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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...


The Actor and the Alexander Technique

by Kelly McEvenue & Patsy Rodenburg St. Martin's Press (December 02, 2014)

F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors,...


Voiceovers

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...


Contemporary American Monologues for Men

by Todd London Theatre Communications Group (October 25, 2012)

Audition monologues from recent works by American playwrights.


100 (monologues)

by Eric Bogosian Theatre Communications Group (May 05, 2014)

Complete and collected monologues by legendary playwright and performer Eric Bogosian.


The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

by Chris Holmlund WallFlower Press (April 14, 2014)

Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities – as actor, writer, producer,...


Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company

by Carey Jr. Taylor Trade Publishing (December 07, 2013)

Funny, insightful, and brutally honest. Offers an intimate look at the work of Hollywood director John Ford through the observant eyes of actor Harry Carey, Jr.


The Commedia dell'Arte of Flaminio Scala: A Translation and Analysis of 30 Scenarios

by Richard Andrews Scarecrow Press (October 17, 2008)

This is a translation with detailed commentary of 30 commedia dell'arte scenarios first published in 1611 by Flaminio Scala. It aims principally to demonstrate the methodology of Italian improvised theater and...


The Immortal Marilyn: The Depiction of an Icon

by De John Vito & Frank Tropea Scarecrow Press (December 07, 2006)

From the late 1940s to the early '60s, Marilyn Monroe appeared in barely thirty movies, beginning with bit parts and moving on into supporting roles for such films as The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, and Clash...


Luna Park: Short Plays and Monologues

by Donald Margulies Theatre Communications Group (July 25, 2012)

A new collection by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends.


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,...


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...


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,...


Smile When the Raindrops Fall: The Story of Charley Chase

by Brian Anthony & Andy Edmonds Scarecrow Press (December 23, 1997)

Details the life of Charley Chase-a major force in the shaping of motion picture comedy.


Contemporary American Monologues for Women

by Todd London Theatre Communications Group (October 25, 2012)

Audition monologues from recent works by American playwrights.


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,...


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...


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,...


Stage Combat

by Jenn Boughn Allworth (September 21, 2010)

The most complete guide on an essential stagecraft available! Wanna fight, buddy? This comprehensive guide covers everything performers, directors, theater teachers, fight choreographers, and others need to...


Clues to Acting Shakespeare

by Wesley Van Tassel Allworth (September 07, 2010)

"A workhorse of a workbook!"—Library Journal. American actors, fear Shakespeare no more! Through a series of inspiring, easy-to-follow exercises, an acclaimed director and drama coach shows both students and...


Voiceovers

by Janet Wilcox Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Ever been told you have a great voice? Put it to use with a career as a voice-over actor! In Voice-Overs, a veteran voice-over actor, writer, producer, and voice-over teacher provides the inside scoop on the...


Acting

by Mary Beth Barber, Terry Schreiber & Edward Norton Allworth (March 07, 2012)

Honed by the author's 35 years of teaching, this advanced book offers different warm-up exercises concentrating on the actor's sense of smell, sound, sight, and touch; sensory tools for conveying the climate...


Improv for Actors

by Dan Diggles Allworth (March 01, 2004)

In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons—each...


The Art of Auditioning

by Rob Decina Allworth (June 01, 2004)

A network daytime casting director highlights the difference between the craft of acting and the business of auditioning, and how those two worlds meet in television.  Included are proven-effective preparation...


Starting Your Career as an Actor

by Jason Pugatch Allworth (August 06, 2012)

This practical and entertaining guide readies the uninitiated actor to navigate the ridiculous, impossible, and often heartbreaking world of the acting industry. This book will expose actors to the ins and outs...


Little Caesar: A Biography of Edward G. Robinson

by Alan L. Gansberg Scarecrow Press (May 18, 2004)

In this fascinating biography, Alan L. Gansberg reveals the man behind the public face, his many memorable roles among more than 100 films, and his struggle to find steady work in Hollywood again.


Mastering Shakespeare

by Scott Kaiser Allworth (January 12, 2012)

Who says only the British can act Shakespeare? In this unique guide, a veteran acting coach shatters that myth with a boldly American approach to the Bard. Written in the form of a play, this volume's "characters"...


Acting for Film

by Cathy Haase Allworth (January 30, 2012)

Aspiring film and television actors will discover exercises for relaxing the face to achieve maximum expressiveness; maintaining proper eye focus in front of the camera and conveying the "beats" of a scene,...


Speak the Speech!

by Rhona Silverbush & Sami Plotkin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 18, 2002)

The most comprehensive sourcebook of Shakespeare's monologues ever available in one volume.

A detailed guide to approaching Shakespearean text, Speak the Speech! contains everything an actor needs to select and...


