Theatre & Performance Studies: Acting and Script Analysis

  • The Science & Art of Acting for the Camera: A Practical Approach to Film, Television, and Commercial Acting book cover

    The Science & Art of Acting for the Camera

    A Practical Approach to Film, Television, and Commercial Acting

    By John Howard Swain

    The Science & Art of Acting for the Camera provides a precise yet practical approach to help unlock the mysteries of acting for film and television as well as commercials. Written by veteran actor, producer, director John Howard Swain, who has over forty years’ experience working on stage and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-16 
    Focal Press

  • Disability and Theatre: A Practical Manual for Inclusion in the Arts book cover

    Disability and Theatre

    A Practical Manual for Inclusion in the Arts

    By Stephanie Barton Farcas

    Disability and Theatre: A Practical Manual for Inclusion in the Arts is a step-by step manual on how to create inclusive theatre, including how and where to find actors, how to publicize productions, run rehearsals, act intricate scenes like fights and battles, work with unions, contracts, and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-19 
    Focal Press

  • Acting Shakespeare is Outrageous!: Playing the Bard for Beginners book cover

    Acting Shakespeare is Outrageous!

    Playing the Bard for Beginners

    By Herb Parker

    Performing the work of William Shakespeare can be daunting to new actors. Author Herb Parker posits that his work is played easier if actors think of the plays as happening out of outrageous situations, and remember just how non-realistic and presentational Shakespeare’s plays were meant to be…

    Paperback – 2017-07-17 
    Focal Press

  • Acting Exercises for Non-Traditional Staging: Michael Chekhov Reimagined book cover

    Acting Exercises for Non-Traditional Staging

    Michael Chekhov Reimagined

    By Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson

    Acting Exercises for Non-Traditional Staging: Michael Chekhov Reimagined offers a new set of exercises for coaching actors when working on productions that are non-traditionally staged in arenas, thrusts, or allies. All of the exercises are adapted from Michael Chekhov's acting technique, but…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12 
    Focal Press

  • Book of Sides II: 2-Page Original Scenes for Actors and Directors book cover

    Book of Sides II

    2-Page Original Scenes for Actors and Directors

    By Dave Kost

    A prolific filmmaker and accomplished educator, Dave Kost has written, directed, and acted in over a dozen varied and award-winning short films. His own films have played in festivals and on television around the world. He is currently a professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-22 
    Focal Press

  • The Director as Collaborator book cover

    The Director as Collaborator

    2nd Edition

    By Robert Knopf

    The Director as Collaborator teaches essential directing skills while emphasizing how directors and theater productions benefit from collaboration. Good collaboration occurs when the director shares responsibility for the artistic creation with the entire production team, including actors,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-25
    Focal Press

  • Essential Dramaturgy: The Mindset and Skillset book cover

    Essential Dramaturgy

    The Mindset and Skillset

    By Theresa Lang

    Essential Dramaturgy: The Mindset and Skillset provides a concrete way to approach the work of a dramaturg. It explores ways to refine the process of defining, evaluating, and communicating that is essential to effective dramaturgical work. It then looks at how this outlook enhances the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-23
    Focal Press

  • Acting for the Stage book cover

    Acting for the Stage

    Edited by Anna Weinstein, Chris Qualls

    Acting for the Stage is a highly accessible guide to the business of theater acting, written for those interested in pursuing acting as a profession. This book is a collection of essays by and interviews with talented artists and businesspeople who have built successful careers in the theater; it’s…

    Paperback – 2017-02-22
    Focal Press
    PERFORM

  • Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design: A Process Based Syllabus in Costumes, Scenery, and Lighting book cover

    Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design

    A Process Based Syllabus in Costumes, Scenery, and Lighting

    By Eric Appleton, Tracey Lyons

    Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design is a week-by-week guide that helps instructors who are new to teaching design, teaching outside of their fields of expertise, or looking for better ways to integrate and encourage non-designers in the design classroom. This book provides a syllabus to…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22
    Focal Press

  • The Method Acting Exercises Handbook book cover

    The Method Acting Exercises Handbook

    By Lola Cohen

    The Method Acting Exercises Handbook is a concise and practical guide to the acting exercises originally devised by Lee Strasberg, one of the Method's foremost practitioners. The Method trains the imagination, concentration, senses and emotions to ‘re-create’ – not ‘imitate’ – logical, believable…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge

  • Theatrical Design: An Introduction book cover

    Theatrical Design

    An Introduction

    By Kevin Lee Allen

    A theatrical designer must address two questions when designing a production: What is the play about and what is the play like? To find the metaphor within a play is to unlock inspired and unique design concepts. Theatrical Design: An Introduction is about how to find the design idea for a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-07
    Focal Press

  • Acting, Archetype, and Neuroscience: Superscenes for Rehearsal and Performance book cover

    Acting, Archetype, and Neuroscience

    Superscenes for Rehearsal and Performance

    By Jane Drake Brody

    "How do we move actors into the less accessible regions of themselves and release hotter, more dangerous, and less literal means of approaching a role?" Superscenes are a revolutionary new mode of teaching and rehearsal, allowing the actor to discover and utilize the primal energies underlying…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12
    Routledge

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