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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.

Inventing the Truth: Devising and Directing for the Theatre

An invaluable guide to the difficult arts of devising plays and directing texts, by one of the UK’s leading theatre directors.

Drama Games for Devising

As part of the ever-growing, increasingly popular Drama Games series, Jessica Swale returns with another dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book, packed with dozens of drama games that can be used in the process of devising theatre.

Shakespeare On Stage

Thirteen Leading Actors on Thirteen Key Roles

Thirteen leading actors take us behind the scenes, each recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare's major roles.

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.

Drama Games for Those Who Like to Say No

A dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book for teachers and workshop leaders working with difficult or reluctant students, youth groups, young offenders, and all those who seem intent on saying 'no' to whatever is offered them.

Improvisation in Rehearsal

John Abbott, author of The Improvisation Book, explains how theatre directors at every level can use improvisation in the rehearsal room. Foreword by Mark Rylance.

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Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops

101 great drama games for use in any classroom or workshop setting. Part of the Nick Hern Books Drama Games series.

Preface to The Merchant of Venice

Unrivalled practical insights from one of the most influential actors and directors of Shakespeare of all time. With a foreword by Richard Eyre.

Prefaces to A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Winter's Tale & Twelfth Night

Unrivalled practical insights from one of the most influential actors and directors of Shakespeare of all time. With a foreword by Richard Eyre.

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Tackling Text [and subtext]

A Step-by-Step Guide for Actors

An intensely practical handbook for actors on how to cope with text, subtext, character and situation.

Different Every Night

Freeing the Actor

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

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The Improvisation Book

How to Conduct Successful Improvisation Sessions

A practical guide to conducting improvisation sessions, for teachers, directors and workshop leaders.

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Performing Shakespeare

Preparation, Rehearsal, Performance

An authoritative, hands-on guide through the practical challenges involved in performing Shakespeare.

Taking Stock: The Theatre of Max Stafford-Clark

Inside accounts of the making of some of the most influential theatre productions of the last four decades.

Preface to Antony and Cleopatra

Unrivalled practical insights into the play from one of the most influential actors and directors of Shakespeare of all time. With a foreword by Richard Eyre.

Preface to Cymbeline

Unrivalled practical insights into the play from one of the most influential actors and directors of Shakespeare of all time.

The Improvisation Game

Discovering the Secrets of Spontaneous Performance

A fascinating investigation into the wellsprings of improvisation in theatre, dance and music, from the author of the influential House of Games.