Student Resources

Here you’ll find all the relevant and useful documents for the HNC Performing Arts Course, including some suggested reading and research materials.

Keep checking back as we will upload documents throughout the duration of the course. To find out more about accessibility at The Workshop, click here





Twentieth Century Actor Training

Alison Hodge

Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus

Marina Caldarone, Maggie Lloyd Williams

Acting Stanislavski

John Gillett

Stanislavski for beginners

David Allen

Stanislavski: An introduction

Jean Benedetti

Acting Shakespeare: For Auditions and Examinations

Frank Barrie

Acting Characters: 20 Essential Steps From Rehearsal to Performance [ONLINE]

Paul Elsam

Vocal Practice


Voice into acting: Integrating Voice and the Stanislavski Approach

Christina Gutekunst, John Gillet.

Voice and Speech in the Theatre

J. Clifford Turner



Ballet and Modern Dance

Susan Au

No Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century

Nancy Reynolds, Malcolm McCormick

Being a Dancer: Advice from Dancers and Choreographers

Lyndsey Winship

Fifty Key Contemporary Choreographers

Martha Bremser, Ian Bramley

The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

Alexandra Carter, Janet O’Shea

Musical Theatre


Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course

Joe Deer, Rocco dal Vera.

The Singing and Acting Handbook: Games and Exercises for the Performer

Thomas de Mallet Burgess

Gestures of Music Theatre: The Performativity of Song and Dance

Dominic Symonds, Millie Taylor


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