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Actor Training the Laban Way

by Barbara Adrian Allworth (February 23, 2010)

* Individual, partner, and group exercises to make any actor more expressive

* Crucial acting tips based on the work of distinguished theorist Rudolf Laban

* 65 original illustrations of anatomy and warm-up...

Animation Development

by David B. Levy Allworth (February 16, 2010)

Whether a novice curious about the cartoon production process, a visual arts student who has not yet experienced that big break, or a seasoned professional looking for valuable insight, Animation Development...

Great Producers

by Iris Dorbian Allworth (February 23, 2010)

Up close and personal with Broadway’s brightest lights of the past, present, and future.

* Firsthand accounts, rare interviews, backstage anecdotes

* Insider ideas from Disney, Jujamcyn, Mackintosh, Weissler,...


by Mark Whitaker Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2014)

The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun...

The Gardener's Son

by Cormac Mccarthy Ecco (December 09, 2014)

The screenplay for McCarthy's classic film, bearing in full measure his gift—the ability to fit complex and universal emotions into ordinary lives and still preserve all of their power and significance

In the...


by Janet Wilcox Allworth (September 02, 2014)

Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? Put it to use in a career as a voiceover actor! Veteran voice-over actor, writer, producer, and teacher Janet Wilcox provides the inside scoop on the industry...

A View from A Broad

by Bette Midler Simon & Schuster (April 01, 2014)

Bette Midler, also known as Divine Miss M—the indomitable and incomparable singer, actor, and musical theater extraordinaire, with a career spanning almost half a century—revisits her classic memoir, now...

Downton Abbey Script Book Season 3

by Julian Fellowes William Morrow Paperbacks (December 29, 2015)

Engross yourself in Julian Fellowes’ multi-award winning drama with the full script of Season Three, which includes previously unseen dialogue and drama as well as two 8-page color photo inserts.

Downton Abbey...

Life in Motion

by Misty Copeland Touchstone (March 04, 2014)

Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history-making ballerina.

In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American...

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski

by Adam Bertocci Simon & Schuster (October 26, 2010)

What if…William Shakespeare had written The Big Lebowski?

The Dude has met the Bard—and he doth abide.

Join “The Knave” and Sir Walter on a wild tale of mistaken identity, kidnapping, bowling, and a rug...

For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf

by Ntozake Shange Scribner (November 02, 2010)

From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award–winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when...

The Movies That Changed Us

by Nick Clooney Atria Books (May 11, 2010)

Nick Clooney, one of America's most respected film critics and historians, presents a distinctive catalog of movies that have influenced and altered not only the world of cinema, but also the world in which...

The Collaborative Habit

by Twyla Tharp & Jesse Kornbluth Simon & Schuster (November 24, 2009)

In a career that has spanned four decades, choreographer Twyla Tharp has collaborated with great musicians, designers, thousands of dancers, and almost a hundred companies. She's experienced the thrill of shared...

Movies and TV: The New York Public Library Book of Answers

by Melinda Corey, Diane Corey & George Ochoa Touchstone (July 01, 1992)

If you're a movie or television fan - how many of these questions can you answer?

  • What was the last picture show in The Last Picture Show?
  • Where was the stagecoach headed in Stagecoach?
  • What was the name...

  • The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide

    by Judy Carter Atria Books (May 04, 2010)

    Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all about the biz of being funny and writing funny in this bright, entertaining, and totally practical guide on how to draw humor from...

    Dangerously Funny

    by David Bianculli Touchstone (December 01, 2009)

    An unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- the provocative, politically charged program that shocked the censors, outraged the White House, and forever...

    I Must Say

    by Martin Short Harper (November 04, 2014)

    In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz- obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood's favorite funnymen, known to his famous...

    Eyeing the Flash

    by Peter Fenton Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

    The year is 1963, the setting is small-town Michigan. At age fifteen, Peter Fenton is a gawky math whiz schoolboy with a dissatisfied mother, a father who drinks himself to foolishness, and no chance whatsoever...

    Its All Your Fault

    by Bill Robinson & Ceridwen Morris Touchstone (June 15, 2010)

    An Essential Guide to Landing -- and Keeping -- Your first Hollywood Job

    A position as an assistant to a producer, agent, director, studio executive, or star can be the path to a fabulous career -- or a one-way...

