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Acting as a Business, Fifth Edition
Acting as a Business, Fifth Edition
Written by Brian O'Neil
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345807076
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Acting as a Business, Fifth Edition
Strategies for Success
Written by Brian O'Neil


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.95

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 >
Acting as a Business
Acting as a Business
Written by Brian O'Neil
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ISBN: 9780345807083
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Acting as a Business

Written by Brian O'Neil


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $11.99

An 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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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco, Afterword by David Mamet, Introduction by Patricia Heaton
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ISBN: 9780345805690
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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: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $11.99

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 >
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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco, Afterword by David Mamet, Introduction by Patricia Heaton
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ISBN: 9780345805683
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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
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00

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 >
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The Actor's Secret
The Actor's Secret
Written by Betsy Polatin
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ISBN: 9781583946824
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The Actor's Secret
Techniques for Transforming Habitual Patterns and Improving Performance
Written by Betsy Polatin


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $22.95

Offering revolutionary new training for the actor, The Actor's Secret teaches actors and performers how to incorporate the fundamentals of the Alexander Technique, Somatic Experiencing®, and Breathing Coordination in order to reduce performance anxiety and stress; improve stage presence, breathing, and vocal production; and restore well-being and healthy functioning. These three... Read more >
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The Actor's Secret
Techniques for Transforming Habitual Patterns and Improving Performance
Written by Betsy Polatin


Format: eBook, 296 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $22.95

Offering revolutionary new training for the actor, The Actor's Secret teaches actors and performers how to incorporate the fundamentals of the Alexander Technique, Somatic Experiencing®, and Breathing Coordination in order to reduce performance anxiety and stress; improve stage presence, breathing, and vocal production; and restore well-being and healthy functioning. These three... Read more >
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How to Get the Part...Without Falling Apart!
How to Get the Part...Without Falling Apart!
Written by Margie Haber and Barbara Babchick, Foreword by Heather Loclear
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307875174
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How to Get the Part...Without Falling Apart!
Featuring the Haber Phrase Technique for Actors
Written by Margie Haber and Barbara Babchick
Foreword by Heather Loclear


Format: eBook, 360 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2013
Price: $13.99

How to Get the Part...Without Falling Apart! is the answer to every actor's audition prayers. Acting coach Margie Haber has created a revolutionary phrase technique to get actors through readings without stumbling over the script. The book helps actors break through the psychological roadblocks to auditioning with a specific, 10-step method... Read more >
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Sanford Meisner on Acting
Sanford Meisner on Acting
Written by Sanford Meisner and Dennis Longwell, Introduction by Sydney Pollack
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830630
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Sanford Meisner on Acting

Written by Sanford Meisner and Dennis Longwell
Introduction by Sydney Pollack


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: November 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

This book, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an acting class of eight men and eight women for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Throughout these pages Meisner is delight--always empathizing with his students and urging them... Read more >
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Acting in Commercials
Acting in Commercials
Written by Joan See
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307799517
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Acting in Commercials
A Guide to Auditioning and Performing on Camera
Written by Joan See


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2011
Price: $11.99

Every actor knows that working in commercials is lucrative. But many actors, trained primarily for working on the stage, have mistaken ideas about this field and lack essential on-camera experience. Now in an updated and expanded edition, Acting in Commercials is the only resource that fills all the gaps in the... Read more >
True and False
True and False
Written by David Mamet
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307806499
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True and False
Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor
Written by David Mamet


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $11.99

Invent nothing, deny nothing, speak up, stand up, stay out of school. With these words, one of our most brilliantly iconoclastic playwrights takes on the art of profession of acting, in a book that is as shocking as it is practical, as witty as it is instructive, and as irreverent as... Read more >
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OUT ON A LIMB
OUT ON A LIMB
Written by Shirley Maclaine
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307765048
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OUT ON A LIMB

Written by Shirley Maclaine


Format: eBook, 380 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $7.99

Her most controversial book is one you will never forget.  An outspoken thinker, a celebrated actress, a truly independent woman, Shirley MacLaine goes beyond her previous two bestsellers to take us on an intimate yet powerful journey into her personal life and inner self.  An intense, clandestine love affair with a prominent politician... Read more >
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Acting as a Business
Acting as a Business
Written by Brian O'Neil
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307772671
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Acting as a Business
Strategies for Success
Written by Brian O'Neil


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $13.99

An 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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Dance While You Can
Dance While You Can
Written by Shirley Maclaine
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307765086
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Dance While You Can

Written by Shirley Maclaine


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2010
Price: $7.99

In a candid memoir, the Academy Award-winning actress reminisces about her forty years in Hollywood, her acting craft, her recovery from personal and professional crises, and her feelings about herself. Read more >
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Acting A to Z (Revised Second Edition)
Acting A to Z (Revised Second Edition)
Written by Katherine Mayfield
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307875211
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Acting A to Z (Revised Second Edition)
The Young Person's Guide to a Stage Or Screen Career
Written by Katherine Mayfield


