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An Actor Prepares

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.
Techniques Of Acting

Techniques Of Acting

by Ronald Hayman

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An Actor Prepares

by Constantin Stanislavsky

Acting Books & Ephemera

The Power Of the Actor

The Power Of the Actor

by Ivana, Chubbuck-

In The Power of the Actor, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, premier acting teacher and coach Ivana Chubbuck reveals her cutting-edge technique, which has launched some of the most successful acting careers in Hollywood. The first book from the instructor who has taught Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Elisabeth Shue, Djimon Hounsou, and Halle Berry, The Power of the Actor guides you to dynamic and effective results. For many of today’s major talents, the Chubbuck Technique is the leading edge of acting... Read more
How to Audition for the Musical Theatre: A Step-By-Step Guide to Effective Preparation

How to Audition for the Musical Theatre: A Step-By-Step Guide to Effective Preparation

by Donald Oliver

* How to Audition for the Musical Theatre: A Step-By-Step Guide to Effective Preparation, first edition full number line, Crisp clean pages glossy green cover has little or no wear.......-Preparation is the key to a successful audition. Donald Oliver shares his many years of Broadway experience and will show you how to build your song portfolio, what not to sing, where to find songs, how to work with a vocal coach and what to do if you forget the lyrics. All the details of good and effective preparation... Read more
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$13.99
Playing Scenes A Sourcebook for Performers

Playing Scenes A Sourcebook for Performers

by Ratliff Gerald Lee

Colorado Springs, Colorado: Meriwether Publishing Ltd.. Fine with no dust jacket. 1993. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback. 0916260895 . TradePaperback, nice copy with very clean interior and is tightly bound. Fine+. "How to play the best scenes from modern and classical theatre by leading playwrights: Albeee, Beckett, Chekov, Greenburg, Ionesco, Pinter, Shakespeare, Sophocles and more..." ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 427 pages .
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CA$19.25
The Dramatic Experience

The Dramatic Experience

by Judah & Hart, James & Johnson, Stanley Bierman

The Dramatic Experience (Hardcover) by Judah & Hart, James & Johnson, Stanley Bierman – insert photos Photographs -1958 – English literature series subsequently reprinted 1964-hardcover with no jacket. Good condition. Pages unmarked-previous owner's name inside front cover/ two stamped previous bookseller/ previous pricing interesting car pasted in front of the library are possibly promotional piece -movement of spiritual inner awareness Rosemead California– a new age mystical traveling spiritual... Read more
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$13.00
The Total Actor

The Total Actor

by Rizzo, Raymond

Indianapolis , IN: Odyssey Press. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1975. First Edition; First Printing. Trade Paperback. 0672632764 . A near fine copy with light edge wear. A 6 by 9 inch , 247 page Tradepaper edition. ; The pictures shown are of actual book I have for sale , I try never to use stock photos . See Photos; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$15.00
The Story of Bip

The Story of Bip

by Marceau, Marcel

New York: Harper & Row, 1976. First Edition. Fine in VG+ dustjacket. Boldly INSCRIBED by Marceau on ffep and includes a drawing of a flower above his name. Written and illustrated by the Master of Silence Marceau, the legendary mime who died in 2007. Bip was his most famous character.
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$100.00
How to Act: A Practical Manual by a Famous Dramatic Coach

How to Act: A Practical Manual by a Famous Dramatic Coach

by Paris, Robert Graham

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. First Edition. Very good +/very good. [i-xiv], 178 pp. VG+ (half speckled cloth boards) in a VG unclipped dustjacket with loss at spine ends and moderate scuffing and edgewear. INSCRIBED on ffep: “To Mildred Knopf—Try to cook this on your hot stove Robert Paris Los Angeles 4/23/60.” Mildred Knopf was publisher Alfred A. Knopf’s sister-in-law, as she was married to his brother, the famous Hollywood director, writer, and producer, Edwin Knopf (The Rebel, Mr.... Read more
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$250.00
Stagecraft for Nonprofessionals: (Stagecraft For Nonprofessionals)

