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  • Advanced Consciousness Training for Actors

    Meditation Techniques for the Performing Artist

    By Kevin Page

    Advanced Consciousness Training for Actors explores theories and techniques for deepening the individual actor’s capacity to concentrate and focus attention. Going well beyond the common exercises found in actor training programs, these practices utilize consciousness expanding "technologies"…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11 
    Focal Press

  • The Seagull

    An Insiders’ Account of the Groundbreaking Moscow Production

    By Anatoly Efros

    Edited by James Thomas

    This book is an insiders’ account of the groundbreaking Moscow production of Chekhov's The Seagull directed by Anatoly Efros in 1966, which heralded a paradigm shift in the interpretation and staging of Chekhov’s plays. It is a unique glimpse behind the curtain of the laboratory of new Russian…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11 
    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 – 2018-04-09 
    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 – 2018-03-20 
    Focal Press

  • 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

  • A Korean Approach to Actor Training

    By Jeungsook Yoo

    A Korean Approach to Actor Training develops a vital, intercultural method of performer training, introducing Korean and more broadly East Asian discourses into contemporary training and acting practice. This volume examines the psychophysical nature of a performer’s creative process, applying…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge

  • Stanislavski in Practice

    Exercises for Students, 2nd Edition

    By Nick O'Brien

    Stanislavski in Practice is an unparalleled step-by-step guide to Stanislavski’s system. Author Nick O’Brien makes this cornerstone of acting accessible to teachers and students alike through the use of practical exercises that allow students to develop their skills. This second edition offers more…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19
    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

  • 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 alleys. All of the exercises are adapted from Michael Chekhov's acting technique, but…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    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 – 2017-07-06
    Focal Press

  • The Rise of the Victorian Actor

    By Michael Baker

    Originally published in 1978. Between 1830 and 1890 the English theatre became recognisably modern. Standards of acting and presentation improved immeasurably, new playwrights emerged, theatres became more comfortable and more intimate and playgoing became a national pastime with all classes. The…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

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