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  • Waiting for Godot

    A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

    Subtitled 'A tragicomedy in two Acts', and famously described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which 'nothing happens, twice', En attendant Godot was first performed at the Théâtre de Babylone in Paris in 1953. It was translated into English by Samuel Beckett, and Waiting for Godot opened at the Arts Theatre in London in 1955.'Go and see Waiting for Godot. At the worst you will ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Reckless Desire: Breconridge Brothers Book 3

    Book 3 - Breconridge Brothers
    For fans of Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Sarah MacLean, comes Isabella Bradford's enthralling new trilogy of London's most scandalous rakes, the Breconridge Brothers, who are about to lose their hearts...Though charming and handsome, Lord Rivers Fitzroy, the youngest Breconridge brother, is more inclined to dusty books than brazen women. But when his father insists he marries, he vows to make the ... Read more

    $7.99 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

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Practical Handbook for the Actor

    For anyone who has ever wanted to take an acting class, "this is the best book on acting written in the last twenty years" (David Mamet, from the Introduction).This book describes a technique developed and refined by the authors, all of them young actors, in their work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, actor W. H. Macy, and director Gregory Mosher. A Practical Handbook for the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Leaving Las Vegas

    by John O'Brien ...
    A re-issue of John O'Brien's debut novel, a masterpiece of modern realism about the perils of addiction and love in a city of loneliness.Leaving Las Vegas, the first novel by John O'Brien, is the disturbing and emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it.Sera is a prostitute, content with the independence and routine she has carved out for herself in a city ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Angels Can Fly a Modern Clown User Guide

    by Alan Clay ...
    This book is a modern clown user guide. It includes a mix of fiction which follows the adventures of ten clown characters some personal clown anecdotes from clowns from around the world and some theory on the nature of modern clown as well as 50 practical clown exercises appropriate for workshops or performance. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Viewpoints Book

    A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition

    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

    $23.99 AUD

  • Betrayal

    by Harold Pinter ...
    'Betrayal is a new departure and a bold one . . . Pinter has found a way of making memory active and dramatic, giving an audience the experience of the mind's accelerating momentum as it pieces together the past with a combination of curiosity and regret. He shows man betrayed not only by man, but by time - a recurring theme which has found its proper scenic correlative . . . Pinter captures the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Look Back in Anger

    by John Osborne ...
    In 1956 John Osborne's Look Back in Anger changed the course of English theatre.'Look Back in Anger presents post-war youth as it really is. To have done this at all would be a significant achievement; to have done it in a first play is a minor miracle. All the qualities are there, qualities one had despaired of ever seeing on stage - the drift towards anarchy, the instinctive leftishness, the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 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

    $19.99 AUD

  • Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov

    by Stella Adler ...
    In her long-awaited book, the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler gives us her extraordinary insights into the work of Henrik Ibsen ("The creation of the modern theater took a genius like Ibsen. . .Miller and Odets, Inge and O'Neill, Williams and Shaw, swallowed the whole of him"), August Strindberg ("He understood and predicted the forces that would break in our lives"), and Anton Chekhov ( ... Read more

    $20.99 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

  • To the Actor

    On the Technique of Acting

    Michael Chekhov's classic work To the Actor has been revised and expanded by Mala Powers to explain, clearly and concisely, the essential techniques for every actor from developing a character to strengthen awareness.Chekhov's simple and practical method – successfully used by professional actors all over the world – trains the actor's imagination and body to fulfill its potential.To the Actor ... Read more

    $67.99 AUD

  • Kazan on Directing

    Elia Kazan was the twentieth century’s most celebrated director of both stage and screen, and this monumental, revelatory book shows us the master at work. Kazan’s list of Broadway and Hollywood successes—A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, On the Waterfront, to name a few—is a testament to his profound impact on the art of directing. This remarkable book, drawn from his notebooks, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Dramaturgy in the Making

    A User's Guide for Theatre Practitioners

    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

    $43.99 AUD

  • Will She Do?

    Act One of a Life on Stage

    by Eileen Atkins ...
    series Eileen Atkins
    'She is the cur's cods, the terrier's testicles, the business. I will go farther and declare that Atkins is the finest actor appearing in the world right now' - A. A. GillWill She Do? is the story of a girl from a council estate in Tottenham, born in 1934 to an electric-meter reader and a seamstress, who was determined to be an actress.Candid and witty, this memoir takes her from her awkward ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Definitive Guide to Magic

    How to do Magic Tricks: Optical Illusions, Coin Magic, Sleight of Hand, Conjuration, Fire Eating and More

    This superb guide to magic tricks uncovers and teaches the secrets behind many of the most popular magic routines and stage illusions ever invented. Perfect for beginners and fans of casual performance and stage magic, The Definitive Guide to Magic is an illustrated guidebook which examines and unveils the methods behind magic tricks, optical illusions, conjuring, coin magic and sleight of hand - ... Read more

    $6.98 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

    $27.99 AUD

  • So You Want to be a Theatre Producer?

    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

    $23.99 AUD

  • Faith and a Sense of Truth in a Performer

    This antiquarian book contains a treatise on the subject of realism in acting, by the inventor of method acting, Constantin Sergeievich Stanislavski. A fascinating and detailed text written by one of the founding fathers of modern acting technique, this book is the perfect guide for the aspiring actor or actress, and constitutes a must-read for anyone with an interest in the subject. Konstantin ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Film Lighting

    Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffer

    Newly revised and updated, Film Lighting is an indispensible sourcebook for the aspiring and practicing cinematographer, based on extensive interviews with leading cinematographers and gaffers in the film industry.Film lighting is a living, dynamic art influenced by new technologies and the changing styles of leading cinematographers. A combination of state-of-the-art technology and in-depth ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • How to Get Dressed

    by Annie Ramsey ...
    Now Revealed the Costume Designer's Secrets for Looking Fit, Slim and Amazing in Your Clothes   How to get dressed well? The fashion guide book for beginners to look good in your clothes   * * *LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT! (Regular Price $6.99)* * *  Get this How to get dressed book for cheap price. Click the "Buy" button and Discover Now the Secrets for looking good in your clothes.</... ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • The Unforgetting

    The most haunting and atmospheric historical novel of 2020

    by Rose Black ...
    A spellbinding historical novel of obsession, the lure of fame, and the power of illusion, perfect for fans of The Binding, Bone China and The Lost OnesThe lure of fameSold by her father to a 'Professor of Ghosts', Lily Bell dreams of a career on the Victorian stage. But Erasmus Salt is promising his audience not mere theatre, but a glimpse of the spirit world. And Lily is to be his ghost.The ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey

    Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most celebrated stage productions of the past decade. Opening in London's West End in 2016, on Broadway in 2018 and in Melbourne 2019 - and with more productions worldwide still to come - the play has smashed records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, and captivated audiences night after night.Now readers are invited behind the scenes to ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD