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Barbara and the Camp Dogs
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Barbara and the Camp Dogs

Ursula Yovich and Alana Valentine
 
I want to be extreme
Unreasonably rude

I like to spit and scream

Inappropriately crude

I drink St Agnes Brandy

In a paper cup with ice

And when I’m feeling randy

Don’t expect me to be nice

High maintenance me

Real piece of work you see

A troublesome stunt

instincts of a ….
Wild, unpredictable, and deeply vulnerable, Barbara and her sister René are singing for their lives. Barbara’s been trying to make it in Sydney, but when their mother’s health deteriorates, the sisters embark on a pilgrimage back home to country. Full of painful, unfinished business for Barbara, their return sends her into a downward spiral. Can Barbara find a way to resolve the past in time to preserve love in the only family she has known?

Through music that ranges from punk-inspired explosions of rage, to tender rock and soul ballads full of yearning, Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a gob-spit of fun, frenzy and family that finds beauty in honesty and hope in confronting the past.

Cast : 2F, 2M, 3 musicians
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-044-8 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Finding Your Voice
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Finding Your Voice

A Complete Voice Training Manual For Actors

Barbara Houseman
 
A simple, step-by-step manual, written by an RSC voice coach, which offers everything that an actor needs to work on their voice. Suitable for actors at all levels, from students and young professionals to established and experienced actors. Drama teachers in schools and committed amateur actors who want to increase their vocal skills and understanding will also find it invaluable.
 
Review
'Barbara's work is simple and practical, encouraging each actor to be free and fluid with their own voice... Very inspiring.'  Emily Watson


Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-659-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Tackling Text
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Tackling Text

A Step-by-Step Guide for Actors

Barbara Houseman
 
An intensely practical handbook chiefly for student actors on how to cope with text, character and situation.

Having helped the actor with basic vocal technique, in her enormously successful previous book, Finding Your Voice, Barbara Houseman now shows the actor how to cope with the demands posed by the playtext itself.

From the introduction: 'This book is full of practical exercises to help you explore text, character and situation. These exercises have been developed through working with actors of all ages and experiences over many years.'

Throughout the book the author’s method is to state a precept and then devise an exercise to explore it. The result is a book with a practical exercise on almost every page – which is exactly what student actors crave.
   
Tackling Text is aimed chiefly at acting students and young professionals encountering text for the first time. Experienced actors and drama teachers will also find it useful in tackling their specific problems.

Review
'I first became aware of Barbara’s work when I was with the RSC… More recently I have worked with her as a director and as an actor. In both cases, she was an enormous inspiration.'  Kenneth Branagh



Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-799-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB