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  • Life as a Playwright by Jon Klein
    Life as a Playwright (English, Paperback) Jon Klein

    Addressing the questions central to any playwright's career and identity, Jon Klein offers you a glimpse into a career writing for the theatre. As well as an account of the day-to-day life of a writer, he also discusses what an aspiring playwright should expect as they navigate the industry and how to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Furthermore, the book looks at situations that the...

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  • So You Want to be a Theatre Producer? by James Seabright
    So You Want to be a Theatre Producer? (English, Paperback) James Seabright

    Drawing on the author's own experiences as a producer of theatre productions at different levels, this title takes the producers through the various stages of the process: the development of an idea, raising the money and budgeting, negotiating rights, hiring a director and production team, marketing the show, rehearsals and on to opening night.

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  • Creating Worlds by Jason Warren
    Creating Worlds (English, Paperback) Jason Warren

    A new text on immersive theater.

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  • Telling the Truth by Robin Belfield
    Telling the Truth (English, Paperback) Robin Belfield

    A step-by-step breakdown of the entire journey towards making a verbatim-theatre production - covering everything you need to consider - by an experienced theatre-maker and practitioner.

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  • Stanislavsky and Yoga by Sergei Tcherkasski
    Stanislavsky and Yoga (English, Paperback) Sergei Tcherkasski

    This book deals with one of the most important sources of the Stanislavsky System - Yoga, its practice and philosophy. Sergei Tcherkasski carefully collects records on Yoga in Stanislavsky's writings from different periods and discusses hidden references which are not explained by Stanislavsky himself due to the censorship in his day. Vivid examples of Yoga based training from the rehearsal...

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  • Behind The Seams by James Bellini
    Behind The Seams (English, Hardback) James Bellini, Sally Angel

    With over 1 million costumes and accessories hanging on 6 miles of rails, Angels is the largest dressing up box in the world and the name sewn in hundreds of thousands of costumes for film television & theatre productions.

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  • Phakama by Caoimhe McAvinchey
    Phakama (English, Paperback) Caoimhe McAvinchey, Fabio Santos

    An international arts organisation and network engaging with music, dance, theatre and visual art, Phakama creates adventurous, site-responsive performances with large groups of people from diverse backgrounds. With contributions from participants, artists, academics and cultural commentators from India, Ireland, South Africa, the UK and USA, this book features case studies, interviews and...

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  • Directing in Musical Theatre by Joe Deer
    Directing in Musical Theatre (English, Paperback) Joe Deer

    This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre, will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and technical production all the way to the final performance, Joe Deer covers the full range....

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  • The Cambridge Companion to the Musical by William A. Everett
    The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (English, Paperback) William A. Everett

    An expanded and updated edition of this acclaimed, wide-ranging survey of musical theatre in New York, London, and elsewhere.

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  • The Production Manager's Toolkit by Cary Gillett
    The Production Manager's Toolkit (English, Paperback) Cary Gillett, Jay Sheehan

    "Our theater world is so much better with this book in it, and even better with Cary and Jay at the helm."...

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  • From the Score to the Stage by Evan Baker
    From the Score to the Stage (English, Hardback) Evan Baker

    Without scenery, costumes, and stage action, an opera would be little more than a concert. Offering a comprehensive history of the behind-the-scenes world of opera production and staging, this book follows the evolution of visual style and set design in continental Europe from its birth in the seventeenth century up to today.

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  • Audience Participation in Theatre by G. White
    Audience Participation in Theatre (English, Paperback) G. White

    This book asks that we consider the practices that facilitate audience participation on equal terms with other elements of the theatre maker's art; it offers a theoretical basis for this new approach, illustrated by examples from diverse participatory performances.

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  • Disobedient Theatre by Chris Johnston
    Disobedient Theatre (English, Paperback) Chris Johnston

    Theatre is at its best when it is disobedient, when it argues back to society. But what enables it to achieve this impact? What makes it a force to be reckoned with? What are the principles and the tools of the trade that shape it to be effective, powerful and resonant? Drawing from both theory and practice, and informed by conversations with recognized practitioners from across the UK, this book...

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  • Theatre Management by Anthony Rhine
    Theatre Management (English, Paperback) Anthony Rhine

    An essential introductory textbook that provides a comprehensive and student-friendly overview of the key processes involved in developing and managing a theatre in the 21st century. It covers a complete range of topics fundamental to successful commercial and not-for-profit theatre management, from developing a mission statement to communicating with stakeholders, from marketing and promotion to...

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  • The Dance of Reality by Alejandro Jodorowsky
    The Dance of Reality (English, Paperback) Alejandro Jodorowsky

    A glimpse into the mind and life of one of the most creative and enigmatic visionaries of our time, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky

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  • Jerzy Grotowski by James Slowiak
    Jerzy Grotowski (English, Paperback) James Slowiak, Jairo Cuesta

    Master director, teacher, and theorist, Jerzy Grotowski's work extended well beyond the conventional limits of performance. Now revised and reissued, this book combines:...

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  • A Director's Guide to Stanislavsky's Active Analysis by James M. Thomas
    A Director's Guide to Stanislavsky's Active Analysis (English, Paperback) James M. Thomas

    Includes the first English translation of Maria Knebel's foundational article about active analysis, originally published: Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1959, under the title: O dejstvennom analize p'esy i roli.

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  • The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier by Peter M Boenisch
    The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier (English, Paperback) Peter M Boenisch, Thomas Ostermeier

    Thomas Ostermeier is the most internationally recognised German theatre director of the present. With this book, he presents his directorial method for the first time. The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier provides a toolkit for understanding and enacting the strategies of his advanced contemporary approach to staging dramatic texts. In addition, the book includes:...

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  • Jasmin Vardimon's Dance Theatre by Libby Worth
    Jasmin Vardimon's Dance Theatre (English, Paperback) Libby Worth, Jasmin Vardimon

    Jasmin Vardimon's Dance Theatre offers an unusual, intimate insight into the devising and training processes of a choreographer in the midst of her practice. Libby Worth and Jasmin Vardimon take a collaborative approach to recording and exploring the working processes of Vardimon and her company, chronicling the development of specific productions rather than offering a single choreographic...

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  • Ivo van Hove Onstage by David Willinger
    Ivo van Hove Onstage (English, Paperback) David Willinger

    Since his emergence from the Flemish avant-garde movement of the 1980s, Ivo van Hove's directorial career has crossed international boundaries, challenging established notions of theatre-making. He has brought radical interpretations of the classics to America and organic acting technique to Europe....

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