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Performance of Power

By: Reinelt, Janelle

Price: $4.00

Publisher: UNIV OF IOWA PR:

Seller ID: 0877453187

ISBN: 0877453187

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Stage Fright, Animals, and Other Theatrical Problems

By: Ridout, Nicholas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780521617567

ISBN: 0521617561

Condition: USED


Why do actors get stage fright? What is so embarrassing about joining in? Why not work with animals and children, and why is it so hard not to collapse into helpless laughter when things go wrong? In trying to answer these questions - usually ignored by theatre scholarship but of enduring interest to theatre professionals and audiences alike - Nicholas Ridout attempts to explain the relationship between these apparently unwanted and anomalous phenomena and the wider social and political meanings of the modern theatre. This 2006 book focuses on the theatrical encounter - those events in which a... View more info

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Undiscovered Paul Robeson, The: An Artist's Journey, 1989-1939

By: Robeson, Jr., Paul

Price: $8.00

Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC: 9/9/2015

Seller ID: 0471242659

ISBN: 0471242659

Condition: USED


The long-awaited, untold, inside story of the rise of the legendary actor, singer, scholar, and activist. The first volume of this major biography breaks new ground. The greatest scholar-athlete-performing artist in U.S. history, Paul Robeson was one of the most compelling figures of the twentieth century. Now his son, Paul Robeson Jr., traces the dramatic arc of his rise to fame, painting a definitive picture of Paul Robeson's formative years. His father was an escaped slave; his mother, a descendent of freedmen; and his wife, the brilliant and ambitious Eslanda Cardozo Goode. With a ... View more info

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Actor Speaks: Voice and the Performer

By: Rodenburg, Patsy

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PALGRAVE TRADE:

Seller ID: 9780312295141

ISBN: 0312295146

Condition: USED


In" The Actor Speaks, "Patsy Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. She touches on every aspect of performance work that involves the voice and sorts through the kinds of vexing problems every performer faces onstage: breath and relaxation; vocal range and power; communication with other actors; singing and acting simultaneously; working on different sized stages and in both large and small auditoriums; approaching the vocal demands of different kinds of scripts. This is the final word on the actor's voice and it's destined to ... View more info

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Actor Speaks: Voice and the Performer

By: Rodenburg, Patsy

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780312233433

ISBN: 0312233434

Condition: USED


In "The Actor Speaks, " Patsy Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. She touches on every aspect of performance work that involves the voice and sorts through the kinds of vexing problems every performer faces onstage: breath and relaxation; vocal range and power; communication with other actors; singing and acting simultaneously; working on different sized stages and in both large and small auditoriums; approaching the vocal demands of different kinds of scripts. This is the final word on the actor's voice and it's destined to... View more info

Satre on Theater

By: Sartre, Jean-Paul

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 0394733126

ISBN: 0394733126

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By Means of Performance: Intercultural Studies Of Theatre And Ritual

By: Schechner, RIchard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780521339155

ISBN: 0521339154

Condition: USED


The field of performance studies covers all kinds of performance behavior in all contexts. This volume investigates performance behavior in a variety of circumstances and cultures. The contributors consider such issues as the relationship between training and the finished performance; whether performance behavior is universal or culturally specific; and the relationships among ritual and aesthetics, popular entertainment and religion, and sports and theater and dance. View more info

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Process: An Improviser's Journey

By: Scruggs, Mary/Gellman, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTHWESTERN UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780810124721

ISBN: 0810124726

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Author, teacher, and improviser Michael Gellman was given a mission by Del Close himself: " T]o create improvised one-act plays of literary quality from scratch." Already steeped in the world of improvisation, he took it upon himself to do this, in the form of a class for other improvisers in which they would build the skills necessary to execute such a seemingly tall order. Scruggs and Gellman's book, modeled after Stanislavski's timeless "An Actor Prepares," follows a fictional young actor taking Gellman's real-life class. Scruggs and Gellman introduce readers to Geoff, who has just moved to... View more info

Turn-Of-The-Century Cabaret: Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Cracow, M

By: Segel, Harold

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 023105128X

ISBN: 023105128X

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Cabaret Performance: Europe, 1890-1920. Sketches, Songs, Monologues, Memoirs

