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Most popular Theatre studies books

The most popular Theatre studies books currently available. Updated weekly.
Hamilton 2020 Square Wall Calendar
Dramatic Exchanges: Letters of the National Theatre
Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course
Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Updates in this expanded and revised second edition include: * A brand new companion website for students and teachers, including Powerpoint lecture slides, sample syllabi, and checklists for projects and exercises., * Learning outcomes for each chapter to guide teachers and students through the book's core ideas and lessons * New style overviews for pop and jukebox musicals * Extensive updated professional insights from field testing with students, young professionals, and industry showcases * Full-colour production images, bringing each chapter to life Acting in Musical Theatre's chapters divide into easy-to-reference units, each containing group and solo exercises, making it the definitive textbook for students and practitioners alike.
This Is Shakespeare
Acting Power: The 21st Century Edition
'Robert Cohen's book, Acting Power, follows the tradition of his other book, Acting One, and has been the veritable bible for acting teachers for the last quarter century.' - David Krasner, Emerson College 'This book, above all else, is an attempt to explore the qualities of acting suggest to you, the actor, an approach toward not merely good acting but powerful acting. Great actors display the power to frighten - and the power to seduce - and can shift between the one and the other like a violinist can her notes.' - From the Preface The first edition of Acting Power was a groundbreaking work of acting theory which applied sociological and psychological principles to actor training. The book went on to influence a generation of theatre and performance studies students and academics, and was translated into five languages., This carefully revised 21st Century Edition (re)considers, in the context of today's field: * questions such as 'should actors act from the inside or the outside?' and 'should the actor live the role or present the role?'; * contemporary research into communication theory, cybernetics, and cognitive science; * brilliantly illuminating and witty exercises for solo study and classroom use, and a through-line of useful references to classic plays; * penetrating observations about the actor's art by more than 75 distinguished professional actors and directors. Cohen's elegant and rigorous updates emphasise the continuing relevance of his uniquely integrated and life-affirming approach to this field. The new edition draws on his extraordinarily rich career as teacher, scholar, director, translator and dramaturg., It is a recipe for thrilling theatre in any genre.
Dario Fo & Franca Rame - Theatre, Politics, Life
Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television
Directing Actors
Sam Wanamaker: A Global Performer
Actor. Director. Activist. The fascinating life of Sam Wanamaker is explored for the first time in this biography by Diana Devlin, who worked closely with him for his last twenty years.
Letters of Cole Porter
The first comprehensive collection of the letters of one of the most successful American songwriters of the twentieth century
Actor Prepares
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 order to explore a role to the full., He introduces the concepts of the 'magic if' units and objectives, of emotion memory, of the super-objective and many more now famous rehearsal aids. Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series to mark the 150th anniversary of Stanislavski's birth, this is an essential read for actors, directors and anyone interested in the art of drama.
Dark Star: A Biography of Vivien Leigh
Theatrical Notebooks of Samuel Beckett: Endgame
'Pattern is as crucial to Beckett's eye as to his ear', writes Gontarski, 'and that patterning dominates his theatrical notes: motion is repeated to echo other motion, posture to echo other posture, gestures to echo other gestures, sounds to echo other sounds.
Romeo and Juliet: Arden Performance Editions
Edexcel AS and A Level Drama and Theatre Study Guide
The new Edexcel AS And A Level Drama Study Guide. A definitive study guide for the new AS/A Level syllabus. Written by experts, this comprehensive guide: covers in detail all three components of both the AS and A Level gives details of the lives and methodology of ten key practitioners works through rehearsal processes for both devising and text-work, including sample stimuli and texts contains detailed coverage of all set texts, with sample questions and answers for the exams covers design as well as performing routes through the course introduces the terminology and techniques that Edexcel expects students to know. Endorsed by Edexcel
13: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
13: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
Constructing a 5-String Banjo: A Complete Technical Guide
Intervals of Cinema
An essential analysis of cinema from one of the great figures of French philosophy.
Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2020: Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen and Radio
Till the Boys Come Home: How British Theatre Fought the Great War
The untold story of the army of men and women who kept British theatre alive during the First World War, and how the theatre aided the war effort
Macbeth: Arden Performance Editions
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life
Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career - and now his 85th year.
Doll's House
Doll's House
Arts Leadership: Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations
King Lear: The Pelican Shakespeare
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.
Prosthetic Make-Up Artistry for Film and Television
Fitting and Pattern Alteration: Bundle Book + Studio Access Card
Acting for Animators: 4th Edition
This revised edition offers the theories and practices Hooks has developed in his workshops, with expanded coverage of acting in video games, story structure, and the work on emotion in the human face being done by Paul Ekman.
Much Ado About Nothing: Arden Performance Editions
Arden Performance Editions are ideal for anyone engaging with a Shakespeare play in performance. With clear facing-page notes giving definitions of words, easily accessible information about key textual variants, lineation, metrical ambiguities and pronunciation, each edition has been developed to open the play's possibilities and meanings to actors and students. Designed to be used and to be useful, each edition has plenty of space for personal annotations and the well-spaced text is easy to read and to navigate.
Entertaining the Troops: 1939-1945
Theatre and Death
This new title in the Theatre And series confronts the complex relationship between theatre and death.
Performing Hamlet: Actors in the Modern Age
Musical Theatre: A History
Beyond Scenography
Using the Sky: a dance
CfE Higher Drama Study Guide
Michael Chekhov's Acting Technique: A Practitioner's Guide
Empty Space
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.
Script Analysis for Theatre: Tools for Interpretation, Collaboration and Production
Freeing the Natural Voice
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.
History of the American Musical Theatre: No Business Like It
Get Me the Urgent Biscuits: An Assistant's Adventures in Theatreland
The dazzling coming-of-age memoir of a young woman's apprenticeship to a maverick West End theatre producer.
Drama and Digital Arts Cultures
As You Like it
A detailed account of the performance history of As You Like It through the modern period, focusing on landmark stage and film productions. -- .
Pitmen Painters
In 1934, a group of Ashington miners and a dental mechanic hired a professor from Newcastle University to teach an Art Appreciation evening class. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends, their work was taken for prestigious collections and they were celebrated throughout the British art world;
Body Speaks: Performance and Physical Expression
Seventy percent of a conversation is conveyed through body language while only 10 percent is the meaning of the words. Here, an expert RADA trainer shows how to use our body so that it will speak more effectively and how to recognize and lose unwanted physical inhibitions.
Directing Screen Performances
"Featuring practical exercises and insightful interviews with successful actors and directors, this is a must-have guide to getting a memorable performance on screen"--
Stanislavski in Practice: Exercises for Students
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.
Theatre and Cancer
This incisive and thoughtful new title in the Theatre And series confronts the difficult relationship between theatre and cancer. Challenging conventional narratives which rely on the binary of tragedy versus survival, Brian Lobel argues for an alternative approach to understanding cancer in relation to theatre.