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PAINTING THE STAGE: OPERA AND ART

Written by Wendel-Poray, Denise
From the 19th century to the present day, the meeting of music and the avant-garde visual arts has produced groundbreaking innovations in both fields. Nowhere is this meeting of the arts as intense as it is on the operatic stage.
April 23, 2019 | Hardcover | Skira |
$70.00
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MY FIRST HUNDRED YEARS IN SHOW BUSINESS: A MEMOIR

Written by Wilson, Mary Louise
Mary Louise Wilson became a star at age sixty with her smash one-woman play Full Gallop portraying legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. But before and since, her life and her career--including the Tony Award for her portrayal of Big Edie in Grey Gardens--have been enviably celebrated and varied.
December 6, 2016 | Paperback | Abrams Press | 224 Pages |
$16.95
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GLOBE GUIDE TO SHAKESPEARE: THE PLAYS, THE PRODUCTIONS, THE LIFE

Written by Dickson, Andrew
With full coverage of the thirty-nine Shakespearian plays (including a synopsis, full character list, stage history, and a critical essay for each), this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and an in-depth background guide for theatre goers, students, film buffs, and lovers of literature.
September 6, 2016 | Paperback | Pegasus Books | 720 Pages |
$29.95
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BLUE TOUCH PAPER: A MEMOIR

Written by Hare, David
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 11, 2016 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 376 Pages |
$16.95
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JOY RIDE: SHOW PEOPLE AND THEIR SHOWS

Written by Lahr, John
Since 1992 John Lahr has written for The New Yorker, where for twenty-one years he was the senior drama critic, the longest stint in that post in the magazine's history.
September 13, 2016 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 592 Pages |
$18.95
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 |
$19.95

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