    Crash and Burn

    by Artie Lange & Anthony Bozza Touchstone (October 29, 2013)

    Veteran comedian Artie Lange turns an unflinching eye and his signature wit on his perilous descent into drug addiction, life-threatening depression, and ultimately, his recovery, in the follow-up to his hilariously...

    Song of Spider-Man

    by Glen Berger Simon & Schuster (November 05, 2013)

    “One of the best literary works of this year” (Miami Herald-Tribune): The true story of a theatrical dream—or nightmare—come true…the making of the Spider-Man musical.

    As you might imagine, writing...


    by Tom Shone Free Press (December 07, 2004)

    It's a typical summer Friday night and the smell of popcorn is in the air. Throngs of fans jam into air-conditioned multiplexes to escape for two hours in the dark, blissfully lost in Hollywood's latest glittery...

    Long-Form Improv

    by Ben Hauck Allworth (September 01, 2012)

    Long-Form Improv deftly teaches the wildly popular form of improvisation that is so foundational to the comedy stylings of many of today’s top actors and thriving comedians. Crammed with innovative ideas for...

    Allan, Burning: A Novel

    by Donald Everett Axinn Arcade (February 07, 2012)

    Happily married with two beautiful children, successful architect and avid amateur aviator Allan Daniels finds his life plummeting into a nightmare when his wife suddenly announces that she wants a separation,...

    Digital Technical Theater Simplified

    by Drew Campbell Allworth (September 13, 2011)

    The theater is in the midst of a digital revolution! This book provides readers with an easy-to-understand overview of the digital technology currently available for the stage. In clear language, Digital Technical...

    The Little Red Book of Musician's Wisdom

    by Sheila E. Anderson Skyhorse (November 01, 2012)

    Celebrating both the famous and the obscure from every genre of music—including classical, rock, Latin, country, blues, and hip-hop, The Little Red Book of Musician’s Wisdom offers a touching anecdote or...

    How to Audition for TV Commercials

    by W. L. Jenkins Allworth (July 01, 2005)

    What do ad agencies look for when casting TV commercials? This insider's guide, written by a former actor turned ad agency exec, has the answers. It provides step—by—step instructions to help actors understand...

    There's Money Where Your Mouth Is

    by Elaine A. Clark Allworth (December 01, 2011)

    Voices are increasingly in demand for commercials, cartoon characters, announcements, and other spots. This outstanding handbook explains how to launch a career and ?nd work. Along with sample commercials and...

    Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides

    by Janet Wilcox Allworth (September 15, 2011)

    Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides: How to Audition Successfully for Both Traditional and New Media is everything an actor needs to be ready for that perfect part, from webisodes to Shakespeare. Scripts,...

    Cary Grant

    by Geoffrey Wansell Arcade (November 15, 2011)

    His signature jaw line and charismatic characters made him an American symbol. His films, including Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, and North by Northwest, were timeless classics. However, Grant was...

    Si-cology 1

    by Si Robertson & Mark Schlabach Howard Books (September 03, 2013)

    You know him from the hit A&E® show Duck Dynasty®now you can enjoy Uncle Si’s tall tales, crazy exploits, and quirky one-liners in one raucous collection!

    “These hands are so fast, I can get your wallet...

    Satiristas: Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians

    by Paul Provenza & Dan Dion HarperCollins e-books (May 11, 2010)

    Featuring our greatest comedic minds on the nature of humor, its relevance in society—and why sometimes you just need a good dirty joke to cleanse the palate—Satiristas is a hilarious multi-voiced manifesto...

    The Business of Theatrical Design, Second Edition

    by James Moody Allworth (June 24, 2013)

    Written by a leading design consultant and carefully updated with the latest information on the industry, this is the essential guide to earning a living, marketing skills, furthering a design career, and operating...

    Kissing the Mask: Beauty, Understatement and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater, with Some Thoughts on Muses (Especially Helga Testorf), Transgender W

    by William T. Vollmann HarperCollins e-books (May 04, 2010)

    “Intrepid journalist and novelist William T. Vollman’s colossal body of work stands unsurpassed for its range, moral imperative, and artistry.”



    William T. Vollmann, the National Book Award–winning...

