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The Organizer 2005
Thinking of becoming an actor? Or, are you a seasoned veteran of the stage
and screen? Wherever you are in your professional development, The Organizer is
a must-have for those working in the performing arts. Inside you'll find everything
that you need to succeed, including agents & casting directors, a theatre
directory, a list of essential reading, a 14-month day planner, and much more.
Finding God in the Dark: Taking the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to
John Pungente and Monty Williams
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories
Edited by Selma Landen Odom and Mary Jane Warner
A compilation of over thirty articles by dance historians, theorists and professional
practitioners, this book examines the central aesthetis, social, political
and economic issues that helped define the development of dance in Canada.
Acting With the Voice: The Art of Recording Books
In this instructive resource, Robert Blumenfeld convincingly argues that the
basic techniques of acting apply whether the actor is performing on a stage
or in a sound studio. Here he offers numerous practical exercises to help the
actor to use the human voice to convey a myriad of emotions and states of mind.
In addition, this book includes a variety of literary texts, for the reader
to practice with, each prefaced with notes by Blumenfeld. Softcover, 360 pp.
Alternative Europe: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema since 1945
Ernest Mathijs & Xavier Mendik
Surreal vampire experimentations, German erotic cinema, giallos, nunsploitation
movies, and the necro-porn-horrors of Jorg Buttgereit: these are but a few
of the alternative cinemas of post-war Europe. This eclectic volume investigates
these previously under-explored national traditions of film culture, with essays
and festival reports uncovering the social and cultural trends and tensions
within a wide range of European exploitation movies. Softcover, 269 pp. $31.95.
The Cinema of Japan and Korea
This exciting volume provides a timely introduction to the history and continuing
vibrancy of Japanese and Korean film. With a wide range that spans from silent
cinema to the present day, and from films that have achieved classic status
to underground masterpieces, this collection provides an overview of the breadth
of the Japanese and Korean cinematic landscapes. Softcover, 258 pp. $34.50.
The Piano Tuner
The Piano Tuner is an abstract relationship between a blind man named Bob,
and the piano he is set to tune. But the piano is more than out of tune - it
is filled with sounds, objects and stories which Bob must confront if he wants
to bring the instrument out of disrepair. This one-man show navigates the tragedy
of Bob's life, but also works toward his redemption. Softcover, 60 pp. $14.95.
Shakespeare: The Director's Cut
For the last three decades, Michael Bogdanov has carved out a reputation as
Britain's most daring and consistently fascinating director of Shakespeare.
Now he has used undisputed authority to write this series of provocative essays
about the Bard's plays. This collection of cutting-edge scholarship is a valuable
addition to Shakespeare studies, and to theatre studies more generally. Softcover,
159 pp. $19.95.
Newfoundland: between 1954 and 1975, the Federal and Provincial
governments brought about the move of over 300 communities and
30,000 people. Set in a one-room school house during the decisive
evening of the community's vote on whether to stay or leave, Josh
MacDonald's play is an intriguing homage to Brecht's The
Caucasion Chalk Circle. It shows a community's struggle to
give up what they hold most dear. Softcover, 96 pp. $15.95.
Who the Hell's in It? Portraits and Conversations
In this companion piece to Who the Devil Made It?, Peter Bogdanovich
draws upon a lifetime of experience, observation and understanding of acting,
to write these portraits of the actors that he worked with, befriended, or
simply admired from afar. James Cagney, Boris Karloff, Marlon Brando, Marilyn
Monroe, River Phoenix, Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, and Stella Adler are
but a few of the subjects whom Bogdanovich spotlights in these 25 engaging
tributes. Hardcover, 528 pp. $50.00.
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