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

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • Actors, Audiences, and Historic Theaters of Kentuckyby Marilyn Casto

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Kentucky emerged as a prime site for theatrical activity in the early nineteenth century. Most towns, even quite small ones, constructed increasingly elaborate opera houses, which stood as objects of local pride and symbols of culture. These theaters often hosted amateur performances, providing a forum for talent and a focus for community social life.... more...

  • Alma Rubens, Silent Snowbirdby Alma Rubens; Gary D. Rhodes; Alexander Webb

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 39.95

    Dark-eyed and distant Alma Rubens was one of the first female stars of the early feature film industry in the 1910s. She was a major star by 1920, but before the decade was over her screen career was marked and marred by cocaine abuse. She died in 1931 at age 33--a Hollywood beauty, a casualty of Hollywood "snow," yet much more. As an actress... more...

  • American Theatreby Gerald Bordman

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 114.99

    Aimed at those interested in American theatre, this work covers the period from 1930 to 1969. more...

  • American Theatre A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama 1969?2000by Thomas S. Hischak

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 87.99

    Volume Four of the distinguished American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama series offers a thorough, candid, and fascinating look at the theater in New York during the last decades of the twentieth century.   more...

  • Andy Kaufmanby Bob Zmuda; Lynne Margulies

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95

    For the first time ever, the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about the most enigmatic artist of our generation. Comedian and Taxi star Andy Kaufman, known for his crazy antics on screen and off, was the ultimate prankster, delighting audiences with his Elvis and Mighty Mouse impressions while also antagonizing them with his wrestling... more...

  • Anna Held and the Birth of Ziegfeld's Broadwayby Eve Golden

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00

    " Anna Held (1870?-1918), a petite woman with an hourglass figure, was America's most popular musical comedy star during the two decades preceding World War I. In the colorful world of New York theater during La Belle Époque, she epitomized everything that was glamorous, sophisticated, and suggestive about turn-of-the-century Broadway. Overcoming... more...

  • Anna May Wongby Graham Russell Gao Hodges

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 25.00

    Anna May Wong was perhaps the best known Chinese American actresses during Hollywood’s golden age, a free spirit and embodiment of the flapper era much like Louise Brooks. She starred in over fifty movies between 1919 and 1960, sharing the screen with such luminaries as Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Marlene Dietrich. Born in Los Angeles in 1905, Wong... more...

  • Arbuckle and Keatonby James L. Neibaur

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    From 1917 to 1919, Joseph Schenck produced a series of Comique comedies starring master movie comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and featuring an apprentice, Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton. These films were initially deemed significant by modern archivists for representing the first movie appearances of Keaton, widely considered one... more...

  • Asian American Culture on Stageby Yuko Kurahashi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This book captures the 30-year history of the East West Players (EWP), tracing the company's representation of Asian Americans through the complex social and cultural changes of the past three decades. more...