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Zoë Wanamaker on Beatrice (Shakespeare On Stage)

Zoë Wanamaker discusses playing Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 - Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles.

Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries

Antony Sher's account of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's greatest roles, Lear, in the 2016 Royal Shakespeare Company production. Winner of the 2019 Theatre Book Prize.

Year of the King

A classic of theatre writing, a unique insight into the creation of a landmark Shakespearian performance.

Year of the Fat Knight (Hardback)

The Falstaff Diaries

Antony Sher’s fascinating, enlightening account – richly supplemented by his own paintings and sketches – of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare’s best-known and most popular characters.

Year of the Fat Knight

The Falstaff Diaries

Antony Sher’s fascinating, enlightening account – richly supplemented by his own paintings and sketches – of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare’s best-known and most popular characters.

The Working Actor

The Essential Guide to a Successful Career

The essential guide to being a successful working actor: how to put yourself in the best possible position to get work, to keep getting it, and to make a living from it.

Words Into Action

Finding the Life of the Play

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

Why Is That So Funny?

A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy

By John Wright Foreword by Toby Jones

A practical investigation of how comedy works, by a well-respected practitioner and teacher. With a Foreword by Toby Jones.

The Way of Acting

A landmark collection of the writings of one of the world's foremost contemporary theatre artists, offering Western audiences long-overdue insight into Suzuki's singular artistry.

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The Voice Exercise Book: The Warm-Ups (CD)

Essential warm-up exercises for anyone who wants to use their voice more effectively.

The Voice Exercise Book

A Guide to Healthy and Effective Voice Use

The National Theatre's Head of Voice shares the voice exercises she uses with many of Britain's leading actors to help to keep their voices in shape.

The Viewpoints Book

A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition

An essential introduction to the history, terminology and philosophy of Viewpoints, the fast-growing technique of improvisation used by actors in rehearsal and training.

Twelfth Night: A User's Guide

An intensely practical account of the way Twelfth Night actually works on stage, by an acclaimed actor and director.

Truth in Play

Drama Strategies for Building Meaningful Performances

A collection of short dramatic scenes, with learning activities and teaching strategies to accompany each one - everything a teacher needs to help students connect with the material and give a truthful performance.

Tim Pigott-Smith on Leontes (Shakespeare On Stage)

Tim Pigott-Smith discusses playing Leontes, in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Thirteen Leading Actors in Thirteen Key Roles.

Through The Body

A Practical Guide to Physical Theatre

A step-by-step guide to Physical Theatre in both theory and practice - full of detailed exercises and inspiring ideas.

Thinking Shakespeare

A working guide for actors, directors, students… and anyone else interested in the Bard

Practical advice on how to make Shakespeare’s words feel spontaneous, passionate, and real, from a leading American director and teacher.

Then What Happens?

Storytelling and Adapting for the Theatre

A practical investigation into story-theatre and the art of telling stories through theatre, by the renowned director who founded Shared Experience Theatre Company.