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  1. Acting: The First Six Lessons

    Documents from the American Laboratory Theatre, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Boleslavsky

    Edited by Rhonda Blair

    Acting: The First Six Lessons was first published in 1933 and remains a key text for anyone studying acting today. These dramatic dialogues between teacher and idealistic student explore the field of acting according to one of the original teachers of Stanislavsky’s System in America. This new...

    Published August 8th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Acting: The Basics

    By Bella Merlin

    Series: The Basics

    A practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, skilfully combining ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. It covers key areas such as: the development of modern drama and acting processes over the years the approach and legacy of...

    Published March 26th 2010 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Auditions

    A Practical Guide

    By Richard Evans, Richard Evans

    Auditions are an integral part of every performer's life. From getting into drama school, through to a successful career in an overcrowded industry, Auditions: A Practical Guide offers crucial advice and tried-and-tested techniques to maximize success before, during and after each audition....

    Published April 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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