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Acting: The Basics

A practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, skilfully combining ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. It covers key areas such as: ..

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Actor and the Target, The

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 Training Reader, The

The Actor Training Reader is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of acting, offering access to a wide range of key texts that identify, explore, illuminate and interrogate the challenges,..

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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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An 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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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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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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Caretaker, The

It was with this play that Harold Pinter had his first major success, and its production history since it was first performed in 1960 has established the work as a landmark in twentieth-century drama...

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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 colon..

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Complete Plays - Methuen Contemporary Dramatists Series

When Blasted was first produced at the Royal Court in 1995 it was hailed jointly as a masterpiece and a "disgusting piece of filth" (Daily Mail). Subsequently that play, and the others that followed, ..

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Different Every Night : Freeing the Actor

"Different Every Night" is the culmination of a lifetime of work in the theatre, the most complete rehearsal methodology in print since Stanislavsky. It offers a vital masterclass for actors and direc..

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Director Prepares  Seven Essays on Art and Theatre


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Director's Craft : A Handbook for the Theatre

The DirectorÆs 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 book..

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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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Ghosts Trilogy:

Drawing on his Latvian heritage, Balodis explores the relationships and experiences, over a period of 45 years, of a group of young Latvians who emigrate to North Queensland. While they come to terms ..

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"Seamlessly blending the personal and the political, Grounded tells the story of a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Re-purposed to flying remote-control..

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Hamletmachine and Other Texts for the Stage

This best-selling volume contains several of the German author's most controversial dramas, in which he radically questions how culture, myth, art, and social relations create history. Includes: "Haml..

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History of Bicultural Theatre : Mapping the Terrain

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Howard Barker Plays Five:

## Please check Price and availability before ordering, thank you ## Includes the plays "The Last Supper, Seven Lears, Hated Nightfall" and "Wounds to the Face."..

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Impro : Improvisation and the Theatre

"A hundred practical techniques for encouraging spontaneity and originality by catching the subconscious unawares here is an inexhaustible supply of zany suggestions for unfreezing the petrified imagi..

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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

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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Indian Ink : Krishnan's Dairy, The Candlestick Maker, The Pickle King
Krapp's Last Tape & Other Shorter Plays, 1936 - 1982 (includes

Krapp's "Last Tape" was first performed by Patrick Magee at the Royal Court Theatre in October 1958, and described as 'a solo, if that is the word, for one voice and two organs: one human, one mechani..

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Love and Information

From esteemed British playwright Caryl Churchill - a fast moving kaleidoscope - in which more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know. Someone sneezes. Someone can't get a signal..

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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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McDonagh Plays 1

Martin McDonagh's plays have been produced in Galway, Dublin, London and New York. They have created excitement and have won numerous awards. In individual editions the plays have been among Methuen''..

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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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Modern & Contemporary Irish Drama - Norton Critical Editions 2e

This new edition reprints the complete texts of fourteen plays, by ten major Irish playwrights, with four new to this edition: "At the Hawk's Well" by W.B.Yeats; "Pot of Broth" by Yeats and Lady Grego..

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Mother Courage & Her Children


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Phaedra's Love


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Plays 1

## Please check Price and availability before ordering, thank you ## Traps, a set of characters meet themselves and their pasts to create "plenty of sinewy lines and joyous juxtapostions" (Plays an..

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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 2 : The Misanthrope, Phaedra Britannica & The Prince's Plays

This volume features "The Prince's Play", "The Misanthrope", and "Phaedra Britannica", translated from French...

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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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This play ran at the National Theatre, London, throughout 1978 and the New York production in the autumn of 1982 was equally well received. In counterpointing the experiences of an Englishwoman helpin..

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Punk Rock


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Site-Specific Performance

Site-specific performance - acts of theatre and performative events at landscape locations, in village streets, in urban situations. In houses, chapels, barns, disused factories, railway stations; on ..

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Stanislavski in Rehearsal

Reprint of the 2001 Methuen edition with a new cover A rare insider's account of the true story behind the development of the famous Stanislavski method. Vasili Toporkov was one of the rare outside..

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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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Strindberg Play 2:

## Please check Price and availability before ordering, thank you ## The second volume in the series of authoritative Methuen editions of Strindberg's Collected Plays This volume contains two of St..

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The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit

A revised and updated edition of Bella Merlin's essential guide to Stanislavsky. The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit collects together for the first time the terms and ideas developed by Stanislavsky t..

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Theater Games for Rehearsal: A Director's Handbook (Updated Edition)

Gives advice on selecting a play, auditioning a cast, and creating a stage space, shows how to conduct acting workshops, and demonstrates rehearsal techniques...

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Theatre & Its Double

A collection of manifestos originally published in 1938, The Theater and Its Double is the fullest statement of the ideas of Antonin Artaud. "We cannot go on prostituting the idea of the theater, the ..

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Three Plays : Desire Under the Elms / Strange Interlude / Mourning Becomes Electra
Three Plays : Skintight / Mo & Jess Kill Susie / An Unseasonable Fall of Snow

Three Plays Gary Henderson begins with one of New Zealand's most beloved plays, Skin Tight, a sensual love story drawn from the classic Denis Glover poem 'The Magpies'. A 1998 Edinburgh Fringe First w..

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Top Girls


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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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