Booklist

Speech New Zealand Booklist

 

The following are books that have been recommended by a range of New Zealand Registered Speech Teachers

 

CONTENTS

  

Shakespeare

English Text Books

Poetry

Theatre and Drama

Acting and Directing

Improvisation

Public Speaking

Voice

Teaching Thinking and Speaking

Childrens Literature

Language and Phonetics

Further reading from earlier SNZ records

Miscellaneous

Professional and Business Communication

Guide to Layout

Title

Author

Synopsis

Publisher and year of publication

ISBN Number

Suggested age group

The books listed and the supporting comments

are the personal recommendations of individual examiners

and former examiners and are not necessarily endorsed by

Speech New Zealand or its Trustees

 

English Text Books

 

A Short History of English Literature

Robert Barnard

 One of the most concise “easy to read” texts for teens studying different genre.  A basic test which sets the scene for deeper study.

 

Page Bros  1987

0 631 13762 9 Pbk

Intermediate/Senior/Adult/Male/Female

NP

The Oxford History of New Zealand Literature in English

Edited by Terry Sturm

 

Most comprehensive and authoritative literary history of New Zealand.  Extensive bibliography, chapters on History, Poetry, Novel, Drama, Short Story.

 

OxfordUniversityPress  1998

0 19558 385 X

Senior/Adult

 

The A-Z of Great Writers

Tom Payne

 

Brief thumbnail sketches of authors’ lives including several foreign and some lesser known.  Includes photos and list of works.  Covers 396 works – English, European, American, International.

 

Colour Library Direct, Godalming Business Centre,Surrey  1997

1 85833 814 X

N/A

 

Shakespeare

Hamlet

Edited by Richard Andrews and Rex Gibson

 

One of the Cambridge School series (most of Shakespeare’s plays are covered).  Arises out of research and development of the Shakespeare and Schools project.  Includes running synopsis and explanation of words.

 

CambridgeUniversityPress  1998

0 521 43494 7

Senior/Adult

 

 

Shakespeare – The Invention of the HumanHarold Bloom 

Argues that Shakespeare, our greatest and wittiest writer, invented humanity as we know it.  Covers all the plays, provocative interpretation reveals how Shakespeare will continue to explain us – rich in asides.

 

Fourth Estate  1999

1 84115 048 7

Senior/Adult

 

The Hutchinson Shakespeare Dictionary

Sandra Clark

 

Useful as a reference or cross-reference of Shakespeare’s plots, plays, etc.

 

Hutchinson  1986  /  Arrow  1991  / Helicon  1993 (new format)

0 09991 320 8

Senior/Adult

 

The World of Shakespeare

Anna Claybourne and Rebecca Treays

 

A delightful overview of Shakespeare’s time and his major plays with simple synopses – illustrated.

 

Usborne Publishing  1996

0 7460 2454 1

Junior/Intermediate

 

 

Women in Shakespeare

Judith Cook

 

Helpful insight to major female characters in the work of William Shakespeare.  Commentary contrasts and compares the roles.  Background reading to successful understanding and performance.

 

Virgin 1990

0 863 69383 0

Senior/Adult/Female

 

 

Mastering Shakespeare

Richard Gill

 

This book supplies detailed studies of important scenes from Shakespeare’s most popular plays.  Excellent for senior grades.

 

Macmillan

0 333 69343 4

Senior/Adult

 

The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare’s Plays

JC Trewin

 

A synopsis of each play with characters, story, performance notes, film notes.  Includes Shakespeare’s life, poems, glossary.  Valuable reference work.

 

Mitchell Beasley  Revised Ed 1994

1 84000 301 4

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

 

Mr William Shakespeare’s Plays

Marcia Williams

 

Comic book – Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Winter’s Tale, Julius Caesar, The Tempest – fun and good overview.

 

Walk Books Ltd  2000

0 7445 6946 X Pbk

Junior

 

 

Poetry

 

Classic Poems to Read Aloud

Selected by James Berry

 

Lovely categories including “magical”, mirthful, old and new; also poems for many countries.  Clear text, black and white and colour illustrations.  Useful for choosing poems for performance..

