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Books On The Method, Stanislavski: Delving Deeper Into Your Character and other Acting Techniques Actually, not all of these books are about 'The Method', some of them are about utilizing other forms of acting techniques and can be pretty varied. There's even a book or two on stand up in here. A little something for every one interested in the various forms of the acting craft. If you are looking for more books on film check our Main Movie Books Index page.



The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acting by Paul Baldwin

A Method to Their Madness: The History of the Actors Studio by Foster Hirsch

The Performer's Guide to the Collaborative Process by Sheila Kerrigan

Playing Commedia by Barry Grantham

Beyond Stanislavsky: A Psycho-Physical Approach to Actor Training by Bella Merlin

The Director's Eye: A Comprehensive Textbook for Directors and Actors by John Ahart

A Shakespearean Actor Prepares (Career Development) by Adrian Brine, Michael York

Modern Theories of Performance: From Stanislavski to Boal by Jane Milling, Graham Ley

Playing Shakespeare: An Actor's Guide (Methuen Paperback) by John Barton

Tips: Ideas for Actors by Jon Jory

In Character by Christopher Vened, Michael Hackett

Twentieth Century Actor Training by Alison Hodge

In the Company of Actors: Reflections on the Craft of Acting by Carole Zucker

Cabaret Artist's Handbook: Creating Your Own Act in Today's Livliest Theater Setting by Bob Harrington, Sherry Eaker

Acting With Adler by Joanna Rotte, Ellen Adler

Acting Is Everything, Ninth Edition by Judy Kerr

Stella Adler: The Art of Acting (Applause Acting Series) by Stella Adler

Clues to Acting Shakespeare: Skills Clarified for the Actor, Student, and Reader by Wesley Van Tassel

The Physical Comedy Handbook by Davis Rider Robinson

The Actor As Storyteller: An Introduction to Acting by Bruce J. Miller

Role of a Lifetime: Four Professional Actors and How They Built Their Careers by Robert Simonson

Acting (Teach Yourself) by Ellis Jones

Stanislavski for Beginners (Writers and Readers Beginners Documentary Comic Books: Drama) by David Allen

Staging a Musical by Matthew White

Swashbuckling: A Step-By-Step Guide to the Art of Stage Combat and Theatrical Swordplay by Richard J. Lane

Acting Shakespeare by John Gielgud, John Miller

Evoking Shakespeare by Peter Brook

Theatre for Children: Guide to Writing, Adapting, Directing and Acting by David Wood,

Acting Under the Circumstances: Variations on a Theme of Stanislavski: A Step-By-Step Approach to Playing a Part (Career Development Series) by Richard Brestoff

Stanislavski's Legacy: A Collection of Comments on a Variety of Aspects of an Actor's Art and Life by Constantin Stanislavsky

Playing to the Camera: Film Actors Discuss Their Craft by Bert Cardullo

Past into Present: Effective Techniques for First-Person Historical Interpretation by Stacy Flora Roth

Movement by Theresa Mitchell

The Little Book of Theatre Games Volume One: Game Book for Drama Ministries, Schools & Workshops by Jim Custer, Bob Hoose

Stanislavski and the Actor by Jean Benedetti, Alice L. Crowley

Stanislavski in Rehearsal: The Final Years by Vasily Osipovich Toporkov

My Breath in Art: Acting from Within by Beatrice Manley

Stanislavski on Opera by Constantin Stanislavski

Junior Broadway: How to Produce Musicals With Children 9 to 13 by Beverly B. Ross, Jean P. Durgin

Acting: Onstage and Off by Robert Barton

Acting for the Camera by Tony Barr

Film and Television Acting: From Stage to Screen by Ian Bernard, Jack Lemmon

Acting in Prime Time: The Mature Person's Guide to Breaking into Show Business by Terry Chayefsky

The Art of Play: The New Genre of Interactive Theatre by Gary Izzo

Acting Now: Conversations on Craft and Career by Edward Vilga

Six Questions: Acting Techniques for Dance Performance by Daniel Nagrin

Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making (The Applause Acting Series) by Michael Caine, Maria Aitken

The Encyclopedia of Acting Techniques: Illustrated Instruction, Examples and Advice for Improving Acting Techniques and Stage Presence by John Perry

Theatre Arts I Teachers Course Guide: An Introductory Course by Alan Engelsman, Penny Engelsman

An Actor Performs by Mel Shapiro, Mel Shapizo

The Actor's Choice: The Transition from Stage to Screen by Thomas W. Babson

Fight Directing for the Theatre by J. Allen Suddeth

The Actor Speaks: Twenty-Four Actors Talk About Process and Technique by Janet Sonenberg