    Tales from the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories

    by Peter Hanson & Paul Robert Herman HarperCollins e-books (January 26, 2010)

    Tales from the Script gathers notable veterans of the screen wars who demonstrate the basic truth of our adventures in Movieland: Writing is the easy part.” — John Sayles, writer/director of Lone Star...

    Confessions of a Casting Director

    by Jen Rudin It Books (December 17, 2013)

    Confessions of a Casting Director is a must-have for any aspiring actor or stage parent—the definitive guide to breaking into film, television, theater, and even YouTube from longtime casting director and...

    The $11 Billion Year

    by Anne Thompson Newmarket for It Books (March 18, 2014)

    "This chronicle of 2012 is a slice of what happened during a watershed year for the Hollywood movie industry. It's not the whole story, but it's a mosaic of what went on, and why, and of where things are heading."...

    Sleepless in Hollywood: Tales from the New Abnormal in the Movie Business

    by Lynda Obst Simon & Schuster (June 11, 2013)

    The veteran producer and author of the bestseller Hello, He Lied takes a witty and critical look at the new Hollywood.

    Over the past decade, producer Lynda Obst gradually realized she was working in a Hollywood...

    Under the Big Top

    by Bruce Feiler William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

    Both a great American adventure and a rare entry into asheltered world, Under the Big Top describes one man's pursuit of every child's fantasy: running away to join the circus. Bruce Feiler's unforgettable year...

    Downton Abbey Script Book Season 2

    by Julian Fellowes William Morrow Paperbacks (December 23, 2013)

    The full scripts of award-winning Downton Abbey, season two including previously unseen commentary from Julian Fellowes

    Opening in 1916, as the First World War rages across Europe, Season Two is the next dramatic...

    Building the Successful Theater Company

    by Lisa Mulcahy Allworth (January 11, 2011)

    The second edition of Building the Successful Theater Company takes readers even deeper into the world of theatrical production, examining in great depth the financial realities of establishing--and maintaining--a...

    Booking Performance Tours

    by Tony Micocci Allworth (June 29, 2010)

    Pack up the costumes and the instruments! It's time to take your show on the road. For anyone who manages, produces, represents, or works in a repertory theater, dance company, or next-hot-thing band, Booking...

    Singing in Musical Theatre

    by Joan Melton & Angela Punch Mcgregor Allworth (June 29, 2010)

    What does it take to be a musical theatre performer? What kind of training is required to do eight shows a weekacting, dancing, and singing in a wide variety of vocal styles? This insider's look into the unique...

    The Lucid Body

    by Fay Simpson & Michael Howard Allworth (June 29, 2010)

    Actors! Engage your mind and your body in order to develop your characters fully. The Lucid Body technique breaks up stagnant movement patterns and expands your emotional and physical range. Through energy analysis,...

    They'll Never Put That on the Air

    by Allan Neuwirth Allworth (September 07, 2010)

    In the 1950s, Lucille Ball couldn't even say the word “pregnant” on TV. But by the 1990s, Carrie Bradshaw and her posse could say everything there is to say about sex—and demonstrate most of it. How have...

    The Actor's Other Career Book

    by Lisa Mulcahy Allworth (September 21, 2010)

    Actors don't have to become Broadway stars to make a living with their acting talents. The Actor’s Other Career Book pulls back the curtain to reveal more than 50 permanent and temporary positions available...

    Acting Is a Job

    by Jason Pugatch Allworth (September 21, 2010)

    • How to cope with the realities of life as an actor—if you don’t laugh, you'll cry • In-depth interviews with actors, agents, casting directors. In this hip, warts-and-all look at acting, author Jason...

    Your Career in Animation

    by David B. Levy Allworth (September 07, 2010)

    Great ideas for animators who are starting out or looking for their next job • Packed with information and insights • Perfect for film students and art students. Animation is a multibillion-dollar industry....

    The Actor's Way

    by Benjamin Lloyd Allworth (September 07, 2010)

    This is required reading for anyone passionate about the theater, acting, and the teaching of it. The struggles of a young actor, the actor/director relationship, the challenges of teaching art in universities,...

    An Actor's Guide--Your First Year in Hollywood

    by Michael St. Nicholas Allworth (September 07, 2010)

    An Actor's Guide—Your First Year in Hollywood should be required reading for any young actor headed to La-La Land with a dream in his heart and a shine on his shoes. Sure, it's a great guide to auditioning,...