 

Kingfisher  1995

1 85697 253 4

N/A

 

 

An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry

Editors: Bornholt/O’Brien/Williams

 

A diverse collection of New Zealand poetry spanning more than a century.  Major poets are acknowledged, along with a range of controversial unique poets encompassing a range of styles and forms.

 

OxfordUniversityPress  1997

0 19 558355 8

All age groups

 

Troy Thompson’s Excellent Peotry Book (yes, it is spelt like this!)

Gary Crew and Craig Smith

 

An Australian book – colourful, fun.  Teacher’s assignment on one page, Troy’s work on the other.  A good introduction to poetry styles.

 

Lothian Books  1998

0 85091 834 0

Intermediate/Senior

 

I’m in a Mood Today – Poems about Feelings

John Foster

 

Collection of poems involved with feelings including being in a bad mood, family, relationships, bullying, dyslexia, sulking, caring, loneliness, left out – etc. etc.

 

OxfordUniversityPress  2000

0 19 276230 0 Pbk

Junior/Intermediate/Senior

 

How to Understand Poetry

Margaret Cutler-Stuart

 

Comprehensive but small.  Excellent and simple understanding of poetry, types and development for all students.

 

Hale and Iremonger, Sydney NSW  1988

0 86806 315 0

Senior/All

 

 

Form and Feeling – Poetry for Senior Students

Elaine Hamilton and John Livingston

 

Excellent to use with “How to Understand Poetry” as it gives chapter introduction and examples of 12 types of poems for study.

 

Longman Cheshire 1st  1981

0 582 66168 4

Senior/All

 

On Poetry

David Hill

 

Informative text on twelve poets and their verse.  An old but valuable book.

 

Heinemann 1st  1984

0 86863 661 4

Senior

 

Lives of the Poets

Michael Schmidt

 

Poets grouped from Chaucer to 1998.  Good life background – good analysis of poets’ works.

 

Weidenfeld & Nicolson  1998

0 297 84014 2 Pbk

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

 

The Making of a Poem

Mark Strand and Eavan Boland

 

Looks at poetic forms; gives history and explanations of each form; offers a selection of exemplars.

 

WW Norton & Co

0 393 04916 7

N/A

 

 

99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry

Paula Green & Harry Ricketts

 

Compiled by two of this country’s most distinguished poets.

 

Random House, 2010

ISBN 978 186979 1780

Senior students

 

 

Twenty Contemporary New Zealand Poets

An Anthology Edited by Andrew Johnston & Robyn Marsack

 

Current NZ poetry beginning in 1986

 

Victoria University Press

ISBN 978 0 86473 579 3

Senior students

 

 

 

Theatre and Drama

 

The Technique of Acting

Stella Adler

 

Guide to the technique of acting taught in Adler’s studio with exercises and examples.

 

Bantam, US1st  1988

0 553 34932 5

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

The Complete ABOUT ACTING

Peter Barkworth

 

Covers acting techniques through preparation, rehearsals, actor homework, performance, filming and loads more.  Includes interviews with well known actors.  Detailed contents and useful index.  Easy to follow, extremely practical and useful material.

 

Methuen  1991

0 413 66110 5

Senior/Adult/Male/Female (some ideas adaptable for younger students)

 

The Actor and His Text

Cecily Berry

 

Loaded with ideas of how to bring text to life.  Examples mainly drawn from Shakespeare but these adapt to verse or other modern scripts.  Both practical and academic.

 

Harrap  1987

0 245 54382 1

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Starting Drama

Eric Boagley

 

No one will regret buying this!  It speaks directly to the younger students giving a helpful guide as a text and encouragement to delve further – an excellent “starting point”.

 

Unwin Hyman  1986

0 7135 2681 5

Junior/Intermediate

 

 

Living Drama

Bruce Burton

 

Improvisation and Drama Exercises.  History of Drama.