Stagecraft for Nonprofessionals: (Stagecraft For Nonprofessionals)

by F. A. Buerki

Copy is the third edition 1983,--. see my pictures. Book as some light spotting stains on the front cover. RED Cover has only very minor ware. rear pages have water stains in the lower front corner. Otherwise pages are clean and unmarked.-- As the nonprofessional theater continues to grow in popularity, its technology expands at a dizzying rate, presenting exciting new opportunities and challenges for all nonprofessional theater craftsmen. This new edition of a stage manager's old friend takes into... Read more
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$13.99
Log Book of the Red Star Line S.S. Belgenland World Cruise, 1930-1931, belonging to one Mrs. H.C. (Clye) Godfrey of Chicago, Illinois, with Douglas Fairbanks and Victor Fleming on board

Log Book of the Red Star Line S.S. Belgenland World Cruise, 1930-1931, belonging to one Mrs. H.C. (Clye) Godfrey of Chicago, Illinois, with Douglas Fairbanks and Victor Fleming on board

Mrs. Godfrey traveled alone on this world cruise commanded by W.A. Morehouse that sailed from New York, December 15, 1930 and returned to port on April 28, 1931 (some 29,500 miles traveled). The Itinerary included Cuba, the Panama Canal, Hawaii, Japan, China, Philippine Islands, Siam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Egypt, Greece, Italy, the Riviera, and Gibraltar. Mrs. Godfrey must have been of some means, taking the four-month cruise in the early days of the Great Depression. On leaving San Francisco on... Read more
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$1,500.00
Contemporary Scenes for Student Actors

Contemporary Scenes for Student Actors

by Schulman, Michael & Eva Mekler

Penguin (Non-Classics). Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1980. Paperback. 0140481532 . Trade Paperback in nice condition. Bumping to the bottom spine end, clean & bright interior with a solid binding. "More that 80 scenes by major modern playwrights for Two Men, Two Women, One Man, and One Woman. "; 0.9 x 7.7 x 5.1 Inches; 437 pages .
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CA$12.95
Buzz, Buzz! Essays of the Theatre

Buzz, Buzz! Essays of the Theatre

by AGATE, James E

New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969. Reissue. Hardcover. Very Good-. Hardcover, no jacket. Very Good-. Some wear to corners and bottom board edges; some rubbing/wear to covers; sunning to spine; slight spine slant; some rubbing to spine gilt; page edges browning; some dust staining to top edge of pages.
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$20.00
Shakespeare: Hit or Miss?

Shakespeare: Hit or Miss?

by John Gielgud

Sidgwick & Jackson, 1991. Hardback in Dust Wrapper.. Very Good - in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust Wrapper with a small nick at the head of the spine. Slightly shelf cocked. Text complete, clean and tight.. Dust Wrapper over Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 9½" x 6¼". 192pp. Index. | First Edition (First Printing). | Illustrated with black and white photographs. For more photos or... Read more
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£11.99
Robert: My Father

Robert: My Father

by Sheridan Morley

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 240 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Film, Radio & Television; Acting;... Read more
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AU$28.00
Your Film Acting Career

Your Film Acting Career

by M K Lewis

Your Film Acting Career- answers to hundreds of questions asked the Hollywood scene: Finding work in TV, movies, commercials, industrials, modeling, student films, theater. Putting together effective resumes - photographs. Getting into the unions, finding an agent. What producers, directors, casting directors want in interviews, cold readings. Choose acting classes, residuals, overtime, contracts. Restarting a stalled career, and much much more....... Over-sized paperback book in good condition. Covers... Read more
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$12.99
Willie Edouin's Sparks. For a Limited Number of Nights. Every Evening at Eight. Grand Opera House! For 9 Nights and 3 Matinees, Commencing Monday, May 22.

Willie Edouin's Sparks. For a Limited Number of Nights. Every Evening at Eight. Grand Opera House! For 9 Nights and 3 Matinees, Commencing Monday, May 22.

