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  • ACTOR SPEAKS
    ACTOR SPEAKS
    RODENBURG PATSY
    ISBN: 9780413700308
    Title: ACTOR SPEAKS
    Author: RODENBURG PATSY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    'Beginning with what every first-year acting student faces in class and ending with what leading professional actors must achieve every night on the three stages of the Royal National Theatre, Patsy Rodenburg's celebrated work as one of the world's foremost voice and acting coaches is fully revealed in this thoughtful and inspirational book about the process of acting.

    Through a seven-step process, she takes the actor through an intensive voice and speech workshop tackling the vexing problems faced in rehearsal and on stage: breathing and relaxation; vocal range and power, communication with other actors and the audience; integrating movement, singing and speaking; deciphering and animating a text; adjusting voice to different size stages and auditoria; working in mediums beyond the stage; sustaining a performance through an entire evening and a long run and identifying and overcoming the countless potential problems that face every performer who works in front of an audience.

    ''The Actor Speaks is a stimulating read and an invaluable reference for all actors. . .a landmark book'' (The Stage)'

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ACTORS ART AND CRAFT : WILLIAM ESPER TEACHES THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE
    ACTORS ART AND CRAFT : WILLIAM ESPER TEACHES THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE
    ESPER WILLIAM / DIMARCO DAMON
    ISBN: 9780307279262
    Title: ACTORS ART AND CRAFT : WILLIAM ESPER TEACHES THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE
    Author: ESPER WILLIAM / DIMARCO DAMON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor. Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is a rigorous system of exercises that builds a solid foundation of acting skills from the ground up, and that is flexible enough to be applied to any challenge an actor faces, from soap operas to Shakespeare. Co-writer Damon DiMarco, a former student of Esper's, spent over a year observing his mentor teaching first-year acting students. In this book he recreates that experience for us, allowing us to see how the progression of exercises works in practice.

    The Actor's Art and Craft vividly demonstrates that good training does not constrain actors' instincts--it frees them to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.

    Imprint: ANCHOR DOUBLEDAY
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • ACTORS AUDITION MANUAL
    ACTORS AUDITION MANUAL
    CAREY DEAN
    ISBN: 9780868195162
    Title: ACTORS AUDITION MANUAL
    Author: CAREY DEAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The first edition of The Actor's Audition Manual quickly became known as the 'red audition manual', denoting its status as the essential guide. Now revised and extended, it once more brings together a wealth of practical advice and a fresh, diverse range of speeches for both men and women that will help to make your audition powerful and effective.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $26.95

    Price: $26.95
  • ACTORS GUIDE TO PLAYING A CHARACTER : WILLIAM ESPER TEACHES THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE
    ACTORS GUIDE TO PLAYING A CHARACTER : WILLIAM ESPER TEACHES THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE
    ESPER WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780345805683
    Title: ACTORS GUIDE TO PLAYING A CHARACTER : WILLIAM ESPER TEACHES THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE
    Author: ESPER WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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 to Creating a Character continues the journey. In these pages, co-author Damon DiMarco vividly re-creates Esper's second-year course, again through the experiences of a fictional class. Esper's training builds on Sanford Meisner's legendary exercises, a world-renowned technique that Esper further developed through his long association with Meisner and the decades he has spent training a host of distinguished actors. His approach is flexible enough to apply to any role, helping actors to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.

    Imprint: ANCHOR DOUBLEDAY
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • 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
  • ALAN BENNETT : PLAYS ONE
    ALAN BENNETT : PLAYS ONE
    BENNETT ALAN
    ISBN: 9780571177455
    Title: ALAN BENNETT : PLAYS ONE
    Author: BENNETT ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    FORTY YEARS ON / GETTING ON / HABEAS CORPUS / ENJOY

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • 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: $61.99

    Price: $61.99
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • ART OF THE THEATRE WORKSHOP
    ART OF THE THEATRE WORKSHOP
    MELVIN MURRAY [ED]
    ISBN: 9781840026917
    Title: ART OF THE THEATRE WORKSHOP
    Author: MELVIN MURRAY [ED]
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: OBERON
    RRP: $60.00
    Price: $30.00
  • 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
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