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When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence

By: Bruck, Connie

Price: $17.15

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2004-07-13

Seller ID: 9780812972177


In "When Hollywood Had a King, " the distinguished journalist Connie Bruck tells the sweeping story of MCA and its brilliant leader, a man who transformed the entertainment industry-- businessman, politician, tactician, and visionary Lew Wasserman. The Music Corporation of America was founded in Chicago in 1924 by Dr. Jules Stein, an ophthalmologist with a gift for booking bands. Twelve years later, Stein moved his operations west to Beverly Hills and hired Lew Wasser... View more info

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Once More unto the Speech, Dear Friends: Volume I: The Comedies (Applause Books)

By: Freeman, Neil

Price: $21.57

Publisher: Applause Books: 2006-05-15

Seller ID: 9781557836564


(Applause Books). There has been a great change in the last twenty years to actor auditions, which now require the demonstration of enormous flexibility. The actor is often expected to show more range than ever before, and often several shorter audition speeches are asked for instead of one or two longer ones. To stay at the top of his or her game, the Shakespearean actor needs more knowledge of what makes the play tick, especially since the early plays demand a differen... View more info

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Shakespeare's Advice to the Players

By: Hall, Peter

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group: 2003-10-01

Seller ID: 9781559362344


Shakespeare's text is packed with clues that help the reader to "hear "and the performer to "act "any speech. He also tells the actor when to go fast and when to go slow and when to accent a particular word.This book sets out to make going to Shakespeare performances or acting in them a richer experience, and it should have a wide appeal to both actors and audiences.It also celebrates Sir Peter Hall's fifty years as a director of Shakespeare; from his early days... View more info

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Talk to Me: Monologue Plays

By: Lane, Eric [Editor]; Shengold, Nina [Editor];

Price: $17.15

Publisher: Vintage: 2004-12-07

Seller ID: 9781400076154


In this one-of-a-kind collection of monologue plays, Eric Lane and Nina Shengold have gathered a breathtaking array of human voices and stories by master playwrights and emerging new writers. Each of the plays, ranging from one-acts and ten-minute plays to full-length works, creates a rich and specific world. In these pages, readers will meet a dazzling group of dramatic and comic characters: an actress chasing a role as a prison guard on a soap opera, an Indian waiter n... View more info

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Michael Chekhov: On Theatre and the Art of Acting: The Five-Hour Master Class 4 CDs and Booklet (Applause Acting Series)

By: Powers, Mala [Composer]

Price: $44.73

Publisher: The Working Arts Library/Applause: 2004-12-01

Seller ID: 9781557835314


(Applause Acting Series). This four audio CD program covers material not included in either of Chekhov's books, On the Technique of Acting or the new edition of To the Actor . The highlights include: The Art of Characterization; Short Cuts to Role Preparation; How to Awaken Artistic Feelings and Emotions; Avoiding Monotony in Performance; Overcoming Inhibitions and Building Self-Confidence; Psycho-Physical Exercises; and Development of the Ensemble Spirit. View more info