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  • The Wizard of Oz as American Myth

    A Critical Study of Six Versions of the Story, 1900-2007

    by Alissa Burger ...
    Since the publication of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, authors, filmmakers, and theatrical producers have been retelling and reinventing this uniquely American fairy tale. This volume examines six especially significant incarnations of the story: Baum's original novel, the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz (1939), Sidney Lumet's African American film musical The Wiz (1978), ... Read more

    $22.98 AUD

  • William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

    This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! The Comedies: A Midsummer Night's Dream All's Well That Ends Well As You Like It Love’s Labour ’s Lost Measure for Measure Much Ado About Nothing The Comedy of Errors The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor The Taming of the Shrew The Two ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • The Hollywood Book of Death : The Bizarre, Often Sordid, Passings of More than 125 American Movie and TV Idols

    The Bizarre, Often Sordid, Passings of More than 125 American Movie and TV Idols

    by James Parish ...
    Discover the tantalizing details of Hollywood's famous and infamous fatalitiesThe death of a celebrity is often as fascinating as--and sometimes more fascinating than--a star's actual life. From the grisly end of Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson family and the mysterious demise of Bob Crane to the peaceful passings of Lucille Ball and George Burns, The Hollywood Book of Death is a ... Read more

    $34.53 AUD

  • The Intent to Live

    Achieving Your True Potential as an Actor

    by Larry Moss ...
    “I call this book The Intent to Live because great actors don’t seem to be acting, they seem to be actually living.”–Larry Moss, from the IntroductionWhen Oscar-winning actors Helen Hunt and Hilary Swank accepted their Academy Awards, each credited Larry Moss’s guidance as key to their career-making performances. There is a two-year waiting list for his advanced acting classes. But now everyone ... Read more

    $21.22 AUD $8.57 AUD

  • Lucille

    The Life of Lucille Ball

    Everyone loved Lucy, the scheming, madcap redhead who ruled television for more than twenty years. In life, however, Lucille Ball presented a far more complex and contradictory personality than was ever embodied by the television Lucy. In Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball Kathleen Brady presents the actress as a fully rounded human being, often at odds with the image she presented as an ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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

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

    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

    $22.65 AUD $16.60 AUD

  • Acting for the Camera

    Revised Edition

    by Tony Barr ...
    Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years' experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front of the camera.This updated edition includes plenty of new exercises for honing on-camera skills; additional chapters on imagination and movement; and fresh material on character ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD $11.99 AUD

  • Givin' It Their All

    The Backstreet Boys' Rise to the Top

    by Sherri Rifkin ...
    OUT OF THE BACKSTREETSINTO THE SPOTLIGHTThere's just no stopping these funky five from Florida. One of the hottest music groups around, the Backstreet Boys (BSB) launched themselves to superstardom in an amazingly short time, topping the charts and winning awards all over the world. Everyone's heard the smooth harmonies and jamming beats of these all-American heartthrobs, but do you really know ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Edition

    The Insider's Guide to Finding Jobs in Theater, Film & Television

    The celebrated survival guide for the working actor - now completely updated and expanded with a foreword by Tony award-winning actor Joe Mantegna!Renowned for more than two decades as the most comprehensive resource for actors, How to Be a Working Actor is a must-read for achieving success in The Business. Now this "Bible of the Biz" has been completely revised and greatly expanded to address new ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Four Screenplays

    Studies in the American Screenplay

    by Syd Field ...
    Yes, you can write a great screenplay. Let Syd Field show you how.“I based Like Water for Chocolate on what I learned in Syd's books. Before, I always felt structure imprisoned me, but what I learned was structure really freed me to focus on the story.”—Laura EsquivelTechnology is transforming the art and craft of screenwriting. How does the writer find new ways to tell a story with pictures, to ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD $18.14 AUD

  • The Fangirl Life

    A Guide to All the Feels and Learning How to Deal

    Are You a Fangirl?• Do you survive boring classes or meetings by imagining your favorite TV couple making out?• Have you posted a lengthy diatribe on the Internet defending a fictional character?• Have you gotten carsick from reading fan fiction on your smartphone?• Has Netflix presented you with the “Are you still watching?” button at least once?If you answered yes, you are a fangirl. (But you ... Read more

    $18.14 AUD

  • Its All Your Fault

    How To Make It As A Hollywood Assistant

    An Essential Guide to Landing -- and Keeping -- Your first Hollywood JobA position as an assistant to a producer, agent, director, studio executive, or star can be the path to a fabulous career -- or a one-way ticket to hell. How can the aspiring Hollywood assistant quickly learn the inside track to success while avoiding the land mines? It's All Your Fault is the answer. Written by two former ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Freeing the Natural Voice

    Imagery and Art in the Practice of Voice and Language (Revised & Expanded)