Mask Improvisation for Actor Training & Performance: The Compelling Image by Sears A. Eldredge

Actors on Guard: A Practical Guide for the Use of the Rapier and Dagger for Stage and Screen by Dale Anthony Girard

Callback by Ginger Howard Friedman

Style: Acting in High Comedy (Applause Acting Series) by Maria Aitken

Fool of the Kingdom: How to Be an Effective Clown Minister by Philip D. Noble, Rhonda Wray

Acting Is Believing: A Basic Method by Larry Clark, Charles J. McGaw

Fight Direction for Stage and Screen by William Hobbs

Actors on Acting: The Theories, Techniques, and Practices of the World's Great Actors, Told in Their Own Words by Toby Cole (Editor)

Clowns for Beginners (Writers and Readers Documentary Comic Book.) by Joe Lee

Acting: A Handbook of the Stanislavski Method by Toby Cole (Compiler), Lee Strasberg

Commedia Dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbook by John Rudlin

Successful Stand-Up Comedy: Advice from a Comedy Writer by Gene Perret

On Method Acting by Edward Dwight Easty

Acting for Real: Drama Therapy Process, Technique, and Performance by Renee Emunah, Adam Blatner

On the Technique of Acting by Michael Chekhov

Secrets of Screen Acting by Patrick Tucker (Paperback - November 1993)

Wings to Fly: Bringing Theatre Arts to Students With Special Needs by Sally Dorothy Bailey

The Professional A C T: Acting Communication Technique by Mary Stark

Creating a Character: A Physical Approach to Acting by Moni Yakim

Kiss and Tell: Restoration Comedy of Manners: Monologues, Scenes and Historical Context - Michael Bigelow Dixon, Michele Volansky (Editor)

The Actor's Checklist: Creating the Complete Character by Rosary H. O'Neill

Systems of Rehearsal: Stanislavsky, Brecht, Grotowski and Brook by Shomit Mitter

Acting and Theater by Cheryl Evans

Mime Time: A Book of Routines and Performance Tips by Happy Jack Feder

The Theatre and You: An Introductory Text on All Aspects of Theatre by Marsh Cassady

The Complete about Acting by Peter Barkworth

A Challenge for the Actor by Uta Hagen

The Tricks of the Trade by Dario Fo

Directing the Action: Acting and Directing in the Contemporary Theatre (The Applause Acting Series) by Charles Marowitz, Peter Brock

Strasberg at the Actors Studio: Tape-Recorded Sessions by Robert H. Hethmon (Editor), Lee Strasberg

Stanislavski Revealed: The Actor's Guide to Spontaneity on Stage (Applause Acting Series) by Sonia Moore

Acting in Restoration Comedy (The Applause Acting Series) Simon Callow

Free to ACT: An Integrated Approach to Acting by Mira Felner, Michael D. Hinshaw

The Silent Clowns by Walter Kerr

A Dream of Passion: The Development of the Method by Lee Strasberg

The Clown Ministry Handbook by Janet Litherland

The Mime Book by Claude Kipnis

The Art of Acting: From Basic Exercises to Multidimensional Performances by Carlton Colyer

Being and Doing: A Workbook for Actors by Eric Morris (

Kids on Camera: A Comprehensive Guide to Child Modeling and Acting by Eva Stancil

Building a Character by Constantine Stanislavski

An Actor Prepares by Constantine Stanislavski

The Transpersonal Actor: Reinterpreting Stanislavski by Ned Manderino

Creating a Role by Constantine Stanislavski

Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen, Haskel Frankel

The Stanislavski System: The Professional Training of an Actor: Digested from the Teachings of Konstantin S. Stanislavski by Sonia Moore

An Acrobat of the Heart: A Physical Approach to Acting (Vintage Original) by Stephen Wangh, Andre Gregory

A Practical Handbook for the Actor by Melissa Bruder

Sanford Meisner on Acting by Sanford Meisner

Young Actors' Workbook by Judith Roberts Seto

Mask Characterization: An Acting Process by Libby Appel, John R. Watts

Acting: The First Six Lessons. by Richard Boleslavski, Richard Boleslavsky

To Become a Fine Actor by Norman Sturgis

Clown Act Omnibus: Everything You Need to Know About Clowning Plus over 200 Clown Stunts by Wes McVicar

Stanislavsky Technique: Russia (Applause Acting Series) by Mel Gordon

Meditations for Actors: For the Actor Within Us All by Carra Robertson, Warren Robertson

The Other Way: An Alternative Approach to Acting and Directing by Charles Marowitz

My Life in Art by Konstantin Sergeevich Stanislavski-I, Konstantin Stanislavsky

Creative Drama in the Classroom and Beyond

Lessons for the Professional Actor by Michael Chekhov

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