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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...

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...

Mis-directing the Play: An Argument Against Contemporary Theatre

by Terry McCabe Ivan R. Dee (December 16, 2008)

Arguing for a radical reorganization of the stage director's view of his role, Terry McCabe challenges the notion that a play is the director's vehicle for self-expression. The idea of the director as centerpiece...

Stage Managing and Theatre Etiquette: A Basic Guide

by Linda Apperson Ivan R. Dee (September 01, 1998)

Here is a practical introduction to one of the most complex jobs in theatre. Linda Apperson clearly and concisely leads the reader through the procedures and responsibilities of stage management, from auditions...

Digital Technical Theater Simplified

by Drew Campbell Allworth (September 13, 2011)

The theater is in the midst of a digital revolution! This book provides readers with an easy-to-understand overview of the digital technology currently available for the stage. In clear language, Digital Technical...

Labyrinth 2: Plays by Don Nigro: 2001-2011

by Jim McGhee UPA (December 14, 2012)

This book provides a summary of the action of each script, characters required, costume, set, lighting, and sound requirements of the plays Don Nigro has written over the past ten years. Accounts of plays written...

The Director's Voice, Vol. 2

by Jason Loewith Theatre Communications Group (November 20, 2012)

Interviews with leading stage directors working in the American theater.

Jack Be Nimble

by Jack O'Brien Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 17, 2013)

A warm, witty tell-all and history of American regional theater, from one of our best-loved directors

For Jack O'Brien, there's nothing like a first encounter with a great performer, nothing like the sound of...

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...

Running Theaters

by Duncan M. Webb Allworth (February 14, 2012)

Advice culled from interviews with more than 100 experts in the field

The best practices that consistently lead to successful theater operation are now revealed in this comprehensive resource. Culled from surveys...

Shakespeare's Ear

by Tim Rayborn Skyhorse (August 22, 2017)

Shakespeare's Ear presents dark and sometimes funny pieces of fact and folklore that bedevil the mostly unknown history of theater. All manner of skullduggery, from revenge to murder, from affairs to persecution,...

I Lie for Money

by Steve Spill Skyhorse (May 12, 2015)

In this funny, irreverent, unique, eccentric memoir, magician Steve Spill reveals how he managed to survive decades inside a rarely profitable, sometimes maddening, but often deliciously rewarding offbeat showbiz...

Digital Technical Theater Simplified

by Drew Campbell Allworth (September 13, 2011)

The theater is in the midst of a digital revolution! This book provides readers with an easy-to-understand overview of the digital technology currently available for the stage. In clear language, Digital Technical...

The Health & Safety Guide for Film, TV & Theater, Second Edition

by Monona Rossol Allworth (August 30, 2011)

This second edition has been expanded and updated to address new hazards, unique health and safety problems, and particular regulations that threaten anyone working in the entertainment industries today. Artists'...

The Essentials of Theater

by Lisa Mulcahy Allworth (September 04, 2018)

An Introduction to the World of Theater

A friendly and practical guide to the stage, The Essentials of Theater will prepare actors and crew for their next show. Perfect for college students in theater programs,...

All Quiet on the West End Front

by William Rycroft Unbound Digital (September 18, 2018)

War Horse is the most successful show in the National Theatre’s history. After two seasons at the NT it transferred to London’s West End and it was here that William Rycroft joined the company for what he...

The Stage Producer's Business and Legal Guide (Second Edition)

by Charles Grippo Allworth (April 02, 2019)

Expert, Practical Advice for Everyone in Show Business

Now updated and expanded, this second edition of The Stage Producer’s Business and Legal Guide is the ultimate survival kit for anyone presenting live...

Stage Management

by Diane Norburn Crowood (July 23, 2018)

Working at the heart of theatre production, the stage management department is responsible for the smooth running of the show from day one of rehearsals to final curtain on the last performance. Stage Management...

Performing Trauma in Central Africa

by Laura Edmondson Indiana University Press (March 26, 2018)

What are the stakes of performance in a time of war? How is artistic expression prone to manipulation by the state and international humanitarian organizations? From the standpoint of empire, Laura Edmondson...

Telling the Truth

by Robin Belfield Nick Hern Books (February 02, 2018)

A practical guide to creating and producing verbatim theatre, by an experienced theatre-maker and practitioner.

Verbatim theatre is fashioned from words actually spoken by real people in real situations, and...

Directing for the Stage

by Richard Williams Crowood (February 18, 2018)

What is the role of a Director? Tyrannical dictator or creative persuader? Why does the audience matter when interpreting a play? How do you get the best out of actors and what do they expect from you? Directing...

Everybody's Got A Story!

by Tracie A Bonnick Tracie A. Bonnick (November 29, 2017)


Do you want to become a “PlaywrightPreneur”? That’s what Tracie Bonnick calls a person who wants to write, direct, or produce their very own original theatre production.

In Everybody’s...

The Second Birth of Theatre

by Miroslaw Kocur Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 11, 2017)

This book presents a new approach to early English theatre by exposing a genuine relationship between monastic performances and theatricality. It argues that modern theatre was reinvented in Anglo-Saxon monasteries...

Dancer – Researcher – Performer: A Learning Process

by Graziela Rodrigues Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 09, 2017)

The author presents the method of research and creation in dance and theater in Brazil, called Bailarino-Pesquisador-Intérprete (Dancer-Researcher-Performer, BPI), which was created by the author herself. Through...

