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112 Acting Games by
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
There are more than 100 performance-tested theatre games in this unusually comprehensive collection. They were compiled after more than 15 years of workshops and study sessions. Included are a wide range of proven activities to assist in teaching specialised skills. The book is divided into 20 sections from Relaxation to Thinking Outside the Box. This is a flexible workbook designed to help instructors and participants mould and adapt many ideas to fit their needs.
Being an actor by
Call Number: 792 CAL
The Best Women's Stage Monologues Of 1995 by
Publication Date: 1996-04-01
Beth Henley by
Publication Date: 1992-11-01
From Hedi Chronicles, Uncommon Women, Sisters Rosensweig and others.
Improvisation for the Theater by 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 100,000 copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, film. These techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, and psychology. Also available: Spolin's Theater Game File
Publication Date: 1999-07-28
Plays for Actresses by Gather any group of actresses, from students to stars, and someone will inevitably ask, "Where are all the great roles for women?" The roles are right here, in this unprecedented and magnificently diverse collection of plays with all-female casts. The seven full-length and ten one-act selections range in tone from the unabashed theatricality of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning Three Tall Women to the blistering black comedy of Laura Cunningham's Beautiful Bodies. Their characters include uprooted Japanese war brides, outrageously liberated Shakespearean heroines, an avenging African American housewife, and nuns who double as Catholic schoolgirls. Whether you're looking for a script to produce or a scene for an acting class, this book will provide you with a wealth of juicy, challenging female roles as it introduces you to some of the finest playwrights at work today.
Publication Date: 1997-03-25
The Scenebook for Actors by Somewhere in this book is one or several perfect monologs or dialogs for any audition. Included are short cuttings from some of the very best scenes in theatre yesterday and today. All selections are by leading international playwrights including Pinter, Goldsmith, Ionesco, Mamet and many more. The choices are many: powerful, soft and quiet, strident and commanding. The book also explains how to find the right audition monolog for an actor's voice, face, style and stage persona. Everyone should feel free to utilize the valuable tips on how to develop the audition monolog for performance and how to build a systematic file of scenes for a personal working repertoire.
Publication Date: 1990-04-01
The Screenwriter's Bible by
Publication Date: 2014-03-04
Shakespeare's Theater by
Publication Date: 1994-11-01
History and architecture combine to bring the past to life. Filled with full-color, cut-away illustrations and informative text, each volume looks at a single structure and the everyday life of the people who built them, lived in them, visited them, prayed in them, and enjoyed them.
Stage Costume Step-by-Step by
Publication Date: 1996-04-15
Stage Manager by In every theatrical production, a single indispensable person is responsible for ensuring that scenery, lighting, actors, directors, sound artists are in sync. Stage Manager: the Professional Experience takes the reader through all aspects of the craft of stage management, from prompt books and laptops to relationships and people management. It offers an extensive discussion of what makes a good stage manager, and takes the reader through each phase of a production from getting hired, to auditions and rehearsals, to the run and closing of the show. Using interviews with other professional stage managers, the author provides a practical, experience-based guide for students and aspiring professionals alike. The stage manager's role in each phase of the production is covered in detail. Working relationships, organizational tools, plans, charts, lists and forms, running auditions, cueing, touring, and the stages of rehearsal are just some of the many topics covered. An overview of the stage manager's working week provides a clear view of the many details involved in the smooth running of a production. A comprehensive working vocabulary offers an excellent reference for anyone working or hoping to work in this field.
Publication Date: 2000-07-21
Taking Flight by SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MADONNA! The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce's Lemonade and as a principal in a major American dance company. "Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration!" --Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancer Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a "devil child" for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. At the age of four, Michaela was adopted by an American family, who encouraged her love of dancing and enrolled her in classes. She went on to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and is now the youngest principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has appeared in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as on Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Nightline. In this engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir, Michaela shares her dramatic journey from an orphan in West Africa to becoming one of ballet's most exciting rising stars. "Michaela DePrince is the embodiment of what it means to fight for your dream." --Today "Michaela DePrince is a role model for girls on and off stage." --NYLON
Publication Date: 2016-01-19
Tools of Screenwriting by InThe Tools of Screenwriting, David Howard and Edward Mabley illuminate the essential elements of cinematic storytelling, and reveal the central principles that all good screenplays share. The authors address questions of dramatic structure, plot, dialogue, character development, setting, imagery, and other crucial topics as they apply to the special art of filmmaking. Howard and Mabley also demonstrate how, on a practical level, the tools of screenwriting work in sixteen notable films, includingCitizen Cane,E.T.,One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,Rashomon,The Godfather,North by Northwest,Chinatown, and sex, lies,and videotape.
Publication Date: 1995-01-15
Wishes, dreams, real life : six monolog characterizations for teenage girls by
Call Number: 812 WIL
Criterion On Demand
Great resource for feature films, literary adaptations and documentaries
Educational videos by subject area. Try searching for drama, plays, monologues, etc.
Specifically the dramatic learning section - features activities, scripts, lesson plans, plays, monologues and more.
Websites and Online Tools
Belfry Sound Effects App
Belfry is an iPad sound effects player for schools, small scale theatre venues and small touring companies.
The Lighting Handbook App
With this app, you can learn everything about lighting.
Shakespeare Pro App
Shakespeare Pro includes all the features of the free Shakespeare app; the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works) and search the concordance to find the exact word or phrase you’re looking for (with “relaxed” searching to find words close to your search term). If you’re a student, professor, actor, or just plain love the Bard, this must-have app ensures you have the complete works at your fingertips.
Storyist is a wonderful app for actor-writers who need to produce submission-ready manuscripts and screenplays.
Table Read App
Table Read is a free, easy-to-use film and television app that allows you to read and listen to scripts, screenplays, and teleplays on mobile