Acting Products

  • Monologues for Actors of Color

    Women, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Roberta Uno

    Actors of colour need the best speeches to demonstrate their skills and hone their craft. Roberta Uno has carefully selected monologues that represent African-American, Native American, Latino, and Asian-American identities. Each monologue comes with an introduction and notes on the characters and…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31 
    Routledge

  • Performing in Comedy

    A Student's Guide

    By Ian Wilkie

    Ian Wilkie contends that comic acting is a distinct art form, and as such demands a unique skillset. By exploring the ways in which performance choices and improvised moments can work in conjunction with texts themselves, Performing in Comedy offers an indispensable practical tool for enhancing…

    Paperback – 2016-04-19
    Routledge

  • Acting in the Academy

    The History of Professional Actor Training in US Higher Education

    By Peter Zazzali

    There are over 150 BFA and MFA acting programs in the US today, nearly all of which claim to prepare students for theatre careers. Peter Zazzali contends that the curricula of these courses represent an ethos that is as outdated as it is limited, given today’s shrinking job market for stage…

    Hardback – 2016-04-12
    Routledge

  • Improvisation Hypermedia and the Arts since 1945

    By Roger Dean, Hazel Smith

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge

  • Experiencing Stanislavsky Today

    Training and Rehearsal for the Psychophysical Actor

    By Stephanie Daventry French, Philip G. Bennett

    This pioneering introduction to Stanislavsky's methods and modes of actor training covers all of the essential elements of his System. Recreating ‘truthful’ behaviour in the artificial environment, awareness and observation, psychophysical work, given circumstances, visualization and imagination,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-11
    Routledge

  • The Moon Rises from the Ganges

    The Influence of Asian Acting Techniques on My Work

    By Eugenio Barba

    Edited by Lluis Masgrau

    A collection of texts by Eugenio Barba reconstructing the history of his relationships with the Asian classical theatres. Interweaving stories of journeys, meetings, anecdotes, reflections and technical descriptions, the author exposes the phases and changes in a passion that covers the fifty years…

    Paperback – 2016-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Icarus

  • The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat

    By Robert Najarian

    The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat is your guide to the principles and techniques of theatrical violence, combining detailed discussions of the mechanics of stage fighting with the nuances of acting decisions to make fighting styles reflect character and story. Expert Fight Director Robert Najarian…

    Paperback – 2015-12-14
    Focal Press

  • Physical Theatres

    A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Simon Murray, John Keefe

    This new edition of Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction continues to provide an unparalleled overview of non-text-based theatre, from experimental dance to traditional mime. It synthesizes the history, theory and practice of physical theatres for students and performers in what is both a…

    Paperback – 2015-12-14
    Routledge

  • African Accents

    A Workbook for Actors

    By Beth McGuire

    This is a comprehensive workbook for actors, covering the key characteristics and profiles of a wide range of African accents of English. Its unique approach not only addresses the methods and processes by which to go about learning an accent, but also looks in detail at each example. This lets the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

  • An Actor's Work on a Role

    By Konstantin Stanislavski

     An Actor’s Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavsky’s classic exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing life and truth to one’s role. Originally published over half a century ago as Creating a Role, this book…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

  • Acting in Musical Theatre

    A Comprehensive Course, 2nd Edition

    By Joe Deer, Rocco Dal Vera

    Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Updates in this expanded and revised second…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare on Theatre

    A Critical Look at His Theories and Practices

    By Robert Cohen

    In Shakespeare on Theatre, master acting teacher Robert Cohen brilliantly scrutinises Shakespeare's implicit theories of acting, paying close attention to the plays themselves and providing a wealth of fascinating historical evidence. What he finds will surprise scholars and actors alike – that…

    Paperback – 2015-09-17
    Routledge

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