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  • Oresteiaby Aeschylus; Peter Meineck; Helene P. Foley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1998; US$ 10.95

    Meineck's translation is faithful and supple; the language employed is modern without betraying the grandeur and complexity--particularly the images--of the Aeschylean text. After reading this translation, one has but one further wish: to see it and hear it at Delphi, Epidaurus or Syracuse. --Herman Van Looy, L'Antiquite Classique more...

  • Shakespeare Saved My Lifeby Laura Bates

    Sourcebooks 2013; US$ 9.99

    A female professor, a super maximum security prisoner, and how Shakespeare saved them both Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before - supermax solitary confinement. In this unwelcoming place, surrounded by... more...

  • The Penelopiadby Margaret Atwood

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    As portrayed in Homer's Odyssey , Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring twenty years of waiting when her husband goes to fight in the Trojan War. As she fends off the attentions of a hundred greedy suitors, travelling minstrels regale her with news of Odysseus'... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Scenographyby Joslin McKinney; Philip Butterworth

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    An invaluable introduction for students to the purpose and scope of scenography, its theories and concepts, pioneers and future potential. more...

  • Theban Playsby Sophocles; Paul Woodruff; Peter Meineck

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 11.50

    This volume offers the fruits of Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's dynamic collaboration on the plays of Sophocles' Theban cycle, presenting the translators' Oedipus Tyrannus (2000) along with Woodruff's Antigone (2001) and a muscular new Oedipus at Colonus by Meineck. Grippingly readable, all three translations combine fidelity to the Greek... more...

  • An Actor's Workby Konstantin Stanislavski

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 45.00

    Stanislavski’s ‘system’ has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatre. Until now, readers and students have had to contend with inaccurate,... more...

  • Medeaby Euripides; Diane Arnson Svarlien; Robin Mitchell-Boyask

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 6.95

    This is the Medea we have been waiting for. It offers clarity without banality, eloquence without pretension, meter without doggerel, accuracy without clumsiness. No English Medea can ever be Euripides', but this is as close as anyone has come so far, and a good deal closer than I thought anyone would ever come. Arnson Svarlien has shown herself... more...

  • The Complete Professional Auditionby Daren Cohen; Michael Perilstein; Jason Robert Brown

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 16.95

    In the United States, there are 300,000 actors; 100,000 hold union cards. There are 184 college theater programs and 108 performing-arts high schools. There are 578 acting schools and coaches in New York City and Los Angeles alone. The Complete Professional Audition is the one book all of those actors need-because before actors can act, they have... more...

  • The Mercy Seatby Neil LaBute

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 11.90

    Set on September 12, 2001, The Mercy Seat continues Neil LaBute's unflinching fascination with the often-brutal realities of the war between the sexes. In a time of national tragedy, the world changes overnight. A man and a woman explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they had lived just the day before.... more...

  • The Playwright's Processby Buzz Mclaughlin

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 19.95

    Here is the first and only manual for playwrights ever designed to draw directly from the wisdom of leading contemporary dramatists. Interwoven with hundreds of quotations from the author's own in-depth interview series at the Dramatists Guild, in New York City, The Playwright's Process offers a fresh and lively discussion of the indispensable ingredients... more...