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2003: Stage, Theatre, Screen contact details and information
for agencies in stage, television, film and radio, including all
aspects of them such as acting, costume design, make up etc...
An Actor's Guide to Getting Work (Stage... covers a wide
range of work available for actors and offers advice on getting
the most out of drama schools, to finding and working with an agent,
how to cope with auditions and information on Equity.
Putting Your Mouth Where the Money is Chris Douthitt,
Tom Wiecks (Editor) : Designed to help you succeed as a voice-over
artist "...no matter where you are now and no matter how far
you want to go..."
Publication [1st April 2003] : Notes
on Directing Frank Hauser, Russell
Reich : Notes on Directing is a new book that provides the timeless
gems and proven principles of the director's craft.
In assertive, no-nonsense language, this book documents the teachings
and directions shared privately by Frank Hauser with Sir Alec Guinness,
Richard Burton, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Judi Dench, Kevin Spacey,
and a host of other theatrical and cinematic figures. Now, the private
on Directing has been expanded and
enhanced into a book-length format suitable for anyone searching
for the hidden secrets of creating a live, shared experience. This
deceptively slim volume has the impact of a privileged apprenticeship
to a great master.
on Directing delivers what every director
needs to know and what every actor, scriptwriter, and audience
member wants them to know. To read
a review by Max Farber click here!
Can Be a Movie Extra: The Complete Guide to Working as a Supporting
Artiste in Film and TV : "the ultimate insider's guide
(author Rob Martin is a leading casting agent, who's supplied Extras
for films such as Gladiator and Harry Potter). It tells you everything
you need to know, from getting on an agent's books to what to do
on your first day on set, and how to make sure you keep getting
regular work, whether it be in films, on TV, or in commercials and
Can Work on Camera: Acting in Commercials and Corporate Films John
Leslie Wolfe, Brenna McDonough : provides information for actors
aspiring to work in a range of media, including television commercials,
corporate films, and video communications...
to Be a Working Actor: The Insider's Guide to Finding Jobs in Theater,
Film and Television Mari Lyn Henry, Lynne Rogers
: A handbook for actors - "a comprehensive guide to the business
of acting, informed throughout with an insider's view of how casting
decisions are actually made... " includes topics such as "on-line
ways to promote your picture, resume and video performance clips;
enhancing your image; jobs in new and emerging markets; interviewing
and auditioning tips for the new crop of young actors; and more..."
Acting: Studio Work / Technical Production / Radio Adverts / Voice-overs
/ Voice Production (Stage and Costume) Caroline
Raphael (Foreword), Alan Beck : takes readers through the studio
layout and recording, technical terms and productive working relations
with the radio director. "The author describes preparing a
role, voice technique, rehearsal and recording. There is also a
chapter devoted to voice-overs and commercials - a lucrative part
of the business - and getting started on a radio career."
of Screen Acting Patrick Tucker : "Based
on a non-method approach to acting, this book shows what actually
works for an actor, in order to give excellent performances on screen"
The Essential Guide to Making Theatre (Essential Guides for GNVQ
Performing Arts) a source-book for all students on post-16
Acting Games: Improvisations and Exercises Marsh
Cassady : relaxation exercises, games for creative awareness, and
improvisational exercises for building characters and scenes
Theatre Games for Young Performers: Improvisations and Exercises
for Developing Acting Skills Maria C. Novelly
: explains the how, when, what and why of theatre games for young
Games for Actors and Non-actors Augusto
Boal, Adrian Jackson (Translator) : sets out the principles and
practice of Boal's revolutionary method, showing how theatre can
be used to transform and liberate everyone
Ideas for Drama Anna Scher, Charles Verral
the Natural Voice Kristin Linklater, Douglas
Florian (Illustrator) : "Describes the mechanics of the voice
and obstacles of spontaneous, effective vocal expression and details
exercises for developing and strengthening the voice as a human
and actor's instrument."
Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life Pedro de
de Alcantara : "an introduction to the technique, description
of the principles on which it is based, and discussion of the effects
of regular practice on health and wellbeing, the emotions, and on
artistic and athletic performance. By using case studies, the author
shows that the technique can have profound benefits in every aspect
Great Monologs for Student Actors: a Workbook of Comedy Characterisations
for Students Bill Majeski
Starters: A Collection of 900 Improvisation Situations for the Theater Philip
Bernardi : "Includes 900 situations for improvisation which
use character conflict, contrasts, obstacles in solo improvisation,
physical positions for one or two actors, props, the environment,
and lines of dialogue"
Speeches for Young Actors 16+ (Performing Arts) Jean Marlow
: a wide variety of speeches for young actors in the 16- to 18-year-old
Pocket Monologues for Women Pomerance
: A selection of monologues for actresses
Speeches for Women (Stage and Costume) Jean Marlow
: includes speeches from plays written and produced in the 1990s
- including Pulp Fiction!
The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook: An Actor's Guide to
Over 1,000 Monologues and Dialogues from More Than 300 Contemporary
Plays Ed Hooks : provides context for actors
when reading for auditions. Full scene analyses for over 1000 monologues
and dialogues from more than 300 plays are provided.
Funny Business: An Introduction to Comedy with Royalty-free Plays
& Sketches Marsh
Cassady : explores the major devices of comedy and various comedic
genre - with twenty-two sketches and one-act plays.
99 Film Scenes for Actors Angela
Drama Tim Crook : "Brings together the practical
skills needed for radio drama, such as directing, writing and sound
design, with media history and communication theory."
Emotions E. Konijn
A Practical Guide with CD (Audio) (Theatre Arts (Routledge Paperback)) Bernard
Acting for the Camera Tony Barr : Provides readers
with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front
of the camera.
COMEDY BIBLE CARTER
: Provides information for aspiring comedians...how to create a
routine and hone ideas; develop and polish material; work with a
comedy partner; and how to get started in the business (not forgetting
how to get paid)
Actor's Guide to Making It in New York City Glen
Altermann : "A guide for actors to working successfully in
New York City"
Singing and Acting Handbook: Games and Exercises for the Performer Thomas
de Mallet Burgess, Nicholas Skilbeck : "helps
the performer to develop the skills required to act and sing at
the same time"
The Methuen Book of Monologues for Young Actors (Audition Books) Jane
Lapotaire (Foreword), Anne Harvey
Monologues for Young Actors Lorraine Cohen (Editor)
Monologues for Teenagers: Contemporary Scene-study Pieces for Young
Actors Roger Karshner
Monologues Roy Karshner, Stern
Yourself Acting (Teach Yourself) Ellis Jones
: "covering every aspect from youth theatre to stage, film
and video" including information on Equity and the different
acting requirements for stage and camera.
One on One: the Best Women's Monologues for the Nineties
(Applause Acting Series) Jack Temchin (Editor)
Truth in Comedy: The Manual of Improvisation Mike
Myers (Foreword), Charna Halpern, Del Close, Kim Johnson
Zen and the Art of Stand-up Comedy Jay Sankey
Act Omnibus: Everything You Need to Know About Clowning, Plus Over
200 Clown Stunts Wes McVicar : "Includes
over 200 clown acts for beginners, intermediates and advanced participants"
Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making (The Applause
Acting Series) Michael Caine : "The actor shares
personal insights on the technique of acting, and the business of
making a film"
Making Musicals: An Informal Introduction to the World of Musical
Theatre Tom Jones : explaining what makes a musical,
what the difference between lyrics and poetry is in song writing,
and how to find a collaborative partner and how to get your work
Movement for Actors Nicole Potter (Editor) :
movement teachers and directors explore the physical skills needed
for the stage and the screen. "The work aims to provide an
insight into the physical skills, techniques and styles developed
and used in 20th- and 21st-century performance, and readers who
wish to explore a particular discipline should be able to jump to
the chapter that pertains to their area of interest - whether it
be Alexander technique, the work of Tadashi Suzuki, or period movement
for the plays of Moliere."
