Recommended acting books and books for actors

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  • Auditions are an integral part of every performer’s life. From getting into drama school, through to a successful career in an overcrowded industry, this title offers crucial…
  • Screen Acting Workshop
  • Feeling despondent about the acting profession? Been out of work for longer than you care to remember? Starting to resent the injustices of the job and the success of other…
  • Mastering the Audition Drawing on research into how the brain copes and responds in high-stress situations, Mastering the Audition dissects the audition process and offers…
  • In The Power of the Actor, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, premier acting teacher and coach Ivana Chubbuck reveals her cutting-edge technique, which has launched some of the most…
  • Any actor who is serious about his or her career should read this book—Matthew Stillman, producer of Casino Royale, Wanted, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. A…
  • Packed with sound advice and essential information, this is a terrific guide to helping students prepare for and improve their chances of getting a place in one of the UK’s many…
  • Performing in a West End musical is a dream that thousands of talented youngsters share. Competition is intense and getting into the spotlight can often mean taking a big leap…
  • Musical theatre is a tough and over-crowded industry. Yet, despite the huge competition, many performers find auditioning difficult with little knowledge of what the directors,…
  • Karen Kohlhaas exposes what auditors are looking for in The Monologue Audition , the first book of its kind to show actors how to stage monologues using specific, step-by-step…
  • An engaging, upbeat guide for any student thinking of applying to drama school. In The Excellent Audition Guide, experienced actor, director and drama teacher Andy Johnson leads…
  • An Actor Succeeds is a useful yet entertaining how-to, tips-and-advice book comprising nearly 900 quotes mostly from actors but also directors, writers, casting directors, and…
  • Drawing on his lifetime career in front of the camera, Denis Lawson offers a wonderfully accessible introduction to acting for film and TV. One of the most important ‘camera…
  • Actors know the best source of advice on the profession is other actors. Nothing compares with the wisdom and practical know-how acquired through years of working in the business….
  • Acting: Cut the Crap, Cue the Truth fills a gap in the drama school curriculum, tackling many areas which are unaddressed during training and discussing issues that are more often…
  • Luvvies. Tyrannical directors. Useless agents. Less job security than an England football manager. Who’d be an actor? Michael Simkins isn’t sure, even though he’s been one…