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SHAKESPEARE: INVENTION OF THE HUMAN

Written by Bloom, Harold
Discusses each of Shakespeare's plays, and argues that Shakespeare invented the modern English language and essentially shaped human nature as we understand it today
September 1, 1999 | Paperback | Riverhead Books | 745 Pages |
$28.00
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BRECHT ON THEATRE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AESTHETIC

Written by Brecht, Bertolt
Selections from the celebrated German playwright's writings on the nature and direction of twentieth-century drama
January 1, 1964 | Paperback | Hill & Wang | 352 Pages |
$16.95

TYRANT

Written by Stephen Greenblatt
As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny.
April 17, 2018 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton | 212 Pages |
$21.95

DRAMATIC WRITER'S COMPANION, SECOND EDITION: TOOLS TO DEVELOP CHARACTERS, CAUSE SCENES, AND BUILD STORIES

Written by Dunne, Will
The publication of The Dramatic Writer's Companion in 2009 cemented Will Dunne's reputation as a master teacher of playwrights, screenwriters, and anyone working on dramatic scripts. Divided into three major sections on character, scene, and story, the book consists of more than 60 exercises to help writers zero in on and solve specific problems in their scripts.
October 4, 2017 | Paperback | University of Chicago Press |
$20.00

ACTOR'S CAREER BIBLE: AUDITIONING, NETWORKING, SURVIVAL AND SUCCESS

Written by Ostlere, Rob
The Actor's Career Bible offers a practical guide to the business side of acting for recent graduates, young actors and experienced professionals looking to reinvigorate their careers in an industry famous for its high levels of competition. This unique book reveals the strategies used by actors to navigate their way through the acting industry.
March 21, 2019 | Paperback | Methuen Drama | 232 Pages |
$26.95

TYRANT: SHAKESPEARE ON POLITICS

Examining the psyche--and psychoses--of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, and Coriolanus, Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the disasters visited upon the societies over which these characters rule.
May 1, 2019 | Paperback |
$13.95

DRAWING THE CURTAIN: MAURICE SENDAK'S DESIGNS FOR OPERA AND BALLET

Written by Federman, Rachel
This book showcases a lesser-known aspect of Maurice Sendak's oeuvre--his set designs for operas and ballets.
June 25, 2019 | Hardcover | Prestel Publishing | 208 Pages |
$40.00

CLEOPATRA: I AM FIRE AND AIR

From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, comes an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Cleopatra--one of the Bard's most riveting and memorable female characters--in "a masterfully perceptive reading of this seductive play's endless wonders" (Kirkus Reviews). Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history--and thanks to Shakes
October 1, 2018 | Paperback |
$16.00

IAGO: THE STRATEGIES OF EVIL

From one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, Harold Bloom presents Othello's Iago, perhaps the Bard's most compelling villain--the fourth in a series of five short books about the great playwright's most significant personalities. In all of literature, few antagonists have displayed the ruthless cunning and unscrupulous deceit of Iago, the antagonist to Othello.
May 1, 2018 | Hardcover |
$24.00

PLACE FOR US: "WEST SIDE STORY" AND NEW YORK

From its Broadway debut to the Oscar-winning film to countless amateur productions, West Side Story is nothing less than an American touchstone--an updating of Shakespeare vividly realized in a rapidly changing postwar New York. That vision of postwar New York is at the heart of Julia L. Foulkes's A Place for Us.
October 1, 2016 | Hardcover |
$30.00

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