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  • The Wardrobe Mistress

    An evocative historical romance of hidden secrets that will capture your heart

    by Natalie Meg Evans

    London 1945. A young war widow steps aboard a train in search of a new life. Clutching the key to a mysterious inheritance, Vanessa Kingcourt can no longer resist the pull of the old Farren Theatre, which is in need of a Wardrobe Mistress. With no experience and no budget for supplies, Vanessa must use her intuition to create beautiful costumes from whatever scraps survived the blitz. It's a ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Waiting for Godot

    A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

    by Samuel Beckett

    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

    $13.63 AUD

  • A Reckless Desire: Breconridge Brothers Book 3

    by Isabella Bradford

    series Breconridge Brothers #3
    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

    $13.63 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

    $12.31 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

    $11.65 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

    $13.63 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

  • A Practical Handbook for the Actor

    by Melissa Bruder

    This simple and essential book about the craft of acting 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 Actor is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations of acting classes that lacked clarity and ... Read more

    $19.68 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

    $13.63 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

  • Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov

    by Stella Adler and 1 more

    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

    $13.96 AUD

  • Kazan on Directing

    by Elia Kazan and 2 more

    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

    $17.04 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

    by Michael Chekhov and 1 more

    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

    $62.58 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

  • The Definitive Guide to Magic

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

    by Charles G. Wright

    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

  • 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

  • The 101 Greatest Plays

    From Antiquity to the Present

    by Michael Billington

    Having surveyed post-war British drama in State of the Nation, Michael Billington now looks at the global picture. In this provocative and challenging new book, he offers his highly personal selection of the 100 greatest plays ranging from the Greeks to the present-day.But his book is no mere list. Billington justifies his choices in extended essays- and even occasional dialogues- that put the ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Faith and a Sense of Truth in a Performer

    by Constantin Stanislavski

    This antiquarian book contains a treatise on the subject of realism in acting, by the inventor of method acting, Konstantin 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

    $5.49 AUD

  • Film Lighting

    Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffer

    by Kris Malkiewicz

    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

  • Stage Lighting Design

    Second Edition

    by Neil Fraser

    Stage Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to technical theatre, tracing the evolution of lighting design from ancient drama to contemporary performance. Neil Fraser covers everything that today's designers will need to know, from the simple nuts and bolts of equipment, through to the complexity of a full lighting rig, including all aspects of the stage electrician and lighter designer ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Vectorworks for Entertainment Design

    Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, Rigging and Audio Visual Systems

    by Kevin Lee Allen

    Vectorworks for Entertainment Design is the first book in the industry tailored for the entertainment professional. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated, covering the most current details of the Vectorworks software for scenery, lighting, sound, and rigging; real and virtually.With a focused look at the production process from ideation to development to documentation ... Read more

    $76.77 AUD