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The Second City: Backstage at the World's Greatest Comedy Theatre
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
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
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
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.
A Practical Handbook for the Actor
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
Childsplay: A Collection of Scenes and Monologues for Children
Childsplay
A Collection of Scenes and Monologues for Children
Paperback      ISBN: 0879101881
A selection from over fifty sources including published and unpublished plays, blockbuster movie hits, independent films, foreign films, teleplays, poetry, and diaries.
The Actor and the Text
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.
The Elements of Playwriting
The Elements of Playwriting
Paperback      ISBN: 157766227x
Three New Plays for Young Actors: From the Young Actor's Studio
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.
On Directing
On Directing
Paperback      ISBN: 0684826224
The celebrated director discusses the techniques of his craft and presents his own directing notes for ten major productions