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Posted by Jane on 04th May 16 Posted by
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Book Review – Broadway Swings

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.

Posted by Jane on 29th Apr 16 Posted by
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Book Review – Off The Mic

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’.

Posted by Jane on 20th Apr 16 Posted by
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Book Review – The Shakespeare Workbook And Video

A Practical Course For Actors by David Carey and Rebecca Clark Carey

Posted by Jane on 22nd Jan 16 Posted by
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Book Review – Stage Lighting – The Technicians’ Guide 2nd Edition

Stage Lighting – The Technicians’ Guide 2nd Edition by Skip Mort

Posted by Jane on 06th Jan 16 Posted by
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Book Review – The Right To Speak

A new edition of one of the best-selling books on speech, by one of the world’s foremost voice and acting coaches.

Posted by Jane on 30th Dec 15 Posted by
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Book Review – Actors And Performers Yearbook 2016

Actors And Performers Yearbook is the leading contacts directory for actors finding work in stage, screen and radio

Posted by Jane on 03rd Sep 15 Posted by
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Book Review – Anatomy Of Performance Training

John Matthews connects training to a specific body part

Posted by Jane on 05th Aug 15 Posted by
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Book Review – Acting With Passion A Performer’s Guide To Emotions On Cue

A revolutionary new approach to the age-old problems of the actor

Posted by Jane on 29th Jul 15 Posted by
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Book Review – The Outstanding Actor

The Outstanding Actor identifies seven key qualities that the most successful actors manifest

Posted by Jane on 22nd Jul 15 Posted by
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Book Review – National Theatre Connections

National Theatre Connections puts young people centre stage.