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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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  • The Electric Woman by Tessa Fontaine
    The Electric Woman (Paperback) Tessa Fontaine

    When her mother had a series of strokes, Tessa Fontaine couldn't stand to watch her disappear right in front of her. The Electric Woman tells Tessa's story of joining America's last travelling freak show and learning to perform death-defying acts to help come to terms with her mother's illness.

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  • Something Wonderful by Todd S. Purdum
    Something Wonderful (English, Hardback) Todd S. Purdum

    A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century...

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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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  • 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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  • In the Blink of An Eye by Walter Murch
    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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  • Framed Ink by Marcos Mateu-Mestre
    Framed Ink (English, Paperback) Marcos Mateu-Mestre

    The ultimate guide to visual storytelling! How to make the audience "feel" the story while they are "reading" the story. Using his experiences from working in the comic book industry, movie studios and teaching, Marcos introduces the reader to a step-by-step system that will create the most successful storyboards and graphics for the best visual communication....

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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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  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
    Born a Crime (English, CD-Audio) Trevor Noah

    One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives....

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  • Freeing the Natural Voice by Kristin Linklater
    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.

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  • Brutus and Other Heroines by Harriet Walter
    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.

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  • Unsuccessful Thug by Mike Epps
    Unsuccessful Thug (English, Hardback) Mike Epps

    The stand-up comedian and actor best known for his appearances in the Friday and Hangover films traces his career and celebrity relationships as well as the early brushes with the law and witness to Hollywood racism that shaped his work in comedy. 60,000 first printing.

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  • Drama Games for Devising by Jessica Swale
    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.

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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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  • The Empty Space by Peter Brook
    The Empty Space (Paperback) Peter Brook

    Explores the issues facing theatrical performances. This work describes important developments in theatre from the last century, as well as smaller scale events, from productions by Stanislavsky to the rise of Method Acting. It also shows how theatre defies rules, builds and shatters illusions and creates lasting memories for its audiences.

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

    Derren Brown's television and stage performances have entranced and dumbfounded millions. Alternately hilarious, controversial and challenging, Tricks of the Mind is essential reading for Derren's legions of fans, and pretty bloody irresistible even if you don't like him that much...

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  • Finding Your Voice by Barbara Houseman
    Finding Your Voice (English, Paperback) Barbara Houseman

    A self-help manual for actors who want to train and develop their voice. Each chapter starts with a brief introduction, then sets out the sequence of relevant exercises, accompanied by simple diagrams, and ends with a summary of what has been learned.

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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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  • 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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  • Sondheim and Wheeler's Sweeney Todd by Aaron C. Thomas
    Sondheim and Wheeler's Sweeney Todd (English, Paperback) Aaron C. Thomas

    Sweeney Todd, the gruesome tale of a murderous barber and his pastry chef accomplice, is unquestionably strange subject matter for the musical theatre ? but eight Tony awards and enormous successes on Broadway and the West End testify to its enduring popularity with audiences. Written by Hugh Wheeler, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the musical premiered in 1979 and has seen numerous...

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