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    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 for the twenty-first century. Ivana Chubbuck has developed a curriculum that takes the theories of the acting masters, such as Stanislavski, Meisner, and Hagen, to the next step by utilizing inner pain and emotions, not as an end in itself, but rather as a way to drive and win a goal. In addition to the powerful twelve-step process, the book takes well-known scripts, both classic and contemporary, and demonstrates how to precisely apply Chubbuck’s script-analysis process. The Power of the Actor is filled with fascinating and inspiring behind-the-scenes accounts of how noted actors have mastered their craft and have accomplished success in such a difficult and competitive field.


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    $70.40

    MASTER SHAKESPEARE; An Acting Class in Seven Scenes by Kaiser, Scott

    New York: Allworth, 2003. First edition. Paperback in very good condition.. 268 pages.


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    $5.50

    THE DYNAMICS OF ACTING by Snyder, Joan; Michael P. Drumsta

    National Textbook, 1982. Cloth bound in very good condition.. 195 pages.


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    $13.20

    ACTING ONE by Cohen, Robert

    Mayfield, 1991. Second edition. Very good condition in a very good dust jacket.. 219 pages.


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    AUD $15.00

    The Actor at Work by Benedetti, Robert

    Boston: Allyn and Bacon. 2001. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in pictorial laminated boards. Black & white illustrations. 256 pages . 8th Edition. Hardback.


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    $400.00

    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 a number of minstrel shows, and it seems by the images of this litho that this was part of these performances as well. Unrecorded in OCLC and auction records.


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    $15.00

    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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    $5.50

    AMERICAN DIALECTICS; A Manual for Actors, Directors, and Writers by Herman, Lewis; Marguerite Shalett Herman

    New York: Theatre Arts, 1997. Paperback in near very good condition.. 294 pages.


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    AUD $19.99

    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. ISBN/EAN: 9780330316132. Dewey Code: 792.028092 20. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB13699. . 9780330316132


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    $30.00

    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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    $13.99

    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 account many aspects of the new theater technology, insuring the book's lasting place in college, high school, and community theaters everywhere. It is a book more likely to be found backstage on a stepladder than on a library shelf, and this is exactly what the author has intended. The emphasis is on simplicity, economy, and practicability. It is a book that can help now to put any play into production. Stagecraft for Nonprofessionals ,see pictures maybe this will do it maybe it won't. you'll know by looking at the pictures -Expedited Shipping available-by request/ price adjust-..Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa shipped -United States Post to fulfill your order, Los Angeles I carefully pack your book,hop on my Vespa visit the PO to have it placed in our mail system.. your books wrapped,not co-mingled,you get the copy you were viewing. Carefully packed...Gift just let me know.. - Stagecraft for Nonprofessionals Authors Frederick A. Buerki, Susan J. Christensen Editor Susan J. Christensen Edition 1983 3rd- red paperback- Pub- Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1983 ISBN 0299093549, 9780299093549 -171 pages Subjects- Performing Arts / General / Theater / Stagecraft & Scenography Ruth Reaser LAXVespa Los Angeles /Culver City- Stagecraft 4035 music 3 BMK


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    $100.00

    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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    $12.99

    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 are in good condition color, glossy finish show only minor wear. Spine is tight without creasing. Pages are clean, unmarked.....Your Film Acting Career, Authors M.K. Lewis & Rosemary R. Lewis, Pub. Samuel French Trade; Rev. edition (1989), Stated first revised edition, ISBN 0929149009 9780929149004, LCCN 88-81684, Book size about 0.9 x 5.5 x 8.4 in, 301 pages, Arts & Photography Performing Arts Theater Acting & Auditioning....... Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa, Los Angeles Culver City- maybe this will do it!-At least you know what you're getting into-City-Media Mail USPS-you get the copy you were viewing carefully Drop kick-packed to protect it - in - transit.......Film Acting Career 4918 PB Movie Blue


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    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 religious movement -MSIA.balance of the book is unmarked some tanning to its edges scuffs on its corners/head/foot.worn Rust colored cloth covers no dust jacket-part one –the elements of drama–part two – the major modes, are the two main sections – objectivity – immediacy – audience – immediacy – the reader – reading the play – it dissects play after play--Pictures included for your review – aid decision process--Ruth Reaser..LAXVespa Los Angeles /Culver City-sent media mail –- questions can be answered via customer service phone or customer emailing message services -gift delivery instructions-alternative expedited deliveries need to be requested & adjusted price wise...-you get the copy you were viewing carefully packed to protect it from damage in transit.--The dramatic experience Prentice-Hall English literature series, inc Prentice-Hall- Author -Judah Bierman- Publisher Prentice-Hall, 1958- Length 549 pages- Subjects Actuacion teatral- -- Drama - Colecciones-Ruth Reaser..LAXVespa Los Angeles /Culver City 3339 bib office theater shelf rust HC - The Dramatic Experience– first edition- by Judah & Hart, James & Johnson, Stanley Bierman – insert of photos middle of book -1958 – English literature series subsequently reprinted 1964-- Rust colored cloth covers- –the elements of drama–part two – the major modes, are the two main sections – objectivity – immediacy – audience – immediacy – the reader – reading the play – it dissects play after play--The dramatic experience Prentice-Hall English literature series, inc Prentice-Hall- Author -Judah Bierman- Publisher Prentice-Hall, 1958- 549 pages- Subjects Actuacion teatral- -- Drama - Colecciones-


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    $5.50

    SETTING FREE THE ACTOR; Overcoming Creative Blocks by Brebner, Ann

    San Francisco: Mercury, 1990. Paperback in good condition.. 172 pages.


