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  • Actions by Marina Caldarone
    Actions (English, Paperback) Marina Caldarone, Maggie Lloyd-Williams

    Actors need actions. They cannot "act" adjectives, they need verbs; they need an aim to achieve, an action to perform. This is a thesaurus of active verbs with which the actor can refine the action-word until she or her hits exactly the right one to help make the action come alive.

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  • Stella Adler by Howard Kissel
    Stella Adler (English, Hardback) Howard Kissel

    Drawing on an archive of notebooks, transcriptions, and audiotapes of Adler's work, Kissel presents the lessons and insights she brought to the craft of acting.

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  • The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit by Bella Merlin
    The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit (Paperback) Bella Merlin

    A revised and updated edition of Bella Merlin's essential guide to Stanislavsky.

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  • The Power of the Actor by Ivana Chubbuck
    The Power of the Actor (English, Paperback) Ivana Chubbuck

    In The Power of the Actor, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, premier acting teacher and coach Ivana Chubbuck reveals her cutting-edge technique, which has launched some of the most successful acting careers in Hollywood.The first book from the instructor who has taught Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Elisabeth Shue, Djimon Hounsou, and Halle Berry,The Power of the Actor guides you to dynamic and...

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  • An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski
    An Actor Prepares (English, Paperback) Constantin Stanislavski

    An Actor Prepares is the most famous acting training book ever to have been written and the work of Stanislavski has inspired generations of actors and trainers. This translation was the first to introduce Stanislavski's 'system' to the English speaking world and has stood the test of time in acting classes to this day. Stanislavski here deals with the inward preparation an actor must undergo in...

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  • The Actor's Life by Fischer
    The Actor's Life (English, Paperback) Fischer

    Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong?...

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  • Different Every Night by Mike Alfreds
    Different Every Night (English, Paperback) Mike Alfreds

    Containing rehearsal methodology, this book offers practical advice and guidance as well as different useful techniques for actors and directors.

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  • Drama Games by Jessica Swale
    Drama Games (English, Paperback) Jessica Swale

    Suitable for school, youth theatre and community groups, this book includes games for adults to play in workshop or rehearsal settings. It explores a wide range of core drama skills such as: energy, focus, teamwork, trust, character, storytelling, imagination and improvisation, as well as warming up and cooling down.

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  • Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen
    Respect for Acting (English, Hardback) Uta Hagen, Haskel Frankel

    Uta Hagen, renowned actress and acting teacher, accounts her own struggle with the techniques of acting and based on her teachings. The first part, "The Actor," deals with techniques that set an actor in motion physically, verbally, and emotionally. It deals with the actor's concept of himself and with the art of acting.

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  • The Voice Exercise Book by Nelson
    The Voice Exercise Book (English, Paperback) Nelson

    Fall in love with your voice. Get to know how it works. You will soon feel how good it is to sound like you. The Head of Voice at the National Theatre, London, shares the voice exercises she uses with many of Britain's leading actors to help to keep their voices in shape.

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  • Contemporary Monologues for Men by Trilby James
    Contemporary Monologues for Men (English, Paperback) Trilby James

    50 monologues from some of the greatest writers working today, each prefaced with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and perform it to the best of your ability.

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  • Viewpoints Book by Anne Bogart
    Viewpoints Book (Paperback) Anne Bogart, Tina Landau

    An invaluable resource for theatre-makers, as well as for anyone with an interest in collaboration and the creative process, whether in art, business or daily life.

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  • Contemporary Monologues for Women by Trilby James
    Contemporary Monologues for Women (English, Paperback) Trilby James

    50 monologues by some of the greatest writers working today, each with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and perform it to the best of your ability.

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  • True and False by David Mamet
    True and False (Paperback) David Mamet

    The Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, director and teacher has written a blunt, unsparingly honest guide to acting. He leaves no aspect of acting untouched: how to judge the role, approach the part, work with the playwright; True and False slaughters a wide range of sacred cows and yet offers an invaluable guide to the acting profession.

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  • Actioning by Nick Moseley
    Actioning (English, Paperback) Nick Moseley

    The indispensable companion to a vital component in every actor's toolkit, this is the first in-depth exploration of Actioning for student actors, those who train them, and professionals working in the industry, whether they're brand new to the technique or have been practising it for years.

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  • The Excellent Audition Guide by Johnson
    The Excellent Audition Guide (English, Paperback) Johnson

    An engaging, upbeat guide for any student thinking of applying to drama school.

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  • In Depth Acting by Dee Cannon
    In Depth Acting (English, Paperback) Dee Cannon

    "An essential guide to the Stanislavski technique, filtering out the complexities of the system and offering a dynamic, hands-on approach. 'A book that will stand the test of time' - Pierce Brosnan in his Foreword

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  • Meisner in Practice by Nick Moseley
    Meisner in Practice (English, Paperback) Nick Moseley

    The essential practical guide to the Meisner Technique, written by an expert in the field.

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  • Directing Actors by Weston
    Directing Actors (English, Paperback) Weston

    The most crucial relationship on a movie set is between the director responsible for the telling of a story and the actors entrusted with bringing that story's characters to life. Good communication between actor and director can mean the difference between a great film and a missed opportunity.

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  • Secrets of Screen Acting by Patrick Tucker
    Secrets of Screen Acting (English, Paperback) Patrick Tucker

    When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of all things, so the director must conceptualize each image in terms of this new rectangle and actors...

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