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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,...


Contemporary American Monologues for Men

by Todd London

Audition monologues from recent works by American playwrights.


100 (monologues)

by Eric Bogosian

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


The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

by Chris Holmlund

Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities – as actor, writer, producer,...


The Commedia dell'Arte of Flaminio Scala: A Translation and Analysis of 30 Scenarios

by Richard Andrews

This is a translation with detailed commentary of 30 commedia dell'arte scenarios first published in 1611 by Flaminio Scala. It aims principally to demonstrate the methodology of Italian improvised theater and...


The Immortal Marilyn: The Depiction of an Icon

by De John Vito & Frank Tropea

From the late 1940s to the early '60s, Marilyn Monroe appeared in barely thirty movies, beginning with bit parts and moving on into supporting roles for such films as The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, and Clash...


Luna Park: Short Plays and Monologues

by Donald Margulies

A new collection by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends.


Smile When the Raindrops Fall: The Story of Charley Chase

by Brian Anthony & Andy Edmonds

Details the life of Charley Chase-a major force in the shaping of motion picture comedy.


Contemporary American Monologues for Women

by Todd London

Audition monologues from recent works by American playwrights.


Little Caesar: A Biography of Edward G. Robinson

by Alan L. Gansberg

In this fascinating biography, Alan L. Gansberg reveals the man behind the public face, his many memorable roles among more than 100 films, and his struggle to find steady work in Hollywood again.


Speak the Speech!

by Rhona Silverbush & Sami Plotkin

The most comprehensive sourcebook of Shakespeare's monologues ever available in one volume.

A detailed guide to approaching Shakespearean text, Speak the Speech! contains everything an actor needs to select and...


The Guttenberg Bible

by Steve Guttenberg

"Forget being an actor. You don't have the look, you don't have the talent, and your name is ridiculous. You are the last guy I would ever pick to be a movie star."

This was the first piece of advice Steve Guttenberg...


Movement: From Person to Actor to Character

by Theresa Mitchell

This guide for actors concisely collects many common movement principles such as use of breath, alignment, relaxation, imagery, and surroundings.


Julius Caesar: The 30-Minute Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare & Nick Newlin

"A master at engaging students in the process of performing a Shakespearescene."—Janet Field-Pickering, head of education, Folger Shakespeare Library


The Tempest: The 30-Minute Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare & Nick Newlin

"A truly fun, emotional, and sometimes magical first experience . . . guided by a sagacious, knowledgeable, and intuitive educator."—Library Journal


Acting for the Camera

by Tony Barr

Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years' experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in...


Acting as a Way of Life

by Prakhar Gautam

Acting as art has been perceived as something that is limited to only those who are born with it. However, scholars over the years have proven acting to be a process and something that can be done by anyone...


The Unlimited Actor

by Nancy Mayans

The Unlimited Actor is an exciting new paradigm in actor training. Step by step this book will guide you into sensing and controlling the body's mental, emotional, and physical energy centers. Train these "power...


Your Child Is Gifted!

by Dr. C. Marcellus Griffin

With its inspirational foreword, this book is a great reminder to parents that each child is very special, and that we have an obligation to cultivate the innate gifts of our children, instead of simply hoping...


Acting by Mistake

by William Roudebush

ACTING BY MISTAKE is a practical guide for actors that operates under the premise that a mistake is the actors true opportunity to create. The book addresses high stakes situations and how to involve yourself...