to Get the Part...without Falling Apart: Featuring the "Haber
Phrase Technique" for Actors Heather Locklear
(Foreword), Margie Haber, Barbara Babchick : Demonstrates the renowned
acting coach's phrasing and cold reading techniques, explores the
audition process, and offers advice on interviewing and preparing
and Forwards: a Technical Manual for Reading Plays David
Ball : Explains how plays are structured, looks at theatrical exposition,
theme, and images, and shows how to analyze a play and understand
Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television Judith
Complete Book of Speech Communication: a Workbook of Ideas and Activities
for Students of Speech and Theatre Carol Marrs
: Ten chapters suitable for a full year's course in speech communication.
Sample activities include rap, pantomime, charades, a game show,
Readers Theatre, TV news, a mock trial, talk show improvisation,
and dozens more, including extra activities...
Play Steve Nacmanovich : Discusses the inner
sources of spontaneous creation, explains how to learn the skills
of improvisation, and suggests ways to overcome common obstacles
Director's Journey: The Creative Collaboration Between Directors,
Writers and Actors Mark W. Travis : how do you
draw all the talented artists together to share a single vision?;
how do you express the writer's intentions?; and how do you keep
the actors' performances fresh? All these questions and more are
addressed in Travis' study of the art of directing techniques.
the Stage 12 top international directors, including Deborah
Warner, Robert Lepage and Trevor Nunn, reveal insights into contemporary
theatre in specially commissioned interviews.
Drama Work Jonothan Neelands (Editor), Tony Goode
Actor's Encyclopedia of Casting Directors: Interviews with Over
100 Casting Directors on How to Get the Job Richard
Dreyfuss (Foreword), Karen Kondazian, Eddie Shapiro : "...insider
information and intimate profiles of casting directors in film,
television, theater, and commercials, from Los Angeles to New York.
Casting directors give expert advice on how to get in the door,
how to prepare for an audition, and what they look for. "
Your Mark: What Every Actor Really Needs to Know on a Hollywood
Set Steve Carlson : covers "the technical aspects of
working on a film or television show, including the camera, marks,
close-ups, acting for the camera, the teleprompter, cue cards, editing,
lighting, sound, and auditioning on camera..."
in Show Business: Behind-the-scenes Careers in Theater, Film, and
Television Lynne Rogers : describes over 100
careers open to newcomers and to actors seeking alternative work
in show business. Discusses specialist areas such as lighting and
sound technicians, stage managers, dressers, and make-up artists,
- explaining how to get started, training and job descriptions.
Chronology of American Musical Theater Richard
C. Norton : this three-volume work presents basic production data
on more than 3000 musicals from the 1860s through 1997. Organized
first by year and then by season, the entries contain every piece
of information from the playbills or opening night programs of Broadway
and off-Broadway musicals, operettas, revues, and other works -
from cast and crew to songs, set designers, composers, lyricists,
as Folk: the Scripts Russell T. Davies
: "Queer as Folk" is the story of three gay guys (Stuart,
Vince and Nathan), their families and friends...contains the complete
unexpurgated scripts from the first series, and includes scenes
that were never transmitted!
Actor Alone: Exercises for Work in Progress Paul
Baker (Foreword), Claudia N. Sullivan
Film Acting Career: How to Break Into the Movies & TV &
Survive in Hollywood M. K. Lewis, Rosemary R. Lewis
Rehearsal Handbook for Actors and Directors: A Practical Guide
John Perry : "for all actors, directors and theatre makers
who want to make the most of their rehearsal time..."
