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Theater

  • The Old Vicby Terry Coleman

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    The Old Vic, one of the world's great theatres, opened in 1818 with rowdy melodrama and continued with Edmund Kean in Richard III howled down by the audience. One impresario, among the first of thirteen to go bankrupt there, fled to Milan and ran La Scala. In 1848 a chorus girl tried to murder the leading lady. In 1870 the Vic became a music hall,... more...

  • The First Two Quartos of Hamletby Margrethe Jolly

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    It is nearly two centuries since the first quarto of Hamlet was rediscovered, yet there is still no consensus about its relationship to the second quarto. Indeed, the first quarto, the least frequently read Hamlet, has been dismissed as "corrupt," "inferior" or like "a mutilated corpse," even though in performance it has... more...

  • Popular Musical Theatre in London and Berlinby Len Platt; Tobias Becker; David Linton

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This is the first book to reconstruct early popular musical theatre as a transnational and highly cosmopolitan entertainment industry. more...

  • Shakespeare and the Versification of English Drama, 1561-1642by Marina Tarlinskaja

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Surveying the development and varieties of blank verse in the English playhouses, this book is a natural history of iambic pentameter in English. Marina Tarlinskaja’s statistical analysis of versification focuses on Shakespeare, but places his work in the literary context of the times. Her results offer new ways to think about the dating of plays,... more...

  • Open Book Theater Managementby Rafe Beckley

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    How to run a low/no budget theatre company or production, without losing either your integrity or your shirt. more...

  • Management and the Artsby William James Byrnes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The fifth edition of Management and the Arts provides you with theory and practical applications from all arts management perspectives including planning, marketing, finance, economics, organization, staffing, and group dynamics. Regardless of whether you are a manager in a theatre, museum, dance company, or opera, you will gain useful insights... more...

  • Performing Asian Transnationalismsby Amanda Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book makes a significant contribution to interdisciplinary engagements between Theatre Studies and Cultural Geography in its analysis of how theatre articulates transnational geographies of Asian culture and identity. Deploying a geographical approach to transnational culture, Rogers analyses the cross-border relationships that exist within and... more...

  • The London Stage 1950-1959by J. P. Wearing

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 174.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1959. 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...

  • Mapping South Asia through Contemporary Theatreby Ashis Sengupta

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    While remapping the region by examining enduring historical and cultural connections, this study discusses multiple traditions and practices of theatre and performance in five South Asian countries within their specific political and socio-cultural contexts. 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...