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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 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...


Great Producers

by Iris Dorbian Allworth (February 23, 2010)

Up close and personal with Broadway's brightest lights of the past, present, and future.

* Firsthand accounts, rare interviews, backstage anecdotes

* Insider ideas from Disney, Jujamcyn, Mackintosh, Weissler,...


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 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,...


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...


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.


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,...


The Queen's Dumbshows: John Lydgate and the Making of Early Theater

by Claire Sponsler University of Pennsylvania Press (March 10, 2014)

The Queen's Dumbshows explores the importance of John Lydgate's mummings and entertainments for literary and theatrical history, rethinking what constitutes "drama" in late medieval England and what role it...


My TWP Plays: A Collection Including Ten Lost Years

by Jack Winter & Bruce Barton Talonbooks (January 20, 2014)

The first anthology of plays by one of the central figures of Toronto's left-wing theater collective TWP.


World Drama, Volume 1: 26 Unabridged Plays

by Barrett H. Clark Dover Publications (January 31, 2013)

Volume 1 of this two-volume set contains 26 plays including Aeschylus "Prometheus Bound"; Sophocles "Antigone"; Seneca "Medea"; Marlowe, "Dr. Faustus"; Heywood, "A Woman Killed with Kindness"; Johnson, "Every...


Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West

by Isabelle S. Sayers Dover Publications (May 29, 2012)

Wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of Annie Oakley. More than 100 rare photographs, posters, handbills, and other memorabilia.


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,...


Giorgio Strehler Directs Carlo Goldoni

by Scott Malia Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

Giorgio Strehler Directs Carlo Goldoni explores the relationship between directorial aesthetic and the dramatic canon. Scott Malia examines how director Giorgio Stehler established his own reputation while bolstering...


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,...


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...


Theatre of the Oppressed

by Augusto Boal & Charles A. McBride Theatre Communications Group (October 15, 2013)

The innovative Brazilian playwright, director and international lecturer explicates Aristotle's poetics and the philosophies of Machiavelli, Hegel and Brecht to determine the extent to which their chief components--imitation,...


Cousins: A Memoir

by Athol Fugard Theatre Communications Group (October 15, 2013)

A remarkable memoir of the author's coming of age as a writer.


An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art

by Todd London Theatre Communications Group (September 23, 2013)

An inspiring collection of the dreams and visions of the founders of the American theatre movement.


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...


Shakespeare and the Spanish Comedia: Translation, Interpretation, Performance: Essays in Honor of Susan L. Fischer

by Barbara Mujica Bucknell University Press (October 03, 2013)

Shakespeare and the Spanish Comedia examines masterpieces of early modern English and Spanish theater with attention to issues of transculturation, translation, interpretation and performance. This collection...


Cruelty and Desire in the Modern Theater: Antonin Artaud, Sarah Kane, and Samuel Beckett

by Laurens De Vos Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (April 18, 2011)

Departing from a refreshing look at the ideas of Antonin Artaud, this book provides a thorough analysis of how both Sarah Kane and Samuel Beckett are indebted to his legacy. In juxtaposing these playwrights,...


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...


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....


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...


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...


The Theatre of Revolt: An Approach to Modern Drama

by Robert Brustein Ivan R. Dee (February 01, 1991)

Focusing on Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Brecht, Pirandello, O'Neill, and Genet, Mr. Brustein uncovers the roots of the modern theatre in the soil of the rebellion they cultivated. "One of the standard...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances

by John C. Greene Lehigh University Press (December 01, 2011)

This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin’s theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan’s...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances

by John C. Greene Lehigh University Press (December 01, 2011)

This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin’s theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan’s...


Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The Impresario in Political and Cultural Context

by Jack DeRochi & Daniel Ennis Bucknell University Press (November 29, 2012)

This collection reinvigorates Sheridan studies by presenting his spectacular life and extraordinary works in the intricate political, social, and cultural context of Georgian London. The author of The Rivals,...


Historic Theaters of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley

by Sean T. Posey The History Press (August 21, 2017)

Historic Theaters of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley traces the evolution of modern cinema through the rich local history of the Mahoning Valley.

From the days of the gaslit opera houses through the era of...


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....


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,...


A Mad Love

by Vivien Schweitzer Basic Books (September 17, 2018)

A lively introduction to opera, from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century

There are few art forms as visceral and emotional as opera -- and few that are as daunting for newcomers. A Mad Love offers a...


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...


Playing to the Gods

by Peter Rader & Amanda Carlin Simon & Schuster Audio (August 21, 2018)

The riveting story of the rivalry between the two most renowned actresses of the nineteenth century: legendary Sarah Bernhardt, whose eccentricity on and off the stage made her the original diva, and mystical...


Fosse

by Sam Wasson & Jim Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (November 05, 2013)

We see Bob Fosse's legacy everywhere--from Broadway to "BillyJean" to Beyoncé's moves in the "Single Ladies" video. Yet in spite of Fosse'sdeep cultural significance, no biography has ever brought him fully...


Razzle Dazzle

by Michael Riedel & Peter Berkrot Blackstone Publishing (October 06, 2015)

Razzle Dazzle is a provocative, no-holds-barred narrative account of the people, money, and power that reinvented an iconic quarter of New York City, turning its gritty back alleys and sex shops into the glitzy,...


The Eating of the Gods

by Jan Kott, Stefan Rudnicki, Edward J. Czerwinski & Bolesław Taborski et al. Skyboat Media (March 03, 2015)

In The Eating of theGods the distinguished Polish critic Jan Kott reexamines Greek tragedy fromthe modern perspective. As in his earlier acclaimed Shakespeare, OurContemporary, Kottprovides startling insights...


Shakespeare, Our Contemporary

by Jan Kott, Stefan Rudnicki, Cassandra de Cuir & Claire Bloom Skyboat Media (December 16, 2014)

Shakespeare, Our Contemporary is aprovocative, original study of the major plays of Shakespeare. More than that, itis one of the few critical works to have strongly influenced theatricalproductions.

Peter Brook...


A Mad Love

by Vivien Schweitzer & Lisa Flanagan Basic Books (September 18, 2018)

A lively introduction to opera, from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century

There are few art forms as visceral and emotional as opera--and few that are as daunting for newcomers. A Mad Love offers a spirited...


Shakespeare and Realism

by Josy Miller, Peter Lichtenfels, Sam Kolodezh & Bryan Reynolds et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (October 15, 2018)

This collection of essays examines the works of the most famous writer of plays in the English language within the most culturally pervasive genre in which they are performed. Though Realist productions of Shakespeare...


And the Shark, He Has Teeth

by Ernst Josef Aufricht, Benjamin Bloch & Marc Silberman Camden House (September 15, 2018)

This is the first English translation of the memoirs of the great German-Jewish theater producer Ernst Josef Aufricht (in German 1966, rpt. 1998). The title alludes to Brecht and Weill's ThreepennyOpera, the...


Till the Boys Come Home

by Roger Foss The History Press (October 01, 2018)

Ever since the signing of the Armistice in 1918, theatre has played an important part in reflecting the experience of the ‘war to end all wars’. But on the Home Front, what role did those involved with British...


Kantor, The Dead Class

by Marie-Thérèse Vido-Rzewuska, Jacquie Bablet & Clarisse Bardiot Éditions Subjectile (December 15, 2017)

A major work, The Dead Class by Tadeusz Kantor was first performed in Kraków in 1975. It is considered one of the most innovative and influential works of twentieth-century theatre. On stage, Kantor directs...