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1 ADLER, STELLA; COMPILED & EDITED BY HOWARD KISSEL WITH A PREFACE BY MARLON BRANDO. The Art Of Acting.
Applause Books, New York: 2000. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but there is some highlighting. 
Stella Adler is arguably the most important teacher of acting in American history. She instructed her students not only in how to become great technicians of stage and screen, but how to become great human beings. These great lessons are presented here in print for the first time. "Stella Adler . , , is the Queen of Acting Theory." -- The New York Times 
Price: 16.72 USD
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2 ALBRIGHT, ANN COOPER. Traces Of Light: Absence And Presence In The Work Of Loi Fuller.
Wesleyan University Press: 2007. 0819568427 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The first major English-language study of a legendary dancer. One of the most famous dancers of the early 1900s, Lo•e Fuller created an extraordinary sensation in Paris with her manipulations of hundreds of yards of silk, swirling high above her and lit dramatically from below. Her work inspired artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Auguste Rodin, and StŽphane MallarmŽ, and she embodied many of the decorative themes of Art Nouveau. Because her work highlights important issues in dance such as the role of technology in defining a dancing signature, the emergence of a modern movement sensibility, and the role of popular entertainment in early modern dance, Fuller is a critical figure through whom to study the changing representations of women dancers in the early twentieth century. Author Ann Cooper Albright places Fuller in the context of fin-de-sicle culture and offers a compelling analysis of Fuller's innovations in lighting and movement that includes full-color reproductions of original posters, archival photos, and magazine and newspaper clippings. Traces of Light adds significantly to the literature on twentieth-century dance, illuminating a pioneer who helped to shape modern performance and stagecraft. The contents of the book is as follows: List of Illustrations „ Acknowledgments „ Author's Note „ Tracing the Light „ Serpentine Signatures: Inscription and Representation in Lo•e Fuller's Early Dances „ Becoming Light: Engaging the Dynamics of Color and Space „ Born in America, Made in Paris: Lo•e Fuller and the Exposition Universelle of 1900 „ Femininity with a Vengeance: Strategies of Veiling and Unveiling in Lo•e Fuller's Performances of SalomŽ „ Staging the Self: Expressive Bodies and Autobiographical Acts „ Resurrecting the Future: Body, Image, and Technology „ Notes „ Bibliography „ Index. Ann Cooper Albright teaches dance at Oberlin College, where she is also chair of the gender and women's studies program. She is the head of the editorial board of the Society of Dance History Scholars, which produces the series Studies in Dance History. "Rich in meticulous scholarship, Albright's biography provides a feast of insights into Lo•e Fuller's life and times, and an exciting new model for dance scholarship."ŃSusan Leigh Foster, University of California, Los Angeles 
Price: 70.54 USD
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3 ALBRIGHT, ANN COOPER. Traces Of Light: Absence And Presence In The Work Of Loi Fuller.
Wesleyan University Press: 2007. 0819568430 / 9780819568434 First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The first major English-language study of a legendary dancer. One of the most famous dancers of the early 1900s, Lo•e Fuller created an extraordinary sensation in Paris with her manipulations of hundreds of yards of silk, swirling high above her and lit dramatically from below. Her work inspired artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Auguste Rodin, and StŽphane MallarmŽ, and she embodied many of the decorative themes of Art Nouveau. Because her work highlights important issues in dance such as the role of technology in defining a dancing signature, the emergence of a modern movement sensibility, and the role of popular entertainment in early modern dance, Fuller is a critical figure through whom to study the changing representations of women dancers in the early twentieth century. Author Ann Cooper Albright places Fuller in the context of fin-de-sicle culture and offers a compelling analysis of Fuller's innovations in lighting and movement that includes full-color reproductions of original posters, archival photos, and magazine and newspaper clippings. Traces of Light adds significantly to the literature on twentieth-century dance, illuminating a pioneer who helped to shape modern performance and stagecraft. The contents of the book is as follows: List of Illustrations „ Acknowledgments „ Author's Note „ Tracing the Light „ Serpentine Signatures: Inscription and Representation in Lo•e Fuller's Early Dances „ Becoming Light: Engaging the Dynamics of Color and Space „ Born in America, Made in Paris: Lo•e Fuller and the Exposition Universelle of 1900 „ Femininity with a Vengeance: Strategies of Veiling and Unveiling in Lo•e Fuller's Performances of SalomŽ „ Staging the Self: Expressive Bodies and Autobiographical Acts „ Resurrecting the Future: Body, Image, and Technology „ Notes „ Bibliography „ Index. Ann Cooper Albright teaches dance at Oberlin College, where she is also chair of the gender and women's studies program. She is the head of the editorial board of the Society of Dance History Scholars, which produces the series Studies in Dance History. "Rich in meticulous scholarship, Albright's biography provides a feast of insights into Lo•e Fuller's life and times, and an exciting new model for dance scholarship."ŃSusan Leigh Foster, University of California, Los Angeles 
Price: 26.55 USD
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4 ALLOSSO, MICHAEL. Your Career In Theater, Radio, Television, Or Filmmaking.
