Theater for Beginners
By the director Richard Maxwell of New York City Players (NY)*. A practical, and poetically written guide to theater—direction, actors and acting, process, stimulus, and philosophy in making works for stage. Compactly made and very fun to read, the physical manifestation of the book is kind of a concise representation of the prose style, and, in some ways, Maxwell's approach to stagecraft. A book for those skeptical about live performance, or for those that are interested in a deeper understanding of the "why" behind it all.**
*Maxwell and actor Bob Feldman performed a reading of the book at Stand Up Comedy, June 2015.
**There's a great review on Amazon about this book, it goes ":-)))").