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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...

Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries

by Antony Sher

In 1982, rising actor Antony Sher played the Fool to Michael Gambon’s King in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of King Lear. Shortly after, he came back to Stratford to play Richard III – a breakthrough...

Cracking The Acting Code

by Taja V Simpson & Sabrina M Revelle

We’re not going to sell you the “big promise” that you’ll star in the next Award Winning Blockbuster Film right after reading this book. Like any other profession you’ll need to apply yourself. Having...

Meisner in Practice

by Nick Moseley

A step-by-step introduction to the key features of the Meisner Technique, including a full set of practical exercises.

The Meisner Technique is at the forefront of actor training today: with its radical simplicity...

?Words into Action

by William Gaskill

Packed with insights from a lifetime of directing theatre, Words into Action is a fascinating read and a vital masterclass for actors and directors.

Renowned theatre director William Gaskill was one of the founders...