Books we've read that we think are worth investigating and are, of course, somehow related to amateur theatre. If you've read a book that you think should be featured here, then please contact Jane.
What is it to be a stand-up comedian? To be funny, solo? You have no character-role, no double-act partner, and nowhere to look but out into the darkness, with just a microphone, an audience and your imagination.
This is a job without an annual appraisal; a job where you are publicly appraised every ten seconds. The results are harsh and obvious: if the audience isn’t laughing, you ‘died'; if they can’t stop, you ‘killed’.
A Practical Course For Actors by David Carey and Rebecca Clark Carey
Stage Lighting – The Technicians’ Guide 2nd Edition by Skip Mort
A new edition of one of the best-selling books on speech, by one of the world’s foremost voice and acting coaches.
Actors And Performers Yearbook is the leading contacts directory for actors finding work in stage, screen and radio
The 2nd edition of Stage Lighting – The Technicians Guide is now available
John Matthews connects training to a specific body part
A revolutionary new approach to the age-old problems of the actor
The Outstanding Actor identifies seven key qualities that the most successful actors manifest
National Theatre Connections puts young people centre stage.