Resources

Here is a list of some theater resources that I find helpful. It is constantly growing. If you have any sites or books that you think would fit this list, please contact me.

(*) – denotes what I consider essential

Books:

John Gielgud: An Actor and His Time, a Memoir – John Gielgud
Thinking Like a Director: A Practical Handbook – Michael Bloom
Notes on Directing: 130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director’s Chair – Frank Hauser and Russell Reich
On Directing – Harold Clurman
Theatre Craft: A Director’s Practical Companion from A to Z – John Caird
The Great Acting Teachers and Their Methods – Richard Brestoff
How to Stop Acting – Harold Guskin
The Stanislavski System: The Professional Training of an Actor – Sonia Moore
Respect for Acting – Uta Hagen
The Art of Acting – Stella Adler
Acting for the Camera – Tony Barr
Theater Games for Rehearsal: A Director’s Handbook – Viola Spolin
Improvisation for the Theater: Third Edition – Viola Spolin
Improvisation Starters – Philip Bernardi
Speaking Shakespeare – Patsy Rodenburg
Shakespeare After All – Marjorie Garber
The First Folio of Shakespeare: The Norton Facsimile – Charlton Hinman
The Book of William: How Shakespeare’s First Folio Conquered the World – Paul Collins
The Riverside Shakespeare: 2nd Edition – William Shakespeare (Author), G. Blakemore Evans (Editor), J. J. M. Tobin (Editor)
Shakespeare: The World As Stage – Bill Bryson
Coined by Shakespeare – Jeffrey McQuain & Stanley Malless
Dramatic Technique – George Pierce Baker
The Back Stage Guide to Stage Management – Thomas A. Kelly
The Quintessence of Ibsenism – George Bernard Shaw
On Directing – Gabriella Giannachi; Mary Luckhurst
The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals – Frederic B. Vogel; Ben Hodges
Producing Theatre : A Comprehensive and Legal Business Guide – Donald C. Farber
Theatre Management – David M. Conte;Stephen Langley
Poetics – Aristotle
The Art and Craft of Playwriting – Jeffrey Hatcher
Modern Theories of Drama: A Selection of Writings on Drama and Theatre, 1850-1990 – George W. Brandt

Links:

http://www.shakespeare-online.com/
http://shakespeare.mit.edu/
http://dramatists.com/
http://www.playscripts.com/
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/index.php
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/theater/
http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/
http://www.shakespeareswords.com/Glossary
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/library/alumni/online_exhibits/digital/2000/c_n_c/c_09_modern_drama/realism.htm
http://learn.lexiconic.net/shakewords.htm
http://talklikeshakespeare.weebly.com/tips-to-talk-like-shakespeare.html
http://www.philiphernandez.net