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Towards a Theory of Mime

by Alexander Iliev

Towards a Theory of Mime is a genuinely unique book about non-verbal communication and performance. Combining a broad global history of the evolution of human communication with an introduction to the general...


The Theatrical Firearms Handbook

by Kevin Inouye

The Theatrical Firearms Handbook is the essential guide to navigating the many decisions that are involved in the safe and effective use of firearm props for both the stage and screen. It is an invaluable resource...


The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

by Laurence Senelick & Sergei Ostrovsky

In this monumental work, Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky offer a panoramic history of Soviet theater from the Bolshevik Revolution to the eventual collapse of the USSR. Making use of more than eighty...


Marlowe's Ovid: The Elegies in the Marlowe Canon

by M. L. Stapleton

The first book of its kind, Marlowe’s Ovid explores and analyzes in depth the relationship between the Elegies-Marlowe’s translation of Ovid’s Amores-and Marlowe’s own dramatic and poetic works. Stapleton...


Jango

by Brigham Harman

Taylor Wilsonburger plans to take over the town of Esclamado. Only one thing stands in the way of this power-seeking and infamous mastermind: Jango.


Exit Dark Stage Left: A Collection of One Act Plays

by Darren R. Brealey

This book holds a very interesting group of plays. Aunt Ethel's Death Notice takes us through the dirty event of dividing up personal items of a departed loved one. Doped Up Deal provides an insight of the not...


Stella! Mother of Modern Acting

by Sheana Ochoa

(Applause Books). Arthur Miller decided to become a playwright after seeing her perform with the Group Theater. Marlon Brando attributed his acting to her genius as a teacher. Theater critic Robert Brustein...


Dance Composition: A Practical Guide to Creative Success in Dance Making

by Jacqueline M. Smith-Autard

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Merry Devil of Edmonton

by Anonymous & Nicola Bennett

The Merry Devil of Edmonton lay unperformed from the early seventeenth century until the 1980s. Dating from around 1604, it was first published in 1608 and was performed at the Globe Theatre by the King's Men....


Musical Design in Aeschylean Theater

by William C. Scott

Essential for those who want to see ancient plays produced—either physically in the theater or imaginatively in their own minds.


Musical Design in Sophoclean Theater

by William C. Scott

A new way to interpret the musical design underlying the music and choreography of Sophoclean theater.


The Manifestos and Essays

by Richard Foreman

The thoughts and work of the legendary avant-garde director.


South African Essays on 'Universal' Shakespeare

by Chris Thurman

South African Essays on ‘Universal’ Shakespeare collects new scholarship and extant (but previously unpublished) material, reflecting the changing nature of Shakespeare studies across various ‘generation...


The Totally Geeky Guide to the Princess Bride

by MaryAnn Johanson

You know how to avoid the Three Terrors of the Fire Swamp. You would never fall victim to one of the Classic Blunders. You'd love to surrender to the Dread Pirate Westley. Cult-favorite flick 'The Princess Bride'...


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.


Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers

by William Ferrara & Martha Ferrara

In Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers, opera director William Ferrara offers the perfect resource for the dramatic preparation of opera scenes for directors and student...


Further Steps 2: Fourteen Choreographers on What's the R.A.G.E. in Modern Dance

by Constance Kreemer

Further Steps 2 brings together New York's foremost choreographers - among them MacArthur 'Genius' award winners Meredith Monk and Bill T. Jones - to discuss the past, present and future of dance in the US....


Actors on Guard: A Practical Guide for the Use of the Rapier and Dagger for Stage and Screen

by Dale Anthony Girard

Actors on Guard is the most comprehensive and detailed book on the art of theatrical swordplay available today. It provides the reader with the historical, theoretical and practical basis for learning, practicing...


Foreign Dialects: A Manual for Actors, Directors, and Writers

by Lewis Herman & Marquerite Shalett Herman

Most actors and directors have struggled with the problem of needing to imitate foreign dialects. Marguerite and Lewis Herman have created an essential tool for actors, directors and writers aiming toward the...