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Direction & Production

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  • The Actor and the Target

    by Declan Donnellan

    A fresh and radical approach to acting by a world-famous director.'This new "Advice to the Players" cuts open every generalisation about acting and draws out gleamingly fresh specifics. Behind the joy and humour of the writing, Declan Donnellan is subtly leading young actors to an awareness of the living processes behind their work. He brings as evidence the rich field of thought and intuition ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Arcadia

    by Tom Stoppard

    In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sits Lady Thomasina Coverly, aged thirteen, and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Through the window may be seen some of the '500 acres inclusive of lake' where Capability Brown's idealized landscape is about to give way to the 'picturesque' Gothic style: 'everything but vampires', as the garden historian Hannah Jarvis remarks to Bernard Nightingale ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Difficult Men

    From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad

    by Brett Martin

    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a wave of TV shows, first on premium cable channels like HBO and then basic cable networks like FX and AMC, dramatically stretched television's inventiveness, emotional resonance and ambition. Shows such as The Wire, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Deadwood, The Shield tackled issues of life and death, love and sexuality, addiction, race, violence and ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Shakespeare's Ear

    Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from the World of Theater

    by Tim Rayborn

    Shakespeare’s Ear presents dark and sometimes funny pieces of fact and folklore that bedevil the mostly unknown history of theater. All manner of skullduggery, from revenge to murder, from affairs to persecution, proves that the drama off-stage was just as intense as any portrayed on it. The stories include those of:An ancient Greek writer of tragedies who dies when an eagle drops a tortoise on ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops

    by Jessica Swale

    series NHB Drama Games
    101 great drama games for use in any classroom or workshop setting. Part of the NHB Drama Games series.A dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book, packed with 101 lively drama games suitable for players of all ages, with many appropriate for children from age 6 upwards. Whilst aimed primarily at school, youth theatre and community groups, they are equally fun - and instructional - for ... Read more

    $17.37 AUD

  • Murder Imperfect

    A Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery

    by Lesley Cookman

    series A Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery Series #7
    'With fascinating characters and an intriguing plot, this is a real page turner' KATIE FFORDE praise for the series An addictive and unputdownable crime mystery novel perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Faith Martin, J.R. Ellis, LJ Ross, Miss Marple and Midsummer Murders! Lesley Cookman's bestselling series featuring amateur sleuth Libby Sarjeant is back for its ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Murder to Music

    A Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery

    by Lesley Cookman

    series A Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery Series #8
    'With fascinating characters and an intriguing plot, this is a real page turner' KATIE FFORDE praise for the series An addictive and unputdownable crime mystery novel perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Faith Martin, J.R. Ellis, LJ Ross, Miss Marple and Midsummer Murders! Lesley Cookman's bestselling series featuring amateur sleuth Libby Sarjeant is back for its ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Viewpoints Book

    A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition

    by Anne Bogart and 1 more

    The Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the postmodern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie, who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with—space and time—into six categories. Since that time, directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau have expanded her notions and adapted them for actors to function together spontaneously and ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Murder and The Pantomime Cat

    A Libby Sarjeant Short Story

    by Lesley Cookman

    'With fascinating characters and an intriguing plot, this is a real page turner' KATIE FFORDE praise for the series An addictive and unputdownable crime mystery novel perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Faith Martin, J.R. Ellis, LJ Ross, Miss Marple and Midsummer Murders! Lesley Cookman's bestselling series is back with a Short Story Special featuring amateur sleuth ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Theatre of War

    what ancient Greek tragedies can teach us today

    by Bryan Doerries

    Classical tragedy is timelessly powerful – not only does it still move us, but it heals, too.Bryan Doerries produces performances of Greek tragedies for soldiers returned from conflict, addicts, prison communities, victims of natural disasters, and other vulnerable people. His dramatisations have explored how the story of Sophocles’ Ajax can help today’s soldiers and their loved ones grapple with ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • The Back Stage Guide to Stage Management, 3rd Edition

    Traditional and New Methods for Running a Show from First Rehearsal to Last Performance

    by Thomas A. Kelly

    The Most Widely Used Manual For Aspiring And Veteran Stage Managers - Now Revised and ExpandedThe next best thing to shadowing a Broadway stage manager, this detailed, behind-the-scenes book as been brought completely up to date. First published in 1991, it is widely used and has been lauded as the most comprehensive, educational book on stage management available. From preproduction planning and ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • An Acrobat of the Heart

    A Physical Approach to Acting Inspired by the Work of Jerzy Grotowski

    by Stephen Wangh

    "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 Jerzy Grotowski's physical exercises can open a pathway ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

