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#aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei

Howard Brenton

Acclaimed playwright Howard

Brenton’s timely play tells the true

story of imprisoned Nobel Laureate

Ai Weiwei. By turns surreal,

hilarious, and terrifying, this portrait

of the artist in extreme conditions is

also an affirmation of the centrality

of art and freedom of speech in

civilized society.

978-1-84842-331-2 $20.95

100 Great Plays for Women

Lucy Kerbel

Foreword by Kate Mosse

An inspiring guide to plays that put

women center stage. This personal

and wide-ranging reappraisal of

the theatrical canon celebrates

the wealth of drama for women to

perform, from the familiar to the

lesser-known and the ancient to

the contemporary.

978-1-84842-185-1 $22.95

Acting Through Song Technique and Exercises for Musical-Theatre Actors

Paul Harvard

An impassioned and invaluable

guide for actors and students of

musical theatre. Paul Harvard takes

the techniques of modern actor

training and applies them to the

fundamental component of musical

theatre: singing.

978-1-84842-407-4 $26.95

The Actor and the Camera

Denis Lawson

Foreword by Ewan McGregor

Drawing on his long career in

front of the camera, Denis Lawson

offers a wonderfully accessible

introduction to acting for film and

TV. For the young actor hoping to

break into the industry—whether in

a drama series, soap or sitcom—this

book is the ultimate insider’s guide.

978-1-84842-345-9 $22.95

Advice from the Players

Laura Barnett

Essential advice from stars of stage

and screen. Advice from the Players

features a host of tips and guidance

on every aspect of the actor’s craft,

direct from some of the best-known

stars of stage and screen, including

Julie Walters, Harriet Walter, Simon

Callow, David Harewood, Simon

Russell Beale, Lesley Manville,

and many others.

978-1-84842-358-9 $20.95

The Authorised Kate Bane

Ella Hickson

In this painfully comic excavation

of a family history, Kate Bane

returns home to her parents for

a winter weekend to introduce

her new boyfriend and finds

herself searching with increasing

desperation for the truth about her

family’s past. Are her memories fact,

or are they continually shifting acts

of imagination?

978-1-84842-309-1 $20.95

Ayub Khan Din: Plays One

Ayub Khan Din

This collection of plays written

and introduced by actor-turned-

writer Ayub Khan Din charts the

development of a writer able to turn

the tumultuous experience of life

in modern Britain into satisfying,

humane and often richly comic

drama. Includes:

East Is East

;

Notes

on Falling Leaves

;

All the Way Home

;

and

To Sir, With Love

.

978-1-84842-424-1 $30.95

Becoming an Actor

Thomasina Unsworth

Becoming an Actor

takes you step

by step, technique by technique,

through everything you can expect

to encounter at drama school and

in your first year as a professional

actor. Stuffed with exercises and

full of practical advice, it is the ideal

handbook to accompany young

actors’ training.

978-1-84842-156-1 $22.95

Blue Stockings

Jessica Swale

A moving, comical and eye-opening

story of four young women fighting

for education and self-determination

against the larger backdrop of

women’s suffrage. The play follows

Tess Moffat and her fellow first years

over one tumultuous academic year,

in their fight to change the future

of education.

978-1-84842-156-1 $22.95

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