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New and Published Books

  1. Stanislavski in Practice - The Film

    Part One: Work on the actor

    By Nick O'Brien

    "A how-to guide, full of classroom exercises … the book, which is meant to be used by students and instructors alike, is a wild success--the writing is clear, and the solid, down-to-earth exercises unravel the "mystery" of Stanislavski." E. C. Skiles; Lone Star College-Kingwood, CHOICE "Outstanding...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Art of Voice Acting

    The Craft and Business of Performing for Voiceover, 5th Edition

    By James Alburger

    From basic acting techniques and exercises for keeping the voice in top condition, to marketing and promotion of the actor, The Art of Voice Acting covers it all. Now in its fifth edition, this essential book is packed with expert advice on job opportunities and career management tips; it is the...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Focal Press

  3. The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre

    2nd Edition

    By Scott Graham, Steven Hoggett

    ‘This is a close companion to Frantic Assembly’s practice and one that is written with an open and engaging, even disarming, tone … A rich, rewarding and compelling text.’ Stuart Andrews, University of Surrey As Frantic Assembly move into their twentieth year of producing innovative and...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Book of Sides

    Original, Short Scenes for Actors and Directors

    By Dave Kost

    Looking for fresh, original scenes for your fast-paced acting or directing class? Tired of the same old material everyone recognizes? Want the flexibility to play any character in any scene? Book of Sides: Original, Short Scenes for Actors and Directors offers scenes that are considerably shorter...

    Published July 11th 2014 by Focal Press

  5. Translation, Poetics, and the Stage

    Six French Hamlets

    By Romy Heylen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    This book establishes an analytical model for the description of existing translations in their historical context within a framework suggested by systemic concepts of literature. It argues against mainstream 20th-century translation theory and, by proposing a socio-cultural model of translation,...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Shakespeare in Performance

    Castings and Metamorphoses

    By Ralph Berry

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    These studies take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half of the studies deal with casting - doubling, chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure. Then the transformations of dramatis personae are analyzed and The Tempest is viewed through the changing...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Acting Shakespeare

    By Bertram Leon Joseph

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them? Creating character and making the Elizabethan playwright’s poetry compelling for the...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Shylock on the Stage

    By Toby Lelyveld

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in the portrayal of Jews in English literature. Specifically it studies Charles Macklin,...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Auditions

    The Complete Guide, 2nd Edition

    By 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: The Complete Guide offers crucial advice, resources and tried and tested techniques to maximise success before, during and after each...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Rise and Fall of the Well-Made Play (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Russell Taylor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1967, this title considers the idea of the ‘well-made play’ in the context of how and why it has been devalued and how far, in allowing it to be devalued, we have lost sight of certain important elements of the theatre. The focus of the book is largely on the development of...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge