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From Option to Opening: A Guide to Producing Plays Off-Broadway
From Option to Opening
A Guide to Producing Plays Off-Broadway
Paperback      ISBN: 0879101148
Describes each step in producing an off-Broadway play, including fund raising, theater booking, cast, crew, rehearsals, and negotiation
Duo: The Best Scenes for the 90's
Duo
The Best Scenes for the 90's
Paperback      ISBN: 1557830304
Over one-hundred and thirty great scenes erupt from page to stage in this addition to the Applause Acting Series. Each scene has been selected as a freestanding dramatic unit offering two actors a wide range of theatrical challenge and opportunity. Each scene is set up with a synopsis of the play, character descriptions and notes on how to propel the scene to full power outside the context of the play. DUO! offers a full spectrum of age, region, genre, character, level of difficulty, and non-traditional casting potential.
Your Guide to the Alexander Technique
Your Guide to the Alexander Technique
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0312064942
Provides instructions for exercises designed to reduce stress and muscle tension, and revitalize the body, and includes photographs demonstrating the correct positions for each exercise
The Empty Space
The Empty Space
Paperback      ISBN: 0684829576
Discusses four types of theatrical landscapes; the deadly theatre, the holy theatre, the rough theatre, and the immediate theatre.
Hamlet: A User's Guide
Hamlet
A User's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0879100834
"Pennington's great experience of the play...love for it...depth of knowledge...generous perception of many productions and interpretations culminate in a book of infinite value to any actor, director and above all to any passionate playgoer. It is written with passion, humor and rigor...an excellent read." -Ralph Fiennes
Long Day's Journey into Night
Long Day's Journey into Night
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0300093055
A play about a family of four psychologically disturbed people reveals aspects of the author's own life.
Classical Monologues: From Aeschylus to Bernard Shaw : Younger Mens Roles
Classical Monologues
From Aeschylus to Bernard Shaw : Younger Mens Roles
Paperback      ISBN: 1557835756
Contains over 250 monologues that cover over two thousand years of theatrical history.
The Emperor Jones,
The Emperor Jones, "Anna Christie", the Hairy Ape
Paperback      ISBN: 0679763953
Winner of the Nobel Prize This edition includes Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, and The Hairy Ape three classic plays of uncontested power from the Nobel laureate and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for drama. In Anna Christie, a sailor reunites with his estranged daughter after years apart. As she begins to fall in love with a younger sailor, she realizes she must come clean to her father and her new love interest and reveal her troubled past. In The Emperor Jones, African American fugitive, Brutus Jones, recounts his life through a series of flashbacks as he runs from rebelling subjects through a West Indies Jungle, showing just how he came to rule over a small island, and his eventual downfall. In The Hairy Ape, O’Neil explores class and identity as he follows the existential crisis of Yank, an engine worker for an ocean liner. After being called a beast from the daughter of a rich industrialist, Yank realizes he has no place in modern society, or even a class he can call his own. William Faulkner, Philip Roth, Alice Munro, Thomas Mann, Doris Lessing, Albert Camus, V.S. Naipaul, Gabriel García Márquez, Salman Rushdie, Joan Didion, and Cormac McCarthy, among many others: Vintage International is devoted to publishing the best writing of the past century from the world over. Offering both classic and modern fiction and literary nonfiction in elegant editions, Vintage International aims to provide readers with world-class writing that has stood the test of time and essential works by the preeminent authors of today.
Stanislavski Revealed: The Actor's Guide to Spontaneity on Stage
Stanislavski Revealed
The Actor's Guide to Spontaneity on Stage
Paperback      ISBN: 1557831033
Sonia Moore reveals the subtle tissue of ideas behind what Stanislavski regarded as his "major breakthrough," the Method of Physical Actions. Moore's exhaustive analyses of Stanislavski's original texts, letters, journals and production notes have yielded a revised understanding of Stanislavki's method - and his secret of inspiration - the key to spontaneity on the stage and the path to fresh and naturalistic performance.
An Actor's Dickens: Scenes for Audition and Performance from the Works of Charles Dickens
An Actor's Dickens
Scenes for Audition and Performance from the Works of Charles Dickens
Paperback      ISBN: 1557834695
Beatrice Manely has selected 80 scenes from various Dickens classics, providing as well, background information, a discussion of the character's emotional temperament, and a short summary of events that lead into the selected scene. This book for the first time allows actors to play Dickens in the unmatchable original. It is a useful guide for the classroom as well as for the actor training to capture the magic of Dickens, whether in an audition, on the movie screen, or on the stage.