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Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981)

By: Sondheim, Stephen

Price: $11.00

Publisher: ALFRED A KNOPF: 11/22/2014

Seller ID: 9780679439073

ISBN: 0679439072

Condition: USED


Stephen Sondheim has won seven Tonys, an Academy Award, seven Grammys, a Pulitzer Prize and the Kennedy Center Honors. His career has spanned more than half a century, his lyrics have become synonymous with musical theater and popular culture, and in "Finishing the Hat"--titled after perhaps his most autobiographical song, from "Sunday in the Park with George"--Sondheim has not only collected his lyrics for the first time, he is giving readers a rare personal look into his life as well as his remarkable productions. Along with the lyrics for all of his musicals from 1954 to 1981--including... View more info

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Improvisation for the Theater

By: Spolin, Viola

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NORTHWESTERN UNIV PR: 11/18/2009

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780810140080

ISBN: 081014008X

Condition: USED


Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theater. 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 100,000 copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, film. These techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, and psychology. Also available: Spolin's "Theater Game File" View more info

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Actor Prepares, The

By: Stanislavski, Constant

Price: $8.00

Publisher: THEATRE ARTS BOOKS: 3/6/2014

Seller ID: 9780878309832

ISBN: 0878309837

Condition: USED


Stanislavski's simple exercises fire the imagination, and help readers not only discover their own conception of reality but how to reproduce it as well. View more info

Creating a Role

By: Stanislavski, Constantin

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 6/4/2013

Seller ID: 0878300244

ISBN: 0878300244

Condition: USED


"Creating a Role "is the culmination of Stanislavski's masterful trilogy on the art of acting." An Actor Prepares "focused on the inner training of an actor's imagination, while "Building a Character "detailed how the actor's body and voice could be tuned for the great roles he might fill. This third volume examines the development of a character from the viewpoint of three widely contrasting plays: Griboyedov's Woe from Wit, Shakespeare's Othello, and Gogol's The Inspector General. Building on the first two books, Stanislavski demonstrates how a fully realized character is born in three s... View more info

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Building a Character

By: Stanislavski, Constantin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: THEATRE ARTS BOOKS: 3/6/2014

Seller ID: 9780878309825

ISBN: 0878309829

Condition: USED


Stanislavski's groundbreaking acting system, developed from his work in the Moscow Art Theater and acknowledged the world over, found its greatest success in America where its methods have been used for over fifty years by the Actor's Studio in New York. Building a Character, the second volume in Stanislavski's acclaimed trilogy, continues the total immersion in technique and class scenarios begun in An Actor Prepares. The work unfolds in a drama school with a group of young actors: the argumentative Grisha; the pretty, vain Sonia; her admirer, the clowning Vanya; and Kostya, the diarist w... View more info

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Building a Character

By: Stanislavski, Constantin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: THEATRE ARTS BOOKS: 5/23/2013

Seller ID: 0878300120

ISBN: 0878300120

Condition: USED


Stanislavski's groundbreaking acting system, developed from his work in the Moscow Art Theater and acknowledged the world over, found its greatest success in America where its methods have been used for over fifty years by the Actor's Studio in New York. Building a Character, the second volume in Stanislavski's acclaimed trilogy, continues the total immersion in technique and class scenarios begun in An Actor Prepares. The work unfolds in a drama school with a group of young actors: the argumentative Grisha; the pretty, vain Sonia; her admirer, the clowning Vanya; and Kostya, the diarist w... View more info

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An Actor's Work

By: Stanislavski, Konstantin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL:

Seller ID: 9780415551205

ISBN: 041555120X

Condition: USED


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 technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatre. Until now, readers and students have had to contend with inaccurate, misleading and difficult-to-read English-language versions. Some of the mistranslations have resulted in profound distortions in the way his system has been interpreted and taught. At last, Jean Benedetti has succeeded in translating Stanislavski... View more info

Stanislavski in Rehearsal : The Final Years

By: Stanislavski/Toporkov

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 0878301623

ISBN: 0878301623

Condition: USED


Jean Benedetti's new translation of Toporkov's invaluable record restores to us the vitality and insight of Stanislavski's mature thoughts on acting. Toporkov's account offers an insight into Stanislavski's legendary 'system' and his method of rehearsal that became known as the method of physical action. View more info

Irony and drama;: A poetics

By: States, Bert O.

