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Theater

  • Appropriating Shakespeareby Louise Geddes

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 84.99

    Appropriating Shakespeare argues that the vibrant history of Pyramus and Thisbe as an independent text affirms the place of artist as both consumer and producer of Shakespeare. The playlet?s four-century history is one that identifies Shakespeare?s value as a transformative agent of aesthetic inquiry. more...

  • Writing and the Modern Stageby Julia Jarcho

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book presents a new argument that reimagines modern theater's critical power and places innovative writing at the heart of the experimental stage. more...

  • 100 Greatest American Playsby Thomas S. Hischak

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 49.99

    100 Greatest American Plays is the 1st book on the 100 greatest American, non-musical plays. Arranged alphabetically, each entry covers each play extensively including the plot, the production history, a summary of the critical reaction, its influence and long-range effects, cast lists of notable stage and film versions, and a playwright biography.... more...

  • European Theatre Performance Practice, 1400-1580by Philip Butterworth; Katie Normington

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 375.00

    This volume brings together important records of medieval theatre practice between 1400 and 1580. The records are drawn from a wide range of spheres including civic, ecclesiastical, trade and guild records and consist of payments for materials, techniques and services; also included are some eye witness accounts. Alongside these records is a selection... more...

  • Dramatic Writing Masterclasses: Key Advice from the Industry Mastersby Jennifer Tuckett

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2017; US$ 17.99

    Dramatic Writing Masterclasses: Key Advice from the Industry Masters brings together the advice of the professionals who have led the way in dramatic writing training in the UK. Including Ola Animashawun, founder of the Royal Court Theatre?s Young Writers Programme Stephen Jeffreys, Literary Associate at the Royal Court Theatre for eleven years... more...

  • Understanding John Guareby William W. Demastes; Linda Wagner-Martin

    University of South Carolina Press 2017; Not Available

    A comprehensive study of an award-winning playwright known for unconventional blending of genres more...

  • Rememberingby Jacquelyn Dowd Hall; D. Pollock

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 29.26

    Drawing on the work of scholars and practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Gloria Anzaldua, and Trinh Minh-ha, these essays advocate oral history and oral history-based performance as means to challenge and expand upon traditional ways of transmitting historical knowledge. The contributors' central concerns are performative aspects of oral history itself... more...

  • Acting for the Stageby Anna Weinstein; Chris Qualls

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 29.95

    Acting for the Stage is a highly accessible guide to the business of theater acting, written for those interested in pursuing acting as a profession. This book is a collection of essays by and interviews with talented artists and businesspeople who have built successful careers in the theater; it?s a goldmine of career advice that might take years... more...

  • Plays Volume Oneby W. Somerset Maugham

    Random House 2017; US$ 23.96

    In his day, W. Somerset Maugham was most celebrated as a playwright, and the breadth of his ability is manifested in this collection of his most popular plays. Included here are the noirish mystery The Sacred Flame , the hilarious satires The Circle , The Constant Wife , and Our Betters , and the sharp-witted drama Sheppey . Whether suspenseful... more...

  • Plays Volume Twoby W. Somerset Maugham

    Random House 2017; US$ 23.96

    Witty, comedic and engrossing, this second collection showcases the range of W. Somerset Maugham?s talent as a playwright. The delightful satires of marriage Lady Frederick and Home and Beauty are included here alongside the insightful war drama For Services Rendered , and Maugham's tense colonial drama The Letter . Eclectic in theme and sardonic... more...