Acting and Script Analysis Products

  • The Seagull

    An Insiders’ Account of the Groundbreaking Moscow Production

    By Anatoly Efros

    Edited by James Thomas

    Paperback – 2018-05-30 
    Routledge

  • Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed

    A Practical Guide to Acting and Producing Spontaneous Shakespeare

    By Bill Kincaid

    Shakespeare’s plays can be performed effectively without rehearsal, if all the actors understand a set of performance guidelines and put them into practice. In Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed: A Practical Guide to Acting and Directing Spontaneous Shakespeare, each chapter is devoted to a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13 
    Focal Press

  • Answers from "The Working Actor"

    Two Backstage Columnists Share Ten Years of Advice

    By Jackie Apodaca, Michael Kostroff

    For nearly a decade, Jackie Apodaca and Michael Kostroff shared duties as advice columnists for the actors’ trade paper, Backstage. Their highly popular weekly feature, "The Working Actor," fielded questions from actors all over the country. A cross between "Dear Abby" and the Hollywood Reporter,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-23 
    Focal Press

  • Turn That Thing Off!

    Collaboration and Technology in 21st Century Actor Training

    By Rose Burnett Bonczek, Roger Manix, David Storck

    When ‘turn that %#*@{& thing off!’ isn’t enough… As personal technology becomes ever-present in the classroom and rehearsal studio, its use and ubiquity is affecting the collaborative behaviors that should underpin actor training. How is the collaborative impulse being distracted, and what…

    Paperback – 2018-03-22 
    Routledge

  • Texts for the Stage

    Studies in Script Analysis

    By Robert J Cardullo

    Texts for the Stage: Studies in Script Analysis is a play-analysis textbook that contains multiple essays on a number of geographically diverse, historically significant dramas and dramatists. These critical essays cover some of the central plays treated—and central issues raised—in today’s…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08 
    Focal Press

  • Jacques Copeau

    By Mark Evans

    This book examines Jacques Copeau, a leading figure in the development of twentieth-century theatre practice, a pioneer in actor-training, physical theatre and ensemble acting, and a key innovator in the movement to de-centralize theatre and culture to the regions. Noe reissued, Jacques Copeau…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Acting: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Bella Merlin

    Now in a vibrantly revised second editon, Acting: The Basics remains a practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, which skilfully combines ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. Retaining a balance between acting history, a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-09
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30
    Routledge

  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political theatre of Piscator and Brecht. Early productions of Kaiser’…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30
    Routledge

  • The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera

    A Practical Approach to Film, Television, and Commercial Acting

    By John Howard Swain

    The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera provides a precise yet practical approach to help unlock the mysteries of acting for film and television. Written by veteran actor, producer, and director John Howard Swain, the book offers a clear-cut, no-nonsense technique that equips aspiring or…

    Paperback – 2017-08-03
    Focal Press

  • Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors

    By Dave Kost

    Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors is the second book in the Book of Sides series by Dave Kost, featuring original, two-page, two-character scenes for use in acting, directing, and auditioning classes. While shorter than the traditional three-to-six-page scenes…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Focal Press

  • 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 – 2017-07-31
    Focal Press

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