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  • Asking Aroundby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.87

    David Hare's trilogy of plays - Racing Demon , Murmuring Judges , The Absence of War - first presented at the National Theatre, London, in 1993, examines the crises facing three great British institutions - the Church, the Law and the Labour Party. In order to learn about these organisations, Hare amassed a body of hard research from first-hand... more...

  • Scene Design: Rendering and Mediaby Wenhai Ma

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 29.95

    Scene Design: Rendering and Media is intended to help students or practitioners improve their skills at making finished renderings of scene designs for theater. The book demonstrates the process of creating the renderings through real world methods and techniques. Chapters are dedicated to a detailed discussion of various tools including drawing, light... more...

  • Stage Directingby Michael Wainstein

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 24.95

    With Stage Directing: A Director's Itinerary, the student of theatrical directing now has a step-by-step guide to directing a production, from choosing a play to opening night. Unlike other directing textbooks, this practical guidebook provides instruction on how to organize the work of the director through the practical challenges of the directorial... more...

  • A Brief Guide to The Sound of Musicby Paul Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Treading the bawdsby Gilli Bush-Bailey

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Drawing on feminist cultural materialist theories and historiographies, 'Treading the bawds' analyses the collaboration between actresses Elizabeth Barry and Anne Bracegirdle and women playwrights such as Aphra Behn and Mary Pix, and traces a line of influence from the time of the first theatres royal to the rebellion that resulted in the creation... more...

  • All That Glitteredby Ethan Mordden

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 6.79

    From the late 1920s to late 1950s, the Broadway theatre was America's cultural epicenter. Television didn't exist and movies were novelties. Entertainment took the form of literature, music, and theatre. During this golden age of Broadway, actors and actresses became legends and starred in now classic plays. Laurence Olivier, Alfred Lunt and Lynne... more...

  • The Happiest Corpse I've Ever Seenby Ethan Mordden

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 6.79

    A gimlet-eyed look at the last gasp of the Broadway musical more...

  • Open a New Windowby Ethan Mordden

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 6.79

    From "Camelot" to "Cabaret" Ethan Mordden takes on Broadway's richest decade. more...

  • Sing for Your Supperby Ethan Mordden

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 6.79

    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...

  • Shadow Puppets and Shadow Playby David Currell

    Crowood 2015; US$ 31.99

    Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play is a comprehensive guide to the design, construction and manipulation and presentation of shadow puppets, considered by many to be the oldest puppet theatre tradition. Traditional shadow play techniques, together with modern materials and methods and recent explorations into theatre of shadows, are explained with precision... more...