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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...

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...


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,...

The Ingenious Simpleton: Upending Imposed Ideologies through Brief Comic Theatre

by Delia Méndez Montesinos UPA (December 05, 2013)

This book analyzes the role of the theatrical simpleton in the pasos of the sixteenth-century playwright Lupe de Rueda, in Mario Moreno’s character “Cantinflas,” and in the esquirol of the 1960s Actos...

The Battle of the Sexes Russian Style

by Nadezhda Ptushkina Glagoslav Publications B.V. (August 15, 2013)

Nadezhda Ptushkina's plays reflect her keen interest in constructing multidimensional characters that reflect the myriad ways people are affected by today's turbulent world. Often writing strong female roles,...

The Oresteia

by Aeschylus (March 08, 2013)

The Oresteia (-458) by Aeschylus (525bc-456bc) and translated by E.D.A. Morshead is a trilogy of ancient Greek plays including:




This digital edition...

Letters from Backstage

by Michael Kostroff & Jason Alexander Allworth (January 31, 2012)

Ever wonder what it's like to be a real working actor? Wonder no more! Michael Kostroff is here to reveal, in hilarious detail, just what it's like to travel with the road companies of The Producers and Les...

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,...

Playwrights on Playwriting: From Ibsen to Ionesco

by Toby Cole Cooper Square Press (April 03, 2001)

Dramatists from the past 200 years, among them Chekhov, Shaw, O'Neill, and Miller, speak on their dramatic credos and on their specific plays.

Arbitrary and Unnecessary

by Daniel Piper Unbound Digital (November 01, 2018)

He’s been doing this for a while now and promoters keep asking if he has any merch to sell, so here - at long last - is the debut collection from writer, comedian and national poetry slam champion (almost...

Time and The Rose Garden

by Anthony Peake O-Books (January 26, 2018)

J.B. Priestley is considered by many to be an old-fashioned playwright whose work is locked in a pre-war world of provincialism and whose ideas are way past their sell-by date. In Time and the Rose Garden, internationally...

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...

Mexican Transnational Cinema and Literature

by Mariacruz Castro Ricalde, Mauricio Díaz Calderón & James Ramey Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (September 30, 2017)

"It was a great night for Mexico, as usual." Donald Trump's words about Alejandro González Iñárritu on Oscars’ night 2014 were a preview of his now-notorious attitude toward Mexicans: "He´s walking away...

Modernizing Practice Paradigms for New Music

by Jennifer Borkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 22, 2016)

The author examines how new music scores with extended playing techniques call for new practice structures. YouTube access to basic instructional videos and the streaming of sound files allows musicians today...

The Physiognomical Discourse and European Theatre

by Maria-Christina Mur Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 29, 2017)

The discourse on Physiognomy had an important influence and impact on European theatrical culture at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries. The book discusses the debate about...

Literary and cultural forays into the contemporary

by Katarzyna Wieckowska & Grzegorz Koneczniak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 13, 2016)

This book offers a collection of essays in literary and cultural studies. The articles explore a wide range of distinct problems and texts with the aim to question the already known and to interrogate the realms...

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...

Utopian Visions and Revisions

by Artur Blaim Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 16, 2016)

The book focuses on different uses of the concepts of utopia, dystopia, and anti-utopia. The author analyses literature, cinema, and rock music, as well as scientific and legal motifs in utopian fiction. He...

Approaching Transnational America in Performance

by Birgit M. Bauridl & Pia Wiegmink Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 13, 2016)

The volume is uniquely located at the interdisciplinary crossroads of Performance Studies and transnational American Studies. As both a method and an object of study, performance deepens our understanding of...

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...

The Cinema of the Swimming Pool

by Christopher Brown & Pam Hirsch Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 25, 2014)

The swimming pool frequently appears in film not merely as a setting but as a dynamic site where social, political, cultural and aesthetic forces converge. What is it about this space that has so fascinated...

Bernard Shaw in Brazil

by Rosalie Rahal Haddad Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 29, 2016)

In 1927, the first production of Pygmalion was staged in Brazil. At the time, over 65 per cent of the adult Brazilian population was illiterate, which makes it all the more surprising that directors and producers...

Performativity in the Gallery

by Outi Remes, Laura MacCulloch & Marika Leino Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 19, 2013)

This book coincides with an increase in the programming of live art elements in many galleries and museums. Traditional art history has, however, been wary of live art’s interdisciplinarity and its tendency...

(Re)telling Old Stories

by Dominic Glynn Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 30, 2015)

Peter Brook and Ariane Mnouchkine are among the most important directors in recent theatre history.

This book focuses on two of their landmark productions, Mahabharata (1985) and Les Atrides (1992–1994) respectively,...

Cruel Britannia

by Jolene Armstrong Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2014)

Cruel Britannia: Sarah Kane’s Postmodern Traumatics examines four plays by British playwright Sarah Kane (1971–1999), all written between 1995 and 1999 within the context of the «Cool Britannia», or «In-Yer-Face»...

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...

Immigration and Contemporary British Theater

by Victoria Sams Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 22, 2014)

Immigration and Contemporary British Theater: Finding a Home on the Stage analyzes how contemporary British theater has responded to post-war immigration to the United Kingdom through its depictions of home...

Subtitling African American English into French

by Pierre-Alexis Mével Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (July 26, 2017)

In Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, African American character Mookie throws a rubbish bin through the window of the pizzeria he works for, which is owned by an Italian American family. Translators often find...

