Theater

JOY RIDE: SHOW PEOPLE AND THEIR SHOWS

Written by Lahr, John
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 13, 2016 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 592 Pages |
$18.95

BARD IN BRIEF: SHAKESPEARE IN QUOTATIONS

Written by Manktelow, Hannah
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 | British Library | 96 Pages |
$15.95

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

Written by Grissom, James
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 9, 2016 | Paperback | Vintage | 416 Pages |
$17.00

ANTONIN ARTAUD

Written by Shafer, David A
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.
May 15, 2016 | Paperback | Reaktion Books | 256 Pages |
$19.00

101 GREATEST PLAYS: FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT

Written by Billington, Michael
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 12, 2016 | Hardcover | Guardian Faber Publishing | 464 Pages |
$26.95

SHAKESPEARE AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES

Written by Nicholl, Charles
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 26, 2016 | Paperback | National Portrait Gallery | 136 Pages |
$19.95

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

Written by Viertel, Jack
A New York Times Bestseller
March 1, 2016 | Hardcover | Sarah Crichton Books | 336 Pages |
$26.00

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: A MEMOIR

Written by Grey, Joel
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 16, 2016 | Hardcover | Flatiron Books | 256 Pages |
$27.99

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

Written by Caine, Michael
A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies.
February 1, 2000 | Paperback | Applause Books | 192 Pages |
$19.99

STELLA ADLER - THE ART OF ACTING: PREFACE BY MARLON BRANDO COMPILED & EDITED BY HOWARD KISSEL

Written by Kissel, Howard
Stella Adler was one of the 20th Century's greatest figures. She is arguably the most important teacher of acting in American history. Over her long career, both in New York and Hollywood, she offered her vast acting knowledge to generations of actors, including Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty, and Robert De Niro.
November 1, 2000 | Hardcover | Applause Books | 288 Pages |
$29.99

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