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The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...


Children's Theater: A Paradigm, Primer, and Resource

by Kelly Eggers & Walter Eggers Scarecrow Press (April 09, 2010)

This book introduces readers to the world of children's theater by highlighting one specific model, The Oyster River Players, a small children's theater company in New Hampshire. By exploring the history and...


The London Stage 1890-1959: Accumulated Indexes

by J. P. Wearing Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

This volume combines all the individual indexes—title, genre, theatre, and general—found in the seven volumes of The London Stage: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel (2nd edition) covering...


Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660-1830

by Elaine M. McGirr, Laura Engel, Ellen Malenas Ledoux & Judith Hawley et al. Bucknell University Press (October 31, 2014)

Stage Mothers expands the discussion of eighteenth-century women’s social and dramatic roles by demonstrating the complicated, contradictory, and celebratory faces of maternity on stage and on the page. This...


The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

by Whitney Crothers Dilley WallFlower Press (December 23, 2014)

Through suggestive readings of gender and identity, this book explores the international appeal of an acclaimed contemporary director. The author has revised the book’s introduction to reflect Ang Lee’s...


The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...


The Actor and the Alexander Technique

by Kelly McEvenue & Patsy Rodenburg St. Martin's Press (December 02, 2014)

F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors,...


Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

by Samuel L. Leiter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

This updated edition adds well over 200 plot summaries representing each theatrical form in addition to:

  • a chronology;
  • introductory essay;
  • appendixes;
  • an extensive bibliography;
  • over 1500 cross-referenced entries...


The Light in the Piazza

by Craig Lucas & Adam Guettel Theatre Communications Group (October 01, 2014)

A bittersweet new Broadway musical by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel.


Marionettes at Home

by C. S. Forester Bloomsbury Publishing (July 02, 2013)

Inspired by a marionette show he saw, C.S. Forester, a novelist and theatre lover, decided to create his own puppet theatre at home. In Marionettes at Home, first published in 1936, he shares his experience...


The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia

by Lynnea Chapman King Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

This encyclopedia focuses on all aspects of the Coen Brothers’ work—from writing and directing Blood Simple (1983) to their involvement in the forthcoming television series, Fargo. This extensive reference...


The Long Christmas Ride Home

by Paula Vogel Theatre Communications Group (October 01, 2004)

Pulitzer-Prize winning author of How I Learned to Drive's newest play.


Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater: 1930-2010

by James Fisher Scarecrow Press (June 01, 2011)

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater presents the plays and personages, movements and institutions, and cultural developments of the American stage from 1930 to 2010, a period of vast and almost...


The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2014)

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1959. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


Hitchcock's Stars: Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood Studio System

by Lesley L. Coffin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

After making a name for himself in his native England, Alfred Hitchcock was drawn to the U.S. in 1939, where he had unprecedented access to all of the riches the Hollywood studios had to offer. From set designers...


The Philosophy of Pornography: Contemporary Perspectives

by Lindsay Coleman & Jacob M. Held Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2014)

Even as it skirts mainstream contemporary culture, pornography remains a social taboo; there still exist strong biases both in favor and against it. With chapters addressing imagination, gender, power relationships,...


Cosby

by Mark Whitaker Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2014)

The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun...


The Assignment

by Dan Gordon St. Martin's Press (September 23, 2014)

The Assignment by Dan Gordon

Carlos the Jackal is a terrorist without rules, without a conscience, without a heart. And no intelligence agency in the free world has been able to stop him. CIA agent Jack Shaw...


The Gardener's Son

by Cormac Mccarthy Ecco (December 09, 2014)

The screenplay for McCarthy's classic film, bearing in full measure his gift—the ability to fit complex and universal emotions into ordinary lives and still preserve all of their power and significance

In the...


How to Run a Successful House Show Venue

by Roy Silverstein FastPencil.com (March 09, 2011)

Have you ever thought about hosting a concert at your house? If it's something you plan on making a habit of, How to Run a Successful House Show Venue is the book for you. Filled with the do's and dont's, hints,...


Between Us Girls :  Everything You Need To Know Before You Drop Your Panties

by Alessandra Cifali Basher Alessandra Basher (August 01, 2014)

A play that sheds a fun but informative light on the serious topics of teenage sex and sexually-transmitted infections. Five 16-year-old girls discuss virginity, the differences between boys and girls, masturbation,...


Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatre

by Robert J. Andreach UPA (July 16, 2014)

This book examines plays by contemporary playwrights and compares them alongside the works of Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Andreach argues that tragedy is not only present in contemporary...


Contemporary American Monologues for Men

by Todd London Theatre Communications Group (October 25, 2012)

Audition monologues from recent works by American playwrights.


Blood on the Stage, 1925-1950: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection

by Amnon Kabatchnik Scarecrow Press (November 02, 2009)

In this volume, Amnon Kabatchnik provides an overview of more than 150 important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection between 1925 and 1950. Each entry includes a plot synopsis, production data,...


The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

This book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the 1950s, perhaps the greatest decade for musicals—including South Pacific, The King and I, My Fair Lady, Pajama Game, Damn...


