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Math and the Mona Lisa
The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci
Written by Bulent Atalay


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-493-9 (1-58834-493-2)

Leonardo da Vinci was one of history's true geniuses, equally brilliant as an artist, scientist, and mathematician. Readers of The Da Vinci Code were given a glimpse of the mysterious connections between math, science, and Leonardo's art. Math and the Mona Lisa picks up where The Da Vinci Code left off... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco
Afterword by David Mamet
Introduction by Patricia Heaton


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80568-3 (0-345-80568-2)

William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character.

Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan

Written by Elia Kazan
Edited by Albert J. Devlin


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26716-0 (0-307-26716-4)

This collection of nearly three hundred letters gives us the life of Elia Kazan unfiltered, with all the passion, vitality, and raw honesty that made him such an important and formidable stage director (A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman), film director (On the Waterfront, East of Eden), novelist, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Acting as a Business, Fifth Edition
Strategies for Success
Written by Brian O'Neil


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80707-6 (0-345-80707-3)

The essential handbook for actors—a modern classic—in a newly updated edition.
 
Since its original publication, Acting as a Business has earned a reputation as an indispensable tool for working and aspiring actors. Avoiding the usual advice about persistence and luck, Brian O’Neil provides clear-cut guidelines that will give actors a solid knowledge... Read more >

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Saint Paul
A Screenplay
Written by Pier Paolo Pasolini


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-288-3 (1-78168-288-7)

Presented here for the first time in English is a remarkable screenplay about the apostle Paul by Pier Paolo Pasolini, legendary filmmaker, novelist, poet, and radical intellectual activist. Written between the appearance of his renowned film Teorema and the shocking, controversial Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, St Paul was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Desire Unlimited
The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar
Written by Paul Julian Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-177-0 (1-78168-177-5)

In the last decade, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar has grown from critical darling of the film circuit scene to mainstream success. Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always visually glorious, his recent films range from the Academy Award–winning drama Talk to Her to the 2011 horror film The Skin I Live In... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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