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  • 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 – 2017-10-04 
    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-20 
    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 – 2017-09-18 
    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 – 2017-08-16 
    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 – 2017-07-24 
    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 – 2017-07-18 
    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 – 2017-07-07 
    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

  • 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 – 2017-06-01
    Routledge

  • Voice: Onstage and Off

    3rd Edition

    By Robert Barton, Rocco dal Vera

    Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering, and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal work is covered, from the initial speech impulse and the creation of sound, right through to refining the final product in different types of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-05
    Routledge

  • Acting for Animators

    4th Edition

    By Ed Hooks

    Ed Hooks' essential acting guidebook for animators has been fully revised and updated in this 4th edition. Hooks uses classical acting theory – from Aristotle to Stanislavsky and beyond – to explain everything from character analysis and physical movement to facial expression and scene structure.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-24
    Routledge

  • Unearthing Shakespeare

    Embodied Performance and the Globe

    By Valerie Clayman Pye

    What can the Globe Theatre tell us about performing Shakespeare? Unearthing Shakespeare is the first book to consider what the Globe, today’s replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, can contribute to a practical understanding of Shakespeare’s plays. Valerie Clayman Pye reconsiders the material evidence…

    Paperback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge

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