  • Different Every Night

    Freeing the Actor

    by Mike Alfreds

    A top-ranking director sets out his rehearsal techniques in this invaluable handbook for actors and directors.Different Every Night is the culmination of a lifetime of work in the theatre, the most complete rehearsal methodology in print since Stanislavsky. It offers a vital masterclass for actors and directors, full of sound practical advice and guidance, and is packed with techniques for ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • The Complete Brecht Toolkit

    by Stephen Unwin

    A practical, hands-on guide - for actors, directors, teachers and students - to Brecht's history and practice of theatre.The Complete Brecht Toolkit examines, one by one, Brecht's many, sometimes contradictory ideas about theatre - and how he put them into practice. Here are explanations of all the famous key terms, such as Alienation Effect, Epic Theatre and Gestus, as well as many others which ... Read more

    $20.56 AUD

  • Orson Welles, Volume 1

    The Road to Xanadu

    by Simon Callow

    series Orson Welles Biographies #3
    A brilliant biography of the young Orson Welles, from his prodigious childhood and youth, his triumphs with the Mercury Theatre, to the making of Citizen Kane. Vivid, vastly entertaining, this is the definitive Welles biography. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Cabaret Secrets: How to Create Your Own Show, Travel the World and Get Paid to Do What You Love

    by Gary Williams

    Star of the West End's 'Rat Pack' and cabaret stalwart, Gary Williams, shares the secrets of his success in Cabaret Secrets – a practical guide with everything you need to create your own show, travel the world and get paid to do what you love.Written for singers who want to create their own cabaret show, or improve the one they already have, Cabaret Secrets covers everything from finding a theme, ... Read more

    $13.52 AUD

  • Dramaturgy in the Making

    A User's Guide for Theatre Practitioners

    by Katalin Trencsényi and 1 more

    series Performance Books
    Dramaturgy in the Making maps contemporary dramaturgical practices in various settings of theatre-making and dance to reveal the different ways that dramaturgs work today. It provides a thorough survey of three major areas of practice - institutional dramaturgy, production dramaturgy and dance dramaturgy - with each illustrated through a range of case studies that illuminate methodology and which ... Read more

    $40.58 AUD

  • Murder in Steeple Martin

    a completely gripping English cozy mystery in the village of Steeple Martin

    by Lesley Cookman

    series A Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery Series #1
    THERE'S A BAFFLING MYSTERY IN THE VILLAGE OF STEEPLE MARTIN...BUT ACTRESS AND AMATEUR SLEUTH LIBBY SARJEANT IS ON THE CASE!'The characters are so likeable. I would love to visit the mythical Steeple Martin!' ***** GoodReads review Libby Sarjeant, former actress and artist, loves life in the idyllic English countryside. She's busy with her friends preparing a play for the pretty new Oast House ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • 30-Second Maths

    The 50 Most Mind-Expanding Theories in Mathematics, Each Explained in Half a Minute

    by Richard J. Brown

    series 30-Second
    From Rubik's cubes to Godel's incompleteness theorem, everything mathematical explained, with colour illustrations, in half a minute. Maths is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. So how can you avoid being the only dinner guest who has no idea who Fermat was, or what he proved? The more you know about Maths, the less of a science it becomes. 30 Second Maths takes the top 50 most engaging ... Read more

    $9.45 AUD

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing

    by Christopher Innes and 1 more

    series Cambridge Introductions to Literature
    This Introduction is an exciting journey through the different styles of theatre that twentieth-century and contemporary directors have created. It discusses artistic and political values, rehearsal methods and the diverging relationships with actors, designers, other collaborators and audiences, and treatment of dramatic material. Offering a compelling analysis of theatrical practice, Christopher ... Read more

    $23.42 AUD

  • So You Want to be a Theatre Producer?

    by James Seabright

    A comprehensive guide to every aspect of producing a show, from raising the money to creating a hit.This unique guide offers comprehensive, clear advice to anyone producing or selling a show, whatever the venue or scale. Packed full of insights and tricks of the trade, it will give you the inspiration and confidence you need – whether you are taking your first steps in the profession or simply ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Theatre Craft

    A Director's Practical Companion from A to Z

    by John Caird

    Theatre Craft is an all-encompassing, practical guide for anyone working in the theatre, from the enthusiastic amateur to the committed professional. With entries arranged alphabetically, Theatre Craft offers advice on all areas of directing, from Acting, Adaptation, and Accent to Sound Effects, Superstition, Trap Doors and Wardrobe.Enlightening and entertaining by turns, the celebrated director ... Read more

    $27.27 AUD

  • Drama High

    The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater

    by Michael Sokolove

    The inspiration for the NBC TV series "Rise," starring Josh Radnor, Auli'i Cravalho, and Rosie Perez — the incredible and true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town. By the author of The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino.Why would the multimillionaire producer of Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon take his limo from ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • Ibsen's A Doll's House

    A Study Guide

    by Stephen Unwin

    series Page to Stage
    The Nick Hern Books Page to Stage series – highly accessible guides to the world's best-known plays, written by established theatre professionals to show how the plays come to life on the stage.Director Stephen Unwin takes you scene by scene through the action of Ibsen's play A Doll's House, analysing moment by moment what is actually said and done, and how the staging of these moments affects our ... Read more

    $15.94 AUD