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  • 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...

  • Marisol and Other Playsby Josť Rivera

    Theatre Communications Group 1997; US$ 18.99

    First major collection by a leading Hispanic-American playwright. 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...

  • The Applied Theatre Readerby Tim Prentki; Sheila Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    The Applied Theatre Reader is the first book to bring together new case studies of practice by leading practitioners and academics in the field and beyond, with classic source texts from writers such as Noam Chomsky, bell hooks, Mikhail Bakhtin, Augusto Boal, and Chantal Mouffe. This book divides the field into key themes, inviting critical interrogation... more...

  • Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedyby Jay Sankey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    In this engaging and disarmingly frank book, comic Jay Sankey spills the beans, explaining not only how to write and perform stand-up comedy, but how to improve and perfect your work. Much more than a how-to manual Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy is the most detailed and comprehensive book on the subject to date. more...

  • The Death of Characterby Elinor Fuchs

    Indiana University Press 1996; US$ 17.99

    "Extremely well written, and exceedingly well informed, this is a work that opens a variety of important questions in sophisticated and theoretically nuanced ways. It is hard to imagine a better tour guide than Fuchs for a trip through the last thirty years of, as she puts it, what we used to call the ?avant-garde.?" ?Essays in Theatre "... an insightful... more...

  • Before the Parade Passes Byby John Anthony Gilvey

    St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 6.79

    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...

  • Sceneryby John Blurton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    This practical book looks at the types of drawing used, equipment, materials commonly specified, surveying, and also covers building floors, flats, cloths, windows, doors, trucks, staircases, roofs, revolves, multi-story structures, and bridges. By addressing both theater and the commercial world this book will be of real help to a broad range of people... more...