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1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts

Have you ever wanted to write a story, but you didn’t know how? Or are you good at writing stories,

50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and

For the past fifty years, Rolling Stone has been a leading voice in journalism, cultural criticism, and—above all—music. This landmark

A Midsummer-Night’s Dream

A Midsummer-Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. A Midsummer-Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.

A Normal Life: A Memoir

In her critically acclaimed first book, Johnny’s Girl, Kim Rich presented the story of her unconventional childhood as the daughter

A Practical Handbook for the Actor

This simple and essential book about the craft of acting describes a technique developed and refined by the authors, all of

Acting: The First Six Lessons

“Under their apparent simplicity and light-heartedness, [the lessons are] profound and to the point. Both beginners and established actors, who

Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit to

An Actor Prepares

Friends of Stanislavsky have long known that he wished to leave a record of the methods by which the Moscow

Art and the Bible (IVP Classics)

Much modern art, like a Giacometti sculpture, portrays man in alienation, loneliness, despair. Was art always like this? Must it

Ayoade on Ayoade

In this book Richard Ayoade – actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist – reflects on his cinematic legacy as only

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

“Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” is a novel by Lew Wallace published by Harper & Brothers on November 12,

Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and

In this “unexpected delight,”* filmmaker David Lynch describes his personal methods of capturing and working with ideas, and the immense

Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making

“Hypnotic….It is ever tempting to try to fathom his restless spirit and his determination to challenge fate.” —Janet Maslin, New

Daisy Miller (Oberon Modern Plays)

Henry James’s classic story of unrequited love. Lake Geneva, 1878: a young American expatriate, Frederick Winterbourne, meets Daisy Miller, a

Danse Macabre

From the author of dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers and the creator of many unforgettable movies comes a

Directing Actors

Demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong and more. This is

Don Quixote

“Don Quixote” is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary

Film Directing: Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept

A complete catalogue of motion picture techniques for filmmakers. It concentrates on the ‘storytelling’ school of filmmaking, utilizing the work

Finish The Script! A College Screenwriting Course in

An intimate peek into the process of writing a screenplay, from A to Z, with nothing held back. Based on

For colored girls who have considered suicide/When

From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and on

Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets A Novelist Can

EDITION 2: Revised and with new added material, gathered through 13 years of teaching these concepts at writers conferences.————-Want to

Gulliver’s travels

“Gulliver’s Travels” is a satire by Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and a

Hand Shadow Fun

Discover the age-old art of hand shadows! Children and adults around the world delight in hand shadows, and this little

Hedda Gabler (Plays for Performance Series)

Ibsen’s great social drama of a caged woman in the late nineteenth century explores her tormented desire for escape and

Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep

A portrait of a woman, an era, and a profession: the first thoroughly researched biography of Meryl Streep—the “Iron Lady” of

Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots

Named a Best Cookbook to Give and Get by the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Boston Herald, Rachael

Houston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs Story

 Ask a scientist about Hollywood, and you’ll probably get eye rolls. But ask someone in Hollywood about science, and they’ll

How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical

“Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I’ve read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days: The Inner Movie Method

The ultimate survival guide, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days takes the aspiring screenwriter the shortest distance from

Huckleberry Finn

“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and

I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend

In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz- obsessed kid from

Improvisation for the Theater

“Miss Spolin is widely acknowledged as the godmother of the genre, and wrote its seminal text, ‘Improvisation for the Theater’.”—The

Inside Studio 54

In Inside Studio 54, the former owner takes you behind the scenes of the most famous nightclub in the world,

King Lear (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Shakespeare’s King Lear challenges us with the magnitude, intensity, and sheer duration of the pain that it represents. Its figures

LA VIDA ES SUEÑO (Spanish Edition)

Pedro Calderón de la Barca (Madrid, 17 de enero de 1600 – ibídem, 25 de mayo de 1681) fue un

Les Misérables

It has been said that Victor Hugo has a street named after him in virtually every town in France. A

Let the Story Do the Work: The Art of Storytelling

People forget facts, but they never forget a good story. It sounds so simple: Incorporate a story and people will

Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll

This is a practical storytelling guide from comedian, winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, and founder of the Upright Citizens

Macbeth (Annotated)

FIRST WITCH. When shall we three meet againIn thunder, lightning, or in rain? SECOND WITCH. When the hurlyburly’s done,When the

Make It Rain!: How to Use the Media to Revolutionize

What if you could get in front of millions of prospects with the avid endorsement of famous influencers–without spending a

Make Trouble

From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and all who seek happiness and success on

Mastering Stand-Up: The Complete Guide to Becoming

This entertaining and sharply written guide—for both beginners breaking into comedy and professionals seeking to improve their sets and advance


The writings of Marcus Aurelius on Stoic philosophy.

Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film (Screen Classics)

Academy Award–winning director Michael Curtiz (1886–1962) — whose best-known films include Casablanca (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Mildred Pierce (1945)

Monologues They’ll Remember You By: 80 Unique and

Finding the right monologue can often be a frustrating task. Too frequently, monologue books rely on time-worn staples that have


LEONATO. I learn in this letter that Don Pedro of Arragon comes this night to Messina. MESSENGER. He is very

Oliver Twist

“Oliver Twist” is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens and was first published as a serial 1837–39. Charles

On Top Of The World: (Until The Bell Chimes)

Winner of the Pacific Book Award for BEST FICTION. “Highly Entertaining! Incredibly Fun! This modern retelling is … hilarious!” ROMANTIC