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Theatre Journal 54.3 (2002) 525-533

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Books Received

Listing does not preclude subsequent review. Interested reviewers should send a resume and a letter indicating areas of expertise directly to the Book Review Editor, Dorothy Chansky, at the College of William and Mary, Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA, 23187-8795, or via electronic mail: (N.B. Those titles preceded by an "*" have been assigned to reviewers. Titles preceded by a "**" are reviewed in this issue.)

Acting and Directing

*Bloom, Michael. Thinking Like a Director: A Practical Handbook. New York: Faber and Faber, Inc. 2001; pp. 239. $14.00.

*Bogart, Anne. A Director Prepares: Seven Essays on Art and Theatre. New York: Routledge. 2001; pp. ix + 155. $50.00 cloth, $15.95 paper.

Callery, Dymphna. Through the Body: A Practical Guide to Physical Theatre. New York: Routledge. 2002; pp. 243. $21.95.

Castagno, Paul C. New Playwriting Strategies: A Language-Based Approach to Playwriting. New York: Routledge. 2001; pp. 186. $75.00 cloth, $17.95 paper.

Cohen, Robert. Advanced Acting: Style, Character, and Performance. New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 2002; pp. xx + 268. $52.55.

Cole, Susan Letzler. Playwrights in Rehearsal: The Seduction of Company. New York: Routledge. 2001; pp. 262. $85.00 cloth, $24.95 paper.

*Daniels, Rebecca. Women Stage Directors Speak: Exploring the Influence of Gender on Their Work. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers. 2000; pp. ix + 245. $20.00.

Fantasia, Louis. Instant Shakespeare: A Proven Technique for Actors, Directors, and Teachers. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher. 2002; pp. 213. $26.00.

Garrison, Gary. Perfect 10: Writing and Producing the 10-Minute Play. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 2001; pp. x + 134. $14.95.

Garrison, Gary. The Playwright's Survival Guide: Keeping the Drama in Your Work and Out of Your Life. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 1999; pp. x + 134. $14.95.

Green, Don. Audition Success: An Olympic Sports Psychologist Teaches Performing Artists How to Win. New York: Routledge. 2001; pp. 186. $16.95.

*Hodge, Alison, ed. Twentieth Century Actor Training. New York: Routledge. 2000; pp. 272. $65.00 cloth, $20.99 paper.

*Kaplan, David. Five Approaches to Acting: A Textbook. New York: West Broadway Press. 2001; pp. xxxi + 365. $65.00 cloth, $39.95 paper.

*Konijn, Elly. Acting Emotions: Shaping Emotions on Stage. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 2000; pp. 209. $26.50.

Lecoq, Jacques. The Moving Body: Teaching Creative Theatre. New York: Routledge. 2002; pp. 169. $17.95.

Merlin, Bella. Beyond Stanislavsky: The Psycho-Physical Approach to Actor Training. New York: Routledge. 2001; pp. xii + 263. $85.00 cloth, 21.95 paper.

*Merlin, Joanna. Auditioning: An Actor-Friendly Guide. New York: Vintage Books. 2001; pp. xxi + 214. $12.00.

Miller, Arthur. On Politics and the Art of Acting. New York: Viking. 2001; pp. 87. $15.00.

Mock, Roberta, ed. Performing Processes: Creating Live Performance. Portland, OR: International Specialized Book Services, Inc. 2001; pp. 140. $24.95.

Pritner, Cal and Louis Colaianni. How to Speak Shakespeare. Santa Monica: Santa Monica Press. 2001; pp. 144. $16.95.

Rudlin, John and Olly Crick. Commedia Dell'arte: A Handbook for Troupes. New York: Routledge. 2001; pp. xiii + 251. $26.95.

Saivetz, Deborah. An Event in Space: JoAnne Akalaitis in Rehearsal. Hanover, NH: Smith and Kraus, Inc. 2000; pp. xxxi + 232. $16.95.

Silverbush, Rhona and Sami Plotkin, eds. Speak the Speech! Shakespeare's Monologues Illuminated. New York: Faber and Faber, Inc. 2002; pp. 1027. $25.00.

Spencer, Stuart. The Playwright's Guidebook: An Insightful Primer on the Art of Dramatic Writing. New York: Faber and Faber, Inc. 2002; pp. 374. $16.00.

Tucker, Patrick. Secrets of Acting Shakespeare: The Original Approach. New York: Routledge. 2002; pp. vii + 272. $85.00 cloth, $22.95 paper.

Watson, Ian, ed. Performer Training: Developments Across Cultures. Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers. 2001; pp. 236. $58.00 cloth, $29.00 paper.

Weigler, Will. Strategies for Playbuilding: Helping Groups Translate Issues into Theatre. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 2001; pp. xvi + 122. $15.95.

Wilson, Glenn D. Psychology for Performing Artists, second edition.Philadelphia: Whurr Publishers. 2002; pp. 276. $38.95.

Zucker, Carole. In the Company of Actors: Reflections on the Craft...


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