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  • Stolenby Jane Harrison

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Stolen tells of five young Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their parents, brought up in a repressive children’s home and trained for domestic service and other menial jobs. Segregated from society from their earliest years, not all of them successfully manage their lives when released into the outside world.The pain, poignancy and sheer... more...

  • Things I Overheard While Talking to Myselfby Alan Alda

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.15

    On the heels of his acclaimed memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed , beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions he’s asked himself over the years: What do I value? What, exactly, is the good life? (And what does that even mean?)... more...

  • The Art of Dramatic Writingby Lajos Egri

    Touchstone 1972; US$ 16.99

    Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel and screenplay. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the... more...

  • Movie-Made Americaby Robert Sklar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.95

    Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in 1975 and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological innovation, big business, and shaper of American values. Ever since Edison's peep shows first captivated urban audiences, film has had... more...

  • Scheduling and Budgeting Your Filmby Paula Landry

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95

    Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film: A Panic-Free Guide explains the fundamentals of line producing in an easy-to-understand style, and the tips and techniques apply no matter what kind of scheduling or budgeting software you use. Author Paula Landry includes full examples of breakdown forms, organizing resources, distribution expenses, and hidden... more...

  • Didn't My Skin Used to Fit?by Martha Bolton

    Baker Publishing Group 2000; US$ 6.99

    A lively, entertaining book about middle-age that will prove that laughter and longevity go hand-in-hand. more...

  • New York's Yiddish Theaterby Edna Nahshon; Museum of the City of New York

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 39.99

    In the early decades of the twentieth century, a vibrant theatrical culture took shape on New York City’s Lower East Side. Original dramas, comedies, musicals, and vaudeville, along with sophisticated productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Chekhov, were innovatively staged for crowds that rivaled the scene on Broadway. While these productions were... more...

  • Actingby Beth Osnes

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    This volume covers acting techniques from all over the world. It looks at: the performances of indigenous peoples; contributions of women worldwide to acting; and Greek, Ancient Roman, Aztec, and many other cultures' theatre. more...

  • Looking for My Countryby Robert Macneil

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00

    Renowned journalist and author of the international bestseller Wordstruck , Robert MacNeil reflects on a life lived between nations, and why he finally decided to call himself an American. Growing up in Halifax during World War II, it seemed to Robert MacNeil that nothing of significance ever happened in Canada. From his mother’s obsession with all... more...

  • The Theatre of the Absurdby Martin Esslin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents—Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others—shattered... more...