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the world and Amazon UK continues that success story. That's why the
British Theatre Guide has affiliated with Amazon UK to bring you essential
theatre books at lower-than-High-Street prices. Each book is personally
recommended: we will never list a book here which we haven't read or
do not rate highly.
Actor and the Text (Cecily Berry)
This is the standard work on voice. Berry's years at the
RSC have given her unrivalled experience, as well as an enormous
reputation, and it is all distilled into this one book. No actor
can do without this book
£14.99 Now £11.99
Right to Speak (Patsy Rodenberg)
Rodenberg does at the National what Berry does at the RSC and
she also teaches at the Guildhall. In addition to actors, anyone
who has to do any public speaking will benefit from this book.
Paperback - £12.99
Tales of an Actor (Steven Berkoff)
Not an instructional manual, nor a how-to book, Graft is
fiction but anyone considering a career in acting should read
it. If it doesn't put you off, then you're dedicated enough to
£12.00 Now £10.20
Graft is also available in paperback
at £6.39 (was £7.99)
Complete About Acting (Peter Barkworth)
An entertaining and enjoyable book which offers a personal view
of acting and actors. It couldn't be described as an acting textbook,
but it gives a view of the profession and advice which contrasts
sharply with Graft's viewpoint.
Paperback - £10.99
This is one of those seminal works which every actor should read.
Johnstone's ideas about improvisation and its use are fascinating
Paperback - £9.99
My Motivation? (Michael Simkins)
Simkin's autobiography about the life of a jobbing actor is an
enjoyable and amusing read. See Philip Fisher's review.
Paperback - £7.99
and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor (David
Every actor should read this book but not necessarily take any notice!
Mamet defends the writer and suggests the actor should do no more
than repeat his words as simply as possible. Provocative!
Paperback - £9.99
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