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  • A Difficult Womanby Alice Kessler-Harris

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 23.99

    Lillian Hellman was a giant of twentieth-century letters and a groundbreaking figure as one of the most successful female playwrights on Broadway. Yet the author of The Little Foxes and Toys in the Attic is today remembered more as a toxic, bitter survivor and literary fabulist, the woman of whom Mary McCarthy said, "Every word she writes is a... more...

  • Staging Conventions in Medieval English Theatreby Philip Butterworth

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Examines staging conventions in the medieval English theatre and ways in which they conditioned the reactions of the audience. more...

  • Performance and Gender in Ancient Greeceby Eva Stehle

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    "Like love, Greek poetry was not for hereafter," writes Eva Stehle, "but shared in the present mirth and laughter of festival, ceremony, and party." Describing how men and women, young and adult, sang or recited in public settings, Stehle treats poetry as an occasion for the performer's self-presentation. She discusses a wide range of pre-Hellenistic... 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...

  • The London Stage 1890-1899by J. P. Wearing

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1890 to December 31, 1899. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more. more...

  • The London Stage 1900-1909by J. P. Wearing

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 149.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1900 to December 31, 1909. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more. more...

  • Mary McCarthy's Theatre Chronicles, 1937?1962by Mary McCarthy

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    The American theatre comes alive in Mary McCarthy?s provocative anthology of essays Her literary writings and dramatic criticism have appeared in the  New Yorker  and the  New York Review of Books .  Mary McCarthy?s Theatre Chronicles  gathers together a wide-ranging collection featuring a cast of playwrights, actors, and directors that reads... more...

  • Stage Managementby Daniel Bond

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    This popular book describes in detail a stage manager's job. It provides those just starting out in the profession with a solid grounding in theatre stage management practices and procedures. The disciplines of lighting, set design and sound are discussed but the main focus is the management of these elements and the processes and scheduling that go... more...

  • The Love of Izayoi & Seishinby Frank T. Motofuji; Kawatake Mokuami

    Tuttle Publishing 1966; US$ 9.99

    This dramatic and absorbing play tells the story of the courtesan Izayoi and the priest Seishin; classic lovers who are doomed to suffer the tragic consequences of their passion. As a representative example of Japanese play writing of the 19th century 'The Love of Izayoi and Seishin' is a superlative example of the turbulence and dramatic incident... more...

  • Aeschylusby Aeschylus; P. Burian

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    An extraordinary drama of flight and rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage, The Suppliants is surprising both for its exotic color and for its forceful enactment of the primal struggle between male and female, lust and terror, brutality and cunning. In his translation of this ancient Greek drama, Peter Burian introduces a new generation... more...