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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

    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$ 28.00

    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...

  • Technical Drawing for Stage Designby Gary Thorne

    Crowood 2015; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • 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...