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Fundamentals of Directing

A concise and practical guide for aspiring theatre directors, from a leading practitioner in Canadian theatre.

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Theater for Beginners

A unique meditation on the art and practice of theatre, from one of its most original thinkers and practitioners.

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Drama Menu

Theatre Games in Three Courses

Packed full of tried-and-tested theatre games, exercises and improvisation ideas, Drama Menu is a unique new resource for drama teachers and workshop leaders.

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 Quality of Mercy

Reflections on Shakespeare

One of the world's most revered theatre directors reflects on a fascinating variety of Shakespearean topics.

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.

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.

Sweet William: A User's Guide to Shakespeare

An exploration of Shakespeare's life and work by a leading actor who has spent twenty thousand hours working on the plays.

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.

Making Theatre

The Frazzled Drama Teacher's Guide to Devising

An inspiring, practical handbook for anyone working with young people to make devised theatre.

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.

Speaking the Speech

An Actor's Guide to Shakespeare

By Giles Block Foreword by Mark Rylance

An invaluable book for actors and directors who want to improve their understanding of Shakespeare’s language in order to speak it better.

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.

Meisner in Practice

A Guide for Actors, Directors and Teachers

A step-by-step introduction to the key features of the Meisner Technique, including a full set of practical exercises.

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.

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. 

Getting Directions

A Fly-on-the-Wall Guide for Emerging Theatre Directors

By Russ Hope Foreword by Dominic Cooke

A practical handbook that lifts the lid on what it means to be a theatre director. Russ Hope gives us unprecedented, fly-on-the-wall access to eight different rehearsal rooms - the result is both a portrait and a masterclass from a generation of theatre practitioners. Essential reading for anyone who wants to follow in their footsteps.

Shakespeare on Theatre

A unique collection of Shakespeare's every reflection on the theatre, offering fascinating insights into the man, his work, and the world of the Jacobean stage.

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