Acting Professionally – 8th Edition

Now in its eighth, completely revised edition, and co-authored with James Calleri, the distinguished casting director

Enjoy The Play

Enjoy The Play, by Robert Cohen and his wife Lorna, is a brief (22 page) paperback on how to acquire professional theatre tickets for the first time, and what to wear, how to behave, and how to enjoy professional theatre-going.

Shakespeare on Theatre

Routledge Press, 2015 “In Shakespeare on Theatre, master acting teacher Robert Cohen brilliantly scrutinizes Shakespeare’s implicit theories of acting, paying close attention to the plays themselves and providing a wealth of fascinating historical evidence. What he finds will surprise scholars and actors alike.” Quotations from each of the six anonymous reviewers of the manuscript, as  …  Read More »

FALLING INTO THEATRE…and finding myself

Fithian Press, 2014 Robert Cohen’s vastly entertaining memoir of his unexpected “fall” into the world of theatre is the story of his sixteen “lucky breaks” that turned him away from an intended career as a lawyer and sent him instead into a life-long adventure as a professional actor, director, producer, playwright, author, scholar, translator, stage  …  Read More »


Richer Resources Publications, 2014. A rollicking farcical comedy, Niccolò Machiavelli’s 1524 play is an important step in theatre history…

Acting Power: the 21st Century Edition

“If you have to/need to read a book about acting, here it is, all of it. Study it, know it.” —Sir Patrick Stewart ‘Robert Cohen’s book, Acting Power, follows the tradition of his other book, Acting One, and has been the veritable bible for acting teachers for the last quarter century.’ – David Krasner, Emerson  …  Read More »