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Selected Theatre Books in the Libraries

The Complete Professional Audition

Practical advice for choosing material, warming up, staying calm, standing out in a crowd, understanding casting, avoiding pitfalls, following up, getting the right headshot and resume, and accepting an offer.

The Stage Producer's Business and Legal Guide (Second Edition)

Comprehensive advice on every aspect of the theater business and the law, including organizing a company, licensing plays, box office management, and more.

Contemporary Monologues for Twentysomethings

One- to four-minute monologues for actors ages 15 to 30, incorporating characters from a variety of backgrounds with different stories to tell.

The Persuasive Actor

A book for speakers who want to move their audiences. Unfolds the mysteries of classical rhetoric in a clear, concise, and effective manner.

Monologues They'll Remember You By

80 monologues, divided into male and female comedic, dramatic, and seriocomic categories. Each monologue is preceded by a brief summary of the plot, setting, and character profile.

Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers

Teaches an established system of classifications that examines the written part of a play. Includes in-depth analysis of unconventional plays.

Comedy Acting for Theatre

Analyzes why we laugh and what we laugh at, and describes how performers can elicit this response from their audience.

Stagecraft Fundamentals

Tackles every aspect of basic theatre production, including safety precautions, lighting, costumes, scenery, career planning tips, and more.

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