Featured Books

Acting Professionally – 8th Edition

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

The Misanthrope

By Molière, translated and directed by Robert Cohen A rhyming translation set in the play’s time (1666) but with a contemporary energy; staged at the Trinity University and the University of California, Irvine, and published (January 2009) by Eldridge Publishing, which authorizes all amateur production rights. Review Excerpts “Cohen has directed a refreshing, lunatic production,  …  Read More »

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 »

The Bourgeois Gentleman

1996 Encore Press edition Translation published by, and rights available from Encore Performance Publishing. Production directed at UC Irvine, 1986. Review excerpts “A real triumph… one’s biggest complaint is that the show couldn’t run longer,” —Irvine World News “Moliere’s great comedy has been translated and adapted by Robert Cohen in a way that preserves the  …  Read More »

Acting One/Acting Two

This fifth edition of Cohen’s first and second acting books – now combined – was acknowledged in two unrelated 20th century college dissertations as the best-selling acting textbook in America…

Acting in Shakespeare

This newly revised and expanded second edition of Cohen’s distinguished work on Shakespearean acting (2005) is available in an inexpensive paperback with Smith and Kraus. Review Excerpts “Cohen’s analyses… are perceptive and well articulated… [showing] actors that [Shakespearean] language is not merely decorative, but something that grows out of a psychological urgency… . By book’s  …  Read More »