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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 98 new and published books in the subject of Acting — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Theorizing Film Acting

    Edited by Aaron Taylor

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This comprehensive collection provides theoretical accounts of the grounds and phenomenon of film acting. The volume features entries by some of the most prominent scholars on film acting who collectively represent the various theoretical traditions that constitute the discipline of film studies....

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Essential Acting

    A Practical Handbook for Actors, Teachers and Directors, 2nd Edition

    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 nearly 60 years of acting, directing and actor...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Clowns

    In conversation with modern masters

    Edited by Ezra LeBank, David Bridel

    Clowns: In Conversation with Modern Masters is a groundbreaking collection of conversations with 20 of the greatest clowns on earth. In discussion with clown aficionados Ezra LeBank and David Bridel, these legends of comedy reveal the origins, inspirations, techniques, and philosophies that...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Actor Training Reader

    Edited by MARK EVANS

    The Actor Training Reader is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of acting, offering access to a wide range of key texts that identify, explore, illuminate and interrogate the challenges, practices and processes involved in training the modern actor. A companion volume to the...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Improvisation Studies Reader

    Spontaneous Acts

    Edited by Ajay Heble, Rebecca Caines

    Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Secrets of Screen Acting

    3rd Edition

    By Patrick Tucker

    When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Acting with Grotowski

    Theatre as a Field for Experiencing Life

    By Zbigniew Cynkutis

    Edited by Paul Allain, Khalid Tyabji

    ‘Zbigniew Cynkutis’ writings constitute invaluable testimony of his work with Jerzy Grotowski during the ‘theatre of productions’ phase and beyond. Cynkutis’ insights elucidate aspects of the Laboratory Theatre’s praxis and provide a unique perspective on the questions most often asked about...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Creating Solo Performance

    By Sean Bruno, Luke Dixon

    Creating Solo Performance is an innovative toolbox of exercises and challenges focused on providing you – the performer – with engaging and inspiring ways to explore and develop your idea both on the page and in the performance space. The creation of a solo show may be the most rewarding,...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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