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  • The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studiesby Christopher B. Balme

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    This volume introduces the key elements and approaches in the study of theatre and performance, covering drama, music theatre and dance. more...

  • The Secret Life of the American Musicalby Jack Viertel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 11.20

    A New York Times Bestseller For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in childhood in a darkened theater, grows into something more serious for high school actors, and reaches its passionate zenith when it comes time for love, marriage,... 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...

  • The Mercy Seatby Neil LaBute

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 11.90

    Set on September 12, 2001, The Mercy Seat continues Neil LaBute's unflinching fascination with the often-brutal realities of the war between the sexes. In a time of national tragedy, the world changes overnight. A man and a woman explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they had lived just the day before.... more...

  • Oedipus Tyrannusby Sophocles; Peter Meineck; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 7.50

    Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff?s collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that have recently distinguished both as translators of Greek tragedy: expert knowledge of the Greek and of the needs of the teaching classicist, intimate knowledge of theatre, and an excellent ear for the spoken word. Their Oedipus Tyrannus features... more...

  • The Actor and the Targetby Declan Donnellan

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 16.99

    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 specifi. 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 as... more...

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Deadby Tom Stoppard

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 15.49

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a play which, as it were, takes place in the wings of Hamlet, and finds both humour and poignancy in the situation of the ill-fated attendant lords. The National Theatre production in April 1967 made Tom Stoppard's reputation virtually overnight. Its wit, stagecraft and verbal verve remain as exhilarating... more...

  • Plautus and Terence: Five Comediesby Deena Berg; Douglass Parker

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1999; US$ 11.95

    This is a book worthy of high praise. . . . All versions are exceedingly witty and versatile, in verse that ripples from one?s lips, pulling all the punches of Plautus, the knockabout king of farce, and proving that the more polished Terence can be just as funny. Accuracy to the original has been thoroughly respected, but look at the humour in rendering... 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...