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Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary: A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases, and Constructions... by Alexander Schmidt

The First Folio of Shakespeare: The Norton Facsimile by William Shakespeare

Playing Shakespeare: An Actor's Guide (Methuen Paperback) by John Barton

The Hamlets: Cues, Qs, and Remembered Texts by Paul Menzer

Freeing Shakespeare's Voice: The Actor's Guide to Talking the Text by Kristin Linklater

ShakesFear and How to Cure It! by Ralph Alan Cohen

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt

Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion by David Crystal, Ben Crystal and Stanley Wells

Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom

Year of the King: An Actor's Diary and Sketchbook - 20th Anniversary Edition by Antony Sher

Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre & the 30's (Da Capo Paperback) by Harold Clurman and Stella Adler

An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski

The Collected Works of Harold Clurman (The Applause Critics Circle) by Harold Clurman

The Actor and the Target: New Edition by Declan Donnellan

The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate by Peter Brook

Being an Actor, Revised and Expanded Edition by Simon Callow


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