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Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater
Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater
by Carey Perloff
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"Beautiful Chaos is an extraordinary journey of Carey Perloff and her theatre, ACT. Their continued evolution and ability to define and re-define themselves with courage, tenacity, and bravery allow them to confront what seem like insurmountable odds... (read more)

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Notes on Directing: 130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director's Chair
Notes on Directing: 130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director's Chair
by Frank Hauser
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At last in paperback, the brilliant primer on directing for film and theater that Dame Judi Dench calls “a gem—witty and full of insight.” Five years ago, Frank Hauser, a retired director, and Russell Reich, his former student, co... (read more)

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Improvisation for the Theater 3RD Edition
Improvisation for the Theater 3RD Edition
by Viola Spolin
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Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theater. Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater. The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater sold more than... (read more)

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A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup
A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup
by Tokyo Sfx Makeup Workshop
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Acclaimed as the best book ever published on the subject, A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup covers everything from basic facial makeup styles, simple scars and gashes, to masks, molds and cast-making; everything you need to know to create... (read more)

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Backwards and Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays
Backwards and Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays
by David Ball
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This guide to playreading for students and practitioners of both theater and literature complements, rather then contradicts or repeats, traditional methods of literary analysis of scripts. Ball developed his method during his work as Literary Director... (read more)

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Media Servers for Lighting Programmers: A Comprehensive Guide to Working with Digital Lighting
Media Servers for Lighting Programmers: A Comprehensive Guide to Working with Digital Lighting
by Vickie Claiborne
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Media Servers for Lighting Programmers is the reference guide for lighting programmers working with media servers – the show control devices that control and manipulate video, audio, lighting, and projection content that have exploded onto the scene... (read more)

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Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
by Lajos Egri
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If you begged me to give you the title of one "how-to" book on the topic of screenwriting and wouldn't give up until I told you, then it would have to be this classic introduction to the craft. Often used as a textbook in screenwriting classes, Lajos... (read more)

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Viewpoints Book : a Practical Guide To Viewpoints and Composition (05 Edition)
Viewpoints Book : a Practical Guide To Viewpoints and Composition (05 Edition)
by Anne Bogart
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The Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the postmodern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie, who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with—space and time—into six... (read more)

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In Contact with the Gods?
In Contact with the Gods?
by Maria M Delgado
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Rarely has the private world of the director in the rehearsal room been so frankly and entertainingly opened. In addition to the art and craft of directing, they discuss: multiculturalism; the 'classical' repertoire; theatre companies and institutions... (read more)

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The Merchant of Venice (30-Minute Shakespeare)
The Merchant of Venice (30-Minute Shakespeare)
by Nick Newlin
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"A master at engaging students in the process of performing a Shakespeare scene."—Janet Field-Pickering, head of education, Folger Shakespeare Library The Merchant of Venice: The 30-Minute Shakespeare features eight scenes from this gripping... (read more)

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Producing Theatre: A Comprehensive Legal and Business Guide
Producing Theatre: A Comprehensive Legal and Business Guide
by Donald C. Farber
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For the professional and student here is a basic guide to raising money, obtaining rights and bringing a play to the stage. Appendices include actual examples of commonly used legal forms and contracts. .,."likely to remain for some time to come the... (read more)

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Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre & Film
Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre & Film
by Martha Ruskai
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Top off that costume with the perfect accoutrement with this first real guide to creating and styling costume wigs. No longer will you need to comb through old references on hairstyles of different time periods, Wig Making and Styling contains everything... (read more)

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Production Management
Production Management
by Peter Dean
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Production Management takes you through the process of making shows happen from the point of view of the production manager. It describes the different types of productions, from small-scale amateur plays to international opera; the roles and skills of... (read more)

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Stage Fighting: A Practical Guide
Stage Fighting: A Practical Guide
by Jonathan Howell
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Revealing the practicalities of choreographing realist fight scenes on stage in a way that is both convincing for the audience and safe for the actors, this guide takes the reader behind the scenes. It explains how the illusion of the fight is... (read more)

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Ingmar Bergman: A Life in the Theater (Directors in Perspective)
Ingmar Bergman: A Life in the Theater (Directors in Perspective)
by Lise-lone Marker
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This book is a revised and expanded version of Ingmar Bergman: Four Decades in the Theatre, by the same authors.... (read more)

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Play Directing: Analysis, Communication, and Style (7TH 10 Edition)
Play Directing: Analysis, Communication, and Style (7TH 10 Edition)
by Francis Hodge
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Play Directing describes the various roles a director plays, from selection and analysis of the play to working with actors and designers to bring it to life.  The authors emphasize that the role of the director is that of an artist-leader working... (read more)

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Will Power: How to Act Shakespeare in 21 Days (Applause Books)
Will Power: How to Act Shakespeare in 21 Days (Applause Books)
by John Basil
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Thousands of young people set their sights on becoming professional actors each year, hoping to get a foot in the door with a solid resume built in high school, college, and local theatre company productions. But competition for parts is fierce, and no... (read more)

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Directing a Play
Directing a Play
by Michael Mccaffery
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This highly successful series has been thoroughly revised and updated. It is indispensable to all who wish to develop their theatre skills. Each volume contains: creative ideas, practical advice on time management, successful budgeting and team work.... (read more)

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Theatre, Performance and Analogue Technology: Historical Interfaces and Intermedialities (Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology)
Theatre, Performance and Analogue Technology: Historical Interfaces and Intermedialities (Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology)
by Kara (edt) Reilly
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This trans-historical essay collection explores spectacular analogue performance technologies from Ancient Greece to before the Second World War in a study that is the first of its kind. From Heron of Alexandria's mechanical theatres to the fin de si&... (read more)

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MS-Directing Shakespeare: Women Direct Shakespeare
MS-Directing Shakespeare: Women Direct Shakespeare
by Elizabeth Schafer, Auteur
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In this engaging and lively book, Elizabeth Shafer captures a sense of the creative world of women directing Shakespeare. She explores the works of such prestigious directors as Joan Littlewood, actress and director Dame Judi Dench, Gale Edwards, and... (read more)

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