on an exciting, innovative, growing field of practice and research that is changing the way people lead, create, and collaborate. Applied Improvisation is the umbrella term widely used to denote the application of improvised theatre's theories, tenets, games, techniques, and exercises beyond conventional theatre spaces, to foster the growth and/or development of flexible structures, new mindsets, and a range of inter and intra-personal skills required in today's volatile and uncertain world. This edited collection offers one of the first surveys of the range of practice, featuring 12 in-depth case studies by leading Applied Improvisation practitioners and a foreword by Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson.

    The contributors in this anthology are professional Applied Improvisation facilitators working in sectors as diverse as business, social science, theatre, education, law, and government. All have experienced the power of improvisation, have a driving need to share those experiences, and are united in the belief that improvisation can positively transform just about all human activity.

    Each contributor describes their practice, integrates feedback from clients, and includes a workbook component outlining some of the exercises used in their case study to give facilitators and students a model for their own application. This book will serve as a valuable resource for both experienced and new Applied Improvisation facilitators seeking to develop leaders and to build resilient communities, innovative teams, and vibrant organizations. For theatre practitioners, educators, and students, it opens up a new realm of practice and work.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • ARGUMENTS FOR A THEATRE
    ARGUMENTS FOR A THEATRE
    BARKER HOWARD
    ISBN: 9781783198054
    Title: ARGUMENTS FOR A THEATRE
    Author: BARKER HOWARD
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This new edition of Barker’s seminal text Arguments for a Theatre outlines the theory and practice of his ‘Theatre of Catastrophe’.

    These fragments, essays, thoughts and poems on the nature of theatre likewise reject the constraints of ‘objective’ academic theatre criticism. Rather they explore the collision (and collusion) of intellect and artistry in the creative act. This book is more than a collection of essays: it is a cultural manifesto.

    Imprint: OBERON
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ART OF MOVEMENT
    ART OF MOVEMENT
    BROWAR KEN
    ISBN: 9780316318587
    Title: ART OF MOVEMENT
    Author: BROWAR KEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    THE ART OF MOVEMENT is an exquisitely designed, beautifully produced book that captures the movement, flow, energy, and grace of many of the most accomplished dancers in the world. These are the artists, from all walks of life, who are defining dance today. Here they are frozen in time in the most exquisite poses, and yet there's a feeling of movement in every photograph that makes the appear to be dancing across the pages. Accompanying the photographs are intimate and inspiring words from the dancers, as well as from choreographers and artistic directors, on what dance means to them.

    Dance is experiencing an unprecedented moment in popular culture. THE ART OF MOVEMENT is the perfect book for newly avid fans, as well as long-time lovers of dance.

    Imprint: BLACK DOG LEVENTHAL
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • ARTAUD ON THEATRE
    ARTAUD ON THEATRE
    SCHUMACH CLAUDE / SINGLETON BRIAN
    ISBN: 9780413737700
    Title: ARTAUD ON THEATRE
    Author: SCHUMACH CLAUDE / SINGLETON BRIAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    'All of Artaud''s theatrical ideas collected in one volume.

    Artaud's cherished dream was to found a new kind of theatre in France that would not be an artistic spectacle, but a communion between spectators and actors. This volume contains all of Artaud''s key writings on theatre and cinema from 1921 to his death in 1948, together with a definitive commentary on the key texts of this 20th-century theatre visionary. Although his potent theories were never successfully realised during his own tortured lifetime, his revolutionary ideas have inspired the work of Genet, Arrabal, The Living Theatre, Grotowski, Brook and most experimental drama and performance work of the last decades. '

    'Artaud was one of the most influential figures in European theatre, one of the great, daring mapmakers of the consciousness in extremis.'' (Susan Sontag)

    ''For Artaud, the actor is the victim at the stake desperately signalling through the flames''. Peter Brook'

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ARTAUDS THEATRE OF CRUELTY
    ARTAUDS THEATRE OF CRUELTY
    BERMEL ALBERT
    ISBN: 9780413766601
    Title: ARTAUDS THEATRE OF CRUELTY
    Author: BERMEL ALBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: PRINT ON DEMAND

