The Second City
Backstage at the World's Greatest Comedy Theatre
Hardcover ISBN: 1570715610
A history of the influential Chicago improvisational comedy group provides background on its best-known members and how they developed their acts, along with recordings of notable performances.
The Life of the Drama
Paperback ISBN: 1557831106
"Eric Bentley's radical new look at the grammar of theatre...is a work of exceptional virtue...CENTRAL, INDISPENSABLE...The book justifies its title by being precisely about the ways in which life manifests itself in the theatre...THIS IS A BOOK TO BE READ AGAIN AND AGAIN." - Frank Kermode, The New York Review of Books
A Practical Handbook for the Actor
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0394744128
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 overcome
The Actor and the Text
Paperback ISBN: 1557831386
These words of Cicely Berry, the voice director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, speak to anyone who needs to speak his or her piece - in any arena, at sales meetings or religious revivals. Berry's book will insure that the speaker and the text gets heard - accurately and with true emotional range. Never again will one be accused of simply "reading a prepared statement." Berry's exercises to develop relaxation, breathing and muscular control will literally help everyone breathe easier when confronting the printed page.
Three New Plays for Young Actors
From the Young Actor's Studio
Paperback ISBN: 0879109572
Kerry Muir, who brought together scenes and monologues for children in her highly successful Childsplay, here presents three complete short plays for older children and teenagers. They include: Promenade by Josh Adell, Summer by Gideon Brower, and Befriending Bertha by Kerry Muir herself. Serious, comic, and thoroughly contemporary, all of these plays were successfully performed at The Young Actor's Studio in Los Angeles.