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  • Practice as Research in the Artsby Robin Nelson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00

    At the performance turn, this book takes a fresh 'how to' approach to Practice as Research, arguing that old prejudices should be abandoned and a PaR methodology fully accepted in the academy. Nelson and his contributors address the questions students, professional practitioner-researchers, regulators and examiners have posed in this domain. more...

  • The Great Paradeby Peter Filichia

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    It was the Broadway season when Barbra Streisand demanded "Don't Rain on My Parade" and Carol Channing heard the waiters at the Harmonia Gardens say "Hello, Dolly!". From June 1, 1963 through the final day of May 31, 1964, theatergoers were offered 68 different productions: 24 new plays, 15 new comedies, 14 new musicals, 5 revivals of plays, 3 revues,... more...

  • A Brief Guide to The Sound of Musicby Paul Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    Everyone has heard the songs from The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The stage show was a roaring success in New York and London, and the much-loved feature film, directed by Hollywood veteran Robert Wise, continues to be a staple of television schedules 50 years after its release in 1965. In this fascinating and wide-ranging book,... more...

  • All That Glitteredby Ethan Mordden

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    ETHAN MORDDEN is the author of dozens of books, both fiction and nonfiction. His writing has appeared in The New York Times , The New Yorker and numerous other magazines and journals. He lives in Manhattan. more...

  • The Happiest Corpse I've Ever Seenby Ethan Mordden

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    Introduction * The Great Tradition * Close a Little Faster * The Music of the Night * Big Deals * Lie to Me * New Talent * What Exactly Is an Off-Broadway Musical? * Victors/Victorias * Five Special Shows * Junk Is a Genre * Why Can't Susan Smith and Timothy McVeigh Have a Musical? Hitler Has One * I Dreamt I Saw Fosse in My Maidenform Bra; Or, The... more...

  • Open a New Windowby Ethan Mordden

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    "What's in It For You?"--The Shows of 1960 * "Twice as Much Grief"- Camelot * "Expect Things to Happen"; or "Don't Look Back"-Musical Comedy I * "A Romantic Atmosphere"-- The Gay Life and She Loves Me * "Nothing More to Look Forward To"-Old Talent * "Summer is Over"-New Talent * "Eye on the Target"-- Funny Girl * "When Messiah Comes"-The Super-Director... more...

  • Sing for Your Supperby Ethan Mordden

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 40.99

    In the 1930s, Broadway's lights still burned brightly. Ethan Mordden completes his history of the Broadway musical by taking a look at this forgotten era. Shows like Anything Goes brought the glitter of Cole Porter and Merman's brass to the public. Innovations in dance were pioneered by Balanchine and others. Scenic advancements made Astaire's ... more...

  • Performing the Nation in Global Koreaby Hyunjung Lee

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    1. Introduction: Contradictory Tides between the National and the Global 2. Navigating the National and the Global: The Last Empress, the Musical 3. Mediating the National-Regional-Global Triad: Nanta and Nonverbal Performance 4. An Alternative Image of Nationhood within the Global: Musical Seoul Line 1 5. Conceptualizing Korean Shakespeare in the... more...

  • Voice and New Writing, 1997-2007by Maggie Inchley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    'Maggie Inchley's book is an important and timely contribution to debates about theatre's ability to speak to and for contemporary society. She offers the reader new perspectives and new methods for political theatre and its subjects.' - Kate Dorney, Victoria & Albert Museum, UK   ' In an age where terms such as 'empowerment', 'diversity ' and 'plurality'... more...

  • Ibsen's Housesby Mark B. Sandberg

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Mark B. Sandberg analyses reception materials to explore the architectural metaphors that Ibsen's plays introduced into mainstream Western thought. more...