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  • HOWIE THE ROOKIE
    HOWIE THE ROOKIE
    OROWE MARK
    ISBN: 9781854594228
    Title: HOWIE THE ROOKIE
    Author: OROWE MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $27.00
    Price: $27.00
  • IBSEN IN PRACTICE
    IBSEN IN PRACTICE
    HELLAND FRODE
    ISBN: 9781472513694
    Title: IBSEN IN PRACTICE
    Author: HELLAND FRODE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Second only to Shakespeare in terms of performances, Ibsen is performed in almost every culture.

    Since Ibsen wrote his plays about bourgeois family life in Northern Europe, they have become part of local theatre traditions in cultures as different as the Chinese and the Zimbabwean, the Indian and the Iranian. The result is that today there are incredibly many and different 'Ibsens' around the world. A play like Peer Gynt can be staged on the same continent and in the same year as a politically progressive piece of theatre for development in one place, and as a nationalistic and orientalistic piece of elite spectacle in another.

    This book charts differences across cultures and political boundaries, and attempts to understand them through an in-depth analysis of their relation to political, social, ideological and economic forces within and outside of the performances themselves.

    Through the discussion of productions of Ibsen plays on three continents, this book explores.how Ibsen is created through practice and.his work and reputation maintained as a classics central to the theatrical repertoire.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $37.99

    Price: $37.99
  • IMPRO
    IMPRO
    JOHNSTONE KEITH
    ISBN: 9781350069039
    Title: IMPRO
    Author: JOHNSTONE KEITH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release

    In this landmark work Keith Johnstone provides a revelatory guide to rediscovering and unlocking the imagination. Admired for its clarity and zest, Impro lays bare the techniques and exercises used to foster spontaneity and narrative skill for actors. These techniques and exercises were evolved in the actors' studio, when he was Associate Director of the Royal Court and then in demonstrations to schools and colleges and ultimately in the founding of a company of performers called The Theatre Machine.
    Divided into four sections, 'Status', 'Spontaneity', 'Narrative Skills' and 'Masks and Trance', arranged more or less in the order a group might approach them, the book sets out the specific approaches which Johnstone has himself found most useful and most stimulating. The result is a fascinating exploration of the nature of spontaneous creativity.
    'If teachers were honoured in the British theatre along-side directors, designers and playwrights, Keith Johnstone would be as familiar a name as are those of . . . Jocelyn Herbert, Edward Bond and other young talents who were drawn to the great lodestone of the Royal Court Theatre in the late 1950s. As head of the script department, Johnstone played a crucial part in the development of the 'writers' theatre.' Irving Wardle

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • IMPRO : IMPROVISATION AND THE THEATRE
    IMPRO : IMPROVISATION AND THE THEATRE
    JOHNSTONE KEITH
    ISBN: 9780713687019
    Title: IMPRO : IMPROVISATION AND THE THEATRE
    Author: JOHNSTONE KEITH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A leading figure in the theatre, Keith Johnstone lays bare his techniques and exercises to foster spontaneity and narrative skill for actors. These techniques and exercises were evolved in the actors' studio, when he was Associate Director of the Royal Court and then in demonstrations to schools and colleges and ultimately in the founding of a company of performers called The Theatre Machine.Divided into four sections, Status, Spontaneity, Narrative Skills and Masks and Trance, arranged more or less in the order a group might approach them, the book sets out the specific approaches which Johnstone has himself found most useful and most stimulating. The result is a fascinating exploration of the nature of spontaneous creativity.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.99
  • INTENT TO LIVE : ACHIEVING YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL AS AN ACTOR
    INTENT TO LIVE : ACHIEVING YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL AS AN ACTOR
    MOSS LARRY
    ISBN: 9780553381207
    Title: INTENT TO LIVE : ACHIEVING YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL AS AN ACTOR
    Author: MOSS LARRY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When Oscar-winning actors Helen Hunt and Hilary Swank accepted their Academy Awards, each credited Larry Moss's guidance as key to their career-making performances. There is a two-year waiting list for his advanced acting classes. But now everyone-professionals and amateurs alike-can discover Moss's passionate, in-depth teaching.
    Inviting you to join him in the classroom and onstage, Moss shares the techniques he has developed over thirty years to help actors set their emotions, imagination, and behavior on fire, showing how the hard work of preparation pays off in performances that are spontaneous, fresh, and authentic.
    From the foundations of script analysis to the nuances of physicalization and sensory work, here are the case studies, exercises, and insights that enable you to connect personally with a script, develop your character from the inside out, overcome fear and inhibition, and master the technical skills required for success in the theater, television, and movies.
    Far more than a handbook, The Intent to Live is the personal credo of a master teacher. Moss's respect for actors and love of the actor's craft enliven every page, together with examples from a wealth of plays and films, both current and classic, and vivid appreciations of great performances. Whether you act for a living or simply want a deeper understanding of acting greatness, The Intent to Live will move, instruct, and inspire you.

