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  • Actions
    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.

    $14.03 $18.95
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  • Brutus and Other Heroines
    Brutus and Other Heroines (English, Paperback) Harriet Walter

    Award-winning actress Dame Harriet Walter reflects on performing Shakespeare's most famous roles - both male and female. An exploration of the Shakespearean canon through the eyes of a self-identified 'feminist actor' - but, above all, a remarkable account of an acting career unconstrained by tradition or expectations.

    $17.49 $26.95
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  • Drama Games
    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.

    $13.59 $20.95
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  • The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit
    The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit (Paperback) Bella Merlin

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

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  • Drama Games for Devising
    Drama Games for Devising (English, Paperback) Jessica Swale

    Offers insight and experience in a series of exercises and games that are designed to free up creativity and release the imagination.

    $13.09 $20.95
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  • Different Every Night
    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.

    $19.54 $30.95
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  • Actioning
    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.

    $14.48 $22.95
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  • Framed Ink
    Framed Ink (English, Paperback) Marcos Mateu-Mestre

    Describes how to use different drawing techniques to compose storyboards that express a storyline using illustrative examples and explanations.

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  • Judas!
    Judas! (English, Paperback) Clinton Heylin $21.34 $25.00
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  • How Musicals Work
    How Musicals Work (English, Paperback) Julian Woolford

    A practical guide to, and history of, musical theatre. What makes the great shows work and why some never made it.

    $17.88 $26.95
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  • Ted Talks Storytelling
    Ted Talks Storytelling (English, Paperback) Akash Karia

    "Every speaker can put these ideas into practice immediately -- and they should!"~ Dr. Richard C. Harris, Certified World Class Speaking Coach"An insightful read"~Dennis Waller, Top 500 Reviewer"Superb communication advice" ~ Larry NocellaMASTER THE ONE THING ALL GREAT TED TALKS HAVE IN COMMONWhat is the secret to delivering a great TED talk? What is the magic...

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  • An Actor Prepares
    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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  • In the Blink of an Eye
    In the Blink of an Eye (English, Paperback) Walter Murch

    In the Blink of an Eye is editor Walter Murch's essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work? - he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the...

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  • Drama Menu
    Drama Menu (English, Spiral bound) Glyn Trefor-Jones

    A brand new concept for planning and delivering dynamic, progressive drama lessons and workshops. Packed with over 150 tried-and-tested theatre games, exercises and improvisation ideas, it's an essential resource for any drama teacher or workshop leader - guaranteed to deliver delicious drama sessions every time.

    $17.37 $20.95
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  • The Maddie Diaries
    The Maddie Diaries (Hardback) Maddie Ziegler

    The autobiography of Maddie Ziegler, the break-out star of the hit TV series Dance Moms and Sia's acclaimed videos


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  • Impro
    Impro (Paperback) Keith Johnstone

    A leading figure in the theatre, Keith Johnstone lays bare his techniques and exercises to foster spontaneity and narrative skill for actors.

    $20.11 $22.25

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  • Tricks Of The Mind
    Tricks Of The Mind (Paperback) Derren Brown

    Derren Brown's television and stage performances have entranced and dumbfounded millions. His baffling illusions and stunning set pieces - such as "The Seance", "Russian Roulette" and "The Heist" - have set standards of what's possible. This work takes you on a journey into the structure and pyschology of magic.

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  • A Choreographer's Handbook
    A Choreographer's Handbook (English, Paperback) Jonathan Burrows

    A handbook from an internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and teacher. It explains how to navigate a course through the complex process of creating dance. It provides choreographers with a manifesto and reflects on his experience of choreographic practice to allow each artist and dance-maker to find his or her own aesthetic process.

    $28.66 $34.95
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  • How Plays Work
    How Plays Work (English, Paperback) David Edgar

    A guide to the anatomy of drama. It examines the mechanisms and techniques which dramatists throughout the ages have employed to structure their plays and to express their meaning. It starts with the building blocks of whole plays - plot, character creation, genre and structure - and moves on to scenes and devices.

    $15.46 $22.95
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  • Freeing the Natural Voice
    Freeing the Natural Voice (Paperback) Kristin Linklater

    Offers exercises for professional and student actors, teachers of acting and voice, and those interested in vocal expression. This title places emphasis on the removal of the physical and psychological blocks that inhibit the human voice; and is dedicated to 'freeing' the voice we were naturally born with.

    $19.63 $33.00
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