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  • 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 US$ 21.49

    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...

  • Technical Drawing for Stage Designby Gary Thorne

    Crowood 2015; US$ 18.94

    Technical Drawing for Stage Design explains the importance of drawing in the design process, revealing how the initial two-dimensional drawing is a crucial building block in creating the scale model that in turn will develop into the stage set - that will transport the audience into another world. Topics covered include: introducing the tools and equipment... more...

  • Shadow Puppets and Shadow Playby David Currell

    Crowood 2015; US$ 24.72

    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...

  • The Royal Court Theatre (Routledge Revivals)by Philip Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre is the longest running specialist production organization in the history of British theatre. Philip Roberts?s account, which was first published in 1986, covers the period 1965-1972 in the Company?s life, beginning in 1965 with the appointment of William Gaskill as Artistic Director. It is not simply... more...

  • Corsets and Crinolinesby Norah Waugh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 76.95

    Corsets and Crinolines is a study of the changing shapes of women's dress and how these were produced, how simple laced bodices became corsets of cane, whale-bone and steel, while padding at shoulders and hips gave way to the structures of farthingales, hoops and bustles. Added are contemporary tailors and dressmakers accounts, illustrations, index,... more...

  • The 101 Greatest Playsby Michael Billington

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2015; US$ 18.95

    Having surveyed post-war British drama in State of the Nation , Michael Billington now looks at the global picture. In this provocative and challenging new book, he offers his highly personal selection of the 100 greatest plays ranging from the Greeks to the present-day. But his book is no mere list. Billington justifies his choices in extended... more...

  • Food and Theatre on the World Stageby Dorothy Chansky; Ann Folino White

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Putting food and theatre into direct conversation, this volume focuses on how food and theatre have operated for centuries as partners in the performative, symbolic, and literary making of meaning. Through case studies, literary analyses, and performance critiques, contributors examine theatrical work from China, Japan, India, Greece, Italy, France,... more...

  • The Complete Book of 1970s Broadway Musicalsby Dan Dietz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 124.99

    In The Complete Book of 1970s Broadway Musicals , Dan Dietz examines in detail every musical that opened on Broadway during the 1970s. more...