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    An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski

    An Actor Prepares was first published in 1936 and is the first volume of the translations of Constantin Stanislavski's books on acting, which were published as a trilogy in English, though originally meant to be published as two books in Russia. "An Actor Prepares" was initially meant to be the first half of a volume on the inner preparation of an actor, while the second half (later published in English as "Building a Character") was meant to cover the outside work on the actor.

    M Butterfly by David Henry Hwang

    Based on a true story that stunned the world, M. Butterfly opens in the cramped prison cell where diplomat Rene Gallimard is being held captive by the French government—and by his own illusions. In the darkness of his cell he recalls a time when desire seemed to give him wings. A time when Song Liling, the beautiful Chinese diva, touched him with a love as vivid, as seductive—and as elusive—as a butterfly.How could he have known, then, that his ideal woman was, in fact, a spy for the Chinese government—and a man disguised as a woman? In a series of flashbacks, the diplomat relives the twenty-year affair from the temptation to the seduction, from its consummation to the scandal that ultimately consumed them both. But in the end, there remains only one truth: Whether or not Gallimard's passion was a flight of fancy, it sparked the most vigorous emotions of his life.Only in real life could love become so unreal. And only in such a dramatic tour de force do we learn how...

    Audition by Michael Shurtleff

    Besides working as a casting director with Joshua Logan, Bob Fosse, Tom O’Horgan, Mike Nichols, Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion, Stuart Ostrow, David Merrick, and others, Michael Shurtleff still finds time to write plays and novels, direct films, teach his famous auditioning course, and regularly see at least a dozen plays and films every week. He does as he advises his readers: “Everyday learn. Learn enough so you can do good theater.”

    Oleanna by David Mamet

    David Mamet is a dramatist, director, novelist, poet, and essayist. He has written the screenplays for more than twenty films, including  Heist ,  Spartan ,  House of Games ,  The Spanish Prisoner ,  The Winslow Boy ,  Wag the Dog , and  The Verdict . His more than twenty plays include  Oleanna ,  The Cryptogram ,  Speed-the-Plow ,  American Buffalo ,  Sexual Perversity in Chicago , and the Pulitzer Prize-winning  Glengarry Glen Ross . Born in chicago in 1947, Mamet has taught at the Yale School of Drama, New York University, and Goddard College, and he lectures at the Atlantic Theater Company, of which he is a founding member.

    Bell's British Theatre by John Bell

    The Wadsworth Anthology Of Drama by W B Worthen

    A Challenge For the Actor by Uta Hagen

    All My Sons a Drama In Three Acts by Arthur Miller

    Joe Keller and Steve Deever, partners in a machine shop during World War II, turned out defective airplane parts, causing the deaths of many men. Deever was sent to prison while Keller escaped punishment and went back to business, making himself very wealthy in the ensuing years. In Miller’s  work of tremendous power, a love affair between Keller's son, Chris, and Ann Deever, Steve’s daughter, the bitterness of George Keller, who returns from the war to find his father in prison and his father's partner free, and the reaction of a son to his father's guilt escalate toward a climax of electrifying intensity.   Winner of the Drama Critics' Award for Best New Play in 1947, All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theater. All My Sons introduced themes that thread through Miller's work as a whole: the relationships between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and personal ethics. This edition features an introduction by Christopher Bigsby.

    The Making Of "The African Queen by Katharine Hepburn

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