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Acting and Reacting

Tools for the Modern Actor

An inspiring new approach to acting from a respected drama teacher - concise, succinct and full of practical exercises.

The Acting Book

A ‘fast-forward’ acting course covering all the essential techniques an actor needs to know and use – with a suite of exercises to put each technique into practice.

Acting Through Song

Techniques and Exercises for Musical-Theatre Actors

An impassioned and invaluable guide for actors and students of musical theatre.

Actioning - and How to Do It

A step-by-step guide to 'actioning', one of the most widely used rehearsal techniques for actors. An indispensable companion to a vital component in every actor's toolkit.

Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus

A vital companion for actors in rehearsal - a thesaurus of action-words to revitalise performance, with a foreword by Terry Johnson.

The Active Text

Unlocking Plays Through Physical Theatre

Dymphna Callery, author of Through the Body: A practical guide to physical theatre, shows how exercises and rehearsal techniques associated with physical and devised theatre can be applied to scripted plays.

The Actor and the Camera

The ultimate insider’s guide to acting for film and TV, from an actor well known for his roles on TV and in films. With a foreword by Ewan McGregor.

The Actor and the Target

A revised and updated edition of Declan Donnellan's bestselling book, a fresh and radical approach to acting by a world-famous director.

An Actor's Companion

Tools for the Working Actor

A collection of exercises, tips, tools and tricks from the renowned actor, director and acting coach behind The Barrow Group.

Actors' Lives

On and Off the American Stage

Interviews with twenty well-established American actors including Olympia Dukakis and James Earl Jones.

Adrian Lester on Henry V (Shakespeare On Stage)

Adrian Lester discusses playing Henry V. Taken from Shakespeare on Stage: Thirteen Leading Actors on Thirteen Key Roles.

Advice from the Players

A host of tips and guidance on every aspect of the actor’s craft, direct from some of the best-known stars of stage and screen, including Julie Walters, Lenny Henry, Harriet Walter, Simon Callow, Mark Gatiss, David Harewood, Jo Brand, Simon Russell Beale, Lesley Manville, Zawe Ashton and Mathew Horne, amongst many others.

Advice to the Players

A practical programme of study for the actor, by one of the founders of the famous Actors Studio.

Alan Rickman on Jaques (Shakespeare On Stage)

Alan Rickman discusses playing Jaques in Shakespeare's As You Like It, in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 - Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles.

American Theatre Book of Monologues for Men

Edited by Stephanie Coen

A volume of audition pieces for men selected from the best contemporary American plays.

American Theatre Book of Monologues for Women

Edited by Stephanie Coen

A volume of audition pieces for women selected from the best contemporary American plays.

The Articulate Body

The Physical Training of the Actor

The highly regarded actor training manual by a top movement teacher.

An Attitude for Acting

How to Survive (and Thrive) as an Actor

A 'how to' book for actors who want to develop a 'can do' attitude to their profession in the face of rejection and intense competition.