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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.


Act Like It's Your Business: Branding and Marketing Strategies for Actors

by Jonathan Flom

In Act Like It’s Your Business:Branding and Marketing Strategies for Actors, Jonathan Flom helps actors and others in the arts understand the power of branding. This guide walks the reader through the process...


The Divine Comic: The Cinema of Roberto Benigni

by Carlo Celli

Introduces Benigni's performances in film, stage, and television, little known outside of Italy, with an emphasis on the cultural and intellectual backdrops that characterize his films, including his origins...


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.


Jackie Coogan: The World's Boy King: A Biography of Hollywood's Legendary Child Star

by Diana Serra Cary

A revealing biography of the little-known private life of this famous child star whose family set the style for many other 'stage' parents who found fame and fortune through their child's stardom. It is also...


Eleanor Parker: Woman of a Thousand Faces

by Doug McClelland

This is the first book on enduring Hollywood star Eleanor Parker, long underrated despite three best actress Academy Award nominations (Caged, 1950; Detective Story, 1951; Interrupted Melody, 1955).

Parker was...


Perpetually Cool: The Many Lives of Anna May Wong (1905-1961)

by Anthony B. Chan

This is the first biography about Anna May Wong, an extraordinary Asian American woman who became the country's most famous film actress of Chinese descent. This multi-faceted tale takes the reader on a compelling...


Charlie Chaplin: Intimate Close-Ups

by Georgia Hale & Heather Kiernan

Details Hale's long and close relationship with the famous comedian.


Reach for the Top: The Turbulent Life of Laurence Harvey

by Anne Sinai

This first-ever, personal account of one of film's most controversial stars, clears up the many myths and misconceptions about his life, disclosing for the first time his real name. Packed with personal anecdotes,...


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.


Irene Dunne: First Lady of Hollywood

by Wes D. Gehring

This is the first full-length biography of Irene Dunne, one of the most versatile actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. A recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors award in 1985, Dunne's acting highlights include...


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...