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1. The Monologue Workshop

To those for whom the monologue has always been synonymous with terror, The Monologue Workshop will prove an indispensable ally. Jack Poggi's new book answers the long-felt... more info
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from Search to Discovery in Audition and Performance. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.4x6.8 inches. 320 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314091)

2. Stella Adler - The Art of Acting

Stella Adler was one of the 20th Century's greatest figures. She is arguably the most important teacher of acting in American history. Over her long career, both in New York... more info
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preface by Marlon Brando compiled & edited by Howard Kissel. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 275 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314331)

3. Speak with Distinction

Widely recognized as the most complete and rigorous text of its kind since it was first published in 1942, Speak With Distinction is an invaluable resource. It presents a... more info
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The Classic Skinner Method to Speech on the Stage. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6.62x9.43 inches. 416 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314102)

4. Acting in Film

A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his... more info
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An Actor's Take on Movie Making. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.5x8.25 inches. 168 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314145)

5. Fundamental Acting

Aimed at the beginning acting student, this book takes a commonsense approach to the craft, building on basic techniques in the first part and then going on to cover two distinct... more info
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A Practical Guide. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6.5x9.25 inches. 157 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314275)

6. An Actor Prepares to Live in New York City

A guide for actors, and everyone else, to getting the best for less and surviving, thriving and living the good life in the Big Apple. Here is the ultimate guidebook for the... more info
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How to Live Like a Star Before You Become One. Limelight. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 352 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332416)

7. Film, Broadcast & e-Media Coaching

This book features 67 articles from experts all over the world on the theme of coaching actors for performances in film, broadcast and e-media. Covers a wide variety of topics,... more info
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and Other Contemporary Issues in Professional Voice and Speech Training. Applause Books. With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 334 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314640)

8. The Alchemy of Theatre - The Divine Science

Featuring 28 of the top talents on Broadway! The Alchemy of Theatre lets the top talents in every theatrical field, from producing and writing to publicity and makeup, share... more info
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Essays on Theatre and the Art of Collaboration. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 9x11.5 inches. 296 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314748)

9. Accents

This practical reference manual, with its precise, authentic instructions on how to speak in more than 100 dialects, has established itself as the most useful and comprehensive... more info
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A Manual for Acting - Revised & Expanded Edition. Limelight. With Softcover with CD. 6x9 inches. 424 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332412)

10. Speak with Distinction

Edith Skinner, the foremost teacher of Good Speech for the stage in North America, taught at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and at the Juilliard School, where she was... more info
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Book/CD/Booklet Package. Applause Books. With BOOK W/CD. 7.5x9.5 inches. 406 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314108)

11. How to Rehearse When There Is No Rehearsal

This practical book on the subject of how to act, based on Ms. Spivak's forty years of acting, coaching, and teaching classes - first at Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen's HB... more info
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Acting and the Media. Limelight. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 304 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332707)

12. Standard Speech

Standard Speech is an anthology of essays from VASTA (the Voice and Speech Trainers Association) on a variety of topics of interest to actors, voice and speech teachers. Exploring... more info
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Essays on Voice and Speech. Applause Books. With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 332 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314488)

13. Creating a Character

For over 20 years, Moni Yakim has taught his unique blend of physical training and emotional exploration to a generation of American actors that include Meryl Streep, Sigourney... more info
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A Physical Approach to Acting. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 256 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314166)

14. More Power to You

More Power to You is acting guru Robert Cohen's follow-up act to his now legendary Acting Power. Now, More Power to You brings together Cohen's most important writing on performance,... more info
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Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 188 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314467)

15. Let's Improvise

Beginning with simple sensory-awareness exercises in a relaxed atmosphere, and moving through pantomime and role playing to longer skits, Let's Improvise emphasises self-discovery... more info
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Becoming Creative, Expressive and Spontaneous Through Drama. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6.75x9.25 inches. 318 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314278)

16. Casting Directors' Secrets

In Casting Directors' Secrets, casting directors from New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Vancouver offer insight in their own words into the do's and don'ts of the audition... more info
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Inside Tips for Successful Auditions - Revised Edition. Limelight. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 186 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332682)

17. The Perfect Monologue

In this companion volume to her highly successful Callback, Ginger Howard Friedman, a veteran casting director, playwright and teacher, reveals her winning formula for a monologue... more info
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How to Find and Perform the Monologue That Will Get You the Part. Limelight. With Softcover. 5.25x8 inches. 376 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332628)

18. Getting the Part

At last, an in-depth book about the casting process that tells actors what it is like to be on the other side of the desk, and a must read for the aspiring casting director!... more info
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Thirty-Three Professional Casting Directors Tell You How to Get Work in Theater, Films, and TV. Limelight. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 368 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332476)

19. Take It Personally: On the Art and the Process of Personal Acting

Gordon Phillips begins with the qualities possessed by the most exciting actors and then proceeds to the practical acting tools needed to make those qualities work for every... more info
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Paperback Book. Applause Books. 5.5x8.3 inches. 194 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314345)

20. Accidentally On Purpose

An exploration into the mysteries of creativity in life and art. Powerfully written of life, families, fathers, mothers, sons, of the price of talent and the burden of fame. more info
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Paperback Book. Applause Books. 5.5x9 inches. 240 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314324)

21. Accidentally on Purpose

Based on his own experience and the teachings of his celebrated but distant father, Lee, John Strasberg defines the talent of becoming real in a role. He surveys the traditional... more info
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Reflections on Life, Acting and the Nine Natural Laws of Creativity. Applause Books. 6.3x9.3 inches. 258 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314195)

22. Private Stories

This collection of monologues is accompanied by seven key questions that help young actors to create unique, well-rounded characters directly from their imagination. The monologues... more info
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Monologues for Young Actors Ages 8 to 16. Limelight. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 152 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332709)

23. Style

This book isn't a critical examination of high comedy. Rather, it's a collection of suggestions for the middlemen: the actors who have to catch the comic spark from the playwright... more info
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Acting in High Comedy. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.3x8.3 inches. 158 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314207)

24. Directing the Action

Every actor and director who enters the orbit of Marowitz's major work will find himself challenged to a deeper understanding of his art and propelled into further realms... more info
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Acting and Directing in the Contemporary Theatre. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5x8 inches. 196 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314384)
 
 
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