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In this textbook for performers, the position of a Swing – an Understudy for the Ensemble – on Broadway is examined from every angle, showing just how vital Swings are to the success of any musical theatre production.
Authors J Austin Eyer and Lyndy Franklin Smith draw on their own experience as performers, and gather first-hand stories from other Swings about the glories and hardships of their industry. The book features interviews with over 100 Broadway pros – Swing veterans, Stage Managers, Casting Directors, Choreographers, and Directors – including Rob Ashford, Susan Stroman, Jerry Mitchell, Larry Fuller, Tony Stevens, Beverley Randolph and Frank DiLella.
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
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.