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  1. The Art of the Actor

    The Essential History of Acting from Classical Times to the Present Day

    By Jean Benedetti

    How did acting begin? What is its history, and what have the great thinkers on acting said about the art and craft of performance? In this single-volume survey of the history of acting, Jean Benedetti traces the evolution of the theories of the actor's craft drawing extensively on extracts from key...

    Published January 17th 2007 by Routledge

  2. And Then, You Act

    Making Art in an Unpredictable World

    By Anne Bogart

    From well-known auteur of the American theatre scene, Anne Bogart, And Then, You Act is a fascinating and accessible book about directing theatre, acting and the collaborative creative process. Writing clearly and passionately, Bogart speaks to a wide audience, from undergraduates to practitioners...

    Published January 11th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Acting from Shakespeare's First Folio

    Theory, Text and Performance

    By Don Weingust

    Acting from Shakespeare's First Folio examines a series of techniques for reading and performing Shakespeare's plays that are based on the texts of the first ‘complete’ volume of Shakespeare's works: the First Folio of 1623. Do extra syllables in a line suggest how it might be played? Can Folio...

    Published September 19th 2006 by Routledge

  4. The Actor's Survival Handbook

    By Patrick Tucker, Christine Ozanne

    Worried about short rehearsal time? Think that fluffing your lines will be the end of your career? Are you afraid you'll be typecast? Is there such a thing as acting too much? How should a stage actor adjust performance for a camera? And how should an actor behave backstage?The Actor's Survival...

    Published July 25th 2005 by Routledge

  5. Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre

    Process to Performance

    By Maria Shevstova

    Including a foreword by Simon Callow, a dedicated admirer of the Maly, Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre provides both a valuable methodological model for actor training and a unique insight into the journeys taken from studio to stage. This is the first ever full-length study of...

    Published February 25th 2004 by Routledge

  6. Merely Players?

    Actors' Accounts of Performing Shakespeare

    By Jonathan Holmes

    Merely Players? marks a groundbreaking departure in Shakespeare studies by giving direct voice to the Shakespearean performer. It draws on three centuries worth of actors' written reflections on playing Shakespeare and brings together the dual worlds of performance and academia, providing a unique...

    Published February 18th 2004 by Routledge

  7. Antonin Artaud

    A Critical Reader

    Edited by Edward Scheer

    This resource collects for the first time some of the best criticism on Artaud's life and work from writers such as Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva, Maurice Blanchot, Herbert Blau, Leo Bersani and Susan Sontag. Antonin Artaud was one of the most brilliant artists of the twentieth century. His...

    Published September 24th 2003 by Routledge

  8. Konstantin Stanislavsky

    By Bella Merlin

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book offers an essential guide to the complex and contradictory nature of this master of theatre. Routledge Performance Practitioners are a series of introductory guides to key theatre-makers. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written...

    Published September 10th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Michael Chekhov

    By Franc Chamberlain

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    All books in the Routledge Performance Practitioners series are carefully designed to enable the reader to understand the work of a key practitioner. They provide the first step towards critical understanding and a springboard for further study for students on twentieth century, contemporary...

    Published September 10th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Dreamwork for Actors

    By Janet Sonenberg

    Drawing upon her wide experience as actor and director, Janet Sonenberg shows what dreamwork can do. No other acting technique offers the performer's own dreams as a means to profoundly deepen imaginative and artistic expression. This is a wholly new tool with which actors can unleash startling...

    Published April 10th 2003 by Routledge