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THE ACTING BOOK
By: John Abbott
The third of John Abbott’s essential guides to acting introduces young actors to the best performance techniques, old and new. What more can any aspiring actor want than a three-year course presented in just one volume? Investigating both well established and newer thoughts on analyzing texts and creating characters – and providing numerous practical...  read more
CRAMALOT
By: Laurie Bryant
(: 60 : 7 , 5 , 12 , 24 
     : 4-10 )
A narrator introduces the audience to a time long past, where young academic-minded people were mired in an educational culture that didn’t meet their needs. Arising from the mass of mediocrity is Arthur, who assumed his rightful destiny as King of the Students when, as a lad, he laid hands on Excalibur, a text of extraordinary length that he alone could read...  read more
THE GOLDEN RULES OF ACTING
By: Andy Nyman
"The book won't tell you how to act, but will tell you how to be an actor, how to stay sane and succeed in any creative position, if you have a dream and want to make it a reality it'll offer you properly useful advice. It's one of those books that helps you know yourself, ask the right questions, and reminds you to be happy. It is truthful, eye-opening and...  read more
GREAT MOMENTS IN THE THEATRE
By: Benedict Nightingale
Renowned critic Benedict Nightingale, who served as chief theatre critic for the London Times from 1990–2010, collects what he considers the greatest moments from the past 2,500 years of theater. His informative and entertaining essays cover and celebrate a vast array of diverse, historical and important openings and events.
MAKE IT MYSTERY
By: Craig Sodaro
Better by the dozen! This book of twelve royalty-free mystery plays allows you to choose from a wide variety of plays to fit whatever your current staging and casting needs may be. They are especially workable for middle schools and high schools, but they may be performed by actors of all ages. Each of the plays in this drama text has an element of mystery that...  read more
ONE TOY FOR CHRISTMAS
By: Geff Moyer
(: 45 : 4 , 2 , 2 , 8 
     : 1-10 )
This fast-paced, witty play blends zany animal characters with a boy who is fearful that Santa will not be able to find him. The laughs will keep rolling as we join a small group of hungry forest animals in a desperate search for food on Christmas Eve. In the midst of their search, distant bells are heard and a wind-up soldier (mime role) plummets from the sky...  read more
PLAY WITH SHAKESPEARE
By: Linda Burson
Four assembly-length adaptations of Shakespearean plays, 13 short scenes, synopses of nine plays, with questions for discussion, plus comprehensive chapters on warmups, improvisations, directing and performing. The quest for good material for young performers, in school and out, sooner or later leads to Shakespeare—wonderful material, full of challenging...  read more
PRINCESS DIANA (SMALL CAST)
By: Karen Sokolof Javitch, Elaine Jabenis
(: 120 : 6-13 , 5-14 , 0-3 , 11-30 
     : 0-20 )
PRINCESS DIANA: THE MUSICAL tells the story of Charles and Diana, focusing on their courtship, their marriage and her relationship with the public and the rest of the royal family. The musical culminates with her divorce, but ends after her tragic death. As the musical progresses, it portrays the evolution of the young Diana into the intelligent...  read more
ROMEO AND WHAT'S HER NAME
By: Rusty Harding
(: 10 : 1 , 2 , 1 , 4 
     )
A harried director has only two weeks to bring Shakespeare's timeless classic to life, but he's never auditioned a Juliet quite like this.
SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUES FOR YOUNG MEN
By: Luke Dixon
Fifty fresh speeches from William Shakespeare's plays, hand-picked for young people and prefaced with easy-to-use guides that explain who is speaking; where, when, and to whom; what has just happened in the play; and what the character's objectives are—everything actors need to know!
 
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