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 0801406293

ISBN: 0801406293

Condition: USED


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Showtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theater

By: Stempel, Larry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393067156

ISBN: 0393067157

Condition: USED


Showtime brings the history of Broadway musicals to life in a narrative as engaging as the subject itself. Beginning with the scandalous Astor Place Opera House riot of 1849, Larry Stempel traces the growth of musicals from minstrel shows and burlesques, through the golden age of Show Boat and Oklahoma , to such groundbreaking works as Company and Rent. Stempel describes the Broadway stage with vivid accounts of the performers drawn to it, and detailed portraits of the creators who wrote the music, lyrics, and stories for its shows, both beloved and less well known. But Stempel travels outside... View more info

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Way of Acting: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki

By: Suzuki, Tadashi

Price: $7.50

Publisher: THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780930452568

ISBN: 0930452569

Condition: USED


The most influential contemporary theatre director in Japan, Suzuki provides a thorough and accesible formulation of his ideas and beliefs, and insights into his training methods. Features his compelling adaptation of "Clytemnestra"--finding an astonishing parallel between ancient Greek and modern Japanese society, Suzuki melds traditional and avant-garde techinques to shed new light on this primal tale. View more info

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Thinking Like a Director : A Practical Handbook

By: Theater/ Bloom, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: FABER & FABER: 7/26/2014

Seller ID: 9780571199945

ISBN: 0571199941

Condition: USED


Bloom draws on nearly twenty years of directing and teaching experience to convey the full experience of directing for the stage, as well as the mindset that all successful directors possess. More than a mere set of guidelines, "Thinking Like a Director" details a technique that covers every facet of theatrical production, from first reading through final rehearsals. The key to directorial thinking, Bloom asserts, is a dual perspective--an ability to focus on both the internal lives of the play's characters and the external elements of the play's structure. In this illuminating, engaging, and ... View more info

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Dramas, Fields, and Metaphors: Symbolic Action in Human Society

By: Turner, Victor

Price: $6.50

Publisher: CORNELL UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 0801491517

ISBN: 0801491517

Condition: USED


In this book, Victor Turner is concerned with various kinds of social actions and how they relate to, and come to acquire meaning through, metaphors and paradigms in their actors' minds; how in certain circumstances new forms, new metaphors, new paradigms are generated. To describe and clarify these processes, he ranges widely in history and geography: from ancient society through the medieval period to modern revolutions, and over India, Africa, Europe, China, and Meso-America.Two chapters, which illustrate religious paradigms and political action, explore in detail the confrontation between ... View more info

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From Ritual to Theatre: The Human Seriousness of Play

By: Turner, Victor

Price: $6.50

Publisher: PERFORMING ARTS JOURNAL INC:

Seller ID: 9780933826175

ISBN: 0933826176

Condition: USED


How is social action related to aesthetics, and anthropology to theatre? What is the meaning of such concepts as "work," "play, "liminal," and "flow"? In this highly influential book, Turner elaborates on ritual and theatre, persona and individual, role-playing and performing, taking examples from American, European, and African societies for a greater understanding of culture and its symbols. View more info

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Kurt Weill on Stage: From Berlin to Broadway

By: Weill, Kurt/Hirsch, Foster

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780375403750

ISBN: 0375403752

Condition: USED


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Theater of Protest and Paradox

By: Wellwarth, George

Price: $3.50

Seller ID: 6416901

ISBN: 6416901

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Role Playing and Identity: The Limits of Theatre as Metaphor (Studies in Phenome

By: Wilshire, Bruce

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 0253350255

ISBN: 0253350255

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Idea of the Actor

By: Worhen, William B

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780691066233

ISBN: 069106623X

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