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The Complete Professional Audition: A Commonsense Guide to Auditioning for Plays and Musicals

by Daren Cohen, Michael Perilstein & Jason Robert Brown

In the United States, there are 300,000 actors; 100,000 hold union cards. There are 184 college theater programs and 108 performing-arts high schools. There are 578 acting schools and coaches in New York City...


Life After Kes

by Simon W. Golding

Life After Kes examines the history and legacy of the 1969 award-winning British film, Kes, about a boy's (Billy Casper) relationship with a kestrel. This fascinating book not only pays homage to the vision...


The Actor and the Alexander Technique

by Kelly McEvenue & Patsy Rodenburg

F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors,...


The Vakhtangov Sourcebook

by Evgenii Vakhtangov & Andrei Malaev-Babel

Yevgeny Vakhtangov was the creator of Fantastic Realism, credited with reconciling Meyerhold's bold experiments with Stanislavski's naturalist technique. The Vakhtangov Sourcebook compiles new translations of...


Acting on the Script

by Bruce Miller

(Applause Books). Mastery of craft depends on repetition: the more opportunities student actors have to be guided through analyzing scripts, the more likely they are to develop a reliable process for making...


Women's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny

by Alisha Gaddis

(Applause Acting Series). Never before has a monologue book been written completely by people who are actually funny for a living. This incredibly hysterical, cutting-edge collection of monologues will give...


A Field Guide to Actor Training

by Laura Wayth

(Limelight). A Field Guide to Actor Training will help you answer this question! The book is designed to be an introduction to various theater training methodologies, highlighting their basic tenets and comparing...


Creating Solo Performance

by Sean Bruno & Luke Dixon

Creating Solo Performance is an innovative toolbox of exercises and challenges focused on providing you - the performer - with engaging and inspiring ways to explore and develop your idea both on the page and...


The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing for Voiceover

by James Alburger

From basic acting techniques and exercises for keeping the voice in top condition, to marketing and promotion of the actor, The Art of Voice Acting covers it all. Now in its fifth edition, this essential book...


Voiceovers: Techniques and Tactics for Success

by Janet Wilcox

Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? Put it to use in a career as a voiceover actor! Veteran voice-over actor, writer, producer, and teacher Janet Wilcox provides the inside scoop on the industry...


My Hollywood Stories

by Eric Morris

My Hollywood Stories is a collection of informative, historical, educational, funny, exciting, entertaining, sexy, shocking, and tragic stories and anecdotes about famous and not-so-famous Hollywood people--actors,...


Contemporary American Monologues for Men

by Todd London

Audition monologues from recent works by American playwrights.


An Actor Succeeds: Tips, Secrets & Advice on Auditioning, Connection, Coping & Thriving In & Out of Hollywood

by Boze Hadleigh

(Book). An Actor Succeeds is a very special collection containing all the best trade secrets of the biggest and most successful film and theater professionals. Presented in an informative format, An Actor Succeeds...


Practical, Paying, Part-Time Voice-Over

by Kelly Libatique

Practical, Paying, Part-Time Voice-Over is a guide for both beginners as well as those with some background in performing who want to explore the exciting world of voice-acting. There's a lot of confusion out...


The Sound of Shakespeare

by Wes Folkerth

The 'Sound of Shakespeare' reveals the surprising extent to which Shakespeare's art is informed by the various attitudes, beliefs, practices and discourses that pertained to sound and hearing in his culture....


Acting as a Business

by Brian O'Neil

An essential handbook for actors–a modern classic–in a newly updated edition.

Since its original publication, Acting as a Business has earned a reputation as an indispensable tool for working and aspiring...


100 (monologues)

by Eric Bogosian

Complete and collected monologues by legendary playwright and performer Eric Bogosian.


Self Taping: The Actor's Guide

by Richard Evans CDG

Self taping is an increasingly used method of casting in the film and television industry. Instead of going along to a conventional audition or screen test, actors are now asked to film their own auditions,...


Auditions: The Complete Guide

by Richard Evans

Auditions are an integral part of every performer's life. From getting into drama school through to a successful career in an overcrowded industry, Auditions: The Complete Guide offers crucial advice, resources...


The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique

by Damon Dimarco, William Esper & Patricia Heaton

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...