 

Longman Cheshire  1993

0 582 87133 2

N/A

 

Acting in Person and in Style – 3rd Edition

Jerry L Crawford

 

Designed to assist developing actors at university level.  Part I rooted in principles of Stanislavsky.  Parts II and III theatre history and specialisation of style.  Thoroughly based and text included.

 

Wm C Brown Co, DubuqueIowa1st  1986

0 69704234 0

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

 

On the Subject of Drama

Edited by David Hornbrook

 

Challenging ideas on modern theatre techniques.

 

Routledge  1998

0 415 16882 hbk – 0 415 16883 X pbk

N/A

 

  

Classical Acting

Malcolm Morrison

 

The acting process, research, movement, voice, for classical drama.

 

A & C Black  1995

0 7136 4047 2

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

The Actor Speaks

Patsy Rodenberg

 

Pitched at level of first year acting students, this can still be adapted for younger students.  Full of ideas and inspiration to extend vocal ability in relation to text.

 

Methuen1997

0 413 70020 8

Senior/Adult/Male/Female   PL

 

 

Acting and Directing

Audition

 

Styles of Acting

Elaine Adams Novak

 

Creative tools for looking at styles of acting from Greeks to modern experimental.  Contains a brief overview of major playwriting, acting and production styles (then and now) along with practise scenes.

 

Prentice Hall  1985

0 13 858796 5

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Drama and Theatre Arts

RA Banks and P Marson

 

Discusses dramas period by period, within historical context, plus chapters on creating drama and analysing drama.

 

Hodder & Stoughton Rev Ed 1998

0 340 71178 7

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Film and Television Acting

Ian Bernard

 

Methodically examines the techniques of acting for camera and shows how they differ from stage acting.

 

Focal Press – Butterworth-Heinemann  1993

0 240 80138 5

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Starting Drama

Eric Boagley

 

This outlines the history of drama and behind the scenes in theatre.  Is creatively organised with presenters and interviewers.

 

Reprint Collins Educational 1996 – Originally published 1986

0 00 322218 7

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

The Director’s Vision

Louis E Catron

 

Play Direction from Analysis to Production.  A textbook, which includes practical exercises.  Can be used as a full guide or dipped into for inspiration or reference.

 

Mayfield Publishing  1989

0 87484 760 5

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

 

Acting & Theatre

Cheryl Evans and Lucy Smith

 

Many aspects of theatre are covered in this basic highly illustrated book.  It explains a little history, how actors train, and a range of activities for the actors.

 

Usborne  1992

0 7460 0699 3

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Play Directing: Analysis, Communication and Style

Francis Hodge

 

Everything you ever wanted to know about directing and were afraid to ask!  Information, practical know-how, ideas, inspiration, along with exercises that could be used in classroom or studio – or for self development.

 

Prentice-Hall Inc – 4th Ed  1971 (There are more recent editions but this has not dated)

0 13 501107 8

Senior/Adult

 

The Theatre – A Concise History

Phyllis Hartnoll

 

Development of the theatre covered in detail – colourful illustrations.  Money well spent!  Clear easy to read text.  Available at UBS.

 

Thames andHudson– Reprint 1991

ISBN unknown

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

 

Greek Drama

Gwen Hunter and Elizabeth Priest

 

Good resume of Greek drama with follow-up research exercises.

 

Addison Wesley Longman NZ Ltd  1996

0 5828 7985 x

Senior/Adult

 

The Story of Theatre

Kingfisher Kaleidoscopes

 

Interactive pop-up book.  Good time line of theatre.  Others in the series – Printing and Music.

 

Kingfisher

1 85697 281 X

Junior/Senior

 

Commedia dell’Arte

John Rudlin

 

An illuminating account of Commedia’s origins plus a practical step-by-step guide to use Commedia techniques in performance.

