Performing Arts

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    The Perfect Stage Crew
    The Compleat Technical Guide for High School, College, and Community Theater
    By John Kaluta
    (Allworth Press)
    Here is an indispensable, nuts-and-bolts guide to putting on a stunning, low-budget show in less than 40 days! The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common as well as most complex stage performance problems. Readers without Broadway-size budgets and... [READ MORE]
    Technical Theater for Nontechnical People
    Second Edition
    By Drew Campbell
    (Allworth Press)
    Completely updated to reflect state-of-the-art standards in today's fast-changing theater technology, Technical Theater for Nontechnical People helps actors, dancers, playwrights, and directors to understand every aspect of a traditional and digitally supported backstage environment-from scenery, lighting,... [READ MORE]
    Running Theaters
    Best Practices for Leaders and Managers
    By Duncan M. Webb
    (Allworth Press)
    The best practices that consistently lead to successful theater operation are now revealed in this comprehensive resource. Culled from surveys and interviews with theater managers and experts in crucial functional areas, this guide provides important tips for all people who work or want to work in regional,... [READ MORE]
    The Coen Brothers, Second Edition
    By Ronald Bergan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Brought completely up to date, this insightful biography remains "a must for any self-respecting Coen fan" (Screentrade).This fully updated edition of the first biography of the Coen Brothers includes their complete work so far, from Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), with a reassessment of... [READ MORE]
    The Filmmaker's Guide to Production Design
    By Vincent LoBrutto
    (Allworth Press)
    Learn to turn a simple screenplay into a visual masterpiece! Top production designers share their real-life experiences to explain the aesthetic, narrative, and technical aspects of the craft. Step by step, aspiring filmmakers will discover sound instruction on the tools of the trade, and established... [READ MORE]
    Mastering Shakespeare
    An Acting Class in Seven Scenes
    By Scott Kaiser
    (Allworth Press)
    Who says only the British can act Shakespeare? In this unique guide, a veteran acting coach shatters that myth with a boldly American approach to the Bard. Written in the form of a play, this volume's "characters" include a master teacher and 16 students grappling with the challenges of acting Shakespeare.... [READ MORE]
    Improv for Actors
    By Dan Diggles
    (Allworth Press)
    In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons—each of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercises—Improv... [READ MORE]
    Making It on Broadway
    Actors' Tales of Climbing to the Top
    By Jodie Langel, By David Wienir, Introduction by Jason Alexander
    (Allworth Press)
    Countering the misperceptions about Broadway performers leading glamorous lives, the words of more than 150 Broadway stars provide unprecedented insight into their struggle for stardom. With an introduction by Jason Alexander and candid interviews with today's most celebrated Broadway stars, this book... [READ MORE]
    Making Short Films
    By Jim Piper
    (Allworth Press)
    • Accompanying DVD of thirty short films offers an instructive mini film festival • Shows beginners how to make meaningful films without fancy equipment • Great for film students and independent filmmakers Want to make an art film, a documentary, a video biography? Here’s how to create real movies using... [READ MORE]
    An Actor Rehearses
    What to Do When and Why
    By David Hlavsa
    (Allworth Press)
    roach for making the most of the rehearsal process With a commonsense approach, An Actor Rehearses takes performers through the rehearsal process and explains exactly what to do when. The actor’s process is explained simply, sequentially, and in detail, starting from the period before rehearsals begin... [READ MORE]
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