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  • 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

  • Sondheim and Lapine's Into the Woods

    By Olaf Jubin

    ‘The Woods are just Trees. The Trees are just Wood.’ – All together   Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine combined fairy tales including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk to create Into the Woods (1987). Funny and heartfelt, this musical explores what it might mean to act…

    Paperback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Creative Ballet Teaching

    Technique and Artistry for the 21st Century Ballet Dancer

    By Cadence Whittier

    How can ballet teachers foster a dynamic environment of collaborative learning, curiosity, and creativity in their classrooms? How can they encourage their students to not only refine their technique, but to better understand themselves as dancers, informing technique with their own personalities…

    Paperback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge

  • 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

    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 – 2017-07-19 
    Focal Press

  • 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, allies, or site-specific productions. All of the exercises are adapted from Michael Chekhov's…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12 
    Focal Press

  • Adapting Translation for the Stage

    By Geraldine Brodie, Emma Cole

    Translating for performance is a difficult – and hotly contested – activity. Adapting Translation for the Stage presents a sustained dialogue between scholars, actors, directors, writers, and those working across these boundaries, exploring common themes and issues encountered when writing,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree

    By Catherine Love

    ‘You will see no false nothing false tonight’ – the Hypnotist Tim Crouch’s second play collapses a tale of loss and grief into an exploration of theatrical representation, in a piece of theatre that is at once formally innovative and profoundly moving. Written for two actors, An Oak Tree depicts…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov

    Edited by MARIE-CHRISTINE AUTANT-MATHIEU, Yana Meerzon

    The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov brings together Chekhov specialists from around the world - theatre practitioners, theorists, historians and archivists – to provide an astonishingly comprehensive assessment of his life, work and legacy. This volume aims to connect East and West;…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21 
    Routledge

  • Book of Sides II

    2-Page Original Scenes for Actors and Directors

    By Dave Kost

    Book of Sides II: 2-Page Original 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 3 to 6 page scenes commonly…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20 
    Focal Press

  • Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor Training

    By Melissa Hurt

    This book situates the work of the renowned voice and movement trainer Arthur Lessac in the context of contemporary actor training as a whole. Melissa Hurt uses Maurice Merleau-Ponty's theories of embodiment to frame Lessac's approach in terms of Embodied Acting, a key subject in contemporary…

    Paperback – 2017-06-05 
    Routledge

  • New Dramaturgy

    By Mark Bly

    This book offers a series of dramaturgical writing strategies to help playwrights generate new work and give them unique tools for confronting and overcoming obstacles that playwrights face. Nine different exercises are accompanied by detailed descriptions, play examples from well known writers,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

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