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Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East (Hardcover): Zbigniew Osinski Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East (Hardcover)
Zbigniew Osinski
R1,890 Discovery Miles 18 900 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East is an unusual collection of facts, quotations, and commentaries documenting the real and metaphorical journeys of the Polish theatre director and `teacher of performers' into a geographical and cultural dimension which we used to and still call the Orient. Grotowski's contacts and meetings with the East are placed here in the context of his biography. Painstakingly researched by Grotowski's main biographer Zbigniew Osinski, this book is necessary reading for those interested in Grotowski's deep relationship with the East and in the inspiration he drew from its various cultures. The book will appeal to all readers who feel a need to have a glimpse of the East from the perspective of one of the main theatre reformers in the twentieth century.

Henry IV, Part II - Actors on Shakespeare (Paperback, Main): Simon Callow Henry IV, Part II - Actors on Shakespeare (Paperback, Main)
Simon Callow
R136 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R35 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The enduring popularity and success of Shakespeare is an international and cross-cultural phenomenon. The aim of the "Actors on Shakespeare" series is to provide an accessible, contemporary commentary to each of the plays via the top-class actors who have performed them. Here, Simon Callow, best-selling author and acclaimed stage and screen actor, immerses himself in "Henry IV" once more, now concentrating on "Part II" with an afterword on the death of Falstaff. Together with his previous book in this series, Callow provides an in-depth study of the art of the play and the craft of the actor.

Henry VI - Actors on Shakespeare (Paperback, Main): David Oyelowo Henry VI - Actors on Shakespeare (Paperback, Main)
David Oyelowo
R134 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R35 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The enduring popularity and success of Shakespeare is an international and cross-cultural phenomenon. The aim of the "Actors on Shakespeare" series is to provide an accessible, contemporary commentary to each of the plays via the top-class actors who have performed them. David Oyelowo was only two years out of acting school and playing minor parts at the RSC when he was approached to play the lead in "Henry VI". Here, he charts the journey he took as a tyro actor playing a tyro king. Written with an engaging honesty about the pitfalls and joys of getting and playing such a wonderful part, Oyelowo considers the art of the play.

Directing Actors - Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television (Paperback): Judith Weston Directing Actors - Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television (Paperback)
Judith Weston
R379 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R71 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Directing film or television is a high-stakes oppucatiopn - the white water rafting of entertainment jobs. It captures your full attention at every moment, calling on you to commit every resource and stretch yourself to the limit. But for many directors, the excitement they feel about a new project tightens into anxiety when it comes to working with actors. Directing Actors is a method for establishing creative, collaborative relationships with actors, getting the most out of rehearsals, troubleshooting poor performances, and giving directions that are briefer and easier to follow. The following issues are discussed: * what constitutes a good performance * what actors want from a director * what directors do wrong * script analysis and preparation * how actors work * the director/actor relationship Directing Actors is the first book of its kind. Judith investigates in detail the sometimes painful, often frustrating, but potentially exhilarating relationship between actor and director. It provides simple, practical tools that directors and actors can use immediately - and takes the reader on a journey through the complexities of the creative process itself. tools and suggestions of the book are now superficial band-aids or facile jargon; they are radical excursions into the perhaps most misunderstood artistic collaboration - that of director with actor. Judith Weston brings to this book twenty years of professional acting and nine years of teaching Acting for Directors. Her students include academy Awards and Emmy winning directors, writers and producers of studio and independent feature films, television episodics and MOWs.

Acting with Passion - A Performer's Guide to Emotions on Cue (Paperback): Niki Flacks Acting with Passion - A Performer's Guide to Emotions on Cue (Paperback)
Niki Flacks 1
R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Every acting system, method and technique taught today - from Stanislavski's to the Method and Hagen's approach - concerns itself with the following: allowing the actor to stay fresh and spontaneous during eight performances a week, to know how to be 'alive in the moment', to be physically free of tension, access emotions with ease and to stop 'acting from the neck up' or 'over-thinking' the role. Since these established methodologies have evolved, breakthroughs in neuroscience and mind-body psychology now offer an alternative approach to acting. Indeed, so much more is now known about how the brain visualizes, imagines and remembers with more fluid and amazingly rapid processes than Stanislavski could possibly have realized when he developed his system of acting. Acting With Passion draws heavily on the world of mind-body psychology, primarily the work of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen. Their theories - that the release of chronic muscular tension can be accompanied by the release of emotions - offer actors the keys to emotional ease on stage. Through a series of physical exercises, actors learn to access feelings through the body rather than the mind.Beginning with the body as 'the instrument', Acting With Passion leads actors through a series of physical exercises combining movement, tactile exploration and vocal release. Once physical blocks are removed, the actor then uses memorised text to place the feelings where they belong. Written with her characteristic clarity and simplicity, and using practical exercises to guide the actor through each stage, Acting With Passion is the culmination of Niki Flaks's popular workshops on the subject.

