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- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99
While the Three Stooges were the longest active and most productive comedy team in Hollywood, their artistic height coincided with the years Curly was with them, and this is his definitive biography. From 1932 to 1946 Curly was the zaniest of the Stooges, becoming famous for his high-pitched voice, his ?nyuk-nyuk-nyuk? and ?why, soitenly,? and his... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00
Pola Negri (1897--1987) rose from an impoverished childhood in Warsaw, Poland, to become one of early Hollywood's greatest stars. After tuberculosis ended her career as a ballerina in 1912, she turned to acting and worked under legendary directors Max Reinhardt and Ernst Lubitsch in Germany. Negri preceded Lubitsch to Hollywood, where she quickly... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95
Nothing reflects the beauty of life as much as Japanese theater. It is here that reality is held suspended and emptiness can fill the mind through words, music, dance, and mysticism. A.L. Sadler translates the mysteries of Noh, Kyogen, and Kabuki in his groundbreaking book, Japanese Plays. A seminal classic, it provides a cross section of Japanese... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Reflecting the myriad options available to London audiences at the turn of the eighteenth century, this volume offers readers a portrait of the interrelated music, drama and dance productions that characterized this rich period. By bringing together work by scholars in different fields, this cross-disciplinary collection illuminates the interconnecting... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 50.95
An exploration of what lies at the heart of contemporary theatre. Written by the artistic director of Forced Entertainment, it investigates the process of devising performance, theatre's interdisciplinary role, and the city's influence. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95
A Sourcebook on African-American Performance is the first volume to consider African-American performance between and beyond the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and the New Black Renaissance of the 1990s. As with all titles in the Worlds of Performance series, the Sourcebook consists of classic texts as well as newly commissioned pieces by notable... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 19.95
The Routledge Guide to Broadway is the second title in our new student reference series. It will introduce the student to the Broadway theater, focusing on key performers, writers, directors, plays, and musicals, along with the theaters themselves, key awards, and the folklore of Broadway. Broadway is the center of American theater, where all the great... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
Free for All is an irresistible behind-the-scenes look at one of America?s most beloved and important cultural institutions. Under the inspired leadership of founder Joseph Papp, the Public Theater and the New York Shakespeare Festival brought revolutionary performances to the public for decades. This compulsively readable history of those years?much... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 12.99
Sir John Gielgud's career as an actor was perhaps the most distinguished of any of his generation, and, in a lifetime that spanned almost a century, he appeared in hundreds of theatrical productions and films, receiving virtually every honor given, including an Academy Award. Now, in this wonderfully insightful biography, fully authorized and written... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 70.00
How are masculinities enacted in Australian theatre? How do Australian playwrights depict masculinities in the present and the past, in the bush and on the beach, in the city and in the suburbs? How do Australian plays dramatise gender issues like father-son relations, romance and intimacy, violence and bullying, mateship and homosexuality, race relations... more...