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  • Harrison Ford: Imperfect Hero

    Category:
    • Actors/Directors/Writers
    Author: Jenkins, Gary

    For the first time, Harrison Ford is revealed to readers with all his compelling complexities. Drawing on more than 100 interviews with colleagues and with Ford himself, Garry Jenkins has built up the first complete portrait of the screen’s “imperfect hero.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • It Would Be So Nice If You Weren’t Here

    Category:
    • Actors/Directors/Writers
    Author: Grodin, Charles

    Here is an actor’s autobiography that transcends genre. Grodin writes about his share of catastrophic setbacks with candor and liberating humor. He dispenses invaluable advice about the art of surviving in the celluloid jungle.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Going to the Movies

    Category:
    • Actors/Directors/Writers
    Author: Field, Syd

    Why are some movies truly great? What makes an actor legendary? Which elements of successful screenplays move people’s hearts more than others?
    Syd Field spent a lifetime seeking answers to these questions. His bestselling books on the art and craft of visual storytelling have become the film industry’s gold standard, direct from the man The Hollywood Reporter called “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world.”
    In Going to the Movies, Field tells his deeply personal story, sharing insights and experience gleaned from an extraordinary career. Using a spectrum of classic movies — from Citizen Kane to The Matrix, from Casablanca to Pulp Fiction — Field provides a guided tour of the core components common to all notable films. These building blocks are fundamental; they transcend time and culture, rooted in the human psyche and our shared need to define ourselves through storytelling. Syd Field’s profound perspective on filmic stories was the first of its kind.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Being an Actor

    Category:
    • Actors/Directors/Writers
    Author: Callow, Simon

    Few actors have ever been more eloquent, more honest, or more entertaining about their life and their profession than Simon Callow, one of the finest actors of his time and increasingly one of the most admired writers about the theater.

    Beginning with the letter to Laurence Olivier that produced his first theatrical job to his triumph as Mozart in the original production of Amadeus, Callow takes us with him on his progress through England’s rich and demanding theater: his training at London’s famed Drama Centre, his grim and glorious apprenticeship in the provincial theater, his breakthrough at the Joint Stock Company, and then success at Olivier’s National Theatre are among the way stations.

    Callow provides a guide not only to the actor’s profession but also to the intricacies of his art, from unemployment―”the primeval slime from which all actors emerge and to which, inevitably, they return”―to the last night of a long run.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • The Handbook of Gothic Literature

    Category:
    • Theatre History
    Author: Mulvey-Roberts, Marie

    From Anne Rice’s best-selling novels to our recurrent interest in vampires and the occult, the Gothic has an unyielding hold on our imagination. But what exactly does “Gothic” mean? How does it differ from “terror” or “horror” and where do its parameters lie? Through a wide and eclectic range of brief essays written by leading scholars, The Handbook to Gothic Literature provides a virtual encyclopedia of things Gothic. From the Demonic to the Uncanny, the Bronte sisters to Melville, this volume plots the characteristics of Gothic’s vastly different schools and manifestations, offering a comprehensive guide of Gothic writing and culture. Among the many topics and literary figures discussed are: American Gothic, Ambrose Bierce, the Bronte Sisters, Angela Carter, the Demonic, Female Gothic, the Frenetique School, Ghost Stories, Gothic Film, the Graveyard School, Horror, Imagination, Washington Irving, Henry James, H.P. Lovecraft, Madness, Herman Melville, Monstrosity, Occultism, Orientalism, Post-Colonial Gothic, Anne Radcliffe, Anne Rice, Romanticism, Sado-Masochism, Mary and P. B. Shelley, Bram Stoker, the Sublime, the Uncanny, Vampires, Werewolves, Oscar Wilde, and Zerrissenheit.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 2

  • The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged)

    Category:
    • Theatre History
    Author: Long; Martin; Tichenor, Adam; Reed; Austin

    An affectionate, irreverent roller-coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgment, tackling the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? And why isn’t the word “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds? Whether you’re Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Purple People Eater, you will be tickled by this romp through old-time religion.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Film

