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Theater

  • The (Post) Mistressby Tomson Highway

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 16.95

    First new play in six years from Canada's most famous First Nations playwright. This latest play is a riveting musical. more...

  • (Re)Constructing Maternal Performance in Twentieth-Century American Dramaby L. Bailey McDaniel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Looking at a century of American theatre, McDaniel investigates how race-based notions of maternal performance become sites of resistance to cultural and political hierarchies. This book considers how the construction of mothering as universally women's work obscures additional, equally constructed subdivisions based in race and class. more...

  • (Syn)aestheticsby Josephine Machon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 31.00

    A timely book that identifies the practice of '(syn)aesthetics' in artistic style and audience response, which helps to articulate the power of experiential practice in the arts. This exciting new approach includes interviews with leading practitioners in of theatre, dance, site-specific work, live art and technological performance practice. more...

  • 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Writeby Sarah Ruhl

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 23.99

    Sarah Ruhl is a mother of three and one of America?s best-known playwrights. She has written a stunningly original book of essays whose concerns range from the most minimal and personal subjects to the most encompassing matters of art and culture. The titles themselves speak to the volume?s uniqueness: ?On lice,? ?On sleeping in the theater,? ?On... more...

  • 100 Great Plays For Womenby Lucy Kerbel; Kate Mosse

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 16.03

    Lucy Kerbel's 100 Great Plays for Women is an inspiring guide to a hundred plays that put female performers centre stage, dispelling the myth that ‘there aren?t any good plays for women?. With a foreword by Kate Mosse. Women buy the majority of theatre tickets, make up half the acting profession and are often the largest cohort of any youth theatre... more...

  • 1956 and All Thatby Dan Rebellato

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    It is said that British Drama was shockingly lifted out of the doldrums by the 'revolutionary' appearance of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court in May 1956. But had the theatre been as ephemeral and effeminate as the Angry Young Men claimed? Was the era of Terence Rattigan and 'Binkie' Beaumont as repressed and closeted as it seems?... more...

  • 365 Days / 365 Playsby Suzan-Lori Parks

    Theatre Communications Group 2006; US$ 19.95

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks wrote a play every day for one year. more...

  • 39 Microlecturesby Matthew Goulish

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    'A series of accidents has brought you this book. You may think of it not as a book, but as a library, an elevator, an amateur performance in a nearby theatre. Open it to the table of contents. Turn to the page that sounds the most interesting to you. Read a sentence or two. Repeat the process. Read this book as a creative act,... more...

  • A.R. Gurneyby Arvid F. Sponberg

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 120.00

    This is the first full-length study devoted to the art of A.R. Gurney, a major contemporary American playwright who has written over thirty plays, including Love Letters. This volume brings together original interviews with Gurney and four actors and a director who have worked closely with him, as well as essays by leading theater scholars on the range... more...

  • The A to Z of African American Theaterby Anthony D. Hill; Douglas Q. Barnett

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of African American Theater celebrates nearly 200 years of black theater in the United States, identifying representative African American theater-producing organizations and chronicling their contributions to the field from its birth in 1816 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over... more...