Direction for Stage and Screen (Stage and Costume) William
Hobbs : written as a guide for the inexperienced, Fight
Direction for Stage and Screen aims to "promote a more
professional attitude and way of thinking about the task of performing
and arranging fights that will demonstrate the range of exciting
challenges which are open to directors, actors and fight arrangers
Audition Speeches for All Ages and Accents: For All Ages and Accents Jean
Marlow (Editor) : The pieces in this book require a particular accent
or dialect and include speeches for Asian, Italian, South African,
American, Jamaican, Irish, Liverpudlian, Yorkshire, Newcastle and
for Storytellers Keith Johnstone
Guide to Auditions & Interviews (Stage and Costume) Margo
Annett : includes "material on presentation techniques and
working for radio...choosing and preparing an audition speech, staging
and performing the piece, sight-reading, interview techniques and
coping with nerves..."
and the Actor (Ballet, Dance, Opera and Music) Gillyanne
Kayes : takes the reader "step-by-step through a practical
training programme relevant to the modern singing actor and dancer..."
Improvisation: a Program of Improvisations and Exercises for Young
Actors Delton T. Horn "Provides a brief
history of improvisational comedy, and offers exercises on techniques
which require increasing levels of skill. "
Perfect Monologue: How to Find and Perform the Monologue That Will
Get You the Part Michael Shurtleff (Foreword),
Ginger Howard Friedman
Making Money in Voice-overs Apple : use your
voice to earn money...
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Management - The Essential Handbook
stage manager is at the core of every successful theatre production"
and this book explains every step of the production process and
the stage managers role. I bought a copy for my sister-in-law (and
almost didn't part with it!) If you have any involvement with stage
and theatrical productions get
this book - even if it's just to learn who's responsible for
what and how it all works from a stage managers point of view. Definately
worth a read! Or check out the new edition of Stage
Management: The Essential Handbook "Complete with charts
and helpful checklists, it takes the reader through a production
week by week from the rehearsals to the show." (in print at
the end of Feb 2003)
Stage Management: a Practical Guide "offers a practical
guide to all aspects of this exciting and pivotal job in the theatre,
from first receiving the script, through the rehearsal process and
production period to putting the show away after the final performance"
Production Management: Making Shows Happen - a Practical Guide
takes you through the process of making shows happen from the point
of view of the production manager...
Art for the Theatre: History, Tools and Techniques Susan
Crabtree, Peter Beudert : A visual and written guide to the tools
and techniques used in modern scene painting (includes a history
of scenic artistry beginning with the Renaissance and Baroque theatres
on through the Romantic theatres to the present day Modern theatre).
Sound and Lighting Systems John Vasey : A study
of equipment and set-up procedures for touring concert systems....features
a special section on safety, electrical formulas, wiring information
and sample production checklists.
The Complete Guide to Theatrical Practice Griffiths.
Trevor R. Griffiths (Editor) : Contains practical information and
advice, both in the text and in the illustrations, to help smooth
the path of the simplest or most complex production. Contents include
directing, stage management, acting, set design, lighting, costumes,
administration and make-up.
Design: A Practical Guide Gary Thorne
Design Tony Davis
Costume (Stage and Costume) Mary Kidd : A guide
for amateur groups and students who want to produce costumes as
professionally as possible. Step-by-step instructions show how to
create costumes for the main periods of drama. Advice is given on
choosing fabrics and materials, adapting existing costumes and keeping
within the budget.
Stage Costume Sourcebook Jack Cassin-Scott :
This book offers stage costumes to suit almost all needs, from Fagin
and Falstaff to Madam Butterfly and Widow Twankey, and period, animal
and children's costumes. It covers period plays, opera, pantomime,
musicals, ballet, fantasy and revue. A number of backcloth designs
are also included.
Complete Makeup Artist: Working in Film, Fashion, Television and
Theatre Penny Delamar : essential for anyone who wants to
become a successful make-up artist... invaluable to students of
art and design, drama and theatre studies!
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