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You are currently browsing 41–50 of 96 new and published books in the subject of Acting — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. 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 Compiled and edited by Lola Cohen, the book is based on unpublished transcripts of Strasberg’...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 19th 2010 by Routledge

  2. How to do Shakespeare

    By Adrian Noble

    'Adrian Noble vigorously highlights the extraordinary rhythmic, linguistic patterns Shakespeare gives the speaker. Any actor will find this book invaluable. For any student of Shakespeare it should be essential.' (From the Foreword by Ralph Fiennes) 'How can I bring the text alive, make it vivid,...

    Published November 26th 2009 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Stanislavsky in America

    An Actor's Workbook

    By Mel Gordon

    Stanislavsky in America explores the extraordinary legacy that Constantin Stanislavski’s system of actor-training has left on acting in the US. Mel Gordon outlines the journey of Stanislavski’s theories through twentieth century American history, from the early US tours of the Moscow Art Theatre to...

    Published October 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  5. Science and the Stanislavsky Tradition of Acting

    By Jonathan Pitches

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Providing new insight into the well-known tradition of acting, Science and the Stanislavsky Tradition of Acting is the first book to contextualise the Stanislavsky tradition with reference to parallel developments in science. Rooted in practice, it presents an alternative perspective based on...

    Published September 29th 2009 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. Style For Actors 2nd Edition

    A Handbook for Moving Beyond Realism

    By Robert Barton

    "Style is a journey from tourist to native. It is living in the world of the play, not just visiting it." - from Chapter One Anyone who has ever struggled with capes, fans, swords, doublets and crinolines should make Style for Actors 2nd Edition their constant companion. Robert Barton has...

    Published September 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. The Science Of Acting

    By Sam Kogan

    Edited by Helen Kogan

    What is good acting? How does one create believable characters? How can an actor understand a character if they do not understand themselves? In The Science of Acting, Sam Kogan uses his theories on the relationship between neuroscience, psychology and acting to answer these questions. Practical...

    Published August 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Actor Training Reader
    Edited by MARK EVANS
    To Be Published March 19th 2015
  2. Clowns: In conversation with modern masters
    Edited by Ezra LeBank, David Bridel
    To Be Published April 28th 2015
  3. Theorizing Film Acting
    Edited by Aaron Taylor
    To Be Published May 21st 2015
  4. Essential Acting: A Practical Handbook for Actors, Teachers and Directors, 2nd Edition
    By Brigid Panet
    To Be Published May 27th 2015
  5. Yoga and Actor Training
    By Dorinda Hulton, Maria Kapsali
    To Be Published June 14th 2015

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