 

Routledge  1994

0 415 04769 2 hbk

0 415 04770 6 pbk

Senior/Adult

 

Audition

Michael Shurtleff

 

Full of suggestions for auditioning well, albeit for professional theatre in USA.  Best of all – chock-full of extremely useful acting techniques for comedy, drama, musicals and various styles of acting.  Reasonable index, but better to add more of your own for specific techniques.

 

Bantam Books  1980

0 553 13204 0

Senior/Adult/some ideas readily adapted for younger acting students

 

 

Improvisation

Improv! A Handbook for Actors
Greg Atkins

 

An extensive collection of 150 exercises to liberate spontaneity, enhance creativity and encourage students to think quickly on their feet.

 

Heinemann  1994

0 435 08627 8

Al

 

Improvisation Starters

Philip Bernardi

 

Nine hundred starters – great for when the creative process dries up.  Good for role plays, storytelling as well.  Easily adapted.

 

Betterway Books,Ohio  1992

1 55870 233 4 pbk

All

 

Neil Simon Monologues

Editor: Roger Karshner

 

This book offers a wide range of speeches from Neil Simon’s plays.  There is a synopsis covering major plot points, but thankfully the plays are available from Playbureau, PO Box 420, New Plymouth.

 

Dramaline Publications  1996

0 940669 34 X

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Impro Learning

Paul Z Jackson

 

Training book drawing on sources as diverse as theatre, accelerated learning, sports,

co-operative games and psychology.  Makes training creative, flexible, spontaneous.

 

Gower  1998

0 566 07928 3

Senior/Adult

 

 

Theatre Sports

Lyn Pierse

 

A great guide for coaches and players of Theatre Sports.

 

Improcorp (Aust)

0 646 23861 2

Senior/Adult

 

 

Getting into the Act

Steve Matthews

 

Contains over 200 drama and action games, divided into areas; e.g. icebreakers, trust, etc.

 

GP Books  1988

0 477 01 400 3

Junior/Senior

 

Ideas that Work in Drama

Michael Theodorou

 

Ideal for secondary school drama teaching.  Ages suggested for stimulating springboard ideas.

 

StanleyThornes, England– 1st 1989

0 7487 0225 3

Junior/Senior

 

 

 

Public Speaking

 

Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Language

David Crystal

 

A most useful, multi-faceted book.

 

CambridgeUniversity  1994

0 521 42 443 7

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

 

The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches

Editor: Brian MacArthur

 

Brings together the words of over 100 men and women from Moses to Mandela who helped to change the world through the power of their oratory.

 

Penguin 1995

0 14 017619 5

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 


Strictly Speaking

Reid Buckley

 

The blurb says “Tricks of the speaker’s trade from a master of rhetoric”.  With eloquence the author shows how to clarify our thinking; master the mechanics of voice, expression and delivery; compose a lucid and compelling talk in decent English.

McGraw Hill 1999

0 07 134610 4

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Technically Speaking

Jan D’Arcy

 

Targeting and tailoring presentations.  Practical guide.  A general base.

 

Amacom 1992

0 8144 5016 4

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

The Lost Art of the Great Speech

Richard Dowis

 

Recommended for senior Public Speaking students by Donna McKinlay-Jones, Lindisfarne teacher (and now SNZ examiner). 

 

Amacom  2000

0 8144 7054 8

Senior/Adult

 

The Art of Public Speaking

Stephen E Lucas

 

Fifth edition, but probably another available now.  An excellent text, packed ;with both practical examples and information.  Helpful chapter on ethics and persuasive speaking.

 

McGraw-Hill Inc  1995

0 07 113464 6

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

 

The Public Speaking Book

Irving J Rein

 

An audience centred approach to basic speech preparation.  Includes case studies and different types of speeches.  Practical and theoretical.

 

Scott, Foresman  1981

0 673 15183 3

Senior/Adult

 

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Public Speaking

Laurie Rozakis PhD

 

Wonderfully helpful even for non-idiots, but a valuable guide for teachers and speakers.  A lively format with hints, activities and up-to-date material and a racy style. 358pp.

