Acting and Script Analysis Products

  • How to Rehearse a Play

    A Practical Guide for Directors, 1st Edition

    By Damon Kiely

    Based on interviews with over forty award-winning artists, How to Rehearse a Play offers multiple solutions to the challenges that directors face from first rehearsal to opening night. The book provides a wealth of information on how to run a rehearsal room, suggesting different paths and…

    Paperback – 2020-06-29 
    Routledge

  • The Screen Combat Handbook

    A Practical Guide for Filmmakers, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Inouye

    The Screen Combat Handbook is an essential guide to navigating the unique challenges of putting combat on screen. Explore the process from the early stages of preproduction planning all the way through to editing and sound design, and everything in-between. This book uses practical instruction,…

    Paperback – 2020-05-15 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare & Company

    When Action is Eloquence, 1st Edition

    By Bella Merlin, Tina Packer

    Shakespeare & Company: When Action is Eloquence is the first comprehensive insight into this internationally acclaimed company founded in 1978 in Lenox, Massachusetts, by actor-director Tina Packer and voice pioneer Kristin Linklater, with the transformative power of Shakespeare’s language…

    Paperback – 2020-04-22 
    Routledge

  • Exercises for Embodied Actors

    Tools for Physical Actioning, 1st Edition

    By Scott Illingworth

    Exercises for Embodied Actors: Tools for Physical Actioning builds on the vocabulary of simple action verbs to generate an entire set of practical tools from first read to performance that harnesses modern knowledge about the integration of the mind and the rest of the body. Including over 50…

    Paperback – 2020-03-19 
    Routledge

  • American Accent Drills for British and Australian Speakers

    1st Edition

    By Amanda Quaid

    American Accent Drills for British and Australian Speakers provides a comprehensive guide to learning a "General American" accent, made specifically for native English speakers. Unlike most American accent guides, which are geared toward ESL learners, this handbook covers only the shifts that…

    Paperback – 2020-03-11 
    Routledge

  • Staging Sex

    Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques for Theatrical Intimacy, 1st Edition

    By Chelsea Pace

    Staging Sex lays out a comprehensive, practical solution for staging intimacy, nudity, and sexual violence. This book takes theatre practitioners step-by-step through the best practices, tools, and techniques for crafting effective theatrical intimacy. After an overview of the challenges…

    Paperback – 2020-03-05 
    Routledge

  • Your Body Knows

    A Movement Guide for Actors, 1st Edition

    By Meade Andrews, PhD, Jana Tift, MFA

    Your Body Knows provides the foundation actors need to move with ease and power. It is a practical guide to movement starting at the very beginning: knowing your body and experiencing how it works. Through the work of F.M. Alexander, Rudolf Laban, and Michael Chekhov, this book offers basic…

    Paperback – 2020-02-14
    Routledge

  • Objectives, Obstacles, and Tactics in Practice

    Perspectives on Activating the Actor, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hillary Haft Bucs, Valerie Clayman Pye

    Objectives, Obstacles, and Tactics in Practice is the first book that compiles practical approaches of the best practices from a range of practitioners on the subject of working with Stanislavski’s "objectives," "obstacles," and "tactics." The book offers instructors and directors a variety of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-09
    Routledge

  • Collaborative Playwriting

    Polyvocal Approaches from the EU Collective Plays Project, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul C Castagno

    In Collaborative Playwriting, five collectively written plays apply polyvocal methods in which clash and frisson replace synthesis, a dialogic approach to collective writing that has never before been articulated or documented. Based on the EU Collective Plays Project, this collection of plays…

    Paperback – 2019-11-20
    Routledge

  • Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers

    6th Edition

    By James Thomas

    Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, Sixth Edition teaches the skills of script analysis using a formalist approach that examines the written part of a play to evaluate its potentials for performance and production. This new edition offers a more streamlined experience for the…

    Paperback – 2019-11-11
    Routledge

  • (toward) a phenomenology of acting

    1st Edition

    By Phillip Zarrilli

    In (toward) a phenomenology of acting, Phillip Zarrilli considers acting as a ‘question’ to be explored in the studio and then reflected upon. This book is a vital response to Jerzy Grotowski’s essential question: "How does the actor ‘touch that which is untouchable?’" Phenomenology invites us to…

    Paperback – 2019-10-11
    Routledge

  • Becoming an Actor’s Director

    Directing Actors for Film and Television, 1st Edition

    By Regge Life

    The collaboration of director and actor is the cornerstone of narrative filmmaking. This book provides the director with a concrete step-by-step guide to preparation that connects the fundamentals of film-script analysis with the actor’s process of preparation. This book starts with how to identify…

    Paperback – 2019-10-11
    Routledge

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