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Theater

  • All That Glitteredby Ethan Mordden

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    From the late 1920s to late 1950s, the Broadway theatre was America's cultural epicenter. Television didn't exist and movies were novelties. Entertainment took the form of literature, music, and theatre. During this golden age of Broadway, actors and actresses became legends and starred in now classic plays. Laurence Olivier, Alfred Lunt and Lynne... more...

  • The Happiest Corpse I've Ever Seenby Ethan Mordden

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    For Ethan Mordden, the closing night of the hit musical, 42nd St. sounded the death knell of the art form of the Broadway musical. After that, big orchestras, real voices, recognizable books and intelligent lyrics went out the window in favor of cats, helicopters, yodeling Frenchmen, and the roof of the Paris Opera. Mordden takes us through the... more...

  • Open a New Windowby Ethan Mordden

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    In the 1960s, the Broadway musical was revolutionized from an entertainment characterized by sentimental standards, such as Camelot and Hello, Dolly! , to one of brilliant and bittersweet masterpieces, such as Cabaret and Fiddler on the Roof . In Open a New Window , Ethan Mordden continues his history of the Broadway musical with the 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...

  • The Great Paradeby Peter Filichia

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    It was the Broadway season when Barbra Streisand demanded "Don't Rain on My Parade" and Carol Channing heard the waiters at the Harmonia Gardens say "Hello, Dolly!". From June 1, 1963 through the final day of May 31, 1964, theatergoers were offered 68 different productions: 24 new plays, 15 new comedies, 14 new musicals, 5 revivals of plays, 3 revues,... more...

  • Women of Willby Tina Packer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    From one of the country?s foremost experts on Shakespeare and theatre arts, actor, director, and master teacher Tina Packer offers an exploration?fierce, funny, fearless?of the women of Shakespeare?s plays. A profound, and profoundly illuminating, book that gives us the playwright?s changing understanding of the feminine and reveals some of his deepest... more...

  • Performing Noncitizenshipby Emma Cox

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    This exacting study examines the role that theatre, film and activism responsive to asylum seekers has played in the emergence of ‘irregular’ noncitizenship as a cornerstone idea in contemporary Australian political and social life. more...

  • Neil Simon on Screenby Peter Shelley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Neil Simon is the most successful American playwright on Broadway, and the winner of many awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Mark Twain Prize for Humor, and a Kennedy Center Honor for Lifetime Achievement. Many of his plays have been adapted into films and made-for-television movies, and he has written original screenplays and television... more...

  • Shaw and the Actresses Franchise Leagueby Ellen Ecker Dolgin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Early 20th century non-commercial theaters emerged as hubs of social transformation on both sides of the Atlantic. The 1904-1907 seasons at London's Royal Court Theatre were a particularly galvanizing force, with 11 plays by Bernard Shaw--along with works by Granville Barker, John Galsworthy and Elizabeth Robins--that challenged social conventions.... more...

  • Performing the Nation in Global Koreaby Hyunjung Lee

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    1. Introduction: Contradictory Tides between the National and the Global 2. Navigating the National and the Global: The Last Empress, the Musical 3. Mediating the National-Regional-Global Triad: Nanta and Nonverbal Performance 4. An Alternative Image of Nationhood within the Global: Musical Seoul Line 1 5. Conceptualizing Korean Shakespeare in the... more...