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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 Quality of Mercy

Reflections on Shakespeare

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

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.

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.

Theater for Beginners

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

Innovation in Five Acts

Strategies for Theatre and Performance

Edited by Caridad Svich

An inspirational sourcebook of innovative techniques for creating theatre, with contributions from experienced playwrights, directors, performers, teachers, dramaturgs, artistic directors and founders.

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Fundamentals of Directing

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

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 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 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 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.

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

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.

Playing Lear

An insider's guide from text to performance

A unique insight into Shakespeare's most monumentally complex character - and the play that bears his name - from a highly respected actor and former academic.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: A User's Guide

An intensely practical account of how A Midsummer Night's Dream actually works on stage, by an acclaimed actor and director.

Stage Combat: Unarmed (with Online Video Content)

Everything you need to know in order to create and perform unarmed stage fights that are compelling, realistic and, above all, safe.

Drama Games for Young Children

From the bestselling Drama Games series, this dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book – packed with over 200 individual games – is perfect for teachers, playgroup leaders and drama facilitators who want to inspire and entertain children, aged 3 and up, with vibrant and engaging drama experiences.

Drama Games for Rehearsals

A dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book in the bestselling Drama Games series offering dozens of ideas and exercises to energise and inspire a bold, creative rehearsal process for any play, of any period or genre.