Talking Shakespeare

by Louis Fantasia Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 28, 2017)

Talking Shakespeare is a collection of essays on Shakespeare’s plays and politics and their impact in the world today. Originally given as provocative talks on Shakespeare at some of the most prestigious...

Casework in K–6 Writing Instruction

by Jenifer Jasinski Schneider Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 01, 2014)

Casework in K–6 Writing Instruction is a collection of teaching cases that feature real teachers, real students, and real examples of K–6 writing instruction. Using student/teacher dialogue and reader-friendly...

Stage Lighting Design

by Neil Fraser Crowood (February 19, 2018)

Stage Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to technical theatre, tracing the evolution of lighting design from ancient drama to contemporary performance. Neil Fraser covers everything that today's...

Fundamentals of Theatrical Design

by Karen Brewster & Melissa Shafer Allworth (July 27, 2011)

Veteran theater designers Karen Brewster and Melissa Shafer have consulted with a broad range of seasoned theater industry professionals to provide an exhaustive guide full of sound advice and insight. With...

Technical Theater for Nontechnical People

by Drew Campbell Allworth (November 22, 2016)

Technical Theater for Nontechnical People helps actors, directors, stage managers, producers, and event planners understand every aspect of technical theaterfrom scenery, lighting, and sound to props, costumes,...

Creating Worlds: How to Make Immersive Theatre

by Jason Warren Nick Hern Books (May 20, 2017)

A practical guide to creating successful immersive theatre productions, by an experienced theatre-maker and practitioner.

Placing the audience at the heart of a production - not as passive bystanders...

The Director's Voice: Twenty-One Interviews

by Arthur Bartow Theatre Communications Group (January 01, 1993)

Foremost stage directors describe their working process: JoAnne Akalaitis, Arvin Brown, René Buch, Martha Clarke, Gordon Davidson, Robert Falls, Zelda Fichandler, Richard Foreman, Adrian Hall, John Hirsch,...

The American Theatre Reader

by Staff of American Theatre Magazine Theatre Communications Group (May 01, 2009)

In celebration of American Theatre’s twenty-fifth anniversary, the editors of the nation’s leading theater magazine have chosen their best essays and interviews to provide an intimate look at the people,...

Audience Revolution: Dispatches from the Field

by Caridad Svich, Alison Carey & Bill Rauch Theatre Communications Group (July 04, 2016)

A collection of thoughtful and provocative reflections on how theatre practitioners think about and engage with audiences, as well as define and explore sites for performance. Through shared experience and ritual,...

Theatre for Children in Hospital: The Gift of Compassion

by Persephone Sextou Intellect (September 08, 2016)

Recent decades have seen a new appreciation develop for Applied Theatre and the role of art in arts-based activities in healthcare. This book looks specifically at the place of theatre for children who are hospitalized,...

Japanese Theatre in Highlight

by Earle Ernst, Francis Haar & Faubion Bowers Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1952)

Words cannot explain to an outsider the sight and feel of the Japanese stage. And definitions and descriptions do not convey an exact image to people brought up on a concept of the theatre that differs so greatly...

Dramatic Events

by Richard Hahlo & Peter Reynolds St. Martin's Press (December 15, 2014)

Using the experience of authors Richard Hahlo and Peter Reynolds in a variety of educational, business and theater settings, Dramatic Events: How to Run a Workshop for Theater, Education or Business investigates...

The Perfect Stage Crew

by John Kaluta Allworth (June 21, 2016)

Here is a must-have book for anyone producing a stage show without a Broadway-sized budget. Written by a technical theater veteran, The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions...

Noel, Tallulah, Cole, and Me: A Memoir of Broadway's Golden Age

by John C. Wilson, Thomas S. Hischak & Jack Macauley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 22, 2015)

This is a memoir by John C. Wilson, a key figure of Broadway during the 1940s and ‘50s. Wilson died in 1961, three years after penning his autobiography. This newly discovered memoir stretches from Wilson’s...

Theater Geek

by Mickey Rapkin Free Press (June 01, 2010)

What do Natalie Portman, Robert Downey, Jr., Zach Braff, and Mandy Moore have in common? Before they were stars, they were campers at Stagedoor Manor, the premier summer theater camp for children and teenagers....

The Production Notebooks, Volume 2: Theatre in Process

by Mark Bly Theatre Communications Group (July 15, 2015)

Catalogs and describes the creative process.

Innovation in Five Acts: Strategies for Theatre and Performance

by Caridad Svich Theatre Communications Group (July 20, 2015)

An informative new collection of essays packed with insight into the minds of today's theater makers.

The Production Notebooks: Theatre in Process, Volume One

by Mark Bly Theatre Communications Group (July 15, 2015)

The first book of its kind, offerring an inside view of theatre today from the literary manager's point of view.

The Business of Broadway

by Mitch Weiss & Perri Gaffney Allworth (July 14, 2015)

New York's Broadway theatre scene has long been viewed as the top of the heap" in the world theatre community. Taking lessons from the very best, this innovative guide delves into the business side of the renowned...

An Actor's Companion: Tools for the Working Actor

by Seth Barrish & Anne Hathaway Theatre Communications Group (May 25, 2015)

An acting guide by award-winning director Seth Barrish.

Theater for Beginners

by Richard Maxwell Theatre Communications Group (September 15, 2014)

A unique meditation on the art and practice of theater, from one of its most original thinkers and practitioners.