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  • The History of Southern Dramaby Charles S. Watson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Mention southern drama at a cocktail party or in an American literature survey, and you may hear cries for "Stella!" or laments for "gentleman callers." Yet southern drama depends on much more than a menagerie of highly strung spinsters and steel magnolias. Charles Watson explores this field from its eighteenth- and nineteenth-century roots through... more...

  • American Vaudeville as Ritualby Jr. Albert F. McLean

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    This study affords an entirely new view of the nature of modern popular entertainment. American vaudeville is here regarded as the carefully elaborated ritual serving the different and paradoxical myth of the new urban folk. It demonstrates that the compulsive myth-making faculty in man is not limited to primitive ethnic groups or to serious art,... more...

  • The Theatre in Early Kentuckyby Jr. West T. Hill

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    This comprehensive study shows that the stage was active in Kentucky long before the first professional troupe toured in 1815. During the period covered, 1790--1820, Lexington, Frankfort, and Louisville became the major theatrical centers in the West. Performances on Kentucky stages far outnumbered those in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Nashville,... more...

  • A Teacher's Guide to Our Townby Thornton Wilder; Amy Jurskis

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 0.00

    For teachers We know that the Common Core State Standards are encouraging you to reevaluate the books that you assign to your students. To help you decide which books are right for your classroom, each free ebook in this series contains a Common Core?aligned teaching guide and a sample chapter. This free teaching guide for Our Town by Thornton... more...

  • A Teacher's Guide to Our Townby Thornton Wilder; Amy Jurskis

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    For teachers We know that the Common Core State Standards are encouraging you to reevaluate the books that you assign to your students. To help you decide which books are right for your classroom, each free ebook in this series contains a Common Core?aligned teaching guide and a sample chapter. This free teaching guide for Our Town by Thornton... more...

  • A Teacher's Guide to Our Townby Thornton Wilder; Amy Jurskis

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 0.00

    For teachers We know that the Common Core State Standards are encouraging you to reevaluate the books that you assign to your students. To help you decide which books are right for your classroom, each free ebook in this series contains a Common Core?aligned teaching guide and a sample chapter. This free teaching guide for Our Town by Thornton... more...

  • Fires in the Mirrorby Anna Deavere Smith; Cornel West

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 11.99

    Derived from interviews with a wide range of  people who experienced or observed New York's 1991  Crown Heights racial riots, Fires In The  Mirror is as distinguished a work of  commentary on current Black-White tensions as it is a  work of drama. more...

  • Flickering Empireby Michael Glover Smith; Adam Selzer

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry tells the fascinating but too little known story of how Chicago served as the unlikely capital of film production in America in the years prior to the rise of Hollywood (1907–1913). As entertaining as it is informative, the book straddles the worlds of academia and popular non-fiction... more...

  • Experimental O'Neillby Eugene O'Neill; Rick Mitchell

    Rare Bird Books 2015; US$ 7.99

    Experimental O'Neill compiles in a single volume six of Eugene O'Neill's early plays: The Hairy Ape, The Emperor Jones, and what are often referred to as “The S.S. Glencairn Plays,? four related one-acts. With extensive companion essays and critical analysis, this indispensable volume brings together some of O'Neill's often overlooked and still... more...

  • Realism and the American Dramatic Traditionby William W. Demastes

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Any review of 20th-century American theatre invariably leads to the term realism. Yet despite the strong tradition of theatrical realism on the American stage, the term is frequently misidentified, and the practices to which it refers are often attacked as monolithically tyrannical, restricting the potential of the American national theatre. This... more...