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7 Stages of Grieving

This one-woman show follows the journey of an Aboriginal 'Everywoman' as she tells poignant and humorous stories of grief and reconciliat- ion. Appropriating western form whilst using traditional stor..

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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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Acting: The Basics (2nd ed)

Now in a vibrantly revised second editon, Acting: The Basics remains a practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, which skilfully combines ideas from a range of practition..

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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 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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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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Acts of Courage: Three Headphone Verbatim Plays

"Acts of Courage" forges immediacy and honesty between a vast range of Australian stories, generating forgiveness and hope in the act. Oades' unwavering loyalty to the words, sounds and silences of ev..

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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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Backwards and Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays

This guide to playreading for students and practitioners of both theater and literature complements, rather then contradicts or repeats, traditional methods of literary analysis of scripts.Ball develo..

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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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Cardboard Piano

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Chapel Perilous, The

The painful and sometimes farcical life of a defiant young poet, Sally Banner, as she attempts -- through her school days, lovers, marriage and politics -- to extract meaning from her environment. (2 ..

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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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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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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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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 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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Earthquakes in London

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Eurydice

An inventive take on the classic myth, Eurydice is by the highly-acclaimed US playwright Sarah Ruhl and includes magical, dreamlike surrealism, lyrical beauty and heart-rending pathos. Eurydice is in ..

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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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Frangipani Perfume / Mapaki

'Frangipani Perfume' brings fresh insight into the reality of Pacific Island women in New Zealand. Urale examines the tension between tradition and the reality of living in contemporary Western societ..

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Ghosts Trilogy: "Too Young for Ghosts", "No Going Back", "My Father's Father"

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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Grounded

"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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History of Bicultural Theatre : Mapping the Terrain

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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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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

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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Into the Woods

A modern musical twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and other well-known fairytale characters are interwoven with the story of..

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Krapp's Last Tape & Other Shorter Plays, 1936 - 1982 (includes "Play")

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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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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Mother Courage and Her Children

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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On the Technique of Acting : The First Complete Edition of Chekhov's "Classic to the Actor"

The most authoritive, authentic text of a classic guide to acting In the four decades since its first publication, Michael Chekhov's To the Actor has become a standard text for students of the theater..

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Phaedra's Love

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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 : 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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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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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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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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Stanislavski : The Basics

Stanislavski: The Basics is an engaging introduction to the life, thought and impact of Konstantin Stanislavski. Regarded by many as a great innovator of twentieth century theatre, this book examines ..

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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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Sweeney Todd

(Applause Libretto Library). Book by Hugh Wheeler Introduction by Christopher Bond "Mr. Sondheim fearlessly explores psychic caverns where civilized people are not dying to go ... A naked Sweeney Todd..

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Ta Matou Mangai: Three Plays of the 1990s: New Zealand Playscripts: Whatungarongaro / Taku Mangai / Irirangi Bay
Teddy Ferrara

An insightful and revealing play, inspired by real events, which explores society's uncomfortable embrace of the outsider. It's Gabe's senior year and he's going to make the most of it. He's the chair..

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The Scene Study Book: Roadmap to Success

Straightforward and readable, "The Scene Study Guide Book" is a practical, step-by-step guide that runs from the analysis of basic story structure - including conflict and story arc - to making choice..

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