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  • Great Producersby Iris Dorbian

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Up close and personal with Broadway?s brightest lights of the past, present, and future. * Firsthand accounts, rare interviews, backstage anecdotes * Insider ideas from Disney, Jujamcyn, Mackintosh, Weissler, Papp, Merrick, Ziegfeld, more! Broadway?s most esteemed visionaries tell all?how they got started in the business, how they chose projects,... more...

  • Building the Successful Theater Companyby Lisa Mulcahy

    Allworth Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    The second edition of Building the Successful Theater Company takes readers even deeper into the world of theatrical production, examining in great depth the financial realities of establishing--and maintaining--a successful organization. This indispensable reference is updated to include more theater company profiles with expert advice to better... more...

  • Marilyn Monroeby Michelle Morgan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    For the first time in paperback, this valuable biography by the president of Marilyn Monroe?s UK fan club contains the most comprehensive collection of primary source material on Marilyn Monroe, covering all stages of her life. It includes seventy rare and unpublished photographs. They include locations from various periods of her life?the schools... more...

  • Jimmy Stewartby Michael Munn

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    Many of the stars of the silver screen in twentieth-century Hollywood became national icons, larger-than-life figures held up as paragons of American virtues. Unfortunately, the private lives of actors such as John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and Errol Flynn rarely lived up to the idealistic roles they portrayed. However, James Stewart was known as the underdog... more...

  • Guruby Jeff Griggs

    Ivan R. Dee 2005; US$ 23.99

    A legend of improvisational theater, Del Close is best known for discovering and cultivating the talents of John Belushi, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, and countless other comedy giants. Jeff Griggs was a student of Close's at the ImprovOlympic in Chicago when he was asked to help the aging mentor (often in ill health) by driving him around... more...

  • My Life in Vaudevilleby Ed Lowry; Paul M Levitt

    Southern Illinois University Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    An entertaining record of a life and a time   Ed Lowry joined the vaudeville circuit in 1910 at the age of fourteen. He never achieved stardom equal to the likes of Fred Allen, Jack Benny, George Burns, Buster Keaton, or Eddie Cantor, and he never considered himself an “artiste.” Instead, he saw himself as a hoofer and comic... more...

  • Penumbraby Macelle Mahala

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    Penumbra Theatre Company was founded in 1976 by Lou Bellamy as a venue for African American voices within the Twin Cities theatre scene and has stood at the intersection of art, culture, politics, and local community engagement ever since. Based on interviews with actors, directors, playwrights, and critics, this book offers a multifaceted view of... more...

  • Refocusing Chaplinby Lawrence Howe; James E. Caron; Benjamin Click

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 69.99

    This is a collection of scholarly essays that focuses on particular phases of Chaplin?s career through various critical lenses, in order to highlight the understated, and often overlooked, complexity of Chaplin?s filmmaking, and to provide insight into both the extensive range and the limits of the critical leverage of a broad array of interpretive... more...

  • Metaphor and Metonymy revisited beyond the Contemporary Theory of Metaphorby Francisco Gonzálvez-García; María Sandra Peña Cervel; Lorena Pérez Hernández

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00

    This paper aims to study the applications of Metaphorical Pattern Analysis (MPA) to contrastive analysis and translation by researching the differences in the metaphorical mappings instantiated by the English words ‘crisis’ and ‘recession’ and their translation equivalents in Spanish crisis and recesión . Since no translation... more...

  • The Disneyland Storyby Sam Gennawey; Jeff Kurtti

    Unofficial Guides 2013; US$ 18.95

    The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream is the story of how Walt Disney?s greatest creation was conceived, nurtured, and how it grew into a source of joy and inspiration for generations of visitors. Despite his successors' battles with the whims of history and their own doubts and egos, Walt?s vision maintained... more...