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Entertaining the Troops: 1939-1945
Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. Staging Life and Death
This illustrated collection documents Quarantine's large scale performance work, Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring., together with a collection of writings from many different disciplines and perspectives on its various themes, specifically regarding the human life cycle and human relationships to time. -- .
Performing Hamlet: Actors in the Modern Age
Hollywood Dogs: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation
Hollywood Dogs showcases a fine selection of photographs from the famous John Kobal Foundation. Taken between 1920 and 1960 during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Making Site-Specific Theatre and Performance: A Handbook
This practical, accessible and far-reaching guide to making site-specific theatre and performance emphasises the diversity of approaches to the practice, and explores key principles of space and site.
Stanislavski: An Introduction
The Stanislavski "system" is still the only comprehensive method of actor training we posses. This text traces the growth of the "system" from its roots in the tradition of Russian realism, and charts the various phases it went through until the final emergence of the Method of Physical Action.
Simon Cadell: The Authorised Biography
`Simon Cadell: The Authorised Biography' tells for the first time the story of the beloved Hi-de-hi! star. From troubled childhood, through theatre school at the Bristol Old Vic and onto a 20-year award-winning stage career, Cadell was cut down in his prime at forty-five as he had seemed set to become one of the greatest actors of his generation.
Julie Hesmondhalgh: A Working Diary
Shakespeare in the Theatre: Patrice Chereau
Orson Welles, Volume 3: One-Man Band
An epic survey of Orson Welles' life and work. It shows what it was like to be around Welles, and, what it was like to be him, in which lies the answer to the old riddle: whatever happened to Orson Welles?
Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov
Reframing the Musical: Race, Culture and Identity
This critical and inclusive edited collection offers an overview of the musical in relation to issues of race, culture and identity. Bringing together contributions from Cultural, American and Theatre Studies for the first time, the chapters offer fresh perspectives on musical theatre history, calling for a radical and inclusive new approach.
Do You Know Who I Am?: A Memoir
Rise Above! Letters from Tyrone Guthrie
Rise above!: Letters from Tyrone Guthrie details the life and letters of the celebrated theatrical director whose influence on international theatre lives on.
Directors/Directing: Conversations on Theatre
In this book, nine leading international theatre directors discuss their work and careers, providing fascinating insight into their approaches and creative relationships with actors. Each conversation is framed by an introduction to the work of the director, a detailed chronology of productions and an indicative bibliography to inspire further reading and research.
Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir
Alan Cumming's compelling and moving memoir about his childhood and a thrilling family mystery. WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE2015
Christopher Lee Film Encyclopedia
The Christopher Lee Encyclopedia encompasses all of the films in the distinguished actor's prolific career, from his early roles in of the 1940s to his work in some of the most successful film franchises of all time. This reference volume highlights Lee's iconic roles in horror cinema as well as his non-horror films over the years.
Start To Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking
On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide
Orson Welles, Volume 1: The Road to Xanadu
A brilliant biography of the young Orson Welles, from his prodigious childhood and youth, his triumphs with the Mercury Theatre, to the making of Citizen Kane. Vivid, vastly entertaining, this is the definitive Welles biography.
Stanislavski and the Actor: The Final Acting Lessons, 1935-38
Between 1935 and 1938, Stanislavski did his final work in Moscow with a group of 11 young actors and directors trained in his special "system". This volume contains a full translation of verbatim transcriptions of Stanislavski's notes and practical exercises from these sessions.
Covering McKellen: An Understudy's Tale
A re-issue of the acclaimed memoir by David Weston, chronicling the year he spent as Ian McKellen's understudy in the Royal Shakespeare Company's tour of King Lear.
Year of the Fat Knight: The Falstaff Diaries
Antony Sher's account - splendidly supplemented by his own paintings and sketches - of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's best-known and most popular characters. As heard on BBC Radio 4.
Need for Words: Voice and the Text
Ritual Theatre of Theodoros Terzopoulos
'Death of a Salesman' in Beijing
Brecht: A Practical Handbook
A bold and exciting new approach to Bertolt Brecht, making his theories and ideas about theatre accessible to a new generation of actors, directors, students and theatre-makers, and showing how they can be put into practice.
