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General works on the theater

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  • Makers of Modern Theatreby Robert Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 38.95

    Who were the giants of the twentieth-century stage, and exactly how did they influence modern theatre? Robert Leach's Makers of Modern Theatre is the first detailed introduction to the work of the key theatre-makers who shaped the drama of the last century: Konstantin Stanislavsky, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Bertolt Brecht and Antonin Artaud. Leach... more...

  • On Theatreby Charles Dickens; Sir Richard Eyre

    Hesperus Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Dickens? burning passion for theater has often been overlooked by fans of his novels. A keen playwright and actor, he staged performances for which he oversaw every detail, and personally adapted many of his own fictional works. As a consummate self-publicist, he also undertook numerous stage tours and public readings of his own work. For Dickens,... more...

  • Text & Presentation, 2012by Graley Herren

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 59.95

    Text & Presentation is an annual publication devoted to all aspects of theatre scholarship. It represents a selection of the best research presented at the international and interdisciplinary Comparative Drama Conference. more...

  • What is Theatre?by John Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 76.95

    This major introductory textbook is from one of the leading educators working in theatre today. What Is Theatre? will make its reader a better playgoer, responding more fully to performance, with a keener appreciation of all the resources of theatre-acting, design, direction, organization, theatre buildings, and audiences. By focusing on the best professional... more...

  • Can I See Your I.D. , Son?by Heath Kizzier

    Salvo Press 2009; US$ 2.99

    Quite often an actor bursts on the scene and everyone says, ?He?s an overnight success.? But this is a true story of one actor whose road to the top was winding and filled with potholes. The reader will follow the author on an adventure from his childhood days homeless in the Colorado Rockies, to the pinacle of success as a television actor. But... more...

  • The World of Theatreby Ian Herbert; Nicole Leclercq

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 315.00

    The World of Theatre is an on-the-spot account of current theatre activity across six continents. The year 2000 edition covers the three seasons from 1996-97 to 1998-99, in over sixty countries - more than ever before. The content of the book is as varied as the theatre scene it describes, from magisterial round-ups by leading critics in Europe (Peter... more...

  • The Greatest Shows on Earthby John Freeman

    Libri Publishing 2012; US$ 32.99

    Written from various perspectives?international actors, directors, playwrights, academics, dancers, and artists?this book examines and celebrates 14 theater events from a dozen countries. As it makes a case for what makes certain theater productions great, this record also offers examples of writing about theater that imbues the analysis with emotion... more...

  • »Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't«by Saskia Zinsser-Krys

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 17.66

    Bereits unter der Regentschaft von Elisabeth I. im England des 16. Jahrhunderts erwachte das medizinische Interesse am menschlichen Geist und seinen Verwirrungen. In physiologisch-psychologischen Traktaten führten Philosophen, Mediziner und Kirchenmänner geistige Erkrankungen auf ein Ungleichgewicht der vier Säfte des menschlichen Körpers, eine komplexe,... more...

  • The Routledge Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studiesby Erika Fischer-Lichte; Minou Arjomand; Ramona Mosse

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Erika Fischer-Lichte's introduction to the discipline of Theatre and Performance Studies is a strikingly authoritative and wide ranging guide to the study of theatre in all of its forms. Its three-part structure moves from the first steps in starting to think about performance, through to the diverse and interrelated concerns required of higher-level... more...

  • To Bodies Gone: The Theatre of Peter Gillby Barney Norris

    Seren 2014; US$ 21.86

    This is the first study of one of the most significant voices of modern international theatre, one of Wales?s leading writers, and one of the most compelling and beautiful bodies of work in the last fifty years. To Bodies Gone is written by playwright Barney Norris, who has assisted in Gill?s productions and possesses an intimate and personal knowledge... more...