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'Iago only suspected it. I know.' Celebrated actor, singer and political campaigner Paul Robeson is touring the United States of America as Othello. His Desdemona is the brilliant young act..

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Acting and How to Survive it: Everything you wanted to know about acting but were too afraid to ask...

The first-ever book published in NZ about acting technique, 'Acting and How to Survive it' also takes in surviving and thriving in this most challenging and alluring of vocations. Tailored to the New ..

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Actor and the Target

Thorougly revised, second edition of one of the most successful theatre books ever published by NHB - a definitive guide to acting. "The Actor and the Target" offers a fresh and radical approach to ac..

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Actor Training

Actor Training expands on Alison Hodge's highly-acclaimed and best-selling Twentieth Century Actor Training. This exciting second edition radically updates the original book making it even more valuab..

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Actor's Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique

William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creativ..

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Actor's Work : Routledge Classics

Stanislavski's 'system' has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical techniq..

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Angels in America: Parts One and Two

Part One of "Angels in America", subtitled "Millennium Approaches", erupted on to the stage of the National Theatre in January 1992. Part Two, "Perestroika", followed in November 1993. Since then "Ang..

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Antipodes, The

A group of people sit around a table theorising, categorising and telling stories. Their real purpose is never quite clear, but they continue on, searching for the monstrous. Part satire, p..

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Attempts On Her Life

Martin Crimp's 17 scenarios for the theatre, shocking and hilarious by turn, are a rollercoaster of late 20th-century obsessions. From pornography and ethnic violence, to terrorism and unprotected sex..

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Beat the Devil: A Covid Monologue

Covid-19 seems to be a sort of dirty bomb, thrown into the body to cause havoc. On the same day that the UK government finally made the first of two decisive interventions that led to a conspicuo..

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Berlin  (playscript)

A spine tingling romantic thriller Charlotte is a Berliner through and through. Tom is a foreigner, travelling around Europe. After meeting in a bar, sparks fly between them and she invites him to ..

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Beyond Stanislavsky

When Stanislavsky died, he was working on a new system, Psycho-Physical Acting. Previously he had taught that truthful performance can only spring from the actor's imagination (the Method). Late in li..

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Cloud Nine

Cloud Nine is an inventive, surrealistic and entertaining look at sexual repression and sexual role conditioning. The first act takes placei n Victorian Africa, suggeting the parallel between col..

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Collected Plays Volume V  (Volume 5)

Australia's most well known playwright, David Williamson, returns with four new plays 'three comedies that demonstrate his continued skill at tapping into the zeitgeist, alongside a sweeping historica..

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Company: The Complete Revised Book and Lyrics

It's Bobbie's thirty-fifth birthday party, and all her friends are wondering why she isn't married. Why can't she find the right man, settle down and start a family? A breakthrough on Broadway in..

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Cymbeline Ed3 Arden

In Cymbeline, Ancient Britain's female heir to the throne is slandered by a decadent Italian while the Romans invade Britain to retain it as part of their empire. Shakespeare's late romance is full of..

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Director's Craft : A Handbook for the Theatre

The Director's Craft is a unique and completely indispensable step-by-step guide to directing for the stage. Written by one of the most adventurous and respected directors working today, this bo..

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Duchess (of Malfi)

You should know: I sing at parties, I wear colourful dresses, I am headstrong, I won't wear my hair up because you say I should, or do this because you prefer it, in fact I might do the other just to ..

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Eternal Love: The Story of Abelard and Heloise

A spellbinding retelling of a passionate and legendary love story. When Abelard begins a wild affair with his brilliant student Heloise, his enemies find the perfect pretext to destroy him...

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Four Tragedies & Octavia

Based on the legends used in Greek drama, Seneca's plays are notable for the exuberant ruthlessness with which disastrous events are foretold and then pursued to their tragic and often bloodthirsty en..

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Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. and Imp.

'I can see her just. Most people can't see her at all.' A girl made of glass. Gods and murders. A serial killer's friends. And a secret in a bottle. Four stories by Caryl Churchill. ..

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked empl..

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Howard Barker: Plays Eleven: 1870; Dans le Palais Je; Deep Wives / Shallow Animals; Knowledge and a Girl

The latest collection of plays from one of the most celebrated, influential and studied playwrights in the English-speaking world. Howard Barker's plays continue to challenge, unsettle and expose. ..

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Impro for Storytellers

A new book by the author of Impro, the classic text on improvisation using techniques which specialise in releasing an individual's potential within the context of group work. ..

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Improvisation for the Theatre

Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater. The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater sold more than one hundred thousand copies and..