    Knowing how to connect language with breath and voice is a golden key to hang on the chain of the actor's craft!  Linklater’s groundbreaking original Freeing the Natural Voice sold more than 100,000 copies. Now, revised and greatly expanded this edition has been eagerly adopted by Linklater students, selling 30,000 copies to date. Emphasizing the use of imagery and imagination in developing the ... Read more

    $34.45 AUD

  • The Stanislavski System

    The Professional Training of an Actor; Second Revised Edition

    This clearly written guide to the Stanislavski method has long been a favorite among students and teachers of acting. Now, in light of books and articles recently published in the Soviet Union, Sonia Moore has made revisions that include a new section on the subtext of a role. She provides detailed explanations of all the methods that actors in training have found indispensable for more than ... Read more

    $19.24 AUD

  • The Art of Frozen 2

    by Disney Books ...
    Through never-before-seen development art, character sketches, storyboards, and color scripts, The Art of Frozen 2 gives fans a front-row view of the vast creative effort behind the epic sequel to Frozen. Filled with gorgeous four-color images and fascinating facts and details from the production team, it's the ultimate insider's look. ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD

  • The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci - By Charles Lewis Hind (Illustrated)

    A quick study into the methods and style of Da Vinci's drawings and art. Leonardo da Vinci found in drawing the readiest and most stimulating way of self-expression. The use of pen and crayon came to him as naturally as the monologue to an eager and egoistic talker.This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • The Films of Randolph Scott

    by Robert Nott ...
    Reclusive American actor Randolph Scott, known for his subtle, dignified performances in almost 60 westerns, has been called the "most genuine Westerner." His career began in 1928 with the first of several bit parts; his first starring role was 1932's Heritage of the Desert. He fought in World War I, studying horsemanship, shooting, and bayoneting, and acted in a variety of films in every genre ... Read more

    $22.98 AUD

  • Standout Characters: How to Write Characters Who Make Readers Laugh, Cry, and Turn the Next Page

    by Mary Mercer ...
    SET READERS FREE TO FEEL YOUR STORYRemember the favorite stories on your “keeper shelf,” and more than likely the first thing that pops vividly to mind are the characters. That’s because truly great stories make readers feel, and standout characters are the primary key to unlocking those emotions.To lose themselves in a story, readers need to be given rooting interests in the characters they’re ... Read more

    $3.93 AUD

  • Improvisation Express: Know How to Improvise and Think Fast on Your Feet

    series KnowIt Express
    Know How to Improvise and Think Fast on Your FeetHave you ever found yourself being put on the spot talking to somebody unexpectedly or being placed in the spotlight giving an impromptu speech to random people where you have idea what to say? What about finding yourself in some kind of either trouble needing to sweet talk or emergency needing to react properly to get your way out of it?In ... Read more

    $5.81 AUD

  • Book on Acting

    Improvisation Technique for the Professional Actor in Film, Theater, and Television

    by Stephen Book ...
    The ability to improvise a skilled performance while speaking scripted and memorized lines is of paramount importance to actors working in today’s film and television productions, which often allow very little if any rehearsal time. Through his innovative Improvisation Technique, Stephen Book shows the actor how to create a spontaneous performance by applying improvisation to traditional script ... Read more

    $37.37 AUD

  • The New Comedy Writing Step by Step

    Revised and Updated with Words of Instruction, Encouragement, and Inspiration from Legends of the Comedy Profession

    by Gene Perret ...
    Three-time Emmy Award-winner Gene Perret's ""Comedy Writing Step by Step"" has been the manual for humor writers for 25 years. In this new book, his first update, Perret offers readers a treasure trove of guidelines and suggestions covering a broad range of comedy writing situations, along with many all-important insights into the selling of one's work. Perret covers all aspects of comedy writing ... Read more

    $10.44 AUD

  • Karl et moi

    " Un jour, tu leur diras... "À l'été 2008, un mannequin inconnu de dix-huit ans apparaît publiquement au côté de Karl Lagerfeld. Baptiste Giabiconi tiendra cette place pendant une décennie, défrayant la chronique en devenant lui-même célèbre. Aujourd'hui, il raconte son Karl, tel qu'il est le seul à l'avoir connu, le seul à l'avoir tutoyé et aimé. Une passion réciproque bien au-delà des apparences ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • Act Now!

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Working Actor

    So, you want to be an actor . . . but you have no idea how to get started. In the pages of Act Now!, you’ll find a step-by-step process to show you not only how to get started, but also how to become a working actor. It will take time and commitment, but if you follow these steps you will find success. Author and acting teacher Peter Jazwinski explains every aspect of becoming an actor from start ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • The Off-Hollywood Film Guide

    The Definitive Guide to Independent and Foreign Films on Video and DVD

    by Tom Wiener ...
    The Off-Hollywood Film Guide cuts through the clutter of the thousands of films currently available on video and DVD by specifically catering to independent- and foreign-film enthusiasts. In addition to a list of essential must-see films, this guide includes hundreds of entries, each with brief commentary and a list of pertinent details, such as release date, cast, director, awards garnered, ... Read more

    $18.14 AUD