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  1. Oct 6, 2021 · Tom Stoppard by Hermione Lee Lee is best known for her biographies of Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton and Penelope Fitzgerald, but she brings her capacity for exhaustive research and perceptive...

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  4. Books shelved as biography-theatre-and-actors: How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb, Maggie Smith by Michael Coveney, Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of ...

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    Beautiful Ruins

    “A dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel, spanning fifty years and nearly as many lives. From the lavish set of Cleopatrato the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Walter introduces us to the tangled lives of a dozen unforgettable characters.”

    Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

    “Joyce Carol Oates boldly reimagines the inner, poetic, and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker—the child, the woman, the fated celebrity and idolized blonde the world came to know as Marilyn Monroe. In a voice startlingly intimate and rich, Norma Jeane tells her own story of an emblematic American artist—intensely conflicted and driven—who had lost her way.”

    Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

    “A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world. Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met.”


    “From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately half hearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon. Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.”

    Drama: An Actor’s Education by John Lithgow

    “Lithgow brings the theatre worlds of New York and London to life as he relives his collaborations with renowned performers and directors including Mike Nichols, Bob Fosse, Liv Ullmann, Meryl Streep, and Brian De Palma. At once hilarious and reflective, Dramapulls back the curtain on the making of one of our most beloved actors.”

    Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson

    “In this meticulously researched gem of a book, Wasson delivers us from the penthouses of the Upper East Side to the pools of Beverly Hills, presenting Breakfast at Tiffany’s as we have never seen it before—through the eyes of those who made it. Written with delicious prose and considerable wit, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.shines new light on a beloved film and its incomparable star.”

    Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making

    “The man who’s hypnotized the camera lenses for a quarter of a century reveals the most closely guarded secrets on script preparation, working with the director, forming a character, voice, sound, and movement. Pearl by pearl he lays out the Caine wisdom on everything from set politics to set decorum.”

    An Actor Prepares by Konstantin Stanislavski

    “Stanislavski’s simple exercises fire the imagination, and help readers not only discover their own conception of reality but how to reproduce it as well. Stanislavski’s innovative contribution to modern European and American realistic acting has remained at the core of mainstream western performance training for much of the last century.”

    The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer

    “With candor and wit, Fischer lays out what it takes to establish yourself in the profession. Fischer’s inspiring guidance will make you feel like you have a trusted friend who’s made the journey and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path toward the life of a professional actor.”

    • Heather Bottoms
  5. Best Sellers in Theatre Biographies #1 Cinema Speculation Quentin Tarantino 1,238 Hardcover 81 offers from $13.76 #2 Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman Alan Rickman 2,094 Hardcover 87 offers from $8.58 #3 I Take My Coffee Black: Reflections on Tupac, Musical Theater, Faith, and Being Black in America Tyler Merritt 983 Audible Audiobook

  6. Dec 1, 2022 · Simon & Schuster Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson. Now 53% Off. $16 at Amazon. Few people have the luxury of choosing their own biographers, but that’s exactly what the late co-founder of Apple ...

  7. 12. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann. Another mysterious explorer takes center stage in this gripping 2009 biography. Grann tells the story of Percy Fawcett, the archaeologist who vanished in the Amazon along with his son in 1925, supposedly in search of an ancient lost city.

  8. Books Biography Actors & Actresses - Biography Language Actors & Actresses - Biography 1- 20 of 1959 results Show: 20 Sort by: Best Sellers Grid List Get it today with Buy Online, Pick up in Store Find My Store BESTSELLER QUICK ADD Being Henry: The Fonz . . .… by Henry Winkler Signed Book $30.00 QUICK ADD Once Upon a Time: Behind the…

  9. #1 I'm Glad My Mom Died Jennette Mccurdy 48,445 Kindle Edition 1 offer from $14.99 #2 Honey, Baby, Mine: A Mother and Daughter Talk Life, Death, Love (and Banana Pudding) Laura Dern Kindle Edition 1 offer from $15.99 #3 Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family Legacy James B Stewart 333 Kindle Edition

  10. Mar 8, 2022 · 1. “Audition” by Michael Shurtleff I consider this book to be the bible for aspiring actors. If you ’ re just beginning your acting career, this is a great place to start!

  11. May 9, 2020 · Shop at Amazon. Henry Willson—played by Jim Parsons on Hollywood —was known for launching the careers of actors like Rock Hudson, Troy Donahue, and Robert Wagner. This revealing biography goes ...

  12. Apr 28, 2023 · Augusto Boal, (born March 16, 1931, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—died May 2, 2009, Rio de Janeiro), Brazilian dramatist who created the Theatre of the Oppressed, a form of interactive theatre intended to transform lives as spectators become performers, acting out solutions to social problems. Boal grew up in Rio de Janeiro and earned a degree in chemical engineering in 1952. However, he had been ...

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