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  • Funny on Purposeby Joe Randazzo; John Hodgman

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 14.99

    It takes guts to be a comedian, and it takes smarts to make a living off it. In this insider's guide, former Onion Editor Joe Randazzo delivers a funny and insightful blueprint for those looking to turn their sense of humor into a vocation. Explaining how it works and how to break in, Joe provides tips and guidance, outlines successful career paths,... more...

  • The Genius of the Systemby Thomas Schatz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 30.99

    At a time when the studio is making a stunning comeback, film historian Thomas Schatz provides an indispensable account of Hollywood's tradional blend of business and art. This book lays to rest the persistent myth that businesspeople and producers stifle artistic talent and reveals instead the genius of a system of collaboration and conflict. Working... more...

  • The Production Notebooksby Mark Bly

    Theatre Communications Group 2015; US$ 18.95

    The first book of its kind, offerring an inside view of theatre today from the literary manager's point of view. more...

  • The Production Notebooks, Volume 2by Mark Bly

    Theatre Communications Group 2015; US$ 18.95

    Catalogs and describes the creative process. more...

  • Technical Drawing for Stage Designby Gary Thorne

    Crowood 2015; US$ 18.94

    Technical Drawing for Stage Design explains the importance of drawing in the design process, revealing how the initial two-dimensional drawing is a crucial building block in creating the scale model that in turn will develop into the stage set - that will transport the audience into another world. Topics covered include: introducing the tools and... more...

  • Handbook of Model-making for Set Designersby Colin Winslow

    Crowood 2015; US$ 18.94

    The Handbook of Model-making for Set Designers describes the entire process of making scale models for stage sets, from the most basic cutting and assembling methods to more advanced skills, including painting, texturing and finishing techniques, and useful hints on presenting the completed model. Many drawings and colour photographs of the writer's... more...

  • Shadow Puppets and Shadow Playby David Currell

    Crowood 2015; US$ 24.72

    Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play is a comprehensive guide to the design, construction and manipulation and presentation of shadow puppets, considered by many to be the oldest puppet theatre tradition. Traditional shadow play techniques, together with modern materials and methods and recent explorations into theatre of shadows, are explained with precision... more...

  • The Making of The Magnificent Sevenby Brian Hannan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The story behind The Magnificent Seven could have been a movie in itself. It had everything--actors' strike, writers' strike, Mexican government interference and a row between the screenwriters that left one removing his name from the credits, all under the lingering gloom of post-McCarthy era Hollywood. A flop on release, it later became a... more...

  • Bullying in Popular Cultureby Abigail G. Scheg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Public awareness of bullying has increased tremendously in recent years, largely through its representation in film, television and novels. In popular media targeted towards young readers and viewers, depictions of bullying can present teachable moments and relatable situations. Written from a variety of perspectives, this collection of new essays... more...

  • Georgian Trick Riders in American Wild West Shows, 1890s-1920sby Irakli Makharadze

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1893, Georgian horsemen from the Caucasus immigrated to the United States where for more than 30 years they performed in circuses and Wild West shows under the billing of "Russian Cossacks." The connection between Buffalo Bill Cody and the Georgian trick riders represents one of the earliest relationships between Georgia and the United... more...