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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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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.

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.

The Quality of Mercy

Reflections on Shakespeare (Hardback)

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

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.

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

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.

Making Theatre

The Frazzled Drama Teacher's Guide to Devising

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

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.

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.

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.