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    You're On!
    The Theatre Quiz Book
    By Jim Bernhard
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Are you an avid theatre buff who can name all of Shakespeare’s plays—in chronological order—and reel off the precise number of performances for each of Broadway’s longest-running shows? Or do you see a play or a musical only now and then as a special treat? Either way, You’re On! will tease your brain... [READ MORE]
    Acting in LA
    How to Become a Working Actor in Hollywood
    By Kristina Sexton
    (Allworth Press)
    Each year, hundreds of aspiring and experienced actors head to LA hoping to make it big in Hollywood. While many of them have their acting chops in shape, few realize what it actually takes to survive in Tinseltown. Even if they happen to make it onto a set, many are clueless about what’s expected of... [READ MORE]
    Broadway General Manager
    Demystifying the Most Important and Least Understood Role in Show Business
    By Peter Bogyo
    (Allworth Press)
    An Insider's Guide to the Business Side of Show Biz Broadway General Manager is a fascinating, insightful, and entertaining glimpse into the normally closed world of theatrical general management. Penned by veteran Broadway insider Peter Bogyo, readers will gain an appreciation and understanding of what... [READ MORE]
    Isadora Duncan's Neck
    Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from the World of Dance
    By Tim Rayborn, By Abigail Keyes
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Attend a grand ball of the bizarre and never look at dance the same way again! Isadora Duncan's Neck processes through the odd, grim, and unintentionally humorous history of dance, uncovering strange stories and weird facts. These dark tales of murder, rivalry, insanity, and more reveal all sorts of... [READ MORE]
    Movement for Actors (Second Edition)
    Edited by Nicole Potter, Edited by Barbara Adrian, Edited by Mary Fleischer
    (Allworth Press)
    In this updated rich resource for actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. Readers will gain remarkable insights into the physical skills and techniques used in a wide variety of performance styles through ready-to-use exercises... [READ MORE]
    The Actor's Guide to Self-Marketing
    How to Brand and Promote Your Unique Image
    By Carla Renata
    (Allworth Press)
    Stand Out from the Competition! How do actors sell their personality? What does it take to make a lasting impression? How can actors use their image to achieve their dreams? The Actor's Guide to Self-Marketing answers all these questions and more. With a background in acting and publicity, author Carla... [READ MORE]
    Hollywood Dealmaking
    Negotiating Talent Agreements for Film, TV, and New Media (Third Edition)
    By Dina Appleton, By Daniel Yankelevits
    (Allworth Press)
    "I wish I could have had this book when I was starting out in the business. An invaluable reference work." —Alan Poul, Executive Producer, Six Feet Under The legal resources of studios and networks are legendary, often intimidating independent producers, writers, actors, directors, agents, and others... [READ MORE]
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Its Terrifying Times
    A Cultural History
    By Joseph Lanza
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    When Tobe Hooper’s low-budget slasher film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, opened in theaters in 1974, it was met in equal measure with disgust and reverence. The film—in which a group of teenagers meet a gruesome end when they stumble upon a ramshackle farmhouse of psychotic killers—was outright banned... [READ MORE]
    The Essentials of Theater
    A Guide to Acting, Stagecraft, Technical Theater, and More
    By Lisa Mulcahy
    (Allworth Press)
    An introduction to the world of theater. A friendly and practical guide to the stage, The Essentials of Theater will prepare actors and crew for their next show. Perfect for college students in theater programs, as well as community theater troupes, this book covers all the bases—from a brief history... [READ MORE]
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