    Category:
    • Theatre History
    Author: Gronemeyer, Andrea

    The merging of still photography with mechanized projection instruments in the late nineteenth century gave us what became the rich and exciting art of cinema. Here is its story, starting with the Lumiere brothers in Paris and Thomas Edison in America. Early experiments evolved into film classics such as The Great train Robbery (1903), the Mack Sennett, Charlie Chaplin, and Buster Keaton comedies, the expressionist films of Fritz Lang and Sergey Eisenstein, and the early “talkies”. A century of film-making is reviewed in words and pictures that cover the comedies, musicals, and drama. Readers learn how film-making technique has changed over time, from the magic lantern to advanced methods of computer animation, rear projection, Technicolor, 3D, special effects, camera panning and perspective, script-writing and directing.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men

    Category:
    • Monologue
    Author: Weate, Catherine

    Looking for fresh, contemporary monologues? The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men collects over fifty speeches selected from the unique roster of one of Britain’s leading publishers.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • The Actor’s Book of Classical Monologues

    Category:
    • Monologue
    Author: Rudnicki, Stefan

    From the stately and poetic Greek tragedies to the lively, bawdy Restoration comedies, the classical repertoire is a treasure trove of often-overlooked materials for male and female, young and old. The solo pieces collected here vary widely in mood, style, and level of challenge; they include a generous supply of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; and they’re fleshed out with brief plot synopses and valuable historical material. Stefan Rudnicki, an accomplished actor, director, and teacher, also provides practical tips on preparing each scene for audition or performance. Among the playwrights whose works are included are:
    Aeschylus
    Sophocles
    Euridipes
    Aristophanes
    Shakespeare
    Tourneur
    Kyd
    Middleton
    Jonson
    Sheridan
    Dryden
    Congreve
    …and many others.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • The Ultimate Scene & Monologue Sourcebook

    Category:
    • Monologue
    Author: Hooks, Ed Hooks

    All actors and acting teachers need The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, the invaluable guide to finding just the right piece for every audition. This remarkable book describes the characters, action, and mood for more than 1,000 scenes in over 300 plays. This unique format is ideal for acting teachers who want their students to understand each monologue in context.  Using these guidelines, the actor can quickly pinpoint the perfect monologue, then find the text in the Samuel French or Dramatist Play Service edition of the play. Newly revised and expanded, the book also includes the author’s own assessment of each monologue.

    No. of copies in library: 2

  • The Classical Monologue: Women

    Category:
    • Monologue
    Author: Earley; Keil, Michael; Philippa

    The Classical Monologue is a fresh selection of the best speeches from the repertoire of the classical theatre, from the Greeks to the beginning of the 20th century. These great dramatic monologues–from all periods and styles, all varied in tone and genre–make an indispensable actor’s companion for auditioning, rehearsing and performing. Each monologue is accompanied by textual notes explaining any unusual vocabulary or syntax, and by commentary in which the editors offer interpretative points and practical advice in preparing the speech for performance. Both beginners and experienced actors will find The Classical Monologue a treasury of theatrical riches waiting to be released on stage.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Best Monologues from the Best American Plays, Volume Three

    Category:
    • Monologue
    Author: Demastes, William W.

    “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Really? Words can break spirits destroy confidence. They can also build hope and incite great acts of heroism. Playwrights know this and so do theater audiences. Otherwise why go? Words matter and carry clout every bit as dangerous as a hammer or crowbar. This too playwrights know.

    The monologues in this volume are full of such blows striking at our imaginations and our memories generating responses such as joyful laughter or chilling surprise. Others squeeze us into worlds we’ve never experienced or perhaps experienced at the furthest edges of memory and recollection. Still others may help us alter the way we see certain things people or beliefs.

    Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays, Volume Three is a collection of monologues drawn from the popular Best American Short Plays series an archive of works from many of the best playwrights active today. Long or short serious or not excerpts or entireties this collection abounds in speech acts that may trigger physical reactions and almost certainly will transform an attitude or two drawing out lost memories creating new ones and definitely entertaining engaging amusing us all along the way.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1