Acting and Script Analysis Products

  • A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation!

    How to Survive the 60-Second Audition

    By Herb Parker

    A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation! How to Survive the 60-Second Audition explains how to successfully tackle the "cattle call" acting audition with a sixty-second monologue. Through Q&As, tips, director’s notes, and a glossary full of outrageous actions meant to inspire the actor into…

    Paperback – 2016-03-04 
    Focal Press

  • How to Read a Play

    Script Analysis for Directors

    By Damon Kiely

    The work done on a play before the first rehearsal, the first group reading or even the before the cast have met, can be crucial to the success of a production. Directors and dramaturgs must know how to analyze, understand and interpret a play or performance text if they hope to bring it to life on…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Focal Press

  • The Comedy Improv Handbook

    A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance

    By Matt Fotis, Siobhan O'Hara

    The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-05
    Focal Press

  • Play Readings

    A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners

    By Rob Urbinati

    Play Readings: A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners demystifies the standards and protocols of a play reading, demonstrating how to create effective and evocative readings for those new to or inexperienced with the genre. It examines all of the essential considerations involved in readings,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-16
    Focal Press

  • The Rise and Fall of the Well-Made Play (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Russell Taylor

    First published in 1967, this title considers the idea of the ‘well-made play’ in the context of how and why it has been devalued and how far, in allowing it to be devalued, we have lost sight of certain important elements of the theatre. The focus of the book is largely on the development of…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Thriving Artist

    Saving and Investing for Performers, Artists, and the Stage & Film Industries

    By David Maurice Sharp

    The old cliché about the "starving" artist may have a basis in reality, but it isn’t set in stone! The Thriving Artist provides valuable advice for the performing artist, whether you’re an actor, dancer, lighting guru, costumer, or stagehand, on investing, saving, and building a diversified and…

    Paperback – 2015-02-05
    Focal Press

  • Secrets of Screen Acting

    3rd Edition

    By Patrick Tucker

    When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of…

    Paperback – 2014-11-18

  • Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Elsom

    Cold War Theatre, first published in 1992, provides an account of the theatrical history within the context of East/West politics. Its geographical span ranges from beyond the Urals to the Pacific Coast of the US, and asks whether the Cold War confrontation was not in part due to the cultural…

    Hardback – 2014-11-13
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Art of Theatrical Design

    Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice

    By Kaoime Malloy

    The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice addresses the core principles that develop the student designer into a true artist, providing a foundation that ensures success with each production design. This text concentrates on the skills necessary to create…

    Paperback – 2014-10-03
    Focal Press

  • Stanislavski in Practice - The Film

    Part One: Work on the actor

    By Nick O'Brien

    "A how-to guide, full of classroom exercises … the book, which is meant to be used by students and instructors alike, is a wild success--the writing is clear, and the solid, down-to-earth exercises unravel the "mystery" of Stanislavski." E. C. Skiles; Lone Star College-Kingwood, CHOICE "Outstanding…

    DVD – 2014-08-19

  • The Art of Voice Acting

    The Craft and Business of Performing for Voiceover, 5th Edition

    By James Alburger

    From basic acting techniques and exercises for keeping the voice in top condition, to marketing and promotion of the actor, The Art of Voice Acting covers it all. Now in its fifth edition, this essential book is packed with expert advice on job opportunities and career management tips; it is the…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Focal Press

  • The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre

    2nd Edition

    By Scott Graham, Steven Hoggett

    ‘This is a close companion to Frantic Assembly’s practice and one that is written with an open and engaging, even disarming, tone … A rich, rewarding and compelling text.’ Stuart Andrews, University of Surrey As Frantic Assembly move into their twentieth year of producing innovative and…

    Paperback – 2014-07-15

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