Acting

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Breaking the Rules: The Wooster Group

A in-depth survey of the work of groundbreaking theatre company the Wooster Group, introduced by Peter Sellars.

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Advice to the Players

A practical programme of study for the actor, by one of the founders of the famous Actors Studio.

Playing Joan

Actresses on the Challenge of Shaw's Saint Joan

Interviews with 26 actresses who have played George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, including Eileen Atkins, Elisabeth Bergner, Judi Dench, Wendy Hiller, Barbara Jefford, Siobhan McKenna, Sarah Miles, Joan Plowright.

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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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Strasberg at the Actors Studio

Transcriptions of actual tuition sessions by the originator of Method Acting - the next best thing to being taught by Strasberg himself.

The Presence of the Actor

Illuminating notes on acting from America's foremost champion of actor-led theatre, drawing on his experience with the Living Theatre, the Open Theatre and with Sam Shepard.

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Actors' Lives

On and Off the American Stage

Interviews with twenty well-established American actors including Olympia Dukakis and James Earl Jones.

Laban for Actors and Dancers

Putting Laban's Movement Theory into Practice - A Step-by-Step Guide

A handbook, complete with graded exercises, for teachers and students wanting a practical introduction to Laban's famous system of movement.

Masterclass: Men

The Actor's Audition Manual

An extensive guide to acting, followed by close to a hundred audition pieces chosen from the whole of world drama.

Masterclass: Women

The Actor's Audition Manual

An extensive guide to acting, followed by close to a hundred audition pieces chosen from the whole of world drama.

Hamlet: A User's Guide

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

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The Singing Voice

An Owner's Manual

Concise, intelligent, helpful and eminently readable, this book shows how to keep your singing voice in good trim and how to tackle the tough world of auditions, rehearsals, long runs, tours, sound studios and other tests and trials.

Contemporary American Monologues for Men

Edited by Todd London

Selected from more than 100 new American plays produced in the past twenty years, including Tony Kushner, Eric Bogosian, Suzan-Lori Parks, Marsha Norman, Spalding Gray, Stephen Sondheim etc.

Contemporary American Monologues for Women

Edited by Todd London

Selected from more than 100 new American plays produced in the past twenty years, including Tony Kushner, Eric Bogosian, Marsha Norman, David Henry Hwang, Suzan-Lori Parks, Spalding Gray, Stephen Sondheim etc.

Playing Commedia

A Training Guide to Commedia Techniques

A practical guide to the skills, characters and history of Commedia Dell'Arte through graded games and illustrated exercises - a useful tool in any actor's training and a discipline for all forms of physical theatre.

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Beyond Stanislavsky

The Psycho-Physical Approach to Actor Training

A guide to Psycho-Physical Acting, complete with games and exercises.

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.

The Articulate Body

The Physical Training of the Actor

The highly regarded actor training manual by a top movement teacher.