Performing Arts

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history. Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and...

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The Counselor (Movie Tie-in Edition)

The Counselor (Movie Tie-in Edition)

On the eve of becoming a married man, the Counselor makes a risky entrée into the drug trade—and gambles that the consequences won’t catch up to him....

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Sanford Meisner on Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting

This book, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an acting class of eight men and eight women for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with...

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The Actor's Art and Craft

The Actor's Art and Craft

William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming...

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Making Movies

Making Movies

From one of America's most acclaimed directors comes a book that is both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on 40 years of experience...

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Stay, Illusion!

Stay, Illusion!

The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the ghost haunts Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane. Arguably, no literary work is more familiar to us. Everyone knows at least six words from Hamlet, and most...

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Critical Mass

Critical Mass

A career-spanning collection of critical essays and cultural journalism from one of the most acute, entertaining, and sometimes acerbic (but in a good way) critics of our timeFrom his early-seventies...

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Living with Shakespeare

Living with Shakespeare

Why Shakespeare? What explains our continued fascination with his poems and plays? In Living with Shakespeare, Susannah Carson invites forty actors, directors, scholars, and writers to reflect...

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A Practical Handbook for the Actor

A Practical Handbook for the Actor

6 working actors describe their methods and philosophies of the theater. All have worked with playwright David Mamet at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.From...

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The Conversations

The Conversations

The Conversations is a treasure, essential for any lover or student of film, and a rare, intimate glimpse into the worlds of two accomplished artists who share a great passion for film and storytelling, and whose knowledge and love of the crafts of writing and film shine through....

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Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock is an absorbing insiders’ account of an incredible time and place in television history: the years when Must See TV—led by Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends,...

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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character

The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character

William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating...

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The Pixar Touch

The Pixar Touch

The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the “fraternity of geeks” who shaped it. With the help of...

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Auditioning

Auditioning

Theater veteran and acting teacher Joanna Merlin has written the definitive guide to auditioning for stage and screen, bringing to it a valuable dual perspective. She has...

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101 Stories of the Great Ballets

101 Stories of the Great Ballets

Authored by one of the ballet's most respected experts, this volume includes scene-by-scene retellings of the most popular classic and contemporary ballets, as performed...

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Before Sunrise & Before Sunset

Before Sunrise & Before Sunset

   In one volume, the screenplays to two contemporary classics, directed by Richard Linklater, and starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, about the immediate and life-altering attraction...

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An Empire of Their Own

An Empire of Their Own

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for history, this "wonderful history of the golden age of the movie moguls" (Chicago Tribune ) is a provocative, original,...

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Robert Redford

Robert Redford

The long-anticipated biography of Robert Redford.Among the most widely admired Hollywood stars of his generation, Redford has appeared onstage and on-screen, in front of and behind the camera, earning...

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Gods Like Us

Gods Like Us

With 8 Pages of Black-and-White PhotographsIn this captivating history of stardom, Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr traces our obsession with fame from...

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Conversations with Scorsese

Conversations with Scorsese

Now in paperback, and with a new afterword: the history and process of moviemaking in general, and of Martin Scorsese's brilliant and varied films in particular, through...

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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

David Thomson’s New Biographical Dictionary of Film topped Sight & Sound magazine’s 2010 poll of international critics and writers as the best film book of all time.Now in its...

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Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers

Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers

A companion volume to George Stevens, Jr.’s, much admired book of American Film Institute seminars with the great pioneering moviemakers (“Invaluable”—Martin Scorsese).Those represented here—directors, producers, writers, actors,...

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Anna Karenina: The Screenplay

Anna Karenina: The Screenplay

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY TOM STOPPARDOur most esteemed living playwright adapts the most famous love story ever written in the screenplay for the new Focus Features...

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True and False

True and False

Invent nothing, deny nothing, speak up, stand up, stay out of school. With these words, one of our most brilliantly iconoclastic playwrights takes on the art of profession of acting, in a book...

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