    Imprint: BANTAM
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • INVISIBLE ACTOR
    INVISIBLE ACTOR
    OIDA YOSHI
    ISBN: 9780413696106
    Title: INVISIBLE ACTOR
    Author: OIDA YOSHI
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    'Yoshi Oida is completely unique. A Japanese actor and director who has worked mainly in the West as a member of Peter Brook's theatre company in Paris, he blends the oriental tradition of supreme and studied control with the Western performer's need to characterise and expose depths of emotion. In this practical and captivating study of the actor's art written with Lorna Marshall, Yoshi Oida explains that once the audience becomes openly aware of the actor's method and becomes too conscious of the actor's artistry, the wonder of performance dies. The audience must never see the actor but only his or her performance. Throughout Lorna Marshall provides a running commentary on Yoshi Oida's work and methods which help you understand the achievement of this singular theatrical artist.'

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • IPHGENIA QUARTET
    IPHGENIA QUARTET
    BIRD CAROLINE
    ISBN: 9781783193202
    Title: IPHGENIA QUARTET
    Author: BIRD CAROLINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Euripides’ story of a father moved to murder his daughter, Iphigenia at Aulis, is one that has been reinvented and retold anew throughout history.

    The Iphigenia Quartet sees four of the UK’s most exciting and radical playwrights - Caroline Bird, Suhayla El-Bushra, Lulu Raczka, and Chris Thorpe – create explosive responses to this classical tragedy. Each play is a reimagining of this story of familial catastrophe from the differing perspectives of the key characters in the play: Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia and the Chorus.

    Imprint: OBERON
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • JOY RIDE : LIVES OF THE THEATRICALS
    JOY RIDE : LIVES OF THE THEATRICALS
    LAHR JOHN
    ISBN: 9781408868652
    Title: JOY RIDE : LIVES OF THE THEATRICALS
    Author: LAHR JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A dazzling celebration of theatre, its workings and its most compelling playwrights by the New York's senior drama critic emeritus and the author of Tennessee Williams

    'John Lahr manages to write better about the theatre than anybody in the English language,' says Richard Eyre.

    Joy Ride, which includes the best of his New Yorker profiles and reviews, makes his expertise and his exhilaration palpable. From modern greats, like Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Tony Kushner and August Wilson, through the work of directors like Nicholas Hytner and Ingmar Bergman, to Shakespeare himself, the depth of Lahr's understanding is plain to see and extraordinary to read. He brings the reader up close and personal to the artists and their art. Whether you are a regular theatre-goer, or just starting out, Lahr's book delights as both a celebration and a guide.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • KEITH JOHNSTONE : A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY
    KEITH JOHNSTONE : A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY
    DUDECK THERESA ROBBINS
    ISBN: 9781408183274
    Title: KEITH JOHNSTONE : A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY
    Author: DUDECK THERESA ROBBINS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Keith Johnstone entered the Royal Court Theatre as a new playwright in 1956: a decade later he emerged as a groundbreaking director and teacher of improvisation. His decisive book Impro (1979), described Johnstone's unique system of training: weaving together theories and techniques to encourage spontaneous, collaborative creation using the intuition and imagination of the actors. Johnstone has since become world-renowned, inspiring theatre greats and beginners alike; and his work continues to influence practice within and beyond the traditional theatre.Theresa Robbins Dudeck is the first author to rigorously examine Johnstone's life and career using a combination of archival documents - many from Johnstone's personal collection - participant observation, and interviews with Johnstone, his colleagues and former students.Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography is a fascinating journey through the physical spaces that have served as Johnstone's transformative classrooms, and into the conceptual spaces which inform his radical pedagogy and approach to artistic work.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • KEY CONCEPTS IN DRAMA AND PERFORMANCE
    KEY CONCEPTS IN DRAMA AND PERFORMANCE
    PICKERING KENNETH
    ISBN: 9780230241473
    Title: KEY CONCEPTS IN DRAMA AND PERFORMANCE
    Author: PICKERING KENNETH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Imprint: PALGRAVE
    RRP: $43.99
    Price: $43.99
  • LABAN FOR ACTORS AND DANCERS
    LABAN FOR ACTORS AND DANCERS
    NEWLOVE JEAN
    ISBN: 9781854591609
    Title: LABAN FOR ACTORS AND DANCERS
    Author: NEWLOVE JEAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A handbook complete with graded exercises for teachers and students wanting a practical introduction to Laban's famous system of movement. Rudolf Laban is to movement what Stanislavski is to acting. He devised the first wholly successful system for recording human movement, a system which is increasingly influential in the training of actors and dancers.

