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“Living is a process. Acting is the act of laying oneself bare, of fearing off the mask of daily life, of exteriorizing oneself. It is a serious and solemn act of revelation. It is like a step towards the summit of the actor’s organism in which are united consciousness and instinct.”
— Jerzy Grotowski

 

 

“Action is the direct agent
of the heart.”
— Delsarte

 

Books & Plays

Newly published plays & theatre books, which can be found at
The Drama Book Shop.

New Plays:

Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau $14.99

Fairview by Jackie Sibbles Drury $14.99

The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez $19.95

American Political Plays in the Age of Terrorism plays by Ayad Akhtar, Kia Corthron, Tony Kushner, Neil LaBute, Lynn Nottage $40.95

The Antipodes by Annie Baker $14.95

A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath $14.95

Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith $14.95

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens, based on a book by Mark Haddon $14.95

Books:

Create: How Extraordinary People Live to Create and Create to Live" by Ronald Rand Kindle $29.99, Softcover $42.00, Hardcover $72.00

Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson by Jen Bryant with illustrations by Cannaday Chapman $17.99

Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor by Jack Garfein $19.95

Home Work: A Memoir of my Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton $30.00

Strolling Player: The Life and Career of Albert Finney by Gabriel Hershman $34.95

The School of Doing: Lessons from Gerald Freedman by Isaac Klein $25.00

Discovering the Clown, or The Funny Book of Good Acting by Christopher Bayes, with Virginia Scott $16.95

It’s Always Loud in the Balcony by Richard Wesley $29.95

Acting Teachers of America by Ronald Rand, photos by Luigi Scorcia $19.95

The 100 Most Important People in Musical Theatre
by Andy Propst $47.50

Getting Off: Lee Breuer on Performance by Lee Breuer with Stephen Nunns $19.95

Witness to Spirit: My Life with Cowboys, Mozart & Indians by Robert Staffanson $42.00

Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater
by Mark Larson $35.00

The Method Acting Exercises Handbook by Lola Cohen $39.00

Acting Lions by Penny Templeton $19.95

The Civil Rights Theatre Movement in New York, 1939–1966: Staging Freedom by Julie Burrell $84.99

DAH Theatre: A Sourcebook Edited by Dennis Barnett, Foreword by Eugenio Barba  $90.00



"It is a law of life that man cannot live for himself alone. Extreme individualism is insanity. The world's problems are also our personal problems. Health is achieved through maintaining our personal truth in a balanced relation of love to the rest of the world. No expression is more emblematic of this relation than the creative act which we call art. No art by its very constitution typifies the social nature of that creative act more than the theatre. The theatre, to be fully understood and appreciated, must be seen as a manifestation of this process of interchange between society and the individual. It must be judged as a continuous development of groups of individuals within society, a development which becomes richer, acquires greater force and value as it grows with the society in which it originates. Only in this way can the theatre nourish us.  - Harold Clurman

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