The Methuen Drama Book of Duologues for Young Actors (Paperback, Reissue): Anne Harvey The Methuen Drama Book of Duologues for Young Actors (Paperback, Reissue)
Anne Harvey; Preface by Imogen Stubbs
R296 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R19 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Selected by Anne Harvey, an experienced actress, director, writer and adjudicator, these scenes are suitable for performance at auditions, solo acting classes, festivals and examinations. Ranging from Renaissance to contemporary literature, the pieces are varied in content, tone and style and are equipped with an introduction setting the context. Writers include: Edward Bond, Ken Campbell, David Crampton, Caryl Churchill, Noel Coward, Monica Dickens, Lisa Evans, Dario Fo, John Ford, David Hare, Jonathan Harvey, Lillian Hellman, Adrian Henri, Robert Holman, Moliere, Willy Russell, Diane Samuels, G B Shaw, David Storey, Frank Wedekind and many more...

Twelfth Night (Viola) - Actors on Shakespeare (Paperback, Main): Emma Fielding Twelfth Night (Viola) - Actors on Shakespeare (Paperback, Main)
Emma Fielding 2
R157 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R41 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Emma Fielding, an actor of subtle and discerning power, played Viola over a period of eighteen months in the mid-nineties for the Royal Shakespeare Company. She pinpoints the inspiration behind the actor's craft and presents a wealth of illuminating detail on the art of the play. Shakespeare's work is important in shaping our language and character. The enduring popularity and success of Shakespearean productions in theatre and on film is a truly international and cross-cultural phenomenon. The aim of the Actors on Shakespeare series is to provide a unique and accessible contemporary commentary to each of the plays via top-class actors who have performed in them.

Antony and Cleopatra - Actors on Shakespeare (Paperback, Main): Vanessa Redgrave Antony and Cleopatra - Actors on Shakespeare (Paperback, Main)
Vanessa Redgrave 2
R113 R84 Discovery Miles 840 Save R29 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Vanessa Redgrave, an iconoclastic actor equally adept in classic or modern roles for stage or screen, has played in and directed Antony and Cleopatra a number of times since 1973, both in the UK and the USA. Using those experiences she delves into the background history and the foreground of character to form a dazzling mosaic of insights into the art of play. Shakespeare's work is important in shaping our language and character. The enduring popularity and success of Shakespearean productions in theatre and on film is a truly international and cross-cultural phenomenon. The aim of the Actors on Shakespeare series is to provide a unique and accessible contemporary commentary to each of the plays via top-class actors who have performed in them.

Henry IV (Falstaff) - Actors on Shakespeare (Paperback, Main): Simon Callow Henry IV (Falstaff) - Actors on Shakespeare (Paperback, Main)
Simon Callow; Edited by Colin Nicholson 2
R114 R85 Discovery Miles 850 Save R29 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Simon Callow, best-selling author and acclaimed stage and screen actor, immerses himself in Henry IV, Part I and brings to life not only Falstaff but the entire play in a vividly drawn, in-depth consideration of the actor's craft and the art of the play. Shakespeare's work is important in shaping our language and character. The enduring popularity and success of Shakespearean productions in theatre and on film is a truly international and cross-cultural phenomenon. The aim of the Actors on Shakespeare series is to provide a unique and accessible contemporary commentary to each of the plays via top-class actors who have performed in them.

Julius Caesar - Actors on Shakespeare (Paperback, Main): Corin Redgrave Julius Caesar - Actors on Shakespeare (Paperback, Main)
Corin Redgrave
R113 R84 Discovery Miles 840 Save R29 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Corin Redgrave played Octavius Caesar in 1972 for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Brutus in 1986 at the Young Vic, London, and Julius Caesar in 1996 at Houston's Alley Theatre. Here he skilfully blends the history, the play and his experience of performance to fashion an astute and penetrating view of Shakespeare's most public of plays. Shakespeare's work is important in shaping our language and character. The enduring popularity and success of Shakespearean productions in theatre and on film is a truly international and cross-cultural phenomenon. The aim of the Actors on Shakespeare series is to provide a unique and accessible contemporary commentary to each of the plays via top-class actors who have performed in them.