 

Alpha Books (a division of Macmillan) 2nd Edition

0 02 863383 0

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Public Speaking as a Liberal Art

John F Wilson/Carroll C Arnold/Molly Meijer Werthermer

 

An excellent Public Speaking book for diploma students.  I found this invaluable covering the art of public speaking, basic processes and understanding audiences, organising, outlining, style and delivery.

 

Allyn & Bacon 1993/94/95 6th edition

0 205 1236 0

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

 

Pros and Cons

Editor: Trevor Sather

 

Arguments for and against each subject appear in adjacent columns for easy comparison, and related topics and suggestions for possible motions are listed at the end of each entry.  Introductory essay describes debating technique, covering rules, structure and types of debate, and offering tips on how to become a successful speaker.

 

Routledge  1999

0 415 19548 9

N/A

 

 

Artful Persuasion – How to Command Attention, Change Minds and Influence People

Harry Mills

 

A remarkably useful guide into the world of influence, tools to successfully persuade – particularly useful for students of Business Communication and Public Speaking.  Peels away mystery that surrounds psychology of influence – very readable and up-to-date.

 

MG Press  1999

0 908722 91 5

N/A

 

A Sense of Style

Jane Blankenship, University of Massachusetts

 

An oldie, but a goodie!  Excellent for Public Speaking students to give an understanding of resources of language, word choice, rhetorically effective sentences, oral style, activities to improve style.  Some ethical considerations – two speeches included – “Liberty or Death” and Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address.

 

Dickson Publishing Co Inc.Belmont,California  1968

Library of Congress Card No 68-22993

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

 

Our Masters’ Voices – The Language and Body Language of Politics

Max Atkinson

 

Analysis and commentary based on audio and video tapes – John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Tony Benn, Margaret Thatcher and others.  An exposÁ of the “tricks of the trade”.  Readable and informative – illustrated.

 

Methuen  1984

0 416 37690 8 hdk

0 416 37700 9 pbk

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Getting Your Ideas Across

Geoffrey Moss

 

Public Speaking, meeting procedure – concise.

 

Moss Associates  1989

0 473 00656 1

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Guide for Meetings and Organisations

NE Renton

 

Covers all practical aspects of meeting procedure.  Designed to meet the needs of those who wish meetings to proceed in the minimum of time with maximum efficiency.  Explains fundamental concepts and contains advice on correct techniques.

 

Law Co.  1994

0 455 21295 3

Adult/Male/Female

 

Members’ Meetings in New Zealand

Mark von Dadelszen

 

Answers all your questions on meeting procedure.  Useful definition of terms.  Easy reference.

 

CHB Print Ltd, Hawke’s Bay  1995

0 473 03184 1

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Meetings – Practice and Procedure in New Zealand

Roger Pitchforth

 

Author a lecturer on business law at Massey University.  Detailed and presented logically with a full index.  Gives the legal requirements for a complete range of meetings – companies, directors, local authorities, incorporated societies, others and marae meetings.  Excellent reference.

 

CCH New Zealand Ltd in association with NZ Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Inc.  1991

0 86475 132 X

Adult/Male/Female

 

Talkit

Deirdre Snedden

 

A toolkit of ideas to stimulate impromptu and semi-impromptu speaking and improvisation.  It also leads to prepared speaking.  Develops and increases expertise in vocabulary, reasoning, knowledge, fluency and confidence.  Lively oral work.

 

Heinmann Education  1990

0 86863 323 2

Intermediate/Senior

 

Hocking’s Rules:  The Essential Guide to Conducting Meetings

Dan Hocking

 

This book contains more than just the notes covering every aspect of meeting procedure and provides general information about starting an Association.

 

Simon and Schuster  2000

0 7318 0851 7

Senior/Adult

 

Take the Panic Out of Public Speaking

Laurie Smale

 

A very helpful guide by an Australian public speaking expert who shares his wealth of experience and knowledge.

 

Wrightbooks  1999

1 875 837 90 7

Senior/Adult

 

 

Voice

The Actor and His Text

Cicely Berry

 

Preparing voices for acting, text and style with particular emphasis on Shakespearean text.

