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  • 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Writeby Sarah Ruhl

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 23.99

    Sarah Ruhl is a mother of three and one of America?s best-known playwrights. She has written a stunningly original book of essays whose concerns range from the most minimal and personal subjects to the most encompassing matters of art and culture. The titles themselves speak to the volume?s uniqueness: ?On lice,? ?On sleeping in the theater,? ?On... more...

  • Mapping South Asia through Contemporary Theatreby Ashis Sengupta

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    While remapping the region by examining enduring historical and cultural connections, this study discusses multiple traditions and practices of theatre and performance in five South Asian countries within their specific political and socio-cultural contexts. more...

  • The Critics' Canonby Richard Palmer

    ABC-CLIO 1988; US$ 104.00

    Palmer clearly states that his purpose is to explain 1the ways of critics to theatre practitioners, the ways of theatre to inexperienced reviewers, and the dynamic convergence of theatre and critic to anyone interested in theatre.' . . . The work is a well-written `primer' for writers and it will be useful primarily to performers who object... more...

  • Imagining the Audience in Early Modern Drama, 1558-1642by Jennifer A. Low; Nova Myhill

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    The role of the audience takes on new importance when performance is reconceived as a dialectical activity. The authors combine theatre history and cultural analysis with examinations of plays and productions to explore how those involved in early modern productions conceived of their audience, how audiences shaped the dramas they watched, and even... more...

  • Make Your Show A Success: Teach Yourselfby Nicholas Gibbs

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 27.03

    Wherever your theatre interests lies, this is an essential book for you. It covers a wide range of key issues, from tips on coping with first night nerves, to a full section on health and safety, to funding and taxation. Illustrated with handy guides to lighting and staging and containing essential resources, this book will enable you to have a successful... 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...

  • Automata and Mimesis on the Stage of Theatre Historyby Kara Reilly

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00

    The automaton, known today as the robot, can be seen as a metaphor for the historical period in which it is explored. Chapters include examinations of Iconoclasm's fear that art might surpass nature, the Cartesian mind/body divide, automata as objects of courtly desire, the uncanny Olympia, and the revolutionary Robots in post-WWI drama. more...

  • A More Perfect Tenby Gary Garrison

    Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2014; US$ 9.95

    This revision of Garrison's pioneering book on writing and producing the 10-minute play is replete with advice and tips on creating successful work. Includes sample plays and templates for submission, and contact information for 10-minute-play festival opportunities. more...

  • Performing Site-Specific Theatreby Joanne Tompkins; Anna Birch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 28.00

    This book investigates the expanding parameters for site-specific performance to account for the form's increasing popularity in the twenty-first century. Leading practitioners and theorists interrogate issues of performance and site to broaden our understanding of the role that place plays in performance and the ways that performance influences it more...

  • Theatre Criticismby Irving Wardle

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 18.94

    '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... more...