Speak to My Soul - A Montage of Voices: A Collection of Poems Inspired by the Black Experience (Paperback): Nicholas Johnson Speak to My Soul - A Montage of Voices: A Collection of Poems Inspired by the Black Experience (Paperback)
Nicholas Johnson; Evita Colon
R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Theatre Is My Sport - A Journal for the Dramatic Arts: Theatre Is My Sport. a Notebook to Journal Scripts, Screenplays and... Theatre Is My Sport - A Journal for the Dramatic Arts: Theatre Is My Sport. a Notebook to Journal Scripts, Screenplays and Personal Notes (Paperback)
Journals By Dreams and Chaos
R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Acting Is My Jam - Blank Lined Journal Notebook, Funny Performing Arts Journal Notebook, Ruled, Writing Book, Journal for a... Acting Is My Jam - Blank Lined Journal Notebook, Funny Performing Arts Journal Notebook, Ruled, Writing Book, Journal for a Performer, Actor (Paperback)
Booki Nova
R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
All I Know Is I Want to Be on Stage - A Notebook to Journal Scripts, Screenplays and Personal Thoughts (Paperback): Journals By... All I Know Is I Want to Be on Stage - A Notebook to Journal Scripts, Screenplays and Personal Thoughts (Paperback)
Journals By Dreams and Chaos
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All I Know Is I Want to Be on Stage - A Notebook to Journal Scripts, Screenplays and Personal Thoughts (Paperback): Journals By... All I Know Is I Want to Be on Stage - A Notebook to Journal Scripts, Screenplays and Personal Thoughts (Paperback)
Journals By Dreams and Chaos
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Save the Drama for the Stage - A Notebook to Journal Scripts, Screenplays and Personal Thoughts (Paperback): Journals By Dreams... Save the Drama for the Stage - A Notebook to Journal Scripts, Screenplays and Personal Thoughts (Paperback)
Journals By Dreams and Chaos
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July 2019-June 2020 Academic Planner - Academic Calendar Monthly Weekly and Day Planner Appointment Book and Schedule Organizer... July 2019-June 2020 Academic Planner - Academic Calendar Monthly Weekly and Day Planner Appointment Book and Schedule Organizer 2019-2020, Marble Cover (Paperback)
Miriam Beachum
R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
All I Know Is I Want to Be on Stage - A Notebook to Journal Scripts, Screenplays and Personal Thoughts (Paperback): Journals By... All I Know Is I Want to Be on Stage - A Notebook to Journal Scripts, Screenplays and Personal Thoughts (Paperback)
Journals By Dreams and Chaos
R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Guitar Tablature Plain Music Paper - Compose and Enjoy Your Own Music! (Paperback): Harmonium Publishers Guitar Tablature Plain Music Paper - Compose and Enjoy Your Own Music! (Paperback)
Harmonium Publishers
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6 Radio Plays (Paperback): Frank Gordon 6 Radio Plays (Paperback)
Frank Gordon
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
We Are All of Us Stars, and We Deserve to Twinkle. Marilyn Monroe - 7x10 Inspirational Quote Notebook with Dot Grid Pages!... We Are All of Us Stars, and We Deserve to Twinkle. Marilyn Monroe - 7x10 Inspirational Quote Notebook with Dot Grid Pages! (Paperback)
Marilyn Said
R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Red Hot Actress Journal (Paperback): 1570 Publishing Red Hot Actress Journal (Paperback)
1570 Publishing
R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Theater Is My Sport - Acting Lovers Gift Blank Lined Notebook 120 Pages Small (6x9 Inches) (Paperback): Susan Smith Theater Is My Sport - Acting Lovers Gift Blank Lined Notebook 120 Pages Small (6x9 Inches) (Paperback)
Susan Smith
R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
What Would Selena Gomez Do? - Personalised Notebook Journal (Paperback): Bballers What Would Selena Gomez Do? - Personalised Notebook Journal (Paperback)
Bballers
R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
I'd Rather Be Acting - A Journal for Drama and Theater Students: A Notebook to Journal Scripts, Screenplays and Personal... I'd Rather Be Acting - A Journal for Drama and Theater Students: A Notebook to Journal Scripts, Screenplays and Personal Notes (Paperback)
Journals By Dreams and Chaos
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