By: Senelick, Laurence

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 1555540422

ISBN: 1555540422

Condition: USED


"A unique and spectacular collection of cabaret texts, from virtually every important cabaret in Europe, from Amsterdam to Moscow... A splendid introduction to the world of the European cabaret in the first period of its meteoric rise as a form of artistic creativity." -- Harold Segel, author of Turn-of-the-Century Cabaret View more info

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Thinking Shakespeare: A How-to Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone E

By: Shakespeare/Edelstein, Barry

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9781411498723

ISBN: 1411498720

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Age of Shakespeare

By: Shakespeare/Kermode, Frank

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 2/19/2013

Seller ID: 9780679642442

ISBN: 0679642447

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Shakespeare - the Basics

By: Shakespeare/Mcevoy, Sean

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 1/12/2015

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780415362467

ISBN: 0415362466

Condition: USED


The second edition of this best-selling guide demystifies Shakespeare 's plays and brings critical ideas within a beginner 's grasp. The text provides a thorough general introduction to the plays, based on the exciting new approaches shaping the field of Shakespeare studies. Demonstrating how interpretations of Shakespeare are linked to cultural and political contexts, and providing readings of the most frequently studied plays in the light of contemporary critical thought, Shakespeare: The Basics explores: Shakespeare 's language the plays as performance texts View more info

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Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown and Inspired

By: Shakespeare/Woodward, Hobson

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 2/17/2017

Seller ID: 9780670020966

ISBN: 0670020966

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A gripping tale of shipwreck and survival that changed the fate of the colonies and enriched our literary legacy In 1609, aspiring writer William Strachey set sail aboard the "Sea Venture," bound for the New World. Caught in a hurricane, the ship separated from its fleet and wrecked on uninhabited Bermuda, a bountiful island paradise its passengers would inhabit for nearly a year before reaching their intended destination, the famine-stricken colony of Jamestown. Strachey's meticulous account of the wreck, the castaways' time on Bermuda, and their arrival in a devastated Jamestown was read... View more info

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Quintessence Of Ibsenism, The

By: Shaw, Bernard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: KESSINGER PUB LLC:

Seller ID: 9781163235263

ISBN: 1163235261

Condition: USED


This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature. View more info

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Audition

By: Shurtleff, Michael

Price: $3.00

Publisher: BANTAM DELL: 3/31/2014

Seller ID: 0553272950

ISBN: 0553272950

Condition: USED


Michael Shurtleff has been casting director for Broadway shows like "Chicago" and "Becket" and for films like "The Graduate" and "Jesus Christ Superstar. " His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers. Now in this book he tells the all-important HOW for all aspiring actors, from the beginning student of acting to the proven talent trying out for that chance-in-a-million role View more info

Living Book of the Living Theatre

By: Silvestro, Carol

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 821202332

ISBN: 821202332

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The Play Goes On

By: Simon, Neil

Price: $7.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 10/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780684869803

ISBN: 0684869802

Condition: USED


In his critically acclaimed "Rewrites, " Neil Simon talked about his beginnings -- his early years of working in television, his first real love, his first play, his first brush with failure, and, most moving of all, his first great loss. Simon's same willingness to open his heart to the reader permeates "The Play Goes On." This second act takes the reader from the mid-1970s to the present, a period in which Simon wrote some of his most popular and critically acclaimed plays, including the Brighton Beach trilogy and "Lost in Yonkers, " for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. Simon experience... View more info

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Speak with Distinction: The Classic Skinner Method to Speech on the Stage

By: Skinner, Edith

Price: $15.00

Publisher: APPLAUSE THEATRE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781557830470

ISBN: 1557830479

Condition: USED


(Applause Acting Series). Widely recognized as the most complete and rigorous text of its kind since it was first published in 1942, Speak With Distinction is an invaluable resource. It presents a comprehensive study of the sounds of Spoken English in their most important phonetic environments. This most recent revision also adds much material for comparisons of speech sounds; suggestions for accurate, efficient and conversational ways of combining the sounds into connected utterance; indications that foster a working knowledge of two dialects of speech (General American and what Mrs. Skinner ... View more info

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Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts-For A

By: Smith, Anna Deavere

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Publisher: ANCHOR:

Seller ID: 9781400032389

ISBN: 1400032385

Condition: USED


From the most exciting individual in American theater" ("Newsweek"), here is Anna Deavere Smith's brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting yourself effectively, building a diverse social and professional network, and using your art to promote social change. At once inspiring and no-nonsense, "Letters to a Young Artist" will challenge you, mot... View more info