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Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson, a designer in television for many years, was responsible for the costumes of the now classic series Upstairs, Downstairs. A former teacher she was ideally placed to offer advice on the costume problems which arise in all kinds of production, advice she shared in Costumes for the Stage (1978, 2001) and More Costumes for the Stage (1998). She lived in Camden Town, London, her garden providing the inspiration for her 1994 book Blooming Small: A City Dweller’s Garden. She died in 2011, one month shy of her 89th birthday. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Costumes for the Stage : A complete handbook for every kind of play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2001

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...Some types of costumes which occur frequently in musicals are shown on pages 119 and 120. Boldly patterned shirts, neckerchiefs, jeans, bib-and-brace dungarees make a useful start. Stout belts, smart braided waistcoats, strong boots...
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...The first revised and updated version of this 1970’s cult classic. A rousing musical with a cast of twenty, Working is for anyone who has ever punched a clock, a cow or a supervisor - or wanted to. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast...

Mastering the Audition: How to Perform Under Pressure

Donna Soto-Morettini

Donna Soto-Morettini has served as Director of Drama for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Head of Acting and Dance for Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and Head of Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. She has worked extensively in television and is currently a casting director for ITV’s The Voice. Three of Donna’s books, Mastering the Audition: How to Perform Under Pressure (2012) and Popular Singing and Style (2014) and Mastering the Shakespeare Audition (2016) are published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, while The Philosophical Actor (2010) is published by Intellect. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...Frustrating, nerve-wracking, job-winning or job-losing, flawed yet necessary - auditioning is a maddening business for everyone involved. The people behind the audition desk are looking for a killer audition (often under tremendous...

Music Improvisation, Identity and Embodied Cognition

Performing the Remembered Present : The Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre and Music

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction Traditionally, the brain has been considered the centre of thought, cognition and behavioural motivation. However, researchers are increasingly demonstrating that cognition is ‘embodied’, going beyond...

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Stephen Purdy

Stephen Purdy has coached hundreds of singing actors and his clients have been cast in many major musicals of the last decade including Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Memphis, Hairspray, and more. He is presently on the voice faculty of Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, and has taught and given masterclasses at universities and theatre festivals throughout the United States and internationally. He has worked extensively both on and off-Broadway, toured the US with multiple shows, and spent nearly five years playing and conducting musical theatre throughout Europe. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre Song : A Comprehensive Course in Selection, Preparation, and Presentation for the Modern Performer

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...If I had a dollar, euro, or pound for every coulda, shoulda, and woulda Sometimes there is (understandably so) a good bit of fretfulness associated with song performances, prompting after-the-fact do-overs on the stages and in the audition...

Hitting the Right Note

John Byrne

John Byrne has over 20 years of experience as a writer, cartoonist, broadcaster and performer for TV, radio, theatre and print, as well as working as a personal advisor to many top performers and entertainers, both one-to-one and via his popular weekly advice column in The Stage. He regularly lectures on arts careers for events such as Actors Expo, the Edinburgh Festival and institutions such as The Guildhall, BIMM and The Brits School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Payne

Julie Payne is the co-author (with John Byrne) of A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work and is one of the hardest-working singers in the business, with a CV that includes everything from Top of the Pops to touring Europe with the Blues Brothers show. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work

2003

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...What are the basic requirements for being a working singer? Determination, certainly – a music career of any sort doesn’t just happen overnight. Good organisational skills? Absolutely – at the beginning of your career you may well have...

Introduction to Song Preparation

Stephen Purdy

Stephen Purdy has coached hundreds of singing actors and his clients have been cast in many major musicals of the last decade including Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Memphis, Hairspray, and more. He is presently on the voice faculty of Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, and has taught and given masterclasses at universities and theatre festivals throughout the United States and internationally. He has worked extensively both on and off-Broadway, toured the US with multiple shows, and spent nearly five years playing and conducting musical theatre throughout Europe. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hunter Foster

Hunter Foster

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Musical Theatre Song : A Comprehensive Course in Selection, Preparation, and Presentation for the Modern Performer

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...It’s the actor’s reoccurring nightmare: appearing in front of an audience and experiencing the startling realization within the dream that he has had little or (worse) no proper rehearsal whatsoever. He hardly recognizes the set or costumes...

Start Spreadin’ the News

John Byrne

John Byrne has over 20 years of experience as a writer, cartoonist, broadcaster and performer for TV, radio, theatre and print, as well as working as a personal advisor to many top performers and entertainers, both one-to-one and via his popular weekly advice column in The Stage. He regularly lectures on arts careers for events such as Actors Expo, the Edinburgh Festival and institutions such as The Guildhall, BIMM and The Brits School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Payne

Julie Payne is the co-author (with John Byrne) of A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work and is one of the hardest-working singers in the business, with a CV that includes everything from Top of the Pops to touring Europe with the Blues Brothers show. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work

2003

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...A few years ago John was organising a celebrity event with Dionne, the entertainments editor of a national newspaper. In one meeting at the newspaper office Dionne was suddenly summoned to the reception area. A young musician had turned up,...

A Young Theatre

Jeremy Harrison

Jeremy Harrison was one of the country’s leading actor-musicians before going on to run Rose Bruford College’s unique Actor-Musicianship programme. Since graduating from RADA (1987), he has worked in theatre, film and television as a performer, MD, composer and director both in the UK and internationally. He is the Chair of Rose Bruford College’s Theatre for Young Audience’s Centre and, as an academic, has presented practical workshops and papers on actor-musicianship and the musicality of acting in institutions around the world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Actor-Musicianship

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Over the last few years German theatre makers who specialize in work for young people have sought to escape the pejorative connotations that are frequently attached to the label ‘children’s theatre’ by calling their work Young Theatre...

Song Selection for Singing Actors Part II

Stephen Purdy

Stephen Purdy has coached hundreds of singing actors and his clients have been cast in many major musicals of the last decade including Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Memphis, Hairspray, and more. He is presently on the voice faculty of Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, and has taught and given masterclasses at universities and theatre festivals throughout the United States and internationally. He has worked extensively both on and off-Broadway, toured the US with multiple shows, and spent nearly five years playing and conducting musical theatre throughout Europe. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hunter Foster

Hunter Foster

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Musical Theatre Song : A Comprehensive Course in Selection, Preparation, and Presentation for the Modern Performer

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...The feeling’s the thing With all the hoopla that goes with song selection, it seems that at times the most fundamental and elementary questions are not given much thought. Sometimes, when we’re choosing song material, particularly...