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The Actor's Book of Monologues for Women

by Various

More than 200 selections from the prose and verse of Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, Isadora Duncan, Anais Nin, Christini Rosetti, Sappho, and others....


The Actor's Book of Classical Monologues: More Than 150 selns From gldn Age gk Drama Age shakesp Restoration

by Various

A challenging, wide-ranging collection of monologues from history’s greatest dramatic works

From the stately and poetic Greek tragedies to the lively, bawdy Restoration comedies, the classical repertoire is...


The Power of the Actor

by Ivana Chubbuck

In The Power of the Actor, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, premier acting teacher and coach Ivana Chubbuck reveals her cutting-edge technique, which has launched some of the most successful acting careers in...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amateur Theatricals

by John Kenrick

The one and only book on successfully staging amateur productions. In this book, drama teachers and community directors are given everything they need to know about picking the right show; licensing, casting,...


Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique

by Michael Gelb

Body Learning has been a steady bestseller since it was first published in 1981. This new and updated edition confirms its status as the classic work on the Alexander Technique.

The Alexander Technique is now...


Dreamwork for Actors

by Janet Sonenberg

Drawing upon her wide experience as actor and director, Janet Sonenberg shows what dreamwork can do. No other acting technique offers the performer's own dreams as a means to profoundly deepen imaginative and...


Yevgeny Vakhtangov: A Critical Portrait

by Andrei Malaev-Babel

Yevgeny Vakhtangov was a pioneering theatre artist who married Stanislavski's demands for inner truth with a singular imaginative vision. Directly and indirectly, he is responsible for the making of our contemporary...


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...


Act Now!: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Working Actor

by Peter Jazwinski

So, you want to be an actor . . . but you have no idea how to get started. In the pages of Act Now!, you’ll find a step-by-step process to show you not only how to get started, but also how to become a working...


Acting: The First Six Lessons: Documents from the American Laboratory Theatre

by Richard Boleslavsky & Rhonda Blair

A key text for drama students today. These dramatic dialogues between the teacher and 'The Creature' - an idealistic student - explore the 'craft' of acting according to one of the godfathers of method acting....


Stella Adler - The Art of Acting: preface by Marlon Brando compiled & edited by Howard Kissel

by Howard Kissel & Stella Adler

(Applause Books). Stella Adler was one of the 20th Century's greatest figures. She is arguably the most important teacher of acting in American history. Over her long career, both in New York and Hollywood,...


Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making

by Michael Caine

(Applause Books). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies....


The Stanislavski System: The Professional Training of an Actor; Second Revised Edition

by Sonia Moore & John Gielgud

This clearly written guide to the Stanislavski method has long been a favorite among students and teachers of acting. Now, in light of books and articles recently published in the Soviet Union, Sonia Moore has...


To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting

by Michael Chekhov & Mala Powers

Michael Chekhov's classic work To the Actor has been revised and expanded by Mala Powers to explain, clearly and concisely, the essential techniques for every actor from developing a character to strengthen...


King Solomon's Ring

by Konrad Lorenz

Solomon, the legend goes, had a magic ring which enabled him to speak to the animals in their own language. Konrad Lorenz was gifted with a similar power of understanding the animal world. He was that rare beast,...


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...