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  • K - Lby

    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...

  • Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Centuryby Bill Sapsis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    From the basics of physical forces and mathematical formulas to performer flying and stage automation, Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century provides you with insider information into rigging systems and the skills you need to safely operate them. Over the past decade, the entertainment industry has witnessed major changes in rigging technology,... 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...

  • Female Bodies on the American Stageby Jennifer-Scott Mobley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The fat female body is a unique construction in American culture that has been understood in various ways during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Analyzing post-WWII stage and screen performances, Mobley argues that the fat actress's body signals myriad cultural assumptions and suggests new ways of reading the body in performance. more...

  • The Light in the Piazzaby Craig Lucas; Adam Guettel

    Theatre Communications Group 2014; US$ 13.95

    A bittersweet new Broadway musical by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel. more...

  • What Would Barbra Do?by Emma Brockes

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Emma Brockes didn't always love musicals. In fact, she hated them. One of her earliest (and most painful) memories is of her mother singing "The Hills Are Alive" while young Emma crossed the street to go to her babysitting gig. According to her mother, the music would keep muggers at bay. According to Emma, it warded off friends, a social life, and... more...

  • Performing Magic on the Western Stageby Lawrence Hass; Francesca Coppa; James Peck; Eugene Burger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    Performing Magic on the Western Stage examines magic as a performing art and meaningful social practice, linking magic to cultural arenas such as religion, finance, gender, and nationality. more...

  • On the Uses of the Fantastic in Modern Theatreby Irene Eynat-Confino

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    The book reveals how the fantastic is used in modern theatre as a manipulative device to encode the unspeakable and control audience response, challenging conventional readings of all authors who use the fantastic. more...

  • August: Osage Countyby Tracy Letts

    Theatre Communications Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    "The most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years."--The New York Times more...

  • The Body and the Artsby Corinne Saunders; Ulrika Maude; Jane Macnaughton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    The Body and the Arts focuses on the dynamic relation between the body and the arts: the body as inspiration, subject, symbol and medium. Contributors from a variety of disciplines explore this relation across a range of periods and art forms, spanning medicine, literature from the classical period to the present, and visual and performing arts. more...