 

Harrap Ltd  1987 and reprinted 1988 and 1989

0 245 54328 1

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

 

Freeing the Shakespeare Voice

Kristin Linklater

 

A passionate exploration – contains exercises, background information on aspects of language and examples of application on texts.  Invaluable for serious student work.

 

Theatre Communications Group  1992

1 55936 031 3

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

 

 

The Teaching Voice

Stephanie Martin and Lyn Darnley

 

Book is aimed at teachers, lecturers, students, language therapists – anyone with an interest in good vocal health.  Information on voice care, physiology, communication skills, classroom strategies.

 

Whurr Publishers Lrd  1997

1 897635 19 2

Senior/Adult

 

The Voice Sourcebook

Stephanie Martin and Lyn Darnley

 

For professionals – teachers, students and performers.  Practical ideas backed by sound theoretical knowledge.  Basic “Avoid and Encourage” sections.  Excellent value (Copyright free)

 

Winslow Press 1st  1992

0 863888 111 4 British Library Catalogue

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

The Lungs and Respiratory System

Steve Parker

 

Describes the workings of the respiratory system with photos and diagrams of the various organs and their functions.  At student level.

 

Wayland  1996

0 7502 1767 7

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Instant Calm

Paul Wilson

 

100 techniques for relaxation.

 

Penguin Books,Australia  1995

0 14 024494 8

All

 

 

Teaching Thinking and Speaking

The Mind Map Book

Tony Buzan with Barry Buzan

 

Beautifully illustrated to teach the techniques and application of mind mapping.  This may be used for teaching creative thinking, minute taking, planning, studying, logical thinking.

 

BBC Books  1993

0 563 37101 3

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Adventures in Thinking

Joan Dalton

 

Designed for classroom use – gives detailed strategies in developing creative and critical thinking skills, co-operative talk, small group work, effectively managing small groups and evaluating children’s development.

 

Thomas Nelson,Australia  1985

0 17 006555 3

Junior/Intermediate/Senior

 

Listening and Speaking

Aitken/Malcon/Scott

 

This New Zealand book provides listening and speaking activities in an easy-to-follow format.  It includes chapters on storytelling, debating, marae protocol and interview techniques, amongst many others.

 

Longman Paul  1995

0 582 87820 9

All

 

Practical Uses of Speech Communication

Harold Barrett

 

Covers preparation for all occasions – discussion skills, listening, non-verbal action, the use of persuasion, audiovisual aids and communicating with verbal symbols.  A good teaching book.

 

Holt, Rinehart & Winston 5th Ed.

0 03 0495 91 1

All

 

 

Children’s Literature

 

The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

Humphrey Carpenter and Mari Pritchard

 

Nine hundred biographical entries – concise plot summaries – literary history and background – characters – written to both entertain and instruct.

 

OxfordUniversityPress

First published 1984 – Reprints 1984, 1985 (with corrections) 1987, 1991, 1995

0 19 211582 0

Adult/Some Senior Students

 

Beneath Southern Skies

Tom Fitzgibbon

 

Covers all major writers and illustrators of children’s books in New Zealand. A one page description of writer and works, with a photo and list of works.

 

Ashton Scholastic  1993

1 86943 110 3

All

 

Children’s Literature – An Illustrated History

Edited by Peter Hunt

 

Traces the history of children’s books in Britain, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand from the very first printed books to the present day.  Richly illustrated in black and white and colour.

 

OxfordUniversityPress  1995

0 19 212320 3

Adult

 

Fabulous and Familiar – Children’s Reading in New Zealand, Past and Present

Curators:  Mary Atwoll, Mary Hutton, Peter Ireland, Athold McCredie

 

Overview of children’s reading in New Zealand from 1890 to 1990.  Various writers, influences covered.  Well illustrated.

 

National Library ofNew Zealand  1991

0 44 77 02701 6

Senior/Adult
 

Language and Phonetics

 

Mother Tongue

Bill Bryson

 

Every lover of language should read this.  Good story on the development of language.

