Books in category Performing Arts – Acting & Auditioning

  • Van Johnson

    Van Johnson
    Davis, Ronald L.

    His mother had rejected him in childhood, and he lived his adult life dealing with sexual ambivalence.

  • Scenes and Monologues for Young Actors

    Scenes and Monologues for Young Actors
    Kent R. Brown

    Provides a variety of monologues, scenes, and audition pieces along with tips on interpreting a scene and character portrayal.

  • Charlie Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin
    Georgia Hale

    Far fewer remember its heroine, Georgia Hale (1900-1985). Seventy years after the film's appearance, Heather Kiernan brings Georgia Hale back to life in this edition of her hitherto unpublished memoirs.

  • Restoration of Breath

    Restoration of Breath
    Sreenath Nair

    Starting from the question how breathing affects the body, levels of consciousness, perception and meaning, this book, for the first time, investigates through a variety of philosophical, critical and practical models, directly and …

  • The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men Volume Two

    The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men: Volume Two
    Catherine Weate

    Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights.

  • Acting for Singers

    Acting for Singers
    David F. Ostwald

    Using concrete examples from Carmen and West Side Story, and imaginative exercises following each chapter, this text teaches all singers how to be effective singing actors.

  • Trends in Twenty first Century African Theatre and Performance

    Trends in Twenty-first Century African Theatre and Performance
    Kenechukwu Igweonu

    The book will be particularly useful as a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in non-western theatre and performance (where this includes African theatre and performance), and would be a very useful resource for theatre …

  • King Solomon s Ring

    King Solomon’s Ring
    Konrad Lorenz

    King Solomon's Ring, the book which brought him worldwide recognition, is a delightful treasury of observations and insights into the lives of all sorts of creatures, from jackdaws and water-shrews to dogs, cats and even wolves.

  • Creating a Role

    Creating a Role
    Constantin Stanislavski

    Creating A Role is the third book – alongside the international bestseller An Actor Prepares and Building A Character – in the series of influential translations that introduced Stanislavski's acting 'system' to the English-speaking world.

  • The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook Updated and Expanded Edition

    The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, Updated and Expanded Edition
    Ed Hooks

    The unique format of the book is ideal for acting teachers who want their students to understand each monologue in context. This remarkable book describes the characters, action, and mood for more than 1,000 scenes in over 300 plays.

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