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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 90 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. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Theatreness

    A compendium of ideas about process and performance

    By Tim Crouch, Andrew Smith

    Published April 14th 2014 by Focal Press

  3. Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor Training

    By Melissa Hurt

    Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor Training situates the work of renowned voice and movement trainer Arthur Lessac in the context of contemporary actor training. Supported by the work of Constantin Stanislavsky and Maurice Merleau-Ponty's theories of embodiment, the book explores Lessac's practice in...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Path Of The Actor

    By Michael Chekhov

    Edited by Andrei A. Kirillov, Bella Merlin

    This is the first English translation of Michael Chekhov’s two-volume autobiography, combining The Path of the Actor (1927) and extensive extracts from his later volume Life and Encounters. Full of illuminating anecdotes and insightful observations involving prominent characters from the MAT and...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Stanislavsky: A Life in Letters

    Edited by Laurence Senelick

    Konstantin Stanislavsky transformed theatre in the West and was indisputably one of the twentieth century’s greatest innovators. His life and work mark some of the most significant artistic and political milestones of that tumultuous century, from the emancipation of the serfs to the Russian...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Stepping Stones

    By Ingemar Lindh

    Edited by Frank Camilleri

    Series: Routledge Icarus

    Stepping Stones is the book of a practitioner. It documents the work of a laboratory-based practice that investigated the principles of collective improvisation as a performance practice. Though the dynamics and mechanisms of collective work and improvisation have been amply researched in training...

    Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Grotowski & Company

    By Ludwik Flaszen

    Series: Routledge Icarus

    This collection of texts by Ludwik Flaszen, Grotowski's main collaborator and co-founder of the Teatr 13 Rzedow (later the Teatr Laboratorium), gathers together key texts, nearly all of which have never before been published in English. These include lectures, papers on issues such as actor...

    Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Core Training For The Relational Actor

    By Alison Hodge

    Alison Hodge is one of the most original actor-trainers working today. Founder of the international The Quick and the Dead ensemble, she has developed a uniquely embodied and relational approach to acting and live performance. Core Training encourages a profound awareness of actors’...

    Published June 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Acting Power

    The 21st Century Edition

    By Robert Cohen

    ‘Robert Cohen’s book, Acting Power, follows the tradition of his other book, Acting One, and has been the veritable bible for acting teachers for the last quarter century.’ – David Krasner, Emerson College ‘This book, above all else, is an attempt to explore the qualities of acting power.... to...

    Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Craft of Comedy

    By Athene Seyler, Stephen Haggard

    Edited by Robert Barton

    "a work on the art and craft of comedy as important in its own way as works by Stanislavski and Chekhov" – Oxford Theatre Companion In 1939, a young, inexperienced actor wrote to a famous actress of his acquaintance, asking for advice on playing comedy. She responded enthusiastically, and they...

    Published December 20th 2012 by Routledge