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: July 7, 2010
Price: $14.99

Lots of kids want to be actors. Thousands of them. Millions of them. The ones who are serious need a copy of Acting A to Z. Industry insider Katherine Mayfield explains exactly what it's like to be an actor, including what kind of training the young person will need, comparisons of... Read more >
The Complete Professional Audition
The Complete Professional Audition
Written by Daren Cohen and Michael Perilstein, Foreword by Jason Robert Brown
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307875358
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The Complete Professional Audition
A Commonsense Guide to Auditioning for Plays and Musicals
Written by Daren Cohen and Michael Perilstein
Foreword by Jason Robert Brown


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
Price: $14.99

In the United States, there are 300,000 actors; 100,000 hold union cards. There are 184 college theater programs and 108 performing-arts high schools. There are 578 acting schools and coaches in New York City and Los Angeles alone. The Complete Professional Audition is the one book all of those actors need-because... Read more >
Acting -- Make It Your Business
Acting -- Make It Your Business
Written by Paul Russell
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307875273
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Acting -- Make It Your Business
How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success As a Working Actor
Written by Paul Russell


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2010
Price: $15.99

Acting: Make It Your Business, written by an award-winning, veteran casting director, puts the power to land jobs and thrive in any medium - stage, film, TV, or the Internet - directly into the hands of the actor. This blunt, wise, and often hilarious guide overflows with cutting-edge audition, marketing, and... Read more >
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An Acrobat of the Heart
An Acrobat of the Heart
Written by Stephen Wangh
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307554130
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An Acrobat of the Heart
A Physical Approach to Acting Inspired by the Work of Jerzy Grotowski
Written by Stephen Wangh


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $13.99

A Vintage Original

"The actor will do, in public, what is considered impossible." When the renowned Polish director Jerzy Grotowski began his 1967 American workshop with these words, his students were stunned. But within four weeks they themselves had experienced the "impossible."

In An Acrobat of the Heart, teacher-director-playwright Stephen Wangh reveals how... Read more >
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Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit, 4th Edition
Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit, 4th Edition
Written by Squire Fridell
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307452573
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Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit, 4th Edition
Fully Updated 4th Edition
Written by Squire Fridell


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $13.99

The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Success
Acting in television commercials is a highly competitive business, but it can also be very lucrative. Whether you’re looking for your first break or want to take your acting career to the next level, Squire Fridell will give you the insider’s edge. Arguably the king of... Read more >
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Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit, 4th Edition
Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit, 4th Edition
Written by Squire Fridell
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ISBN: 9780307450241
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Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit, 4th Edition
Fully Updated 4th Edition
Written by Squire Fridell


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $15.99

The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Success
Acting in television commercials is a highly competitive business, but it can also be very lucrative. Whether you’re looking for your first break or want to take your acting career to the next level, Squire Fridell will give you the insider’s edge. Arguably the king of... Read more >
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The Actor's Art and Craft
The Actor's Art and Craft
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307481146
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The Actor's Art and Craft
William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor.

Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is... Read more >
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Acting -- Make It Your Business
Acting -- Make It Your Business
Written by Paul Russell
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ISBN: 9780823099559
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Acting -- Make It Your Business
How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success As a Working Actor
Written by Paul Russell


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $19.95

Acting: Make It Your Business, written by an award-winning, veteran casting director, puts the power to land jobs and thrive in any medium - stage, film, TV, or the Internet - directly into the hands of the actor. This blunt, wise, and often hilarious guide overflows with cutting-edge audition, marketing, and... Read more >
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Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
Written by Alan Alda
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ISBN: 9780812977523
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Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

Written by Alan Alda


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $16.00

Picking up where his bestselling memoir Never Have Your Dog Stuffed left off–having been saved by emergency surgery after nearly dying on a mountaintop in Chile–beloved actor and acclaimed author Alan Alda offers an insightful and funny look at some impossible questions he’s asked himself over the years: What do I... Read more >
The Actor's Art and Craft
The Actor's Art and Craft
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco, Preface by David Mamet
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307279262
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The Actor's Art and Craft
William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco
Preface by David Mamet


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $16.00

William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor.

Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is... Read more >
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Act Now!
Act Now!
Written by Peter Jazwinski
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307419729
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Act Now!
A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Working Actor
Written by Peter Jazwinski


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

So, you want to be an actor . . . but you have no idea how to get started. In the pages of Act Now!, you’ll find a step-by-step process to show you not only how to get started, but also how to become a working actor. It will take time... Read more >
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Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
Written by Alan Alda
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588366481
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Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

Written by Alan Alda


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $11.99

On the heels of his acclaimed memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions he’s asked himself over the years: What do I value? What, exactly... Read more >
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