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

By: Esper, William

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 9/4/2012

Seller ID: 9780307279262

ISBN: 030727926X

Condition: USED


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 creative actor. Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is a rigorous system of exercises that builds a solid foundation of acting skills from the ground up, and that is flexible enough to be applied to any challenge an actor faces, from soap operas to Shakespeare. Co-writer Damon DiMarco, a former stud... View more info

Theatre of the Absurd

By: Esslin, Martin

Price: $2.50

Publisher: 1/2/2014

Seller ID: 7387935

ISBN: 7387935

Condition: USED


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Anatomy of Drama

By: Esslin, Martin

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: PN1631

ISBN: PN1631

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Theatre of the Absurd

By: Esslin, Martin

Price: $3.50

Publisher: 9/22/2015

Seller ID: 0385089694

ISBN: 0385089694

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Euripides: Medea (Duckworth Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy)

By: Euripides/Allan, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BRISTOL CLASSICAL PR: 7/22/2017

Seller ID: 9780715631874

ISBN: 071563187X

Condition: USED


Euripides' "Medea" is one of the greatest and most influential Greek tragedies. This book outlines the development of the Medea myth before Euripides and explores his uniquely powerful version from various angles. There are chapters on the play's relationship to the gender politics of fifth-century Athens, Medea's status as a barbarian, and the complex moral and emotional impact of her revenge. Particular attention is paid to the tragic effect of Medea's great monologue and the significance of her role as a divine avenger. The book ends by considering the varied and fascinating reception of Eu... View more info

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Comic Mask in the Commedia dell'Arte: Actor Training, Improvisation

By: Fava, Antonio

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NORTHWESTERN UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780810123687

ISBN: 0810123681

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Pulitzer Prize Plays: The First Fifty Years 1917-1967, A Dramatic Reflection of

By: Firestone, Paul

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780879103552

ISBN: 0879103558

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(Limelight). Insightful and inspiring analysis of the plays that won the Pulitzer Prize during the first 50 years of its existence (1917-1967). In a series of accessible and straightforward essays, Paul Firestone provides insight into how these dramas reflect America's cultural values and mores, organizing them by their major themes: family life, social protest, political heroes, the spiritual condition of man, and morality in a materialistic society. View more info

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Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit

By: Fridell, Squire

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 11/20/2012

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780517884379

ISBN: 0517884372

Condition: USED


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Expressionist Texts

By: Gordon, Mel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PERFORMING ARTS JOURNAL INC: 11/30/2014

Seller ID: 9781555540135

ISBN: 1555540139

Condition: USED


Expressionism has been a dominant force in painting, film, graphics, theatre, literature, and music throughout the twentieth century. Several of the classics of the style are represented in this volume, including: "Sphinx and the Strawman" by Oskar Kokoschka, "Sancta Susanna" by August Stramm, From Morn to Midnight by Georg Kaiser, "Ithaka" by Gottfried Benn, "The Son" by Walter Hasenclever, "The Transfiguration" by Ernst Toller, "Crucifixion" by Lothar Schreyer. View more info

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Stanislavsky Technique: Russia, A Workbook for Actors

By: Gordon, Mel

Price: $4.00

Publisher: APPLAUSE THEATRE BOOKS: 7/22/2011

Seller ID: 9780936839080

ISBN: 0936839082

Condition: USED


(Applause Acting Series). It is virtually impossible to discuss modern acting or actor training without first mentioning the Russian thoerist and director Konstantin Stanislavsky. Complete in one volume, Mel Gordon explores the actor training systems of Stanislavsky and his two most important disciples, Evgeni Vakhtangov and Michael Chekhov, tracing the major teachings and refinements over the first 50 years of use by actors. Gordon reconstructs the actual exercises taught at the Moscow Art Theatre and various Russian acting studios, and he clears away the myths and confusion about the practic... View more info

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Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue

By: Gray, Spalding

Price: $5.00

Publisher: CROWN PUB INC:

Seller ID: 9781400048618

ISBN: 1400048613

Condition: USED


As the first decade of the new century was getting underway, Spalding Gray worried that the joy he'd finally found with his wife, stepdaughter, and two sons would fail to fuel his work as a theatrical monologist the way anxiety, conflict, doubt, and various crises once had. Before he got the chance to find out, however, an automobile accident in Ireland left him with the lasting wounds of body and spirit that ultimately led him to take his own life. But as his dear friend novelist Francine Prose notes in this volume's foreword, "Even when his depression became so severe that he was barely able... View more info

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Sight Unseen: Beckett, Pinter, Stoppard, and Other Contemporary Dramatists on Ra

By: Guralnick, Elissa

Price: $5.00

Publisher: OHIO UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780821411285

ISBN: 0821411284

Condition: USED


In "Sight Unseen" radio drama, a genre traditionally dismissed as popular culture, is celebrated as high art. The radio plays discussed here range from the conventional (John Arden's "Pearl") to the docudramatic (David Rudkin's "Cries from Casement"), from the curtly conversational (Harold Pinter's "A Slight Ache") to the virtually operatic (Robert Ferguson's "Transfigured Night"), testifying to radio drama's variety and literary stature. Two of the plays included in this study pose aesthetic questions--the role of art in politics (Howard Barker's "Scenes from an Execution"), and the nature of... View more info

Truth in Comedy: the Manual of Improvisation

By: Halpern, Charna

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781566080033D

ISBN: 9781566080033D

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Notes on Directing: 130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director's Chair (Perform

By: Hauser, Frank

Price: $6.50

Publisher: FRANK R WALKER CO (IL):

Seller ID: 9780802717085

ISBN: 080271708X

Condition: USED


At last in paperback, the brilliant primer on directing for film and theater that Dame Judi Dench calls "a gem--witty and full of insight."Five years ago, Frank Hauser, a retired director, and Russell Reich, his former student, co-wrote "Notes on Directing," which Reich self-published. It was immediately acclaimed as a timeless classic--and is now finally available in a paperback edition.There is true genius on these pages. Just as Strunk and White have done for composition and grammar, Hauser and Reich offer unparalleled insights into the crafts of directing and acting. They include,... View more info

Theatre and Anti-Theatre: New Movements Since Beckett

By: Hayman, Ronald

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 0195200896

ISBN: 0195200896

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Theater in America: 200 Years of Plays, Players, and Productions

By: Henderson, Mary C.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: 11/16/2011

Seller ID: 0810910845

ISBN: 0810910845

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Performing Drama/Dramatizing Performance: Alternative Theater and the Dramatic T

By: Heuivel, Michael

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780472102402

ISBN: 0472102400

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Drama was a weapon: The left-wing theatre in New York, 1929-1941

By: Himelstein, Morgan Y.

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 1111836

ISBN: 1111836

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Moscow Rehearsals: The Golden Age of Soviet Theatre

By: Houghton, Norris

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: E343

ISBN: E343

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O Solo Homo: The New Queer Performance

By: Hughes, Holly/Roman, David

Price: $9.00

Publisher: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC:

Seller ID: 9780802135704

ISBN: 0802135706

Condition: USED


From hip performance spaces in New York and Los Angeles to the heart of Middle America, the last twenty years have seen a rich proliferation of gay and lesbian performance art In O Solo Homo, Holly Hughes, the First Lady of queer performance, and theater critic and professor David Roman have brought together the best solo work from some of the most acclaimed and influential artists in the field.The pieces in O Solo Homo touch nerves that run deep -- racism and misogyny, AIDS and breast cancer, the struggles and joys of family and the complicated transcendence of desire. Peggy Shaw, of the O... View more info