Most popular Theatre: individual actors & directors books
The most popular Theatre: individual actors & directors books currently available. Updated weekly.
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. -- .
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.
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.
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' 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.
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.
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.
Philosophical and biographical accounts of Antonin Artaud's late visual work, all reproduced in color.
Witness Onstage is a detailed study of the remarkable growth of documentary theatre forms in Russian since the early 2000s. It draws on the author's work as a performer, producer, and researcher of documentary theatre both in Russia and internationally to provide new perspective on the mechanics of theatre as a venue for civic engagement. -- .
(And what does that even mean?) Here, Alda listens in on things he's heard himself saying at critical points in his life - from the turbulence of the 60s, to his first Broadway show, to the birth of his children, and to the ache of September 11.
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.
Alan Cumming's compelling and moving memoir about his childhood and a thrilling family mystery. WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE2015
Great Shakespeare Actors provides a series of well-informed, well-written, illuminating, and entertaining accounts of many of the most famous stage performers of Shakespeare in both England and America, offering a concise, actor-centred history of Shakespeare on the stage.
"Do You Mind If I Smoke?" is the astonishing and often hilarious life story of a national treasure, told for the first time in a special edition hardback book to be published on the eve of actress Fenella Fielding's 90th birthday this November.
An inspiring collection of letters written by play agent Peggy Ramsay (1908-1991) to her numerous clients.
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 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.
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.
Rise above!: Letters from Tyrone Guthrie details the life and letters of the celebrated theatrical director whose influence on international theatre lives on.
A unique exploration of the challenges and rewards of performing "King Lear "based on interviews with leading actors and directors.
Discusses what it is to be an actor, describing the journeys the author undertakes in order to inhabit the roles for which he is famous including "The History Man" (his TV breakthrough), "Macbeth", the "Fool" (to Michael Gambon's "Lear"), "Tamburlaine", "Cyrano", "Adolf Hitler", "Stanley Spencer" and "Richard III".
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.
Focuses on the psychology of acting and the phenomenology of creativity. Beginning with the premise that actors are creative artists, and tracing individual creativity to six distinct temperaments (personality types), this title demonstrates how actors can tap the profound resources of the psyche in even the most stress-filled situations.
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".
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.
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.
The official biography of pioneering theatre maverick Joan Littlewood, published to mark her centenary in October 2014.
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. -- .
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.
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.