Theater

PUPPETRY: A WORLD HISTORY

Written by Blumenthal, Eileen
Puppets have existed in one form or another in nearly every culture throughout human history. From the intriguing shadow puppets of Java to the romantically challenged Miss Piggy, from African carved-wood actors with outsize genitalia to merry maniac Mr. Punch, puppets are incredibly diverse, reflecting the varied cultures, environments, and personalities of their creators.
July 1, 2005 | Hardcover | Harry N. Abrams | 272 Pages |
$75.00

OPEN DOOR

Written by Brook, Peter
From King Lear to the Tragedy of Carmen, from Marat/Sade to the epic Mahabharata, Peter Brook has reinvented modern theatre, not once but again and again. In The Open Door the visionary director and theorist offers a lucid, comprehensive exposition of the philosophy that underlies his work.
January 4, 2005 | Paperback | Anchor Books | 160 Pages |
$15.00

STELLA ADLER ON AMERICA'S MASTER PLAYWRIGHTS

Written by Adler, Stella
Stella Adler was one of the most influential acting teachers of all time, a legendary force of nature whose generations of students include Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Anthony Quinn, Diana Ross, Robert De Niro, Warren Beatty, Annette Benning, and Mark Ruffalo.
September 10, 2013 | Paperback | Vintage | 400 Pages |
$18.00

STELLA ADLER ON IBSEN, STRINDBERG & CHEKHOV

Written by Adler, Stella
An original member of the famed Group Theater, Stella Adler was one of the most influential artists to come out of the American theater. As a Stanislavsky disciple and founder of her own highly esteemed acting conservatory, the extravagant actress was also an eminent acting teacher, training her students--among them Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and Robert DeNiro--in the art of script interpretation.
September 12, 2000 | Paperback | Vintage | 352 Pages |
$18.00

INTENT TO LIVE: ACHIEVING YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL AS AN ACTOR

Written by Moss, Larry
"I call this book The Intent to Live because great actors don't seem to be acting, they seem to be actually living."
December 27, 2005 | Paperback | Bantam | 358 Pages |
$17.00

ACROBAT OF THE HEART: A PHYSICAL APPROACH TO ACTING INSPIRED BY THE WORK OF JERZY GROTOWSKI

Written by Wangh, Stephen
"The actor will do, in public, what is considered impossible." When the renowned Polish director Jerzy Grotowski began his 1967 American workshop with these words, his students were stunned.
September 19, 2000 | Paperback | Vintage | 384 Pages |
$17.00

THREE USES OF THE KNIFE: ON THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF DRAMA

Written by Mamet, David
The purpose of theater, like magic, like religion . . . is to inspire cleansing awe. What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet, one of our greatest living playwrights, tackles these questions with bracing directness and aphoristic authority.
June 13, 2000 | Paperback | Vintage | 96 Pages |
$13.00

IN SPITE OF MYSELF

Written by Plummer, Christopher
A collection of delicious anecdotes of a life spent on stages and film sets across the world--from Peter Hall's Royal Shakespeare Theatre to The Sound of Music--from one of our greatest living actors. Christopher Plummer's magnificent book recounts the wild adventure that is his life, stretching from a privileged childhood in Canada to the glorious, star-studded New York of th
May 1, 2012 | Paperback | Vintage | 647 Pages |
$17.95

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

Written by Grissom, James
An extraordinary book; one that almost magically makes clear how Tennessee Williams wrote; how he came to his visions of Amanda Wingfield, his Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, Alma Winemiller, Lady Torrance, and the other characters of his plays that transformed the American theater of the mid-twentieth century; a book that does, from the inside, the almost impossible revealing the heart and so
March 3, 2015 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 416 Pages |
$30.00

THEATER AND ITS DOUBLE

Written by Artaud, Antonin
A collection of manifestos originally published in 1938, The Theater and Its Double is the fullest statement of the ideas of Antonin Artaud. We cannot go on prostituting the idea of the theater, the only value of which is in its excruciating, magical relation to reality and danger, he wrote.
January 7, 1994 | Paperback | Grove Press | 176 Pages |
$16.00

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