The Guttenberg Bible

by Steve Guttenberg St. Martin's Press (May 08, 2012)

"Forget being an actor. You don't have the look, you don't have the talent, and your name is ridiculous. You are the last guy I would ever pick to be a movie star."

This was the first piece of advice Steve Guttenberg...


Movement: From Person to Actor to Character

by Theresa Mitchell Scarecrow Press (February 19, 1998)

This guide for actors concisely collects many common movement principles such as use of breath, alignment, relaxation, imagery, and surroundings.


Julius Caesar: The 30-Minute Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare & Nick Newlin Nicolo Whimsey Press (June 19, 2012)

"A master at engaging students in the process of performing a Shakespearescene."—Janet Field-Pickering, head of education, Folger Shakespeare Library


The Tempest: The 30-Minute Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare & Nick Newlin Nicolo Whimsey Press (June 19, 2012)

"A truly fun, emotional, and sometimes magical first experience . . . guided by a sagacious, knowledgeable, and intuitive educator."—Library Journal


The Health & Safety Guide for Film, TV & Theater, Second Edition

by Monona Rossol Allworth (August 30, 2011)

This second edition has been expanded and updated to address new hazards, unique health and safety problems, and particular regulations that threaten anyone working in the entertainment industries today. Artists’...


Jimmy Stewart

by Jonathan Coe Arcade (January 03, 2017)

Over a career that spanned forty-three years and seventy-seven films, Jimmy Stewart went from leading man to national idol. Classics such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, and,...


Acting for Film (Second Edition)

by Cathy Haase & Ian McKellen Allworth (September 25, 2018)

"It will not disappoint . . ." —Ian McKellen, from the Foreword

An Authoritative Training Manual for Film Actors and Teachers

“In today's entertainment industry of buff bodies and beautiful faces, it's easy...


Clues to Acting Shakespeare (Third Edition)

by Wesley Van Tassel Allworth (October 23, 2018)

“A workhorse of a book! Beautifully conceived and executed. Clues to Acting Shakespeare is a no-brainer purchase for acting collections in all libraries.” —Library Journal

Clues to Acting Shakespeare has...


The Actor's Guide to Self-Marketing

by Carla Renata Allworth (January 01, 2019)

Stand Out from the Competition!

How do actors sell their personality? What does it take to make a lasting impression? How can actors use their image to achieve their dreams? The Actor's Guide to Self-Marketing...


National Youth Theatre Monologues

by Michael Bryher Nick Hern Books (September 10, 2018)

An invaluable new collection of audition speeches drawn from material produced by world-leading youth arts organisation the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.

Edited by NYT Associate Artist Michael Bryher,...


Puppetry: How to Do It

by Meryvn Millar Nick Hern Books (July 27, 2018)

A practical, accessible and inspiring guide to using puppetry in theatre – the perfect entry point for anyone looking to use puppets in their productions, to explore what puppets can do, or to develop their...


Acting for the Camera

by Tony Barr William Morrow Paperbacks (August 21, 2012)

Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years' experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in...


Brecht: A Practical Handbook

by David Zoob Nick Hern Books (May 25, 2018)

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...


The Improviser's Way

by Katy Schutte Nick Hern Books (March 20, 2018)

An inspiring and interactive workbook to help you develop skills for longform improvisation, by one of the UK’s top improv performers and teachers.

Structured as a twelve-week course, this book provides techniques,...


Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries

by Antony Sher Nick Hern Books (March 15, 2018)

In 1982, rising actor Antony Sher played the Fool to Michael Gambon’s King in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of King Lear. Shortly after, he came back to Stratford to play Richard III – a breakthrough...


Shakespeare on Theatre

by William Shakespeare & Nick de Somogyi Nick Hern Books (April 13, 2018)

A unique collection of Shakespeare's every reflection on the theatre, offering fascinating insights into the man, his work, and the world of the Jacobean stage.

Shakespeare was a man of the theatre to his core,...


Tackling Text [and subtext]

by Barbara Houseman Nick Hern Books (April 13, 2018)

An intensely practical handbook for actors on how to cope with text, subtext, character and situation. Preface by Kenneth Branagh.

Having helped the actor with basic vocal technique in her enormously successful...


Cracking The Acting Code

by Taja V Simpson & Sabrina M Revelle The Actor's Life (December 05, 2017)

We’re not going to sell you the “big promise” that you’ll star in the next Award Winning Blockbuster Film right after reading this book. Like any other profession you’ll need to apply yourself. Having...


Meisner in Practice

by Nick Moseley Nick Hern Books (January 08, 2017)

A step-by-step introduction to the key features of the Meisner Technique, including a full set of practical exercises.

The Meisner Technique is at the forefront of actor training today: with its radical simplicity...