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  • August: Osage Countyby Tracy Letts

    Theatre Communications Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    "The most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years."--The New York Times more...

  • The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, Updated and Expanded Editionby Ed Hooks

    Ten Speed Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    All actors and acting teachers need The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, the invaluable guide to finding just the right piece for every audition. The unique format of the book is ideal for acting teachers who want their students to understand each monologue in context. This remarkable book describes the characters, action, and mood for more... more...

  • Death of a Salesmanby Arthur Miller; Christopher W. E. Bigsby

    Penguin Group US 1998; US$ 13.00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy of a salesman?s deferred American dream Since it was first performed in 1949, Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about the tragic shortcomings of an American dreamer has been recognized as a milestone of the theater. Willy Loman, the protagonist of Death of a Salesman , has spent his life following... more...

  • Four Tragediesby Sophocles; Peter Meineck; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 10.95

    Meineck and Woodruff's new annotated translations of Sophocles' Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes combine the same standards of accuracy, concision, clarity, and powerful speech that have so often made their Theban Plays a source of epiphany in the classroom and of understanding in the theatre. more...

  • Inner Monologue in Actingby Rob Roznowski

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 27.00

    What should an actor be thinking onstage? This overlooked, important question is the crux of this new book that combines psychological theory, numerous practical exercises, and a thorough and wide-reaching examination of inner monologue in various forms including film, musical theatre, and comedy. more...

  • Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurdby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 27.00

    Using an up-to-date understanding of Camus' philosophy as a theoretical frame, this work engages the long history of Theatre of the Absurd criticism, performance histories and reviews, the genre of the parable, philosophy, and performance studies, ultimately arguing against a strictly absurd and existential reading and, instead, positions such work... more...

  • A HISTORY OF US MUSICAL THEATREby Nathan Hurwitz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ?20s, the ?true musicals? of the ?40s, the politicisation of the ?60s and the ?mega-musicals? of the ?80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors.? Nathan Hurwitz uses these factors to explain the output of each decade in turn,... more...

  • Aristophanes and Menander: Three Comediesby Douglass Parker; Timothy J. Moore

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.50

    Three Comedies features the work of three dramatic geniuses of the glorious, no-holds-barred tradition of ancient Athenian comedy. Here Aristophanes, the eight-hundred-pound gorilla of Old and Middle Comedy meets Menander, elephant in the room of New Comedy, in a match made possible by Douglass Parker--if not Athenian exactly, or even ancient,... more...

  • Acts of Activismby D. Soyini Madison

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    A story of activists in South Saharan Africa using performance as a tactic of resistance and intervention in their struggles for human rights. more...

  • (Syn)aestheticsby Josephine Machon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 31.00

    A timely book that identifies the practice of '(syn)aesthetics' in artistic style and audience response, which helps to articulate the power of experiential practice in the arts. This exciting new approach includes interviews with leading practitioners in of theatre, dance, site-specific work, live art and technological performance practice. more...