    'The definitive guide to the life and work of Antonin Artaud Antonin. Artaud''s theatre of cruelty is one of the most vital forces in world theatre, yet the concept is one of the most frequently misunderstood. In this incisive study, Albert Bermel looks closely at Artaud''s work as a playwright, director, actor, designer, producer and critic, and provides a fresh insight into his ideas, innovations and, above all, his writings. Tracing the theatre of cruelty''s origins in earlier dramatic conventions, tribal rituals of cleansing, transfiguration and exaltation, and in related arts such as film and dance, Bermel examines each of Artaud''s six plays for form and meaning, as well as surveying the application of Artaud''s theories and techniques to the international theatre of recent years.'

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • AWARD MONOLOGUES FOR MEN
    AWARD MONOLOGUES FOR MEN
    TUCKER P / OZANNE C
    ISBN: 9780415428385
    Title: AWARD MONOLOGUES FOR MEN
    Author: TUCKER P / OZANNE C
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Award Monologues for Men is a collection of fifty monologues taken from plays written since 1980 that have been nominated for the Pullitzer Prize, the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards in New York, and The Evening Standard and Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The book provides an excellent range of up-to-date audition pieces, usefully arranged in age groups, and is supplemented with audition tips to improve your acting, and to ensure you give your best possible performance.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $41.99

    Price: $41.99
  • AWARD MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN
    AWARD MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN
    TUCKER P / OZANNE C
    ISBN: 9780415428408
    Title: AWARD MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN
    Author: TUCKER P / OZANNE C
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Award Monologues for Women is a collection of fifty-four monologues taken from plays written since 1980 that have been nominated for the Pullitzer Prize, the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards in New York, and The Evening Standard and Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The book provides an excellent range of up-to-date audition pieces, usefully arranged in age groups, and is supplemented with audition tips to improve your acting, and to ensure that the best possible performance.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $42.99

    Price: $42.99
  • BALLET
    BALLET
    ELGORT ARTHUR
    ISBN: 9783958291911
    Title: BALLET
    Author: ELGORT ARTHUR
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Following his career-spanning monograph The Big Picture, Arthur Elgort pays homage to his first love and eternal muse in this new collection of photographs. Through Elgort's lens we encounter ballet not onstage but behind the scenes where the hard work is done. On this journey through the hallways and rehearsal spaces of some of the world's most distinguished ballet schools, including the New York City Ballet and the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, we see previously unpublished images of legends such as Balanchine, Baryshnikov and Lopatkina. The perfection of the prima ballerina disappears in these quiet photographs where the viewer is able to witness the individual dancers' natural glamor as they work to perfect their craft."From the first day I worked with Arthur," writes the hairstylist Christiaan Houtenbos, "I realized his prism is dance. He took its languid, exuberant perfection as his inspiration when he found himself a young Turk in fashion photography. It has to this day served as his anchor." Elgort's snapshot style allows the pain and pleasure of one of the world's most beloved forms of expressive dance to be seen with beauty.

    Imprint: STEIDL
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • BEING AN ACTOR
    BEING AN ACTOR
    CALLOW SIMON
    ISBN: 9780099471950
    Title: BEING AN ACTOR
    Author: CALLOW SIMON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Few actors are more eloquent, honest or entertaining about their life and their profession than Simon Callow. Being an Actor traces his stage journey from the letter he wrote to Laurence Olivier that led him to his first job, to his triumph as Mozart in the original production of Amadeus.

    This new edition continues to tell the story of his past two decades onstage. Callow discusses his occasionally ambivalent yet always passionate feelings about both film and theatre, conflicting sentiments partially resolved by his acclaimed return to the stage with his solo performances in The Importance of Being Oscar and The Mystery of Charles Dickens, seen in the West End and on Broadway in 2002.

    BEING AN ACTOR is a guide not only to the profession but also to the intricacies of the art, told with wit, candour, and irrepressible verve by one if the great figures of the stage.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
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