Len Jenkin's Theatre: Wonder and Heart

by Robert J. Andreach UPA (December 22, 2010)

Early in his career, Len Jenkin identified two qualities that theatre should have: wonder and heart. Imagination creates wonder by transforming nature to suggest more than nature. Love engages the heart on the...


Blood on the Stage, 1950-1975: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection

by Amnon Kabatchnik Scarecrow Press (April 14, 2011)

Discussing more than 120 full-length plays, this volume provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection produced between 1950 and 1975.


Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D.: Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem

by Amnon Kabatchnik Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 06, 2014)

This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 480 B.C. and 1600. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue),...


The London Stage 1930-1939: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2014)

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1930 to December 31, 1939. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


The Manifestos and Essays

by Richard Foreman Theatre Communications Group (November 25, 2013)

The thoughts and work of the legendary avant-garde director.


So You Want to Sing Music Theater: A Guide for Professionals

by Karen Hall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 02, 2014)

In So You Want to Sing Music Theater: A Guide for Professionals, singer and scholar Karen S. Hall fills an important gap in the instructional literature for those who sing or teach singing to those seeking their...


100 (monologues)

by Eric Bogosian Theatre Communications Group (May 05, 2014)

Complete and collected monologues by legendary playwright and performer Eric Bogosian.


Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers

by William Ferrara & Martha Ferrara Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 08, 2014)

In Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers, opera director William Ferrara offers the perfect resource for the dramatic preparation of opera scenes for directors and student...


Hernani

by John J. Janc UPA (April 23, 2014)

This is a critical edition, or “édition critique,” of Victor Hugo’s play Hernani. Following the play, there are literary, historical, linguistic and critical notes, indexes of all words and proper names,...


Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

by Keith M. Booker Scarecrow Press (March 17, 2011)

The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is...


The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

The book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the seminal decade of the 1960s, a decade which encompassed traditional musicals (such as Hello, Dolly!) as well as iconoclastic...


The Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz: From Godspell to Wicked and Beyond

by Paul R. Laird Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

This book is a detailed consideration of the various projects composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz has worked on throughout his career. Paul R. Laird discusses in length Schwartz’s major shows, including Godspell,...


A Life in Storytelling: Anecdotes, Stories to Tell, Stories with Movement and Dance, Suggestions for Educators

by Binnie Tate Wilkin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 25, 2014)

A Life in Storytelling contains the reflections and lessons from one of the most noted storytellers of our times. The sections of the book are designed to provide background material for the art and craft of...


Pixar's Boy Stories: Masculinity in a Postmodern Age

by Shannon R. Wooden & Ken Gillam Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 27, 2014)

This volume examines films produced by Pixar Animation Studios between 1995 and 2013, exploring how boys become men and how men measure up in films from Toy Story to Monsters University. Offering counterintuitive...


The London Stage 1920-1929: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 27, 2014)

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1920 to December 31, 1929. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


Lulu on the Bridge

by Paul Auster Henry Holt and Co. (April 29, 2014)

The insider's guide and perfect companion to the film starring Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino, and Vanessa Redgrave.

Stunning and surreal, Lulu on the Bridge is a romantic mystery with a lot on its mind. It is the...


The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Drama

by Xiaomei Chen Columbia University Press (March 11, 2014)

This condensed anthology reproduces close to a dozen plays from Xiaomei Chen’s well-received original collection, along with her critical introduction to the historical, cultural, and aesthetic evolution of...


A View from A Broad

by Bette Midler Simon & Schuster (April 01, 2014)

Bette Midler, also known as Divine Miss M—the indomitable and incomparable singer, actor, and musical theater extraordinaire, with a career spanning almost half a century—revisits her classic memoir, now...


Steven Spielberg and Duel: The Making of a Film Career

by Steven Awalt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 14, 2014)

This is an account of Steven Spielberg’s first stand-alone film, Duel, a made for TV movie that first aired in 1971. This book chronicles the film’s history, from the original short story by acclaimed writer...


The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

by Chris Holmlund WallFlower Press (April 14, 2014)

Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities – as actor, writer, producer,...


Downton Abbey Script Book Season 3

by Julian Fellowes William Morrow Paperbacks (December 29, 2015)

Engross yourself in Julian Fellowes’ multi-award winning drama with the full script of Season Three, which includes previously unseen dialogue and drama as well as two 8-page color photo inserts.

Downton Abbey...


Life in Motion

by Misty Copeland Touchstone (March 04, 2014)

Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history-making ballerina.

In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American...


Everything I Ever Needed to Know About _____* I Learned from Monty Python

by Brian Cogan, Ph.D. & Jeff Massey, Ph.D. St. Martin's Press (March 18, 2014)

A comprehensive and hilarious guide to understanding the many Monty Python jokes and allusions

Throughout their five seasons on British television (and well into the troop's movie sequels and assorted solo projects),...


Two Gentlemen of Lebowski

by Adam Bertocci Simon & Schuster (October 26, 2010)

What if…William Shakespeare had written The Big Lebowski?

The Dude has met the Bard—and he doth abide.

Join “The Knave” and Sir Walter on a wild tale of mistaken identity, kidnapping, bowling, and a rug...


For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf

by Ntozake Shange Scribner (November 02, 2010)

From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award–winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when...