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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...


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 1910-1919: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing Scarecrow Press (December 19, 2013)

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1910 to December 31, 1919. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


The London Stage 1900-1909: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing Scarecrow Press (December 05, 2013)

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1900 to December 31, 1909. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


Historical Dictionary of Russian Theater

by Laurence Senelick Scarecrow Press (March 16, 2007)

Despite constant hindrance from government interference and control, the Russian theater has produced many memorable playwrights, schools of thought, and plays, whose influence can be seen throughout the world....


The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing Scarecrow Press (November 21, 2013)

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1890 to December 31, 1899. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


Blacks in Blackface: A Sourcebook on Early Black Musical Shows

by Henry T. Sampson Scarecrow Press (October 30, 2013)

Published in 1980, Blacks in Blackface was the first and most extensive book up to that time to deal exclusively with every aspect of all-Black musical comedies performed on the stage between 1910 and 1940....


The Commedia dell'Arte of Flaminio Scala: A Translation and Analysis of 30 Scenarios

by Richard Andrews Scarecrow Press (October 17, 2008)

This is a translation with detailed commentary of 30 commedia dell'arte scenarios first published in 1611 by Flaminio Scala. It aims principally to demonstrate the methodology of Italian improvised theater and...


Historical Dictionary of British Theatre: Early Period

by Darryll Grantley Scarecrow Press (October 10, 2013)

This book has over 1,183 entries in the dictionary section, these being mainly on playwrights and plays, but others as well including managers and critics, and also on specific theatres, legislative acts and...


Sherlock Holmes on the Stage: A Chronological Encyclopedia of Plays Featuring the Great Detective

by Amnon Kabatchnik Scarecrow Press (June 10, 2008)

One of the world's most well known fictional characters, Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print in 1887. The detective was featured in four novels and 56 short stories written by his creator, Sir Arthur Conan...


Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater

by Tan Ye Scarecrow Press (June 13, 2008)

The Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater is the first English language dictionary dedicated entirely to Chinese theater. The history of Chinese theater is told through a chronology, an introductory essay,...


The Collected Drama of H. L. Mencken: Plays and Criticism

by S. T. Joshi Scarecrow Press (June 07, 2012)

In The Collected Drama of H. L. Mencken: Plays and Criticism, S. T. Joshi has assembled for the first time Mencken’s dramatic works, comprising six one-act plays and the lengthy three-act play Heliogabalus....


Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater

by Jan Sjåvik Scarecrow Press (April 19, 2006)

The literature of Scandinavia is amazingly rich and varied, consisting of the works produced by the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, and stretching from the ancient Norse Sagas to the...


Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

by Samuel L. Leiter Scarecrow Press (January 16, 2006)

The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre covers all four genres (nT, kyTgen, bunraku, and kabuki), providing information on nearly every aspect, including actors, theatres, companies, history,...


Tragedy in the Age of Oprah: Essays on Five Great Plays

by Louis Fantasia Scarecrow Press (December 21, 2012)

In Tragedy in the Age of Oprah: Essays on Five Great Plays, Louis Fantasia provides a provocative examination of the relationship between popular culture and classical tragedy. Making a persuasive argument for...


Musicals!: Directing School and Community Theatre

by Robert M. Boland & Paul M. Argentini Scarecrow Press (September 04, 1997)

An illustrated sourcebook for total theatre training, emphasizing the director's role in the three main building blocks for mounting a performance: preparation, production, and performance. Boland and Argentini...


Historical Dictionary of African American Theater

by Anthony D. Hill & Douglas Q. Barnett Scarecrow Press (December 04, 2008)

The Historical Dictionary of African American Theater celebrates nearly 200 years of black theater in the United States, identifying representative African American theater-producing organizations and chronicling...


Theories of the Avant-Garde Theatre: A Casebook from Kleist to Camus

by Bert Cardullo Scarecrow Press (October 26, 2012)

In this collection of essays by avant-garde theatre’s most creative practitioners—directors, playwrights, performers, and designers—these writings provide direct access to the thinking behind much of the...


Living History Museums: Undoing History through Performance

by Scott Magelssen Scarecrow Press (February 01, 2007)

Living History Museums: Undoing History Through Performance examines the performance techniques of Living History Museums, cultural institutions that merge historical exhibits with costumed live performance....


Movement: From Person to Actor to Character

by Theresa Mitchell Scarecrow Press (February 19, 1998)

This guide for actors concisely collects many common movement principles such as use of breath, alignment, relaxation, imagery, and surroundings.


Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection

by Amnon Kabatchnik Scarecrow Press (September 28, 2012)

Discussing more than 80 full-length plays, this volume provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection produced between 1975 and 2000. Each entry includes a plot...


The Broadway Musical: A Critical and Musical Survey

by Joseph P. Swain Scarecrow Press (November 19, 2002)

This new edition of Swain's classic award-winning text reveals how a musical drama achieves plot movement, character development and conflict through strategic placement of music in twenty impressive productions....


Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections: An Author and Title Index to Plays Appearing in Collections Published since 1900

by Denise L. Montgomery Scarecrow Press (August 11, 2011)

Representing the largest expansion between editions, this updated volume of Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections is the standard location tool for full-length plays published in collections and anthologies...


Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater

by Wenying Xu Scarecrow Press (April 12, 2012)

Asian American literature is one of the most recent forms of ethnic literature and is already becoming one of the most prominent, given the large number of writers, the growing ethnic population from the region,...


Historical Dictionary of French Theater

by Edward Forman Scarecrow Press (April 27, 2010)

The Historical Dictionary of French Theater relates the history of the French theater through a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, trends, genres,...