Arco Publishing Company Inc., New York: 1978. 0668044454 / 9780668044455 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 14.25 USD
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5 AMBERG, GEORGE. Ballet: The Emergence Of An American Art.
The New American Library, New York: 1953. Third Printing. Original title: Ballet in America. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Documents and analyzes ballet's growth and development in America. Its basic premise is that ballet has become American. Includes an Index. ". . . the best book on ballet dancihng I have ever read. It is comprehensive, factually correct, just, and expert. It is the only work of its kind not warped by personal enthusiasms and prejudice. It is also pleasant and easy to read." - Agnes de Mille 
Price: 9.45 USD
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6 AMBROSE, KAY. The Ballet-lover's Pocket Book: Technique Without Tears For The Ballet-lover.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1946. 0394408020 / 9780394408026 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. There is pencil scribbling in the front of the book. 
This handy little volume meets a need acutely felt by thousands of Americans who have recently learned to love ballet. The reader will find here simple andcompact explanations of the various steps, positions, and attitude; the nature of performance and the role of the ballerina, the danseur, and the orps de ballet; the problems and methods of choreography; the costumes and their uses and traditions; the problems of lighting; and, finally, the way to a full appreciation of the spectacle as a whole. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.36 USD
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7 AMBROSE, KAY. The Ballet-lover's Pocket Book: Technique Without Tears For The Ballet-lover.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1978. 0394408020 / 9780394408026 Twentieth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Slight tear on the back side of dustjacket. 
This handy little volume meets a need acutely felt by thousands of Americans who have recently learned to love ballet. The reader will find here simple andcompact explanations of the various steps, positions, and attitude; the nature of performance and the role of the ballerina, the danseur, and the orps de ballet; the problems and methods of choreography; the costumes and their uses and traditions; the problems of lighting; and, finally, the way to a full appreciation of the spectacle as a whole. Includes an Index. 
Price: 22.02 USD
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8 ARMITAGE, MERLE (EDITOR & FOREWORD); DYER, CARLOS (INK DRAWINGS). Martha Graham: The Early Years.
Da Capo Press, New York: January 1985. 0306800845 / 9780306800849 Second paperback printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
A collection of essays by Matha Graham's collaborators and commentators. Conveys the excitement she aroused in those who first recognized her gnius, and creates the same excitement in new generations of dance lovers. 
Price: 39.42 USD
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9 AUDY, ROBERT; RICH, FRANK (INTRODUCTION); SELKIRK, NEIL (PHOTOGRAPHY). The Robert Audy Method, Tap Dancing: How To Teach Yourself To Tap.
Vintage Books, New York: 1976. 0394716442 / 9780394716442 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Bob Audy has taught tap dancing to tens of thousands of Americans, as well as to scores of Hollywood's and Broadway's biggest stars. And now, in this book, he teaches you how to tap at home. Bob has devised easy-to-follow lessons that you can adapt to your own skills, abilities and free time. "Bob Audy has that special gift that makes hima great teacher and that makes you learn to do things you never thought you could." - Joel Grey. 
Price: 23.04 USD
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10 BALANCHINE, GEORGE & MASON, FRANCIS. 101 Stories Of The Great Ballets.
Doubleday, Garden City: 1975. 0385033982 / 9780385033985 s Softcover. Fair condition. 
Written by the renowned choreographer, ballet master and teacher, here are the scene by scene stories of 101 popular ballets. A choice selection of both classical and contemporary ballets as performed by the world's leading ballet companies. Includes an Index. 
Price: 1.90 USD
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11 BARRINGER, JANICE; SCHLESINGER, SARAH. The Pointe Book: Shoes, Training & Technique.
A Dance Horizons Book, Princeton: 1990. 0871271508 / 9780871271501 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 8.55 USD
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12 BEARD, JOCELYN A. (EDITOR); BOUCHARD, BRUCE (INTRODUCTION). The Best Men's Stage Monologues Of 1992.
