Performing Arts

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    The Actor's Way
    A Journey of Self-Discovery in Letters
    By Benjamin Lloyd
    (Allworth Press)
    This is required reading for anyone passionate about the theater, acting, and the teaching of it. The struggles of a young actor, the actor/director relationship, the challenges of teaching art in universities, ageism, and techniques for teaching realistic acting are all communicated through a fictional... [READ MORE]
    An Actor's Guide--Your First Year in Hollywood
    By Michael St. Nicholas
    (Allworth Press)
    An Actor's Guide—Your First Year in Hollywood should be required reading for any young actor headed to La-La Land with a dream in his heart and a shine on his shoes. Sure, it's a great guide to auditioning, getting a SAG card, finding an agent, landing parts, gaining exposure, and creating publicity—but... [READ MORE]
    The Actor's Other Career Book
    Using Your Chops to Survive and Thrive
    By Lisa Mulcahy
    (Allworth Press)
    Actors don't have to become Broadway stars to make a living with their acting talents. The Actor’s Other Career Book pulls back the curtain to reveal more than 50 permanent and temporary positions available in cruise ships, trade shows, retail stores, advertising agencies, corporate settings, education,... [READ MORE]
    Careers in Technical Theater
    By Mike Lawler
    (Allworth Press)
    Want to make it big on Broadway—as a techie? Or how about working in smaller regional theater? Careers in Technical Theater explains more than twenty different careers from the perspective of successful theater artists. Included are specialties that have been around for decades, as well as those still... [READ MORE]
    Booking Performance Tours
    Marketing and Acquiring Live Arts and Entertainment
    By Tony Micocci
    (Allworth Press)
    Pack up the costumes and the instruments! It's time to take your show on the road. For anyone who manages, produces, represents, or works in a repertory theater, dance company, or next-hot-thing band, Booking Performance Tours presents all the information needed to book live shows. The process is complex--presenters,... [READ MORE]
    Actor Training the Laban Way
    An Integrated Approach to Voice, Speech, and Movement
    By Barbara Adrian
    (Allworth Press)
    * Individual, partner, and group exercises to make any actor more expressive * Crucial acting tips based on the work of distinguished theorist Rudolf Laban * 65 original illustrations of anatomy and warm-up exercises This in-depth, fully illustrated guide offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding... [READ MORE]
    Building the Successful Theater Company
    By Lisa Mulcahy
    (Allworth Press)
    The second edition of Building the Successful Theater Company takes readers even deeper into the world of theatrical production, examining in great depth the financial realities of establishing--and maintaining--a successful organization. This indispensable reference is updated to include more theater... [READ MORE]
    An Actor's Guide--Making It in New York City
    By Glenn Alterman
    (Allworth Press)
    For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. Aspiring and established professionals will find this thorough and up-to-the-minute volume chock full of resources... [READ MORE]
    The Art of Motion Picture Editing
    An Essential Guide to Methods, Principles, Processes, and Terminology
    By Vincent LoBrutto
    (Allworth Press)
    Learn how to use images and sound to tell a motion picture story. This guide reveals how editing affects a motion picture’s pace, rhythm, structure, and story, and spells out exactly what an editor does. The tools, methods, and processes of movie editing in any medium are revealed so that readers working... [READ MORE]
    Acting
    Advanced Techniques for the Actor, Director, and Teacher
    By Terry Schreiber, With Mary Beth Barber, Foreword by Edward Norton
    (Allworth Press)
    Honed by the author's 35 years of teaching, this advanced book offers different warm-up exercises concentrating on the actor's sense of smell, sound, sight, and touch; sensory tools for conveying the climate and environment of the text; tips for suggesting a character's physical conditions; and much... [READ MORE]
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