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PLAYING TO THE GODS: SARAH BERNHARDT, ELEONORA DUSE, AND THE RIVALRY THAT CHANGED ACTING FOREVER

Written by Rader, Peter
The riveting story of the rivalry between the two most renowned actresses of the nineteenth century: legendary Sarah Bernhardt, whose eccentricity on and off the stage made her the original diva, and mystical Eleonora Duse, who broke all the rules to popularize the natural style of acting we celebrate today.
August 21, 2018 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster | 288 Pages |
$26.00
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TAKE YOU WHEREVER YOU GO

Written by Leon, Kenny
From Tony Award-winning director and recipient of the prestigious Mr. Abbott Award, Kenny Leon, comes a powerful memoir of the lessons he has learned on his incredible life journey.
June 5, 2018 | Hardcover | Grand Central Publishing | 240 Pages |
$26.00
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LEAR: THE GREAT IMAGE OF AUTHORITY

Written by Bloom, Harold
Harold Bloom, regarded by some as the greatest Shakespeare scholar of our time, presents an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of King Lear--the third in his series of five short books about the great playwright's most significant personalities, hailed as Bloom's "last love letter to the shaping spirit of his imagination" on the front page of The New York Times Book Review.
April 24, 2018 | Hardcover | Scribner Book Company | 176 Pages |
$24.00
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FALSTAFF: GIVE ME LIFE

Written by Bloom, Harold
From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time comes "a timely reminder of the power and possibility of words [and] the last love letter to the shaping spirit of Bloom's imagination" (front page, The New York Times Book Review) and an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Falstaff--Shakespeare's greatest enduring and complex comedic characters.
April 3, 2018 | Paperback | Scribner Book Company | 176 Pages |
$16.00
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LUCK OF FRIENDSHIP: THE LETTERS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS AND JAMES LAUGHLIN

Written by Williams, Tennessee
In December 1942, two guests at a Lincoln Kirstein mixer bonded over their shared love of Hart Crane's poetry. One of them was James Laughlin, the founder of a small publishing company called New Directions, which he had begun only seven years earlier as a sophomore at Harvard.
March 13, 2018 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 432 Pages |
$39.95
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UNMASKED

Written by Lloyd Webber, Andrew
"You have the luck of Croesus on stilts (as my Auntie Vi would have said) if you've had the sort of career, ups and downs, warts and all that I have in that wondrous little corner of show business called musical theatre."
March 6, 2018 | Hardcover | Harper |
$28.99
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SOMETHING WONDERFUL: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S BROADWAY REVOLUTION

Written by Purdum, Todd S
A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century
April 3, 2018 | Hardcover | Henry Holt & Company | 400 Pages |
$32.00
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COMEDIES

Written by Walser, Robert
Few writers have ever experienced such a steady rise in their reputation and public profile as Swiss writer Robert Walser (1878-1956) has seen in recent years.
April 15, 2018 | Hardcover | Seagull Books | 224 Pages |
$24.50
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ELLEN STEWART PRESENTS: FIFTY YEARS OF LA MAMA EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE

Written by Rosenthal, Cindy
Ellen Stewart (1919-2011) was the single most important figure in the history of American avant-garde theater and performance art. Founder of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Stewart was responsible for a staggering array of productions and for fostering the early work of directors, playwrights, actors, composers, and performance artists.
October 16, 2017 | Hardcover | University of Michigan Press | 208 Pages |
$45.00
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NEIL SIMON'S MEMOIRS

Written by Simon, Neil
The complete memoirs of Neil Simon, the greatest--and most successful--American playwright of all time, the author of such iconic works as Lost in Yonkers, The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, and The Goodbye Girl, now with an insightful Introduction by Nathan Lane.
December 12, 2017 | Paperback | Simon & Schuster | 696 Pages |
$22.00

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