The Best Theatre and Acting Books of 2013

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2013 – the year that Twittering Types took to the book shelves and some theatre memoirs came out which were witty, bitchy, heartfelt and hilarious.
If you are serious about a career in theatre then it pays to read up about your craft and even though these are not ‘text books’ they will teach you more about the real life of directors, producers and actors (both struggling and successful) than you would find in a theatre studies reading list!
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  • 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…
  • #SOBLESSED: the Annoying Actor Friend’s Guide to Werking in Show Business’ is an irreverent analysis of what life is like for both aspiring and employed actors and actresses in…
  • Every year, thousands of people from all over the world move to Hollywood, with nothing more than their hopes and an irrational sense of romanticism and fairness, to pursue their…
  • This is a memoir as much as it is a history of American regional theater told by award-winning director, lyricist, producer, and writer Jack O’Brien. O’Brien served as the…
  • Journalist Sokolove pays tribute to drama teacher Lou Volpe, who in the last 40 years has revolutionized the theater program at Harry S. Truman High School. Located in Levittown,…
  • 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…
  • Stage Blood is Michael Blakemore’s candid and at times painfully funny story of the events that led to his dramatic exit from the National Theatre in 1976. The theatrical triumphs…
  • He’s the anonymous Twitter sensation whose hilarious and unfailingly accurate barbs satirising and celebrating the theatre industry have won him a devoted following. And now West…
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