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Acting and Reacting: Tools for the Modern Actor
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Acting and Reacting: Tools for the Modern Actor

Nick Moseley
 

As Head of Acting at a major drama school, Nick Moseley has developed a system that is based on the individual's need to find truth in everything they do, to be 'in the moment' and to react instinctively to the other people on stage. In this book, he takes the best of Stanislavski, David Mamet and Sanford Meisner to fuel his own intensely practical approach.





Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-803-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Actions: The Actor’s Thesaurus
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Actions: The Actor’s Thesaurus

Caldarone & Lloyd Williams
 

A vital companion for actors in rehearsal – a thesaurus of action-words to revitalise performance. It is a thesaurus of active verbs, with which the actor can refine the action-word until s/he hits exactly the right one to help make the action come alive.






Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-674-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Actor and the Target, The
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Actor and the Target, The

Declan Donnellan
 

A revised and updated edition of Declan Donnellan's bestselling book, a fresh and radical approach to acting.

The Actor and the Target takes a scalpel to the heart of persistent fears from 'I don't know what I'm doing!' through 'I don't know who I am!' to 'I don't know what I'm playing!'

Review
Practically and modestly written, Declan Donnellan's book helps actors to release their talent and to be free on stage. However, Donnellan's path leads to wider perspectives; his book is rooted in modern theatre, modern psychology and, above all, modern reality. Written with wit and elegance, The Actor and the Target will be thoroughly enjoyed not only by the actors of a new millennium, but also by those of us who see the stage from the dark auditorium -  Izvestia



Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-838-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Actor’s Audition Manual: Volume 1
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Actor’s Audition Manual: Volume 1

Dean Carey
 
The first edition of The Actor’s Audition Manual quickly became known as the ‘red audition bible’, making it the essential guide. Now revised, it brings together a wealth of practical advice and a fresh range of speeches from Australian plays that will help make any audition powerful and effective.
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-516-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
All’s Well That Ends Well
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All’s Well That Ends Well

Shakespeare Folios

Shakespeare (Edited by Nick de Somogyi)
 

Another title in the pioneering Shakespeare Folios series—offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.

This brand new edition accurately reproduces the First Folio of the plays of William Shakespeare (1623), but does so in modern type. At a stroke, the dust of ages is blown away and what Shakespeare actually intended is revealed to modern readers. Now Shakespeareans everywhere — students, actors, directors — can see for themselves what the Folio really says.

As a further aid to understanding, on each opposite page, the same text appears but this time in a fully modernised version. This modern edition offers a useful safety net whenever the Folio becomes problematic.

Each volume also contains two introductions — one to the series, one to the particular play — textual notes, an appendix giving variant versions from the Quarto where appropriate, and a facsimile page from the First Folio.

Review
'A quite wonderful idea... So blindingly obvious, I can’t understand why nobody had thought of it before. I will certainly use the texts myself.' Peter Hall



Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-719-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Articulate Body, The
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Articulate Body, The

The Physical Training of the Actor

Anne Dennis
 

This inspirational and instructive book shows how actors can use their body to be as expressive and 'articulate' as they are with their voices. It attempts to rethink and analyse the actor's physical needs, offering a graded series of exercises aimed at realising those needs and making the body fully articulate as a medium of expression.

The book is useful not just for actors, but also for teachers, directors, movement directors and choreographers.

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-683-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Attitude for Acting, An
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Attitude for Acting, An

Andrew Tidmarsh & Tara Swart
 

At any point in their career, actors can be overwhelmed with a sense of not being good enough, and of resentment at watching others succeed. The resulting feeling of worthlessness is, if unchecked, likely to become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

An Attitude for Acting provides strategies for escaping this self-destructive cycle. This intensely ‘hands on’ book enables actors to view themselves as autonomous individuals who are valuable and employable - and infused with a self-confident, ‘can do’ mentality.



Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-112-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Belonging
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Belonging

Australian Playwriting in the 20th Century

John McCallum
 
John McCallum’s new history explores the relationship between 20th century Australian drama and a developing concept of nation. The book focuses on the creative tension sparked by dueling impulses between nationalism and cosmopolitanism; and between artistic seriousness and larrikin populism. It explores issues such as the domineering influence of European high culture, the ongoing popularity of representational realism, the influence of popular theatrical forms, the ambivalence (between affection and aggression) of much Australian humour and satire, and the interaction between the personal and the political in drama.

The strength of Belonging is its comprehensiveness. Anyone studying an Australian play will find it here in the context of the other works by its author or the time and place in which it was written. As well as a rundown of the major writers and their works, the book also investigates a number of lesser known plays and writers.

This authoritative study of Australian drama gives an account of the relationship between our theatre and our sense of self while taking into account a broad range of influences that helped to shape both.


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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-658-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Beside Myself
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Beside Myself

An Actor's Life

Antony Sher
 

A remarkably candid autobiography, utterly involving and often startlingly revelatory, Beside Myself is an inspiration to young actors and a treat for seasoned theatregoers.

'I wish I'd read this book when I was starting out. Not only is Antony Sher one of the all-time greats of classical theatre, he also manages to be a writer of enormous skill and insight' David Tennant

Actor, author, artist Antony Sher grew up in the Old South Africa with a profound sense of being an outsider. Small, Jewish and secretly gay, he found refuge in theatre and escaped to London aged just nineteen.

In Beside Myself, Sher takes us to the heart of what it is to be an actor today, describing the journeys he undertakes in order to inhabit the roles for which he is famous - including The History Man (his TV breakthrough), Macbeth, Tamburlaine, Cyrano, Stanley Spencer and Richard III.

This edition, published to mark the author's 60th birthday, includes a new foreword and epilogue.

Review
'The most unsparingly honest actor's autobiography I have ever read.' - Michael Billington, Guardian



Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-035-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Beyond Stanislavsky
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Beyond Stanislavsky

Bella Merlin
 

A guide to Psycho-Physical Acting, complete with games and exercises.

When Stanislavsky died, he was working on a new system, Psycho-Physical Acting. Previously he had taught that truthful performance can only spring from the actor's imagination (the Method). Late in life, Stanislavsky realised that physical actions can induce emotions just as much as the other way round.

Though well-known - and much taught - in Russia, Psycho-Physical Acting is in its infancy in the West. Bella Merlin has studied under three of the best teachers in Russia; this book is the fruit of her time there.

Review
'This is a book which is vital both to practitioners and to all serious students of the theatre.'  Max Stafford-Clark



Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-613-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
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