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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...


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...

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,...

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...


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...


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...

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,...

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’...

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...

Acting the Song

by Tracey Moore & Allison Bergman Allworth (August 23, 2016)

Acting the Song offers a contemporary, integrated approach to singing in musicals that results in better-trained, smarter performers everyone wants to work with. In this new, thoroughly updated edition of the...

Creating Your Own Monologue

by Glenn Alterman Allworth (September 01, 2005)

<br>In the second edition of this popular guide, actors learn to use their skills to write monologues, performance art pieces, and one-person plays. Updated to include exclusive interviews and tips on...

Promoting Your Acting Career

by Glenn Alterman Allworth (November 01, 2004)

This is the definitive insider's guide to getting ahead in the worlds of theater, film, and commercials. Packed with both innovative strategies and practical advice, it covers how to obtain the perfect headshot;...

An Actor Rehearses

by David Hlavsa Allworth (October 01, 2006)

With a commonsense approach, An Actor Rehearses takes performers through the rehearsal process and explains exactly what to do when. The actor’s process is explained simply, sequentially, and in detail, starting...

Acting That Matters

by Barry Pineo Allworth (September 01, 2004)

An invaluable resource for anyone wanting his or her acting to matter, this groundbreaking guide defies most modern acting methods by rejecting emotion as an acting tool. With the advice in this book, actors...

Your Child's Career in Music and Entertainment

by Steven C. Beer & Kathryne Badura Allworth (September 15, 2015)

In today’s competitive society, parents face great pressure to encourage their children to follow their dreams and strive for excellence. Organized in a practical question-and-answer format, Your Child’s...

An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywood

by Michael St. Nicholas & Lisa Mulcahy Allworth (July 14, 2015)

For every actor beginning a career in Hollywood, this indispensable guide will lay out a clear and comprehensible path with tried-and-true advice. Up-to-date resources and new interviews with recently established...