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  • Prick Up Your Earsby John Lahr

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 15.99

    This mesmerizing story of playwright and author Joe Orton’s brief and remarkable life was named book of the year by Truman Capote and Nobel Prize–winning novelist Patrick White Told with precision and extensive detail, Prick Up Your Ears is the engrossing biography of playwright and novelist Joe Orton. Orton’s public career spanned only... more...

  • Notes on a Cowardly Lionby John Lahr

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 17.99

    John Lahr’s stunning and complex biography of his father, the legendary actor and comedian Bert Lahr   Notes on a Cowardly Lion is John Lahr’s masterwork: an all-encompassing biography of his father, the comedian and performer Bert Lahr. Best known as the Cowardly Lion in MGM’s classic The Wizard of Oz , Lahr was a consummate artist whose career... more...

  • The Autograph Houndby John Lahr

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    Hailed as a “tour de force” by the New York Times , this irresistible novel captures John Lahr’s madcap genius Meet Benny Walsh: busboy at the Homestead restaurant in New York City by day, compulsive autograph hunter by night. Known for going to extraordinary lengths for a much-coveted signature, Benny is also tangled up with an actress and... more...

  • Tennessee Williamsby John Lahr

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    On 31 March 1945, at The Playhouse Theatre on Forty-Eight Street the curtain rose on the opening night of The Glass Menagerie . Tennessee Williams, the show's thirty-four-year-old playwright, sat hunched in an aisle seat, looking, according to one paper, 'like a farm boy in his Sunday best'. The Broadway premiere, which had been heading for disaster,... more...

  • Joy Rideby John Lahr

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    'John Lahr manages to write better about the theatre than anybody in the English language,' says Richard Eyre. Joy Ride , which includes the best of his New Yorker profiles and reviews, makes his expertise and his exhilaration palpable. From modern greats, like Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Tony Kushner and August Wilson, through the... more...

  • Kazan on Directingby Elia Kazan; John Lahr; Martin Scorsese

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    Elia Kazan was the twentieth century’s most celebrated director of both stage and screen, and this monumental, revelatory book shows us the master at work.  Kazan’s list of Broadway and Hollywood successes— A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, On the Waterfront , to name a few—is a testament to his profound impact on the art of directing.... more...

  • The Rhetoric of American Civil Religionby Jason A. Edwards; III Joseph M. Valenzano; Kevin M. Coe; David Domke; Jason A. Edwards; Theon Hill; Bethany Keeley-Jonker; John P. Koch; Angela M. Lahr; Catherine L. Langford; Eric C. Miller; Penelope Sheets; Sarah A. Morgan Smith; Sher Afgan Tareen; Andrea Terry; III Joseph M. Valenzano; Marissa Lowe Wallace; David Weiss

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 38.00

    This book examines the rhetoric of the Founding Fathers, activists, presidents, and contemporary actors who play a large role in helping to define American civil religion. It demonstrates how America’s civil religion is forged through contestations of its beliefs, rituals, places, events, and myths by different groups and individuals. more...

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