Translation, Globalization and Younger Audiences

by Michal Borodo Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (August 10, 2017)

Translating for younger audiences is in need of critical investigation, as children’s and teenagers’ literature and media products are being increasingly globalized and glocalized, with translation playing...

All About Almodo?var's Men

by Francisco Uceda & Juan Rey Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 11, 2017)

Pedro Almodóvar is an internationally acclaimed Spanish director. The national and international fascination over Almodóvar’s cinema lies in his ability to reflect the problems of contemporary society, his...

Chaos in Theater

by Anna Grazia Cafaro & Melina Masterson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 24, 2016)

Have you ever prepared a discourse by heart and then found out that, when the moment arrives, surprise and uniqueness of hic et nunc are inevitable? No matter how much you prepare a text, it will need improvisation...

Plays in Time

by Karen Malpede Intellect (October 01, 2017)

This is an anthology of four plays set during seminal events from the late 20th Century to the present: the Bosnian war and rape camps; the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Israel’s 2006 bombardment of...

Kingdoms of Conflict

by Patrick Amaefule & Jacey K Dew Crimson Notebook Publishing (August 31, 2017)

In a world that suddenly turns strange and dangerous Arizod is the only chief instrument of the gods left to guide and protect the people of Dorados, but as the gods stand in great need of help, they will once...


by David P Taylor DCD Publishing (July 06, 2017)

Beyond Hamlet – the life of Ophelia unveiled.


Meet Ophelia. At the opening of this creative new play she is a feisty young girl about to embark on a relationship with young Hamlet. Based partly in the modern...

Stage Writers Handbook: A Complete Business Guide for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Librettists

by Dana Singer Theatre Communications Group (May 01, 1996)

The first comprehensive guide to the business of writing for today's stage.

Food for the Soul

by Alex LaPerchia UPA (December 03, 2014)

Food for the Soul is a work of theology that sheds light on the history of Catholicism while discussing important issues facing the Church and our society today. Through a series of biographical plays, author...

We the Family

by George F. Walker Talonbooks (April 18, 2016)

Canada’s master playwright applies his trademark black humour and incredibly crisp dialogue to the family and multiculturalism. We the Family follows the ripple effects within two culturally and racially divergent...

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,...

Zapolska’s Women

by Teresa Murjas Intellect (January 01, 2009)

This groundbreaking book contains the first English language translations of three plays by Polish playwright, actress and journalist Gabriela Zapolska. They were initially performed in fin-de-siecle, partitioned...

Diasporas of Australian Cinema

by Catherine Simpson, Renata Murawska & Anthony Lambert Intellect (May 14, 2014)

Diasporas of Australian Cinema is the first volume to focus exclusively on diasporic hybridity and cultural diversity in Australian filmmaking over the past century.Topics include post-war documentaries and...

JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) and other plays

by Caridad Svich Intellect (April 01, 2016)

JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) and other plays is a collection of three radically poetic works for live performance by OBIE award–winning playwright Caridad Svich. The playtexts include a lyrical meditation...

My Old Lady: Complete Stage Play and Screenplay with an Essay on Adaptation

by Israël Horovitz Three Rooms Press (March 29, 2016)

Famed playwright Israel Horovitz has written more than 70 produced plays, which have been translated in more than 30 languages worldwide. Along the way, he has also written screenplays for film including Author!...

The Playwright's Guidebook

by Stuart Spencer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 28, 2002)

An accessible, contemporary guide to the art of dramatic writing

During the ten years that Stuart Spencer has taught playwriting, he has struggled to find an effective playwriting handbook for his courses. Although...


by Donna Kaz Skyhorse (November 01, 2016)

An unknown actress on movie star's arm was how she began. An anonymous activist in a rubber gorilla mask is where she wound up.

UN/MASKED: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour follows the surprising twenty-five-year...

Clyde Fitch and the American Theatre: An Olive in the Cocktail

by Kevin Lane Dearinger Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (July 29, 2016)

Clyde Fitch was a major figure in the American theatre, influential in his time and to the playwrights who followed. A collection of Fitch’s letters published in 1924 provided a sanitized record of his life,...

Extravagance and Three Other Plays

by Dacia Maraini & James R. Schwarten John Cabot University Press (June 03, 2015)

This book is a collection of four theatrical works around such themes as distress, exclusion, tragedy, and society’s expectations of women. It is particularly suitable for students of Italian language, gender...

For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again

by Michel Tremblay & Linda Gaboriau Talonbooks (April 22, 2016)

With humour and poignancy, Tremblay offers glimpses of himself and his mother at five different stages of their lives together.

Neil Simon's Memoirs

by Neil Simon Simon & Schuster (November 08, 2016)

The complete memoirs of Neil Simon, the greatest--and most successful--American playwright of all time, the author of such iconic works as Lost in Yonkers, The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, and The Goodbye Girl,...

Le Cid by Pierre Corneille (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries (February 25, 2016)

Unlock the more straightforward side of Le Cid with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

This engaging summary presents an analysis of Le Cid by Pierre Corneille, one of the most famous plays of...

The Trustus Plays: The Hammerstone, Drift, Holy Ghost

by Jon Tuttle Intellect (February 01, 2009)

The Trustus Plays is an intriguing collection of three full-length plays by US playwright Jon Tuttle. The Hammerstone (1994) is an academic comedy about two professors aging gracelessly; Drift (1998) is a dark...