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Enjoy auditioning

Nancy Bishop

Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has cast supporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy(Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Her Secrets from the Casting Couch was published in 2009 by Methuen Drama Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditioning for Film and Television : Secrets from a Casting Director

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Nothing was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Enjoy the casting process Actors who get cast are actors who enjoy the casting process. When I was casting Dune for the Science Fiction Channel, I met one talented actor, Anna Rust, who...
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...The Man Who Had All the Luck is a charming story of the fate of a young Midwestern man whose fortune shines on him while it passes over everyone else around him. The play wrestles with the unanswerable - the question of the justice of fate,...

The Big Leap

Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson has been Producing Artistic Director of the Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), USA, since 2005. For 16 years, Thompson served as Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF). In addition to an active career as a freelance director, he has directed and/or taught in major conservatory programs, including The Juilliard School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Washington University, Boston University, Temple University, DePaul Theatre School, among others. In addition, he has led two major Master of Fine Arts Programs in Professional Theatre: the University of Alabama/ASF program and the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center. Thompson served for eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group and as its president for three years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Professionally : A Practical Guide to Developing a Successful Career in Today’s Theatre

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...Graduating with a degree in directing is both exhilarating and terrifying. You’re ready to direct, but anxieties immediately crowd in: Where is my first job? How do I break into the world of professional directing with my training? How can...

The casting director is on your side

Nancy Bishop

Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has cast supporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy(Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Her Secrets from the Casting Couch was published in 2009 by Methuen Drama Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditioning for Film and Television : Secrets from a Casting Director

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...The casting director is on your side. This may seem like a contradiction after previous chapters in which I harped on about how casting directors don’t like to be contacted too much. It doesn’t sound very friendly. But consider...
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...A renowned film critic returns to his small Ohio hometown for a high school reunion – and to make peace with his past. The town and most of his former classmates, including the school bully, have fallen on hard times, and the successful...

Lines and Learning Them

Daniel Dresner

Daniel Dresner is a leading UK acting coach. He regularly teaches at the Actors Centre and drama schools as well as coaching privately. His clients range from actors starting out to Hollywood stars. His approach has been developed over more than 20 years as an actor, director, teacher and life coach in London, New York and Tokyo. He studied the Method at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York and life coaching with the Coaches Training Institute. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Life-coaching Approach to Screen Acting

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Learning lines can be straightforward and stress-free. If you let it.That was amazing; how did you learn all those words? This often-asked question sums up many the layperson’s knowledge of what an actor does to prepare for a role...

Learning Something New

Daniel Dresner

Daniel Dresner is a leading UK acting coach. He regularly teaches at the Actors Centre and drama schools as well as coaching privately. His clients range from actors starting out to Hollywood stars. His approach has been developed over more than 20 years as an actor, director, teacher and life coach in London, New York and Tokyo. He studied the Method at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York and life coaching with the Coaches Training Institute. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Life-coaching Approach to Screen Acting

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Learning is a process. The four stages of learning and creating new habits As you are working on yourself and your technique, it is important to recognize that learning itself has a process. There may be times when you feel self-conscious,...

Previews through Opening

Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson has been Producing Artistic Director of the Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), USA, since 2005. For 16 years, Thompson served as Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF). In addition to an active career as a freelance director, he has directed and/or taught in major conservatory programs, including The Juilliard School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Washington University, Boston University, Temple University, DePaul Theatre School, among others. In addition, he has led two major Master of Fine Arts Programs in Professional Theatre: the University of Alabama/ASF program and the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center. Thompson served for eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group and as its president for three years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Professionally : A Practical Guide to Developing a Successful Career in Today’s Theatre

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...The First Preview is another rite of passage for every production. The experience can be invigorating, surprising, and wonderfully affirming. Or terribly disappointing. Ready or not, you’re in performance and showing your work to a group...

Corporate Training

Tom Salinsky

Tom Salinsky is the co-founder (with Deborah Frances-White) of The Spontaneity Shop. He and Deborah have performed improvisation for the Royal Court, the RSC Summer Season, the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Festival, and at the Bloomsbury Theatre. They have toured the world and performed at many comedy festivals by invitation. They teach at RADA, The Actors Centre, The National Youth Theatre, and many other colleges and institutions, as well as their own successful workshop program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deborah Frances-White

Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian best known for her BBC Radio 4 show Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She’s performed comedy around the world including The Edinburgh Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Roadshow and The London Storytelling Festival. Her book Off the Mic, co-authored with Marsha Shandur, was published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama in 2015. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Improv Handbook : The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...We had not been teaching workshops for very long before one or two of our students started telling us how useful they found the skills we were imparting in their business. Great improvisers are fearless imaginers, powerful performers...

Corporate Events

Tom Salinsky

Tom Salinsky is the co-founder (with Deborah Frances-White) of The Spontaneity Shop. He and Deborah have performed improvisation for the Royal Court, the RSC Summer Season, the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Festival, and at the Bloomsbury Theatre. They have toured the world and performed at many comedy festivals by invitation. They teach at RADA, The Actors Centre, The National Youth Theatre, and many other colleges and institutions, as well as their own successful workshop program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deborah Frances-White

Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian best known for her BBC Radio 4 show Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She’s performed comedy around the world including The Edinburgh Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Roadshow and The London Storytelling Festival. Her book Off the Mic, co-authored with Marsha Shandur, was published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama in 2015. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Improv Handbook : The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Sitting between corporate training and corporate entertainment is corporate events work. Whereas the typical corporate training job involves you and a dozen or so executives in a conference room or studio developing a new skill...