Forbes Co. Boston (Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Co. operated in Boston 1862-1930). 11.5" x 31.5" Litho on thin original paper that is linen backed and whitewashed. Seems to have been a placard (and perhaps the original was also affixed to blue linen). Overall VG. Circa. 1882 (Sparks launched in 1880, and it seems that this is the Grand Opera House in Brooklyn, which opened in 1881).   Edouin was a famous English-born comedian who spent considerable time in the States after 1870. He also performed in... Read more
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$400.00
Beginning

Beginning

by Kenneth Branagh

Pan, 1990. Edition Unstated. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 244 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Theatre & Plays; Acting; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0330316133.... Read more
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AU$24.00
Shakescenes Shakespeare for Two (Applause Acting Series) (Applause Acting Series) (Applause Acting Series)

Shakescenes Shakespeare for Two (Applause Acting Series) (Applause Acting Series) (Applause Acting Series)

by John Russell Brown

Second Applause printing 1998. .Copyright by Applause Theatre Book Publishers 1992. Cover shows small amount of edge wear. Pages are clean and unmarked but several pages have been folded. Applause Books). 35 scenes from Shakespeare are presented in newly-edited texts, with notes which clarify meanings, topical references, puns, ambiguities, etc. A brief description of characters and situation prefaces each scene, and is followed by a commentary which discusses its major acting challenges and... Read more
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$12.00
Acting in Restoration Comedy, The Applause Acting Series

Acting in Restoration Comedy, The Applause Acting Series

by Callow, Simon

Applause Theatre Books, New York, 1991. First American Paperback. Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. (18), 3-106, (20) pages, the last 20 pages further books from publishing house, editor's note, protests by author, and biographical notes on the author. The text is illustrated numerous black-and-white photographs throughout. Black-and-white photograph on the front cover, showing author as Lord Foppington from the play "The Relapse", with red,... Read more
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AU$15.02
Orson Welles: A Critical View

Orson Welles: A Critical View

by Bazin, Andre

New York: Harper and Row, 1978. First Edition. 138 pp. with numerous photographs. Foreword by Francois Truffaut. Profile by Jean Cocteau. Near Fine in a VG+ unclipped dustjacket with some toning and shelfwear. Affixed to the ffep is ownership bookplate of the American Society of Cinematographers (Loyalty.Progress.Artistry). The ASC will celebrate 100 years in 2019.
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$30.00
The Actor with A Thousand Faces

The Actor with A Thousand Faces

by Olsen, Mark

New York: Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. 2000. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 278 pages . 1st Edition. Softcover.
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AU$10.00
Foreword to Per scelta, per caso. Oltre l'Actors Studio by John Strasberg

Foreword to Per scelta, per caso. Oltre l'Actors Studio by John Strasberg

by Giovanni Morassutti

Foreword written by Giovanni Morassutti to the Italian edition of Accidentally on purpose : Reflections on Life, Acting and the Nine Natural Laws of Creativity by John Strasberg.
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$5.00
Why acting matters

Why acting matters

by Thomson, David

Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Second-hand copy, no damage, no annotations. "Thomson's explorations at once a meditation on and a celebration of a unique and much loved, often misunderstood, and occasionally derided art form. He argues that acting not only "matters" but is essential and inescapable, as well as dangerous, chronic, transformative, and exhilarating, be it on the theatrical stage, on... Read more
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AU$20.02
dreamtime Alice – a memoir

dreamtime Alice – a memoir

by Sayer, Mandy

Random House, Milsons point, 1998. First Edition. Softcover (with flaps). Very Good Condition. previous owner's name at the top left of the first page. No other annotations, no damage. Entwined with the singular story of a busker's life is the deeper, more intimate story of Mandy's transformation from a girl searching for her father's love into a woman who could invent our own language and find her own voice. – From: Evelyn Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. 368 pages.... Read more
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AU$15.02
All in Good Timing: A Personal Account of What an Actor Does.

All in Good Timing: A Personal Account of What an Actor Does.

by Szeps, Henri

Sydney, Currency Press,1996.. 8vo. softcover. 163pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, page edges lightly toned, light crease on cover. Inscribed & signed by author. .
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AU$11.20