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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...

  • Stephen Sondheimby Joanne Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • Peter Brookby Michael Kustow

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Peter Brook is one of the world's legendary theater directors. His productions are a byword for imagination, energy, and innovation. From his ground-breaking production of Marat/Sade, to his "white box" A Midsummer Night's Dream, to his monumental staging of The Mahabharata and beyond, Brook has always been the pioneer of what a director and... 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...

  • K - Maby

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 531.00

    This supplement to the Deutsches Theater-Lexikon,amplifies and extends Volumes I-IV (A-T), whichappeared between 1953 and 1998. Articles have been re-edited with an emphasis on the 20th century, and personalities who were not previously included have been newly added. The lexicon contains bio-bibliographic information about playwrights, composers,... more...