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  • 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...

  • The Book of Mormonby Trey Parker; Robert Lopez; Matt Stone

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 35.99

    Hello. I would like to share with you the most amazing book. In celebration of the making of The Book of Mormon , the authors, production team, and entire original cast recount their experiences as they grew their show from the initial idea to opening night on Broadway. With the complete book and lyrics annotated by the full creative team and... more...

  • Theories of the Avant-Garde Theatreby Bert Cardullo

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 74.99

    In this collection of essays by avant-g arde theatre?s most creative practitioners?directors, playwrights, performers, and designers?these writings provide direct access to the thinking behind much of the most stimulating playwriting and performance of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 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...

  • Broadway Babylonby Boze Hadleigh

    Ten Speed Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    The first book of theater celebrity gossip, can you believe it? Here's the book that airs Broadway's dirty laundry! Inspired by the classic Hollywood Babylon (in print for more than forty years, more than 100,000 copies sold), Broadway Babylon presents a hyper-entertaining look at the Great White Way's biggest scandals, best-kept secrets, and most... more...

  • Lydie Breezeby John Guare

    Overlook 2001; US$ 9.99

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • The Theatre of Illusionby Richard Wilbur; Pierre Corneille

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 12.00

    Pierre Corneille, in his original dedication for The Theatre of Illusion, described the play as a "strange monster." He first called these five acts a comedy; later, a "caprice" and an "extravagant trifle." Written in 1635 and staged in 1636, the play vanished from the stage for the next three hundred years?to be revived in 1937 by Louis Jouvet... more...

  • Le Cid and The Liarby Richard Wilbur; Pierre Corneille

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 13.95

    Richard Wilbur?s translations of the great French dramas have been a boon to acting troupes, students of French literature and history, and theater lovers. He continues this wonderful work with two plays from Pierre Corneille: Le Cid is Corneille?s most famous play, a tragedy set in Seville that illuminates the dangers of being bound by honor and... more...