Shakespeare in the Theatre: The National Theatre, 1963-1975: Olivier and Hall
Rainbow Comes and Goes
Brecht On Theatre
"First published by Methuen Drama in 1964 in an edition translated and with notes by John Willett. Copyright John Willett, 1964. The translation and selection of material in this edition first published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015."
Peggy to her Playwrights: The Letters of Margaret Ramsay, Play Agent
An inspiring collection of letters written by play agent Peggy Ramsay (1908-1991) to her numerous clients.
Passions of Peter Sellars: Staging the Music
Recognised as one of the most innovative and influential directors of our time, Peter Sellars has produced acclaimed - and often controversial - versions of many beloved operas and oratorios. He has also collaborated with several composers to create challenging new operas. This volume explores the development of his style.
Edwin Forrest: A Biography and Performance History
Edwin Forrest was the foremost American actor of the nineteenth century. This full-length biography examines Forrest's personal life while acknowledging the impossibility of separating it from his public image. Included is a historical chronology of every known performance the actor gave.
Stage Directing: A Director's Itinerary
Antonin Artaud: Drawings and Portraits
Philosophical and biographical accounts of Antonin Artaud's late visual work, all reproduced in color.
Ruritania: A Cultural History, from The Prisoner of Zenda to the Princess Diaries
A cultural history of Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda that explores its afterlife including how it was adapted for stage and screen, woven into narratives about the Cold War, and influenced children's writers such as Frances Hodgson Burnett and Meg Cabot.
Rediscovering Stanislavsky
Konstantin Stanislavsky (1863-1938) was one of the most prominent and innovative directors of modern theatre, and his system and related practices continue to be studied and used in universities and in theatres. This book explores the extraordinary political contexts in which he resisted authoritarian pressures and developed his life's work.
Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and their Remarkable Families
Henry Irving - a merchant's clerk who became the saviour of British theatre - and Ellen Terry, who made her first theatre appearance as soon as she could walk, were the king and queen of the Victorian stage.
Franco Zeffirelli: Complete Works: Theatre * Opera * Film
A work on the extraordinary life and work of Franco Zeffirelli that features photographs which trace the arc of Zeffirellis career, from the spectacular opera productions of Don Giovanni and La Boheme, to such award-winning films as "Jesus of Nazareth" and "Tea with Mussolini".
Drama Games for Actors: Exploring Self, Character and Text
A new title in the ever-growing, increasingly popular Drama Games series - another dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book, packed with dozens of drama games that can be used in rehearsals.
Rise Up!: Broadway and American Society from 'Angels in America' to 'Hamilton'
Some Sort of Life
Discusses about Jan Sargent early life training as an actress in London during the war, the origins of her very left-wing politics and absolute commitment to justice. Her views are reflected in her feelings about people, and hold revelations and reflections on her relationships with friends, lovers, colleagues and the theatre world.
Edith Craig and the Theatres of Art
Shakespeare in the Theatre: Nicholas Hytner
Playhouse Wills: 1558-1642
Now available in paperback, this edition constitutes an archive of source materials in the field of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre. It is a collection of over one hundred wills left by those who participate in the life of the theatre - from actors and dramatists to carpenters and costumiers. -- .
Actors' Crucible: Port Talbot and the Making of Burton, Hopkins, Sheen and All the Others
The town of Port Talbot has long been seen (quite literally) as synonymous with the steel industry. Yet it also has another claim to fame as the actors' capital of Wales. It has produced a remarkable number of actors since the inter-war years.
It's All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells
Beckett, Lacan and the Voice
Theatre of Romeo Castellucci and Societas Raffaello Sanzio: From Icon to Iconoclasm, From Word to Image, From Symbol to Allegory
This book focuses on Romeo Castellucci's theatrical project, exploring the ethical and aesthetic framework determined by his reflection on the nature of the image.
Principles of Movement
First and only book on his techniques from the movement teacher who trained Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Baz Lurhmann, and many others