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Use code BACKTOSCHOOL until 1 October

 

The new academic year is upon us – and thanks to our Back to School Sale, you can get all the books you need to learn new skills, or brush up on existing ones, at great discounted prices.

For the rest of this month only, you can save 30% on dozens of our top titles for students and teachers – or anyone looking to keep developing their abilities, no matter what stage of their career – when you enter voucher code BACKTOSCHOOL at checkout. Plus, get free UK postage and packaging on all orders over £40. 

The titles included cover a wide range of topics such as voice, improv, Shakespeare, puppetry, drama games, writing, Brecht, actioning, movement, Stanislavsky and more, plus great plays for teenagers to study and perform. Choose from dozens of popular, well-established books, as well as many brilliant recent publications that will expand and strengthen your resources.

This offer valid on both print and ebook formats (where available) – so take a look at everything that's included, and get saving!

To take advantage of this great offer, just browse the selection below, make your picks and enter discount code BACKTOSCHOOL at checkout. This offer ends Friday 1 October 2021.

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Acting Through Song

Techniques and Exercises for Musical-Theatre Actors

An impassioned and invaluable guide for actors and students of musical theatre.

Actioning - and How to Do It

A step-by-step guide to 'actioning', one of the most widely used rehearsal techniques for actors. An indispensable companion to a vital component in every actor's toolkit.

Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus

A vital companion for actors in rehearsal - a thesaurus of action-words to revitalise performance, with a foreword by Terry Johnson.

The Active Text

Unlocking Plays Through Physical Theatre

Dymphna Callery, author of Through the Body: A practical guide to physical theatre, shows how exercises and rehearsal techniques associated with physical and devised theatre can be applied to scripted plays.

Alexander Technique for Actors: A Practical Course

An authoritative, step-by-step guide to the Alexander Technique, to help actors find new and beneficial ways of moving, thinking, breathing and performing. Written by an experienced teacher of the technique.

Audition Songs for Men

Edited by Paul Harvard

A wide range of fantastic audition songs for men, each accompanied by detailed textual, vocal and musical analysis, and a practical performance guide to ensure you perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way.

Audition Songs for Women

Edited by Paul Harvard

A wide range of fantastic audition songs for women, each accompanied by detailed textual, vocal and musical analysis, and a practical performance guide to ensure you perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way.

Being a Playwright

A Career Guide for Writers

The essential guide to a career in playwriting, from the team behind the multi-award-winning Papatango, one of the UK's leading new-writing companies.

Brainstorm: The Original Playscript

And a Blueprint for Creating Your Own Production

A unique theatrical investigation into how teenagers' brains work, and why they’re designed by evolution to be the way they are.

Bright. Young. Things.

A funny, fast-paced play about identity, truth and the challenge of finding out who you really are. Part of Platform, an initiative from Tonic Theatre in partnership with Nick Hern Books, aimed at achieving greater gender equality in theatre.

Chaos

A symphony of characters searching for meaning in a complicated and unstable world. Part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival.

The Complete Brecht Toolkit

A practical, hands-on guide - for actors, directors, teachers and students - to Brecht's theory and practice of theatre, with a full set of exercises to help put theory into practice.

The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit

A revised and updated edition of Bella Merlin's essential guide to Stanislavsky's terms and ideas.

Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female

Edited by Trilby James

Forty fantastic female speeches for teenagers, all written since the year 2000, by some of the most exciting and acclaimed writers working today.

Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Male

Edited by Trilby James

Forty fantastic male speeches for teenagers, all written since the year 2000, by some of the most exciting and acclaimed writers working today.

Contemporary Plays by Black British Writers

An anthology of six brilliant plays, celebrating a multiplicity of stories authored by Black playwrights in the UK over the last decade. Selected and introduced by leading theatre director Natalie Ibu.

Creating Worlds

How to Make Immersive Theatre

A practical guide to creating successful immersive theatre productions, by an experienced theatre-maker and practitioner.

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

An arresting, thought-provoking play about racial and social issues of the late 1950s, by the first woman to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama.