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.
Written for a playwriting competition in 1936 and not performed until 2015, Arthur Miller’s first play contains many of the elements that would come to characterise later classics such as All My Sons, The Crucible and most notably of all Death of a Salesman. No Villain traces the declining fortunes and father son tensions of a New York Jewish family as an industry-wide strike proves disastrous for their garment-making business during the Great Depression.
Ground Rules is a new play by Eric Chappell published by Josef Weinberger
New book published by Bloomsbury and with an Introduction by Philip Hedley
Mastering the Shakespeare Audition is a handbook for actors of all ages and experience
Jane Dickerson reviews False Widows written by Rebecca Bond
Dancing Backwards is a new one act play by Alison Chaplin
A Practical Guide to Training, Rehearsing and Devising and Video
National Theatre Connections puts young people centre stage.
An Integrated Approach To Acting, Voice And Text Work And Video
A Career Guide For The Acting Life