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100 Great Plays for Women

By Lucy Kerbel Foreword by Kate Mosse

An inspiring guide to a hundred plays that put female performers centre stage, dispelling the myth that 'There just aren't any good plays for women'. With a foreword by Kate Mosse.

The Acting Book

A ‘fast-forward’ acting course covering all the essential techniques an actor needs to know and use – with a suite of exercises to put each technique into practice.

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.

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.

The Actor and the Target

A revised and updated edition of Declan Donnellan's bestselling book, a fresh and radical approach to acting by a world-famous director.

Becoming an Actor

A practical guide to training as an actor, helping you get the most out of drama school - and survive in the world beyond.

Brecht: A Practical Handbook

A bold and exciting new approach to Bertolt Brecht, making his theories and ideas about theatre accessible to a new generation of actors, directors, students and theatre-makers, and showing how they can be put into practice.

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.

Conversations with Anne

Twenty-four Interviews

In this volume of interviews, director and teacher Anne Bogart dissects the driving forces behind some of the world's foremost theatre practitioners. 

Creating Worlds

How to Make Immersive Theatre

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

Different Every Night

Freeing the Actor

A top-ranking director sets out his rehearsal techniques in this invaluable handbook for actors and directors.

Directing Adaptations

Nikolai Foster on Great Expectations

Follow acclaimed theatre director Nikolai Foster throughout preparation and rehearsals for his production of Great Expectations for English Touring Theatre.

Directing Greek Tragedy

Carrie Cracknell on Electra

Follow acclaimed theatre director Carrie Cracknell throughout preparation and rehearsals for her production of Sophocles' Electra at the Gate Theatre, London.

Directing Pantomime

Steve Marmion on Dick Whittington and his Cat

Follow acclaimed theatre director Steve Marmion throughout preparation and rehearsals for the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith's pantomime, Dick Whittington and his Cat

Directing Shakespeare

Matthew Dunster on Troilus and Cressida; Natalie Abrahami on A Midsummer Night's Dream

Follow acclaimed theatre directors Matthew Dunster and Natalie Abrahami throughout preparation and rehearsals for their respective Shakespeare productions of Troilus and Cressida at Shakespeare's Globe, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Directing Tennessee Williams

Joe Hill-Gibbins on The Glass Menagerie

Follow acclaimed theatre director Joe Hill-Gibbins throughout preparation and rehearsals for his production of The Glass Menagerie at the Young Vic, London.

The Director's Voice

Twenty-One Interviews

Edited by Arthur Bartow

Interviews with twenty-one leading American theatre directors.

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The Director's Voice, Vol.2

Twenty Interviews

A cross-section of the most diverse and dynamic stage directors defining today’s American theatre, in conversation with director/producer Jason Loewith.