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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...