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    AUD $20.02

    All in Good Timing: A Personal Account of What an Actor Does by Szeps, Henri

    Currency Press, Sydney, 1996. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. A clean copy, there is no damage, inscribed and dated by the author 25.6.99. Illustrated with line drawings by Peter Meldrum. At the heart of good acting, is good timing. Around this central theme the author illustrates the mechanisms and devices needed to produce a convincing and truthful performance. He reveals the traps the unwary actor can slip into it shows how to avoid them.– Paraphrasing the rear panel blurb Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XII, 164 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Theatre & Plays; Acting; Self Help & Motivation. ISBN: 0868194840. ISBN/EAN: 9780868194844. Inventory No: 0268317. . 9780868194844


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    $12.80

    Acting professionally: Raw facts about careers in acting by Robert Cohen

    CA: Mayfield Pub. Co, 1975. Soft cover. 2nd Edition,1975. Slight age toning to the text block edges. Otherwise the book is almost like new. No spine creasing,cover colors are bright and all inner text is clean also. . Second Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.


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    $59.40

    STANISLAVSKY IN PRACTICE; Actor Training in Post-Soviet Russia by Farber, Vreneli

    New York: Peter Lang, 2008. First printing. Cloth bound in fine condition.. 235 pages.


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    $5.50

    ACTING; Thought into Action by Daw, Kurt

    Portsmounth: Heineman, 1997. Paperback in very good condition.. 188 pages.


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    $75.00

    Joan Bennett Signed Notes and Ephemera

    Three autographed notes from 1953 SIGNED by Joan Bennett, Emmy-nominated actress from Dark Shadows who also starred as Madame Blanc in Dario Argento's 1977 film Suspiria . Also included is a magazine image of Bennett and a program for her starring role in Bell, Book and Candle at the WRVA Theatre in Richmond, VA.


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    $13.99

    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 are discussed in a plain and straightforward way. Also included is a list of the most overdone songs. This is a book to help the novice and aid the professional do a better and more convincing audition.- How to Audition for the Musical Theatre, Author Donald Oliver, Published by Drama Books, New York (1985), ASIN: 0896760804, LCCN 85-20529, ISBN 0896760804, 120 pages, Book size about 6 x 9 x 1/4 in....... Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa, Los Angeles Culver City- maybe this will do it!-At least you know what you're getting into-City-Media Mail USPS-you get the copy you were viewing carefully Drop kick-packed to protect it - in - transit....... Audition Music Theatre 5123 PB Theatre WB 1


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    $250.00

    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. Imperium, Rendezvous). Mildred Knopf was a cookbook writer of some esteem (thus, the inscription), publishing six cookbooks including The Perfect Hostess Cook Book in 1950 and Cook, My Darling Daughter in 1959. Robert Paris was head dramatic coach of Columbia Pictures and for Samuel Goldwyn at MGM, where he presumably would have known Edwin Knopf. Paris’s pupils included Lucille Ball, Lloyd Bridges, Carol Channing, Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor, Rita Hayworth, Shelly Winters, and Shirley Temple. Not found in OCLC, and uncommon thus. An interesting association.


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    AUD $19.99

    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; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0297813293. ISBN/EAN: 9780297813293. Dewey Code: 792.028092 20. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB13130. . 9780297813293


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    $12.00

    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 opportunities. Each scene has been chosen for its independent life requiring only the simplest of stage properties and the barest of spaces.-see pictures maybe this will do it maybe it won't. you'll know by looking at the pictures, I try to note all defects,so you can make an informed buying decision... -Expedited Shipping available-by request/ price adjust-..Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa shipped -United States Post to fulfill your order, Los Angeles I carefully pack your book,hop on my Vespa visit the PO to have it placed in our mail system.. your books wrapped,not co-mingled,you get the copy you were viewing. -Shakescenes: Shakespeare for Two (Applause Acting Series) Paperback – May 1, 2000 by John Russell Brown (Editor) ISBN 1557830495, 9781557830494 Drama ' Shakespeare Drama / Shakespeare Performing Arts / Monologues & Scenes-Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa - BMK 42 fba RT bib 3605


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    £9.99

    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). For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition ::


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    THE OPEN DOOR; Toughts on Acting and Theatre by Brook, Peter

    Anchor, 2005. Paperback in new condition.. 145 pages.


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