THREE USES OF THE KNIFE: David Mamet Methuen Drama Published in paperback: 2007: RRP 9.99 ISBN: 978-0-7136-8558-9 Review: Rod Dungate (A link to the book in Amazon is given below.) A stimulating contribution to an important debate
IMPRO: IMPROVISATION AND THE Theatre: Keith Johnstone. Methuen Drama. Republished 2007: RRP 9.99. ISBN: 978-0-7136-8701-9: 9 780713 687019. Review: Rod Dungate, August 2007. (A link to the book in Amazon is at the end of the review.) If you don’t have this book – get it quick.
CD THE ESSENTIAL SHAKESPEARE - LIVE A 2CD set of extracts from live RSC performances Produced from the British Library Sound Archive in association with RSC Available from shops and RSC website (www. rsc. org, uk) A joy, a complete joy.
Book THE WORST IT CAN BE IS A DISASTER: Braham Murray. Pub: Methuen Drama. ISBN: 978-0-7136-8490-2. Review: Rod Dungate, 25 September 2007. RRP: 16.99 (A link to Amazon to the book is below) A detailed, painful, honest account of a life dedicated to creating theatre.
CD Archive Recordings of The Entertainer: John Osbourne The Caretaker: Harold Pinter Murder in the Cathedral: T S Eliot Recording Label: Classics for Pleasure Far more than interesting - absorbing, valuable
Book. THE IMPROVISATION BOOK: John Abbott. Pub: Nick Hern Books. ISBN: 978-1-85459-961-2. Review: Ian Spiby, 30 September 2007. RRP: 10.99. (A link to Amazon to the book is below). An excellent, practical, hands-on guide to teaching improvisation.
Book OBEDIENCE, STRUGGLE AND REVOLT: David Hare Published by Faber and Faber, in paperback (January 2007) ISBN: 978-0-571-23219-2 (9-780571-232192) UK RRP 9.99 Review: Rod Dungate, 4 December 2006 Passion, passionate views, not to be missed if you are concerned with society today
Book VOICE AND SPEECH IN THE THEATRE: J.Clifford Turner. Sixth edition: 2006. Edited by Jane Boston. ISBN : 978-0-7136-8188-8. Review: Annette Engelbrecht, September 2007. (A link to Amazon for the book follows the review.) Friendly, detailed, a must.
Book LOOKING BACK: PLAYWRIGHTS AT THE ROYAL COURT 1956 – 2006 A collection of interviews by Harriet Devine Published by Faber and Faber 2006 ISBN: 0-571-23013-X (9 780571 230136) UK RRP: £14.99 Review: Rod Dungate, 17 December 2006 Interesting for all, essential for some
Book AT THE SHARP END: Peter Billingham. Pub. Methuen Drama ISBN: 978-0-7136-8507-7. Review: Ian Spiby, 25 November 2007. RRP: 16.99. (A link to Amazon to the book is below) A user-friendly guide to cutting edge British drama: ‘Is our contemporary theatre at the sharp end?’. This book provides and answer.
Book HAMPTON ON HAMPTON: A series of interviews edited by Alistair Owen Published by Faber and Faber 2005 ISBN: 0–571-21418-5 / 9 780571 214181 UK RRP £14.99 Review: Rod Dungate Absorbing, detailed, important insights – and a deal of good humour
CD Archive Recordings from Classics for Pleasure of The School for Scandal: Richard Brinsley Sheridan The Importance of Being Earnest: Oscar Wilde And 18th Century Album: Way of the World, Congreve; Beaux’ Stratagem, Farquhar; School for Scandal, Sheridan Review: Rod Dungate Style v Meaning – the struggle for supremacy is worked through