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  • Treading the bawdsby Gilli Bush-Bailey

    Manchester University Press 1958; 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$ 8.99

    ETHAN MORDDEN is the author of dozens of books, both fiction and nonfiction. His writing has appeared in The New York Times , The New Yorker and numerous other magazines and journals. He lives in Manhattan. more...

  • The Happiest Corpse I've Ever Seenby Ethan Mordden

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    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$ 18.99

    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$ 40.99

    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...

  • 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... more...

  • Handbook of Model-making for Set Designersby Colin Winslow

    Crowood 2015; US$ 18.94

    The Handbook of Model-making for Set Designers describes the entire process of making scale models for stage sets, from the most basic cutting and assembling methods to more advanced skills, including painting, texturing and finishing techniques, and useful hints on presenting the completed model. Many drawings and colour photographs of the writer's... 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...

  • I Lie for Moneyby Steve Spill

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    In this funny, irreverent, unique, eccentric memoir, magician Steve Spill reveals how he managed to survive decades inside a rarely profitable, sometimes maddening, but often deliciously rewarding offbeat showbiz profession—magic! Spill tells of how his tailor grandfather sewed secret pockets in a magician?s tuxedo back in 1910, which started his... more...

  • The Production Notebooksby Mark Bly

    Theatre Communications Group 2015; US$ 18.95

    The first book of its kind, offerring an inside view of theatre today from the literary manager's point of view. more...