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Improvise: Scene from the Inside Out (2nd Edition, 2015)

Renowned improvisation instructor and award-winning director Mick Napier has been at the heart of the professional improvisation community for over 25 years. The first edition of Improvise. quickly ea..

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In Quest of Conscience

Adapted by Robert David MacDonald from Gitta Sereny's Into That Darkness "Robert David MacDonald's In Quest of Conscience, based on Gitta Sereny's Into That Darkness, a record of her interviews ..

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King Henry VI: Pt. 3

In their edition of this sometimes neglected early play, Cox and Rasmussen make a strong claim for it as a remarkable work, revealing a confidence and sureness that very few earlier plays can rival. T..

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Ladies Night

The ultimate night out - and not only for the girls! Ladies Night tells the story of five Liverpudlian men on the dole who decide to form a male stripping act. As they try to raise a fast buck, they ..

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London Theatres (New Edition)

This fully revised and updated edition of the hugely successful London Theatres features ten additional theatres, including the Victoria Palace Theatre, the Sondheim Theatre, the Bridge Theatre and th..

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Lovelock's Dream Run

Lovelock's Dream Run sets the well-known events of Jack Lovelock's Berlin Olympics in parallel with a conservative boarding school in New Zealand today. New to the third form, Howard 'The Coward' fant..

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Medea & Other Plays : Medea / Alcestis / Hippolytus / Children Of Heracles

That proud, impassioned soul, so ungovernable now that she has felt the sting of injustice' "Medea", in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most s..

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Miss Julie & Creditors

August Strindberg's classic portrayals of secrets and lies, seduction and power ' both written in the summer of 1888 ' in brilliant new versions by Howard Brenton. Miss Julie begins as a ..

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Mother Courage and Her Children (Trans. Kushner)

Mother Courage was first performed in Zurich in 1941 and is usually seen as Brecht's greatest work. Remaining a powerful indictment of war and social injustice, it is an epic drama set in the seventee..

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Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story

Immerse yourself in the world of musicals, and fall in love all over again with the songs, stories, characters, and legendary stars from every era.From Show Boat and The Wizard of Oz to Les Miserables..

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Plays 1 (including Living Quarters)

A collection of six plays by the Irish playwright, Brian Friel. ..

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Plays 2 : Break of Day / After Darwin / Credible Witness / Ash Girl / Dianeira
Plays One

Contains the following: "Birthday Party", "The Room", "Dumb Waiter", "Slight Ache", "The Hothouse", "Night Out", Black and White (Prose), "The Examination" ..

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Plays Two (Doll's House, An Enemy of the People, Hedda Gabler)

This volume contains Ibsen's two most famous and frequently read, studied and performed plays about women: A Doll's House (1879), his first international success, which 'exploded like a bomb into cont..

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Plays: Two: "De Sade Show", "Persons Unknown", "Salto Moltale"

As witty as they are alarming, these three plays cover a considerable range of settings and offer unusual and rewarding opportunities to the actors. De Sade Show presents a gruesome picture of the not..

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Pope, The

Six years ago Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world by resigning, the first Pope in 700 years to do so. What drove this arch-conservative to break with sacred tradition and cede the way for Cardinal Ber..

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Practical Handbook for the Actor, A

Six actors and actresses explain their philosophy concerning the theater, discuss physical action, scene analysis, costume, makeup, and mannerisms, and identify the common problems working actors must..

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Rivals, The

Immensely popular comedy of manners featuring such memorable characters as the lovely Lydia Languish, her suitor, Capt. Jack Absolute; and Lydia's aunt -- Mrs. Malaprop, cleverly revolves around false..

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Sanford Meisner On Acting

This book, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an acting class of eight men and eight women for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecti..

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Statements : Three Plays

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Streetcar Named Desire

It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continueto have the same power and impact as when they first appeared 57 yearsafter its Broadway premiere, Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar N..

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Tom Stoppard Plays 1: The Real Inspector Hound, Dirty Linen, Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth & After Magritte

The author rounds off his brief introduction, giving the genesis of each piece, with the comment: 'The role of the theatre is much debated (by almost nobody, of course), but the thing defines itself i..

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Topdog/Underdog

Extraordinary new departure for leading black American woman playwright - a piercing play about two men. A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks's latest riff on..

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Truth in Comedy: Manual of Improvisation

The 'Harold', an innovative improvisational tool, helped many actors on the road to TV and film stardom, including George Wendt (Norm on Cheers). Now it is described fully in this new book for would-b..

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Twelfth Night (Folger Shakespeare)

Each edition includes: - Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play - Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play - Scene-by-scene plot..

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Two Plays : Bare / No. 2

" No. 2" - Nanna Maria decides it is time to hand over the reigns of the family to her as yet unnamed successor. She orders a feast, and while the family prepare and await her decision, we get to know..

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