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  1. Yevgeny Vakhtangov

    A Critical Portrait

    By Andrei Malaev-Babel

    Yevgeny Vakhtangov was a pioneering theatre artist who married Stanislavski’s demands for inner truth with a singular imaginative vision. Directly and indirectly, he is responsible for the making of our contemporary theatre: that is Andrei Malaev-Babel’s argument in this, the first English-language...

    Published October 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Acting for Animators

    By Ed Hooks

    Ed Hooks' indispensable acting guidebook for animators has been fully updated and improved! Hooks uses basic acting theory to explain everything from character movement and facial expressions to interaction and scene construction. Just as acting on film and on stage are very different disciplines...

    Published August 8th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Acting Reframes

    Using NLP to Make Better Decisions In and Out of the Theatre

    By Robert Barton

    Acting Reframes presents theatre and film practitioners with a methodology for using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) as a tool to aid their practice. Author Robert Barton uses the NLP approach to illustrate a range of innovative methods to help actors and directors, including: • reducing...

    Published March 31st 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Vakhtangov Sourcebook

    Edited by Andrei Malaev-Babel

    ‘Scrupulously compiled and skillfully translated by Andrei Malaev-Babel, The Vakhtangov Sourcebook ... provides the most comprehensive addition to English readers’ knowledge of the philosophy, pedagogy, and legacy of Vakhtangov.’ – Modern Language Review 'An exceptionally valuable book that...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook

    From Modernism to Contemporary Performance

    Edited by Maggie B. Gale, John F. Deeney

    The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook is a groundbreaking compilation of the key movements in the history of modern theatre, from the late Nineteenth Century to contemporary performance practice. Each of the book’s five sections comprises a selection of plays and performance texts that...

    Published August 17th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Notes From An Odin Actress

    Stones of Water

    By Julia Varley

    ‘As an actress I sit, speak, run, sweat and, simultaneously, I represent someone who sits, speaks, runs and sweats. As an actress, I am both myself and the character I am playing. I exist in the concreteness of the performance and, at the same time, I need to be alive in the minds and senses of the...

    Published July 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  7. Zygmunt Molik's Voice and Body Work

    The Legacy of Jerzy Grotowski

    By Giuliano Campo, Zygmunt Molik

    One of the original members of Jerzy Grotowski’s acting company, Zygmunt Molik’s Voice and Body Work explores the unique development of voice and body exercises throughout his career in actor training. This book, constructed from conversations between Molik and author Giuliano Campo, provides a...

    Published May 27th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Actor Training

    2nd Edition

    By Alison Hodge

    Actor Training expands on Alison Hodge’s highly-acclaimed and best-selling Twentieth Century Actor Training. This exciting second edition radically updates the original book making it even more valuable for any student of the history and practice of actor training. The bibliography is brought right...

    Published January 24th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Lee Strasberg Notes

    Edited by Lola Cohen

    The Lee Strasberg Notes reproduces the original teachings of a unique voice in actor training, for the very first time. It is a stunning document in the history and ongoing practice of Strasberg’s Method. Compiled and edited by Lola Cohen, the book is based on unpublished transcripts of Strasberg’...

    Published January 20th 2010 by Routledge

  10. An Actor's Work on a Role

    By Konstantin Stanislavski

    An Actor’s Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavsky’s classic exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing life and truth to one’s role. Originally published over half a century ago as Creating a Role, this book...

    Published October 28th 2009 by Routledge

  11. An Actor's Work

    A Student's Diary

    By Konstantin Stanislavski

    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,...

    Published September 20th 2009 by Routledge

  12. The Michael Chekhov Handbook

    For the Actor

    By Lenard Petit

    'Petit's words go right to the heart of Chekhov's technique ... Anyone looking for a key to understanding more about Michael Chekhov's technique will devour it.' – Jessica Cerullo, Michael Chekhov Association, NYC The Michael Chekhov technique is today seen as one of the most influential and...

    Published August 27th 2009 by Routledge

  13. Body Voice Imagination

    ImageWork Training and the Chekhov Technique, 2nd Edition

    By David Zinder

    David Zinder’s Body Voice Imagination is written by one of the master teachers of the Michael Chekhov technique of acting training. This book is a comprehensive course of exercises devoted to the development of actors’ creative expressivity, comprising both pre-Chekhov ImageWork Training and...

    Published April 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  14. The Physical Actor

    Exercises for Action and Awareness

    By Annie Loui

    The Physical Actor is a comprehensive book of actor’s exercises, designed for the development of a strong and flexible physical body able to move with ease through space and interact instinctively on-stage. Annie Loui draws on her training with Etienne Decroux, Carolyn Carlson and Jerzy Grotowski...

    Published April 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  15. Essential Acting

    A Practical Handbook for Actors, Teachers and Directors

    By Brigid Panet

    HOW DO ACTORS FUSE THOUGHT, EMOTION and ACTION WITHIN THEIR CREATIVE PROCESS? Essential Acting is an inspired and reliable toolbox for actors and teachers in the classroom, the rehearsal room and the workshop. RADA’s Brigid Panet has distilled 50 years of acting, directing and actor training into...

    Published February 19th 2009 by Routledge

  16. The Decroux Sourcebook

    Edited by Thomas Leabhart, Franc Chamberlain

    The Decroux Sourcebook is the first point of reference for any student of the ‘hidden master’ of twentieth century theatre. This book collates a wealth of key material on Etienne Decroux, including: an English translation of Patrice Pezin’s ‘Imaginary Interview’, in which Decroux discusses mime...

    Published November 25th 2008 by Routledge

  17. Psychophysical Acting

    An Intercultural Approach after Stanislavski

    By Phillip B. Zarrilli

    Psychophysical Acting is a direct and vital address to the demands of contemporary theatre on today’s actor. Drawing on over thirty years of intercultural experience, Phillip Zarrilli aims to equip actors with practical and conceptual tools with which to approach their work. Areas of focus include:...

    Published September 29th 2008 by Routledge

  18. To the Actor

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Chekhov

    Edited by Mala Powers

    How does an actor learn to: * Call up emotion? * Develop a character? * Strengthen awareness? These are essential techniques for every actor, and Michael Chekhov's classic work To the Actor explains, clearly and concisely, how to develop them. Chekhov's simple and practical method - successfully...

    Published May 1st 2002 by Routledge

  19. The Grotowski Sourcebook

    Edited by RICHARD SCHECHNER, Lisa Wolford Wylam

    Series: Worlds of Performance

    This acclaimed volume is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of Jerzy Grotowski's long and multi-faceted career. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Grotowski's life and work.Edited by the two leading experts on Grotowski, the sourcebook features:*essays from the key...

    Published January 24th 2001 by Routledge

  20. Building A Character

    By Constantin Stanislavski

    First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 28th 1989 by Routledge

  21. Creating A Role

    By Constantin Stanislavski

    Creating a Roleis 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. Building a Characterdetailed how the actor's body and voice could be tuned for the great roles he might fill. This third volume...

    Published April 27th 1989 by Routledge

  22. An Actor Prepares

    By Constantin Stanislavski

    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....

    Published April 27th 1989 by Routledge