 

Penguin  1990

0 14 014305 X

Adult

 

Practical Introduction to Phonetics

JC Catford

 

A good book for study for a phonetics theory paper – Licentiate.

 

Oxford  1990

0 19 824217 4

Adult

 

Introduction to Language

V Fromkin, R Rodman, T Collins, D Blair

 

Good resource book for Licentiate study.

 

Holt, Rinehart & Winston  1988

0 7295 0 332 1

Adult

 

 

 

Practical Phonetics

JC Wells and Greta Colson

 

A simple easy to use edition.

 

Pitman  1986

0 273 01681 4

Adult

 

Ship or Sheep – Teacher and Student book

Ann Baker

 

Comprehensive coverage of 49 units of vowels and consonant sounds with guided test sentences, dualogues, and fun graphics.  Classroom or studio use.  Also good for ESOL.

 

CambridgeUniversityPress  1992

0 52128 354 X

All

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

Myths

 

Audition Speeches

 

Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology

Philip Wilkinson

Covers world mythology with brief descriptions of main figures and ideas.  Includes illustrations and photos.  A useful research tool for students doing Grade Six Performance.

 

Covent GardenBooks  1998-99

1 87185 462 8

Senior/Adult/Male/Female

 

Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Olds

Jean Marlow

 

Over 50 speeches to suit a wide range of ages and abilities.  Each speech has a short introduction and brief outline of the story so far.

 

A & C Black, London  2000

0 7136 51091

 

Junior/Intermediate/Senior

Professional and Business Communication

Communication

Speak Easy: The Essential Guide to Speaking in Public; Maggie Eyre (NZ author)
Exisle Publishing Limited, 2007, ISBN 987-0-908988-58-7

Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story: Jerry Weissman (American author); Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN 0-13-187510-8

Speak For Yourself, Revised Edition, How to Give Persuasive and Entertaining Talks – with Confidence: Cristina Stuart (British author); Piatkus Books Ltd, 2000, ISBN 0-7499 2593 0

 

 

Further reading from earlier SNZ records

 

HISTORY OF THEATRE

 

The Oxford Illustrated History of

Theatre – 1995

 

The Cambridge Guide to World

Theatre –CambridgeUniversity Press 1988

 

A Concise History of Theatre

P Hartnoll

Thames & Hudson,London1980

 

History of Theatre

Oscar G Brockett

Alynn and Bacon 1995

 

History of Theatre

Glynne Wickham

2nd Ed Phaidon Press,London 1992

 

Avante Garde Theatre 1892-1992

C Innes

Routledge,London1993

 

The Development of the Theatre

A Nicoll

Harrap,London1948

 

Modern Theatre in Theory and

Practice

JL Styan (3 vols)

CambridgeUniversityPress 1981

 

Towards a Poor Theatre

Grotowski

Methuen,London1969

 

Acting for Camera

T Barr

Harper & Row,New York1986

 

Playing Shakespeare

J Barton

Methuen,London1984

 

 The Actor at Work

Benedetti 5th Ed.

Engelwood Cliffs: Prentice Hall 1989

Prentice Hall 1970

 

The Empty Space

P Brook

Harmondsworth: Penguin 1972

 

The Shifting Point

P Brook

Harper & Row,New York1987

 

There are no Secrets

P Brook

Methuen,London1993

 

Respect for Acting

Uta Hagen

Macmillan,New York1973

 

A Challenge for the Actor

Uta Hagen

Scribners,New York1991

 

Impro

K Johnstone

Methuen1981

 

Theatre Games for the Classroom

Viola Spolin

Northwestern University PressIllinois

1986

 

Improvisation for the Theatre

Viola Spolin

Evanston: Northwestern University Press

1983

 

Restoration Comedy in Performance

JL Styan

CambridgeUniversityPress 1986

 

An Actor Prepares

Stanislavski

Methuen,London1980

 

 

 

Building a Character

Stanislavski

Methuen,London1979

 

