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Theatre students may also find helpful material in the following research guides: Performing Arts, Musical Theatre, Literature and History.

 

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The alchemy of theatre - Lynn Ahrens ... [et al.] ; edited by Robert Viagas.
Call Number: Performing Arts Library PN2020 .A55 2006
ISBN: 1557836981
Featuring 26 essays by some of theatre's leading lights, this volume explores the collaboration and cooperation that lie at the heart of creating good drama. Included are the personal recollections of playwright Wendy Wasserstein, casting director Jay Binder, leading lady Chita Rivera, set designer Robin Wagner, and public relations professional Adrian Bryan-Brown, among others. Most of the essays were developed over the course of interviews conducted by New York theatre journalist Viagas.

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Demystifying the Monologue - Leonard Peters
Call Number: Performing Arts Library PN2080 .P48 2006
A practical roadmap for the actor by looking at a variety of dramatic styles, from classical theatre to contemporary voices.

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The complete professional audition : a commonsense guide to auditioning for musicals and plays - Darren R. Cohen with Michael Perilstein
Call Number: Performing Arts Library PN2080 .C644 2005
ISBN: 0823076830
This accessibly written guide offers practical tips for performers whether they are auditioning for musicals or plays. Musical director Cohen and actor Perilstein (both American Musical and Dramatic Academy) begin with some guidelines for choosing the right material. They also offer advice on effective rehearsing, staying calm, writing a great resume, and accepting offers. Some suggested audition songs are listed in the appendix.

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Twentieth-century theatre : a sourcebook - edited by Richard Drain
Call Number: Performing Arts Library PN2020 .T881995
ISBN: 0415096197
Twentieth Century Theatreis an inspired handbook of ideas and arguments on theatre. Richard Drain gathers together a uniquely wide-ranging selection of original writings on theatre by its most creative practitioners-- directors, playwrights, performers and designers, from Jarry to Grotowski and Craig to Caryl Churchill. These key texts span the twentieth century, from the onset of modernism to the present, providing direct access to the thinking behind much of the most stimulating theatre the century has had to offer, as well as guidelines to its present most adventurous developments...

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