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $25.99

    Price: $25.99
  • LABAN FOR ALL
    LABAN FOR ALL
    NEWLOVE JEAN / DALBY JOHN
    ISBN: 9781854597250
    Title: LABAN FOR ALL
    Author: NEWLOVE JEAN / DALBY JOHN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Each new term is accompanied by very specific illustrated exercises, designed to strengthen and deepen our understanding. When we have grasped - and practised - the basic vocabulary, we move on to its expressive possibilities in drama and dance.

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • LAZZI : COMIC ROUTINES OF COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE
    LAZZI : COMIC ROUTINES OF COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE
    GORDON MEL
    ISBN: 9780933826694
    Title: LAZZI : COMIC ROUTINES OF COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE
    Author: GORDON MEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: PAJ
    RRP: $28.00
    Price: $28.00
  • LEAR : The Great Image of Authority
    LEAR : The Great Image of Authority
    BLOOM HAROLD
    ISBN: 9781501164194
    Title: LEAR : The Great Image of Authority
    Author: BLOOM HAROLD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Harold Bloom, regarded by some as the greatest Shakespeare scholar of our time, presents an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of King Lear—the third in his series of five short books about the great playwright’s most significant personalities, hailed as Bloom’s “last love letter to the shaping spirit of his imagination” on the front page of The New York Times Book Review.

    King Lear is perhaps the most poignant character in literature. The aged, abused monarch—a man in his eighties, like Harold Bloom himself—is at once the consummate figure of authority and the classic example of the fall from majesty. He is widely agreed to be William Shakespeare’s most moving, tragic hero.

    Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Lear with wisdom, joy, exuberance, and compassion. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Emma Bovary or Hamlet when we are seventeen and another when we are forty, Bloom writes about his shifting understanding—over the course of his own lifetime—of Lear, so that this book also explores an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity.

    Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare’s characters make. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy, pathos, and clarity in Lear.

    Imprint: SCRIBNER
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • LEGISLATIVE THEATRE : USING PERFORMANCE TO MAKE POLITICS
    LEGISLATIVE THEATRE : USING PERFORMANCE TO MAKE POLITICS
    BOAL AUGUSTO
    ISBN: 9780415182416
    Title: LEGISLATIVE THEATRE : USING PERFORMANCE TO MAKE POLITICS
    Author: BOAL AUGUSTO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Augusto Boal's reputation is now moving beyond the realms of theatre and drama therapy, bringing him to the attention of a wider public. Legislative Theatre is the latest and most remarkable stage in his work. 'Legislative Theatre' is an attempt to use Boal's method of 'Forum Theatre' within a political system to create a truer form of democracy. It is an extraordinary experiment in the potential of theatre to affect social change.
    At the heart of his method of Forum Theatre is the dual meaning of the verb 'to act': to perform and to take action. Forum Theatre invites members of the audience to take the stage and decide the outcome, becoming an integral part of the performance. As a politician in his native Rio de Janeiro, Boal used Forum Theatre to motivate the local populace in generating relevant legislation. In Legislative Theatre Boal creates new, theatrical, and truly revolutionary ways of involving everyone in the democratic process.
    This book includes:
    * a full explanation of the genesis and principles of Legislative Theatre
    * a description of the process in operation in Rio
    * Boal's essays, speeches and lectures on popular theatre, Paolo Freire, cultural activism, the point of playwrighting, and much else besides.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $76.00

    Price: $76.00
  • LIFE AS A PLAYWRIGHT : A Survival Guide
    LIFE AS A PLAYWRIGHT : A Survival Guide
    KLEIN JON
    ISBN: 9781474285094
    Title: LIFE AS A PLAYWRIGHT : A Survival Guide
    Author: KLEIN JON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Jon Klein is the head of the MFA Playwriting Program at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and author of over 30 produced plays, performed Off-Broadway and at many prestigious regional theatres. He has also written several adaptations and his stage version of Stendhal 's classic novel The Red and the Black was produced at ACT Theatre, Seattle. He adapted T Bone N Weasel for a Turner Network film, starring Gregory Hines and Christopher Lloyd and for which received both the HBO Playwrights USA award and the Midwest Author 's award. His other plays include Losing It, Chance and Necessity and Dimly Perceived Threats to the System. He has been a Playwright-in-Residence at the American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, and the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta and he has taught playwriting and screenwriting at UCLA, the University of Texas, the University of Washington, Ohio University, and Hollins University.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $38.99

    Price: $38.99
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