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Our core program is based on:
Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the PartThe Audition



Recommended Reading

A Practical Handbook for the Actor


Challenge For The Actor
Uta Hagen


Sanford Meisner on Acting
Sanford Meisner



The Actor and His Text-
Cecily Barry



True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor-
David Mamet


The Voice Book: Caring For, Protecting, and Improving your Voice

Kate DeVore

American Theatre


Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays
David Ball

The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate
Peter Brook


Zen in the Art of Archery
Eugene Herrigel


Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre
Keith Johnstone



Shakespeare (all the plays)
Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

Tartuffe (Dover Thrift Editions)

The Misanthrope and Tartuffe

The School for Wives and The Learned Ladies, by Moliere: Two comedies in an acclaimed translation.

Anton Chekhov
*the newer Mamet or Stoppard translations are very good
August Strindberg
Henrik Ibsen
Arthur Miller
Eugene O'Neill
Oscar Wilde
Noel Coward
George Bernard Shaw
Harold Pinter
Tennessee Williams
Eugene Ionesco
Samuel Beckett
Bertolt Brecht
Edward Albee
Timberlake Wertenbaker
Tony Kushner
Tina Howe
David Hare
David Mamet
John Patrick Shanley
Tom Stoppard
Sam Shepard
Caryl Churchill

The relationship between the Actors - Moments of Discovery for the Actor in the Scene - The Actors motivating Importance - Finding the Humor in the Scene during the Audition process - Secrets in Acting - The Moment Before the Scene starts - Mystery in the Scene - Finding the "Opposites" in the monologue
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