Creating a Role

Stanislavski

Methuen,London1981

 

Improv!  A Handbook for Actors

Greg Atkins

Heinemann 1994

 

The Actor’s Art and Craft

Rona Laurie

J Garnett Miller Ltd 1994

 

Stage Design and Stage Lighting

W Oren Parker and R Craig Wolf

HarcourtBraceJovanovichCollege

6th Ed. 1990

 

VOICE

 

The Actor and the Text

CBerry

Harrap,London1987

 

Voice and the Actor

CBerry

Harrap,London1973

 

Freeing the Natural Voice

K Linklater

Drama Book Specialists,New York

1976

 

Freeing Shakespeare’s Voice

K Linklater

Theatre Communications Group

New York1992

 

The Voice Book

M McCallion

Faber,London1988

 

The Singer’s and Actor’s Throat

NA Punt

Heinemann Medical Books 1979

 

The Right to Speak

P Rodenberg

Methuen,London1992

The Need for Words

P Rodenberg

Methuen,London1993

 

VOICE – Journal of the British Voice

Association

 

The Roy Art Theatre

D Williams

Dept Theatre,DartingtonCollegeof Arts 1985

 

DIRECTING

 

The Director at Work

R Benedett

EnglewoodCliffs:  Prentice Hall 1985

 

The Empty Space

P Brook

Penguin, Harmondworth 1972

 

There are No Secrets

P Brook

Methuen,London1993

 

Towards a Poor Theatre

J Growtowski

Methuen,London1975

 

Experimental Theatre

J Roose-Evans

Routledge, London4th Ed. 1989

 

 

MOVEMENT

 

The Alexander Principle

W Barlow

Arrow Books,London1975

 

The Alexander Technique

J & B Leibowitz

Harper & Row,New York1991

 

Awareness Through Movement

M Feldenkrais

Harper & Row,New York1972

(cassette tapes and book)

 

Laban for Actors and Dancers

J Newlove

Nick Hern,London1993

 

 

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

 

The World’s Great Speeches

Ed Lewis Copeland & Laurence W Lamm

(230 speakers – 278 speeches) Dover

 

Lend Me Your Ears – Great Speeches

in History

Selected and introduced by William Safire

Norton

 

Our Masters’ Voices – Language and

Body Language of Politics

Max Atkinson

Routledge 1992

 

The Speaker’s Handbook

Jo & Stuart Sprague

Harcourt Brace

JovanovichCollegePublishers 1992

 

Effective Speaking – Communicating

In Speech

Christopher Turk

E & F N Spon 1992

 

Penguin Book of 20th Century Speeches

B McArthur

 

Be An Achiever

Geoffrey Moss 1990

 

Getting your Ideas Across

Geoffrey Moss 1988

 

Persuasive Presentations

Moss & Associates 1994

 

Talkit

Deirdre Snedden

Heinemann Education 1991

 

Messages – Building Interpersonal

Communication Skills

Joseph A De Vito

Harper & Row 1990

 

 

 

Speaking in Public

Nina Valentine

Penguin Pocket Series 1993

 

 

Speaking of Communication

Charles Wilkinson

Scott Foresman 1975

 

The Chairman’s Craft

 

 

OTHERS

 

The Oxford History of New Zealand

Literature in English

Ed. Terry Sturm

OxfordUniversityPress 1991

 

The Physics of Speech

D B Fry

CambridgeTextbooks in Linguistics 1985

 

English Accents and Dialects – An

Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of British English

Arthur Hughes & Peter Trudgill

Edward Arnold 1988

 

A Short History of English Literature

Robert Barnard

Basil Blackwell Publisher Ltd 1984

 

The Story of English

Robert Crumm, William Cran & Robert MacNeil

Penguin Books 1986

 

The Oxford Companion to Children’s

Literature

Humphrey Carpenter & Mari Pritchard

OxfordUniversityPress 1995

Civilisation

Kenneth Clark

BBC and John Murray

Seventh Impression 1974