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Theater

  • Staging France between the World Warsby Susan McCready

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    Staging France between the World Wars analyzes the rise of the modernist aesthetic in French stagecraft between the world wars. Focusing on interwar productions of the classics, it demonstrates that modernist directors had a significant and lasting impact on the academic canon of theater: they introduced a youthful, farcical Molière, reshuffled... more...

  • Labyrinthby Beth Steel

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 14.57

    'Three years ago the doomsayers were predicting the end. Financial apocalypse. But the system survived. Because the system works. Time to take advantage of the goodies on offer.' 1978, New York. John Anderson is barely out of college and has landed himself a job on Wall Street. His dreams of unimaginable wealth, travel and power are made a reality... more...

  • In and Out of the Mindby Ruth Padel

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 47.95 US$ 38.36

    Ruth Padel explores Greek conceptions of human innerness and the way in which Greek tragedy shaped European notions of mind and self. Arguing that Greek poetic language connects images of consciousness, even male consciousness, with the darkness attributed to Hades and to women, Padel analyzes tragedy's biological and daemonological metaphors for... more...

  • Inherit the Windby Jerome Lawrence; Robert E. Lee

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 6.99

    The accused was a slight, frightened man who had  deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman  circus. The chief gladiators were two great legal  giants of the century. Like two bull elephants  locked in mortal combat, they bellowed and roared  imprecations and abuse. The spectators sat uneasily  in the sweltering heat with murder in their hearts,  barely... more...

  • Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Ladyby Keith Garebian

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 10.95

    "An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him, The moment he talks he makes some other Englishman despise him." - Henry George Bernard Shaw famously refused to permit any play of his "to be degraded into an operetta or set to any music except its own." Allowing his beloved Pygmalion to be supplanted by a comic opera was therefore... more...

  • The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatreby Paul B. Crook

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 34.95

    The formation and communication of vision is one of the primary responsibilities of a director, before ever getting to the nuts and bolts of the process. The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre helps the young director learn how to discover, harness, and meld the two. Providing both a practical and theoretical foundation for directors, this... more...

  • The Art and Practice of Costume Designby Melissa Merz

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    In The Art and Practice of Costume Design , a panel of seven designers offer a new multi-sided look at the current state and practice of theatrical costume design. Beginning with an exploration of the role of a Costume Designer, the subsequent chapters analyse and explore the psychology of dress, the principles and elements of design, how to create... more...

  • Medieval Theatre in Context: An Introductionby Taylor and Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 25.95

    First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company. more...

  • Thornton Wilder's The Skin of our Teethby Kyle Gillette

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 10.95

    "Ladies and gentlemen, I?m not going to play this particular scene tonight." - Sabina Thornton Wilder ?s The Skin of Our Teeth (1942) telescopes an audacious stretch of western history and mythology into a family drama, showing how the course of human events operates like theatre itself: constantly mutable, vanishing and beginning again.... more...

  • Strategies for Success in Musical Theatreby Herbert D. Marshall

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    In Strategies for Success in Musical Theatre , veteran musical director and teacher Herbert Marshall provides an essential how-to guide for teachers or community members who find themselves in charge of music directing a show. Stepping off the podium, Marshall offers practical and often humorous real-world advice on managing auditions; organizing... more...