Performing Arts

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    Acting the Song
    Performance Skills for the Musical Theatre
    By Allison Bergman, By Tracey Moore
    (Allworth Press)
    Directors, teachers of musical theater, and students—including actors, singers, or dancers—will find time-tested advice, exercises and worksheets for all skill levels. This book guides readers through musical theater elements, classroom workshops, and the world of professional auditions and performances.... [READ MORE]
    Get the Picture?
    The Movie Lover's Guide to Watching Films
    By Jim Piper
    (Allworth Press)
    Classic favorites, current pop films, hidden gems--they’re all part of this new edition of the popular guide to watching and enjoying movies. In his witty and engaging text, author Jim Piper explains key concepts of film and uses fascinating side-by-side comparisons to explore relationships between movies... [READ MORE]
    Images
    My Life in Film
    By Ingmar Bergman, Translated by Marianne Ruuth, Introduction by Woody Allen
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Ingmar Bergman’s career spanned forty years as he produced more than fifty films, many of which are considered classics. When he began this book, Bergman had not seen most of his movies since he made them. Resorting to scripts and working notebooks, and especially to memory, he comments, brilliantly... [READ MORE]
    Audrey Hepburn
    A Charmed Life
    By Robyn Karney
    (Arcade Publishing)
    With 177 superb photographs, Audrey Hepburn is a sumptuous celebration of Hepburn as a beloved fashion icon and actress. Karney tells the story of Hepburn’s life, from her childhood in Nazi-occupied Holland, through her early aspirations to become a ballet dancer, the instant and universal acclaim of... [READ MORE]
    Jimmy Stewart
    A Wonderful Life
    By Jonathan Coe
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Over a career that spanned forty-three years and seventy-seven films, Jimmy Stewart went from leading man to national idol. Classics such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, and, of course, It’s A Wonderful Life are far more than mere movies; they are visions of America as... [READ MORE]
    Katharine Hepburn
    An Independent Woman
    By Ronald Bergan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Bergan provides a glimpse into the life of a Hollywood legend, by charting both her career, which spanned seven decades, and her off-screen relationships with many of her leading men.When Katharine Hepburn arrived in Hollywood in 1932, studio executives were confounded by a rare beauty who displayed... [READ MORE]
    Jean Renoir
    Projections of Paradise
    By Ronald Bergan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Now back in print, the definitive biography of a seminal figure in film history, whom Orson Welles called “the greatest of all directors.”Jean Renoir’s career almost spans the history years of cinema–from the early silent movies, to the naturalism of the talkies, committed cinema, film noir, Hollywood... [READ MORE]
    Sergei Eisenstein
    A Life in Conflict
    By Ronald Bergan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Now back in print, this acclaimed biography reassesses a titan of early cinema based on new material released after the fall of the Soviet Union. Sergei Eisenstein: A Life in Conflict tells the dramatic story of one of world cinema’s towering geniuses and principal theorists. Ronald Bergan details Eisenstein’s... [READ MORE]
    Technical Theater for Nontechnical People
    By Drew Campbell
    (Allworth Press)
    Technical Theater for Nontechnical People helps actors, directors, stage managers, producers, and event planners understand every aspect of technical theater—from scenery, lighting, and sound to props, costumes, and stage management. In this thoroughly revised new edition, the popular guide firmly embraces... [READ MORE]
    Cary Grant
    Dark Angel
    By Geoffrey Wansell
    (Arcade Publishing)
    • A coffee-table biography with 150 beautiful beautifully reproduced photos that show the career trajectory of one of the most famous faces in film.... [READ MORE]
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