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  • Plays for Threeby Eric Lane; Nina Shengold

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 18.95 US$ 13.99

    PLAYS FOR THREE is a unique anthology of 23 outstanding plays for three actors by an exciting mix of established and emerging playwrights. á Everyone?s heard that ?Two?s company, three?s a crowd.? That may be true on a date, but on stage, three is a magic number. Add a third character to any interaction and the dramatic possibilities increase exponentially:... more...

  • Les MisÚrables and Its Afterlivesby Dr Bradley Stephens; Dr Kathryn Grossman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Exploring the enduring popularity of Victor Hugo?s Les MisÚrables, this collection offers analysis of both the novel itself and its adaptations. In spite of a mixed response from critics, Les MisÚrables instantly became a global bestseller. Since its successful publication over 150 years ago, it has traveled across different countries, cultures, and... more...

  • Staging Power in Tudor and Stuart English History Playsby Dr Kristin M. S. Bezio

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Staging Power in Tudor and Stuart English History Plays examines the changing ideological conceptions of sovereignty and their on-stage representations in the public theaters during the Elizabethan and early Stuart periods (1580?1642). The study examines the way in which the early modern stage presented a critical dialogue concerning the nature of... more...

  • Play Directingby Francis Hodge; Michael McLain

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 149.95

    Play Directing describes the various roles a director plays, from selection and analysis of the play, to working with actors and designers to bring the production to life. more...

  • Rooms in Dramatic Realismby Fred Miller Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Dramatic Realism, since its birth in the hectic late years of the nineteenth century, gave theatrical and thematic energy to the interaction between a play?s text and the way that it looked on the stage. Characters began to find themselves in rooms and settings that played an active and changing role in the drama, and their dialogue and reactions... more...

  • House of Gamesby Chris Johnston

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 33.95

    An immensely valuable resource book for drama leaders, House of Games is a how-to book for building up drama troupes and keeping them creative. House of Games is sure to take its place alongside the most established drama method texts. more...

  • Ira Aldridgeby Bernth Lindfors

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 55.00

    This final volume of Bernth Lindfors's definitive biography records the remarkable achievements and experiences of Ira Aldridge in the last years of his life, when he performed at theaters throughout Europe. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musicalby William A. Everett; Paul R. Laird

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 114.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on Broadway shows, composers, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, actors, and theatres. This book is an excellent access... more...

  • Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industryby Dyan Colclough

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Child labor greatly contributed to the cultural and economic success of the British Victorian theatrical industry. This book highlights the complexities of the battle for child labor laws, the arguments for the needs of the theatre industry, and the weight of opposition that confronted any attempt to control employers. more...

  • One More Kissby Ethan Mordden

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Ethan Mordden's new entry in his history of the Broadway musical looks at an era that brought us not only the gritty reality of "A Chorus Line" and the brilliantly bittersweet works of Stephen Sondheim, but also the nostalgic crowd-pleasers "No, No, Nanette" and "Annie." It was a time when Broadway both looked to its past, but also to its future and... more...