Smith and Kraus, Newbury: 1993. 1880399113 / 9781880399118 First Edition. The Monologue Audition Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
50 great audition pieces for men from the 1992 theatrical season including selections from: "Sight Unseen" by Donald Margulies, as well as selections from Terrence McNally, Israel Horvitz, Jane Martin, and A. R. Gurney. And you will discover delightful treasures by writers whose names are, as yet, unfamiliar, 
Price: 10.17 USD
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13 BEARD, JOCELYN A. (EDITOR); BOUCHARD, BRUCE (INTRODUCTION). The Best Men's Stage Monologues Of 1999.
Smith and Kraus, Newbury: 2001. First Edition. The Monologue Audition Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
More great audition pieces for men from the 1999 theatrical season including: "New York Actor" Guare John , as well as two selections from Tom Stoppard. And you will discover delightful treasures by writers whose names are, as yet, unfamiliar, 
Price: 6.13 USD
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14 BEARD, JOCELYN A. (EDITOR); BRESTOFF, RICHARD (INTRODUCTION). The Best Men's Stage Monologues Of 1995.
Smith and Kraus, Lyme: 1996. 1880399709 / 9781880399705 First Edition. The Monologue Audition Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Pieces range from a salesman whose product is Death, to a "piece of the universe's primordial ooze." You will be moved and astonished by playwrights as well known as Terrence McNally, Israel Horvitz, Jane Martin, and A. R. Gurney. And you will discover delightful treasures by writers whose names are, as yet, unfamiliar, 
Price: 9.69 USD
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15 BERTINE, KATHRYN. All The Sundays Yet To Come: A Skater's Journey.
Little, Brown. New York/Boston: 2003. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
What happens when you take a dedicated figure skater, add sequins and feather headdresses, and plunk her down on a portable ice rink in South America? In her hilarious and heartfelt memoir, Kathryn Bertine tells the strange-but-true story of what life is really like behind the glitz and glamour of professional skating. 
Price: 3.75 USD
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16 BLACK, DAVID WITH A FOREWORD BY ELI WALLACH. The Actor's Audition.
Vintage Books, New York: 1990. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This practical, hands-on guide by a veteran producer covers every aspect of the auditioning process: the monologue, the cold reading, the musical audition, and the interview. It shows actors how to see their performance through the eyes of prospective employers, how to sell themselves even before they step into character, and how to interpret roles without outside direction. "An absolute must for actors . . . I wish it had existed when I started." -- Jerry Orbach 
Price: 9.93 USD
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17 BOLESLAVSKY, RICHARD. Acting: The First Six Lessons.
Theatre Arts Books, New York: 1994. Thirty-eighth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
A book for actors by an actor of rare subtlety and imagination. And one for directors by a brilliantly versatile director. 
Price: 4.70 USD
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18 BRADY, JOAN. The Unmaking Of A Dancer: An Unconventional Life.
Washington Square Press, New York: March 1983. 0671468170 / 9780671468170 First Washington Square Press Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
At nineteen, she was poised at the pinnacle of every dancer's dream - admission to an unternationally acclaimed ballet company. Then she lost her confidence, performed badly and missed her chance at stardom. "Joab Bradley...has described the world of ballet studio and dressing room vividly... (she) captures the smells and chatter and roller-coaster emotions of the dancer's life in all their intensity." - The New York Times Book Review 
Price: 9.45 USD
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19 BROWN, ANN KIPLING (LABANOTATION) / PARKER, MONICA (BENESH MOVEMENT). Dance Notation For Beginners: Labanotation / Benesh Movement Notation.
Dance Books, London: 1984. 0903102714 / 9780903102711 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
Two systems of dance notation are in general use today: Labanotation and Benesh Movement Notation. This book provides basic practical instruction in both systems. It describes the structure of each system, and takes the reader from the use of the notation symbols through to writing and reading complete movement sequences, introducing ways in which notation may be used in the analysis and creation of dances. Includes an Index. 
Price: 92.86 USD
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20 BROWN, JEAN MORRISON (EDITOR). The Vision Of Modern Dance.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1979. 0916622126 / 9780916622121 s Softcover. Reading copy. Substantial high-lighting. 
The Vision Of Modern Dance reveals, in the words of 21 of its most famous creators, how the revolution of modern dance was born and how, through succeeding generations of artists, it has renewed itself. Index included. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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