Theater

BLUE TOUCH PAPER: A MEMOIR

David Hare has long been one of Britain's best-known screenwriters and dramatists. He's the author of more than thirty acclaimed plays that have appeared on Broadway, in the West End, and at the National Theatre. He wrote the screenplays for the hugely successful films The Hours, Plenty, and The Reader.
October 1, 2016 | Paperback |
$16.95

JOY RIDE: SHOW PEOPLE AND THEIR SHOWS

Joy Ride throws open the stage door and introduces readers to such makers of contemporary drama as Arthur Miller, Tony Kushner, Wallace Shawn, Harold Pinter, David Rabe, David Mamet, Mike Nichols, and August Wilson.
September 1, 2016 | Paperback |
$18.95

BARD IN BRIEF: SHAKESPEARE IN QUOTATIONS

Shakespeare is the greatest dramatist in the English language, but none of his manuscripts survive. Less than half his plays were printed before he died, in editions known as quartos from their relatively small size. Most of his plays appeared in the First Folio, a large, handsome volume printed seven years after Shakespeare's death. What we know of his dramas comes from these sources.
July 1, 2016 | Paperback |
$15.95

FOLLIES OF GOD: TENNESSEE WILLIAMS AND THE WOMEN OF THE FOG

This remarkably illuminating portrait of Tennessee Williams lifts the veil on the heart and soul of his artistic inspiration: the unspoken collaboration between playwright and actor. At a low moment in Williams's life, he summoned to New Orleans a young twenty-year-old writer, James Grissom, who had written him a letter asking for advice.
August 1, 2016 | Paperback |
$17.00

ANTONIN ARTAUD

Poet, actor, playwright, surrealist, drug addict, asylum inmate--Antonin Artaud (1896-1949) is one of the twentieth century's most enigmatic personalities and idiosyncratic thinkers. In this biography, David A. Shafer takes readers on a voyage through Artaud's life, which he spent amid the company of France's most influential cultural figures, even as he stood apart from them.
March 1, 2016 | Paperback |
$19.00

101 GREATEST PLAYS: FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT

Having surveyed post-war British drama in State of the Nation, Michael Billington now looks at the global picture. In this provocative and challenging new book, he offers his highly personal selection of the 101 greatest plays ranging from the Greeks to the present-day. But his book is no mere list.
April 1, 2016 | Hardcover |
$26.95

SHAKESPEARE AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES

William Shakespeare and his peers helped create not only a new kind of theatre in the Elizabethan era but also a new form of language. In an age of religious and political upheaval, they gave timeless expression to what it means to be human in works that continue to be staples of the Western canon.
April 1, 2016 | Paperback |
$19.95

SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL: HOW BROADWAY SHOWS ARE BUILT

For almost thirty years, Jack Viertel has been a major figure in the Broadway theater world--he's helped create shows like Hairspray, Angels in America, and Into the Woods; served as dramaturg of the Mark Taper Forum in L.A.; and is currently senior vice president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which host such shows as The Book of Mormon and Jersey Boys.
February 1, 2016 | Hardcover |
$26.00

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: A MEMOIR

Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret finally tells his remarkable life story. Born Joel David Katz to a wild and wooly Jewish American family in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, Joel began his life in the theater at the age of 9, starting in children's theater and then moving to the main stage.
February 1, 2016 | Hardcover |
$27.99

ACTING IN FILM: AN ACTOR'S TAKE ON MOVIE MAKING

Written by Michael Caine
The actor shares personal insights on the technique of acting, and the business of making a film
March 12, 1990 | Paperback | Hal Leonard Corporation | 163 Pages |
$19.99

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