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  • The Analysis of Performance Artby Anthony Howell; A. Howell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    This finely illustrated book offers a simple yet comprehensive 'grammar' of a new discipline. Performance Art first became popular in the fifties when artists began creating 'happenings'. Since then the artist as a performer has challenged many of the accepted rules of the theatre and radically altered our notion of what constitutes visual art.... 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...

  • Two Brothersby Hannie Rayson

    Currency Press 2005; US$ 17.99

    From the award-winning author of Inheritance, Two Brothers is a riveting contemporary play that explores the minds of the men that lead us - and the secrets they hide. more...

  • The Taming of the Shrewby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The Taming of the Shrew is perhaps one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays by modern standards. Hinging on the courtship between the arrogant Petruchio and the "shrew" of the title Katherina, it is unclear whether Shakespeare's blatantly misogynistic themes were in earnest or tongue in cheek. The charming and tender Bianca is... more...

  • Playwriting For Dummiesby Angelo Parra

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    The easy way to craft, polish, and get your play on stage Getting a play written and produced is a daunting process. From crystallizing story ideas, formatting the script, understanding the roles of the director stagecraft people, to marketing and financing your project, and incorporating professional insights on writing, there are plenty of ins... more...

  • Sanford Meisner on Actingby Sanford Meisner; Dennis Longwell; Sydney Pollack

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    This book, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an acting class of eight men and eight women for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Throughout these pages Meisner is delight--always empathizing with his students and urging them... more...

  • Performing Arts Managementby Jessica Bathurst; Tobie S. Stein

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 49.99

    Do you know what it takes to manage a performing arts organization today? In this comprehensive volume, more than 100 managers of top nonprofit and commercial venues share their winning strategies. * Financial management, building a funding base, labor relations, much more * Explores the realities of running a performing arts organization today From... more...

  • Japanese Folk Playsby Shio Sakanishi

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    This collection of Japanese folk plays reveals a previously unknown and decidedly unaristocratic element to Japanese theater. Interspersed between the stately, slower paced dramas of Japan?s Noh theater are the delightful comic plays or interludes known as Kyogen. These brief plays evolved from the bawdy skits that were rousingly enjoyed by the... more...

  • The Actor and the Targetby Declan Donnellan

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    A fresh and radical approach to acting by a world-famous director. 'This new "Advice to the Players" cuts open every generalisation about acting and draws out gleamingly fresh specifics. Behind the joy and humour of the writing, Declan Donnellan is subtly leading young actors to an awareness of the living processes behind their work. He brings... more...

  • The Politics of Irish Memoryby Dr Emilie Pine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Irish culture is obsessed with the past, and this book asks why and how. In an innovative reading of Irish culture since 1980, Emilie Pine provides a new analysis of theatre, film, television, memoir and art, and interrogates the anti-nostalgia that characterizes so much of contemporary Irish culture. more...