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  • The Secret Life of the American Musicalby Jack Viertel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 11.20

    A New York Times Bestseller For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in childhood in a darkened theater, grows into something more serious for high school actors, and reaches its passionate zenith when it comes time for love, marriage,... more...

  • Cosiby Louis Nowra

    Currency Press 1992; US$ 17.99

    Nowra’s vibrant play is set inside a psychiatric institution where Lewis, a university student, has been employed to direct a show. He becomes emotionally involved with his patients-cum-actors as his operatic production lurches forward and anti-Vietnam protests rage outside. more...

  • My Name Is Loveby Darlene Love

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    Featured in the film Twenty Feet From Stardom , the woman whose voice the New York Times said "is as embedded in the history of rock 'n' roll as Eric Clapton's guitar and Bob Dylan's lyrics" tells her story Right out of high school, Darlene Love began singing lead vocals for legendary producer Phil Spector, cutting such classic hits as the number... more...

  • The Shoe-Horn Sonataby J. Misto

    Currency Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    In 1945 Sheila and Bridie were freed from a Japanese POW camp. Now after a half-century separation, the filming of a TV documentary forces them to relive the past. Woven into their fifty years of separation are a shoe-horn and the threads of loyalty and love which form their 'uncommon bond' (2 acts, 2 women). more...

  • All That You've Seen Here Is Godby Bryan Doerries; Sophocles; Aeschylus

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.95

    These contemporary translations of four Greek tragedies speak across time and connect readers and audiences with universal themes of war, trauma, suffering, and betrayal. Under the direction of Bryan Doerries, they have been performed for tens of thousands of combat veterans, as well as prison and medical personnel around the world. Striking for their... more...

  • The Measure of a Manby Sidney Poitier

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 1.99

    "I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions. Quite the contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in selfquestioning. In other words, I wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated life, with many twists and turns, how well I've done... more...

  • The Real Life Downton Abbeyby Jacky Hyams

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    Step back a hundred years to the world of the pampered, privileged upper classes and look inside Downton Abbey to find out exactly what goes on behind the magisterial doors of TV's favourite stately home. They were the super rich of their times, pampered beyond belief - the early 20th century Edwardian gentry, who lived like superstars, their every... more...

  • Elsewhere, Within Hereby Trinh T. Minh-ha

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 33.95

    Winner of the 2012 Critics Choice Book Award of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) World-renowned filmmaker and feminist, postcolonial thinker Trinh T. Minh-ha is one of the most powerful and articulate voices in both independent filmmaking and cultural politics. Elsewhere, Within Here is an engaging look at travel across national... more...

  • The Megamusicalby Jessica Sternfeld

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    A megamusical is an epic, dramatic show featuring recurring melodies in a sung-through score; huge, impressive sets; and grand ideas. These qualities are accompanied by intensive marketing campaigns, unprecedented international financial success, and a marked disjunction between critical reaction and... more...

  • Ariane Mnouchkineby Judith G. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 35.95

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. One of the most important directors of her generation, and one of the only women ever to have... more...