Performing Arts

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    Running Theaters
    Best Practices for Leaders and Managers
    By Duncan M. Webb
    (Allworth Press)
    The best practices that consistently lead to successful theater operation are now revealed in this comprehensive resource. Culled from surveys and interviews with theater managers and experts in crucial functional areas, this guide provides important tips for all people who work or want to work in regional,... [READ MORE]
    The Filmmaker's Guide to Production Design
    By Vincent LoBrutto
    (Allworth Press)
    Learn to turn a simple screenplay into a visual masterpiece! Top production designers share their real-life experiences to explain the aesthetic, narrative, and technical aspects of the craft. Step by step, aspiring filmmakers will discover sound instruction on the tools of the trade, and established... [READ MORE]
    Mastering Shakespeare
    An Acting Class in Seven Scenes
    By Scott Kaiser
    (Allworth Press)
    Who says only the British can act Shakespeare? In this unique guide, a veteran acting coach shatters that myth with a boldly American approach to the Bard. Written in the form of a play, this volume's "characters" include a master teacher and 16 students grappling with the challenges of acting Shakespeare.... [READ MORE]
    Improv for Actors
    By Dan Diggles
    (Allworth Press)
    In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons—each of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercises—Improv... [READ MORE]
    Making It on Broadway
    Actors' Tales of Climbing to the Top
    By Jodie Langel, By David Wienir, Introduction by Jason Alexander
    (Allworth Press)
    Countering the misperceptions about Broadway performers leading glamorous lives, the words of more than 150 Broadway stars provide unprecedented insight into their struggle for stardom. With an introduction by Jason Alexander and candid interviews with today's most celebrated Broadway stars, this book... [READ MORE]
    Making Short Films
    By Jim Piper
    (Allworth Press)
    • Accompanying DVD of thirty short films offers an instructive mini film festival • Shows beginners how to make meaningful films without fancy equipment • Great for film students and independent filmmakers Want to make an art film, a documentary, a video biography? Here’s how to create real movies using... [READ MORE]
    An Actor Rehearses
    What to Do When and Why
    By David Hlavsa
    (Allworth Press)
    roach for making the most of the rehearsal process With a commonsense approach, An Actor Rehearses takes performers through the rehearsal process and explains exactly what to do when. The actor’s process is explained simply, sequentially, and in detail, starting from the period before rehearsals begin... [READ MORE]
    Acting the Song
    Performance Skills for the Musical Theatre
    By Allison Bergman, By Tracey Moore
    (Allworth Press)
    Directors, teachers of musical theater, and students—including actors, singers, or dancers—will find time-tested advice, exercises and worksheets for all skill levels. This book guides readers through musical theater elements, classroom workshops, and the world of professional auditions and performances.... [READ MORE]
    Get the Picture?
    The Movie Lover's Guide to Watching Films
    By Jim Piper
    (Allworth Press)
    Classic favorites, current pop films, hidden gems--they’re all part of this new edition of the popular guide to watching and enjoying movies. In his witty and engaging text, author Jim Piper explains key concepts of film and uses fascinating side-by-side comparisons to explore relationships between movies... [READ MORE]
    Technical Theater for Nontechnical People
    By Drew Campbell
    (Allworth Press)
    Technical Theater for Nontechnical People helps actors, directors, stage managers, producers, and event planners understand every aspect of technical theater—from scenery, lighting, and sound to props, costumes, and stage management. In this thoroughly revised new edition, the popular guide firmly embraces... [READ MORE]
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