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  • Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Womenby Euripides; Diane Arnson Svarlien; Ruth Scodel

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 10.95

    Diane Arnson Svarlien's translation of Euripides' Andromache, Hecuba, and Trojan Women exhibits the same scholarly and poetic standards that have won praise for her Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus . Ruth Scodel's Introduction examines the cultural and political context in which Euripides wrote, and provides analysis of the themes, structure,... more...

  • The Secret Life of the American Musicalby Jack Viertel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 28.99

    A New York Times Bestseller Putting it together, bit by bit: an insider?s look at the anatomy of the Broadway musical For almost thirty years, Jack Viertel has been a major figure in the Broadway theater world?he?s helped create shows like Hairspray , Angels in America , and Into the Woods ; served as dramaturg of the Mark Taper Forum... more...

  • Dance Historyby Janet Adshead-Lansdale; June Layson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    Originally published in 1983 the first edition rapidly established itself as a core student text. Now fully revised and up-dated it remains the only book to address the rationale, process, techniques and methodologies specific to the study of dance history. For the main body of the text which covers historical studies of dance in its traditional and... more...

  • The Comedies of Machiavelliby Niccolò Machiavelli; David Sices; James B. Atkinson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 14.95

    This bilingual edition includes all three examples of Machiavelli's comedic art: sparkling translations of his farcical masterpiece, The Mandrake; of his version of Terence's The Woman From Andros; and of his Plautus-inspired Clizia . more...

  • Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytusby Euripides; Diane Arnson Svarlien; Robin Mitchell-Boyask

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 9.95

    This new volume of three of Euripides' most celebrated plays offers graceful, economical, metrical translations that convey the wide range of effects of the playwright's verse, from the idiomatic speech of its dialogue to the high formality of its choral odes. more...

  • Stagecraft Fundamentalsby Rita Kogler Carver

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Stagecraft Fundamentals Second Edition tackles every aspect of theatre production with Emmy Award-winning author Rita Kogler Carver's signature witty and engaging voice. The history of stagecraft, safety precautions, lighting, costumes, scenery, career planning tips, and more are discussed, illustrated by beautiful color examples that display step-by-step... more...

  • Before the Parade Passes Byby John Anthony Gilvey

    St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 8.99

    During the Golden Age of the Broadway musical, few director-choreographers could infuse a new musical with dance and movement in quite the way Gower Champion could. From his earliest Broadway success with Bye Bye Birdie to his triumphant and bittersweet valedictory, 42nd Street , musicals directed by Champion filled the proscenium with life. At... more...

  • Composed Theatreby David Rebstock; David Roesner

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 38.00

    A unique contribution to an emerging field, Composed Theatre explores musical strategies of organization as viable alternative means of organizing theatrical work. In addition to insightful essays by a stellar group of international contributors, this volume also includes interviews with important practitioners, shedding light on historical and theoretical... more...

  • Theatre Criticismby Irving Wardle

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 18.95

    'You have discovered a perishable treasure, and it is imperative to share it with other people before it fades... You have only one chance to get it right, while the impression is still fresh...' If critics often disagree among themselves over the merits of a given work, this is nothing compared to the wider argument about what the critic's role... more...

  • Broadway Babylonby Boze Hadleigh

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2013; US$ 24.95

    The first book of theater celebrity gossip, can you believe it? Here's the book that airs Broadway's dirty laundry! Inspired by the classic Hollywood Babylon (in print for more than forty years, more than 100,000 copies sold), Broadway Babylon presents a hyper-entertaining look at the Great White Way's biggest scandals, best-kept secrets, and most... more...