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  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our††family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized... more...

  • The Art of Dramatic Writingby Lajos Egri

    Touchstone 1972; US$ 16.99

    Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel and screenplay. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the... more...

  • Movie-Made Americaby Robert Sklar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.95

    Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in 1975 and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological innovation, big business, and shaper of American values. 80 black-and-white photos. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Writing Bookby Kate Grenville

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 24.53

    A completely practical workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for writers or aspiring writers to get you started and to keep you going. more...

  • Worlds Apartby Jean-Christophe Agnew

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Focusing on Britain and America in the years 1550 to 1750, the book discusses the forms and conventions that structured both commerce and theatre. more...

  • Broadway Yearbook 2000-2001by Steven Suskin

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    Broadway Yearbook 2000-2001 is a relevant and irreverent record of the theatrical year. A vivid album of the year on the Great White Way, Broadway Yearbook gives readers front-row seats for the phenomenon of The Producers and the rest of the season's hits and misses.Steven Suskin's acclaimed new theatre annual delivers a vibrant, candid, and... more...

  • Augusto Boalby Frances Babbage

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95

    The work of Augusto Boal has had a tremendous impact on contemporary theatre. This volume looks at the scope of Boal's career - from his early work as a playwright and director in Sao Paulo in the 1950s, to the development of his groundbreaking manifesto in the 1970s for a 'Theatre of the Oppressed'. Augusto Boal will be fascinating reading for... more...

  • Broadway Yearbook, 1999-2000by Steven Suskin

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    This irreverent guide to the theatrical season presents a comprehensive discussion of forty-six shows-including Broadway and non-Broadway productions-and features not only dates and names but also the stories behind the statistics. Suskin has provided a unique and detailed record of the season's memorable moments, high points, and low points. Written... more...

  • A Boal Companionby Jan Cohen-Cruz; Mady Schutzman

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    This carefully constructed and thorough collection of theoretical engagements with Augusto Boal?s work is the first to look ?beyond Boal? and critically assesses the Theatre of the Opressed (TO) movement in context. A Boal Companion looks at the cultural practices which inform TO and explore them within a larger frame of cultural politics and... more...

  • Broadway Yearbook 2001-2002by Steven Suskin

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    Called the "theater equivalent of longtime New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael" by Matinee Magazine, critic and producer Steven Suskin chronicles the 2001-2002 theater season in his latest installment in the Broadway Yearbook series. Commenting with wit and erudition on each show that opened on Broadway between May 2001 and May 2002, Suskin's vivid... more...