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  • August: Osage County (TCG Edition)by Tracy Letts

    Theatre Communications Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    Tracy Letts is the author of Killer Joe, Bug and Man From Nebraska, which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where "August: Osage County" premiered. more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Tom Stoppardby William Demastes

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    An engaging overview of one of the most dynamically entertaining and intellectually challenging British playwrights of the past fifty years. more...

  • Worlding Danceby Susan Leigh Foster

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 33.00

    What world has been constructed for dancing through the use of the term 'world dance'? What kinds of worlds do we as scholars create for a given dance when we undertake to describe and analyze it? This book endeavours to make new epistemological space for the analysis of the world's dance by offering a variety of new analytic approaches. more...

  • Rememberingby Della Pollock; Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    Drawing on the work of scholars and practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Gloria Anzaldua, and Trinh Minh-ha, these essays advocate oral history and oral history-based performance as means to challenge and expand upon traditional ways of transmitting historical knowledge. The contributors' central concerns are performative aspects of oral history itself... more...

  • Acting: The First Six Lessonsby Richard Boleslavsky; Rhonda Blair

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Acting: The First Six Lessons was first published in 1933 and remains a key text for anyone studying acting today. These dramatic dialogues between teacher and idealistic student explore the field of acting according to one of the original teachers of Stanislavsky?s System in America. This new edition of an essential text is edited by Rhonda... more...

  • The Invisibleby Rebecca Lenkiewicz

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 13.84

    Imagine a world where the Stephen Lawrence Case and the Hillsborough Disaster never made it to court. Since 2012 the government has made sweeping cuts to the provision of legal aid. In this new reality, in cases from civil law to immigration, the voices of those seeking justice are in danger of never being heard. The Invisible tells the stories... more...

  • On the Performance Frontby Charlotte M. Canning

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book argues that US theatre in the 20th century embraced the theories and practices of internationalism as a way to realize a better world and as part of the strategic reform of the theatre into a national expression. Live performance, theatre internationalists argued, could represent and reflect the nation like no other endeavour. more...

  • Her Turn on Stageby Grace Barnes

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

    Audiences for musical theater are predominantly women, yet shows are frequently created and produced by men. Onstage, female characters are depicted as victims or sex objects and lack the complexity of their male counterparts. Offstage, women are under-represented among writers, directors, composers and choreographers. While other areas of the arts... more...

  • Imagining the Audience in Early Modern Drama, 1558-1642by Jennifer A. Low; Nova Myhill

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    The role of the audience takes on new importance when performance is reconceived as a dialectical activity. The authors combine theatre history and cultural analysis with examinations of plays and productions to explore how those involved in early modern productions conceived of their audience, how audiences shaped the dramas they watched, and even... more...

  • Make Your Show a Success: Teach Yourselfby Nicholas Gibbs

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 19.94

    Wherever your theatre interests lies, this is an essential book for you. It covers a wide range of key issues, from tips on coping with first night nerves, to a full section on health and safety, to funding and taxation. Illustrated with handy guides to lighting and staging and containing essential resources, this book will enable you to have a successful... more...