Theater

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

Written by Viertel, Jack
A New York Times Bestseller For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical.
March 1, 2016 | Hardcover | Sarah Crichton Books | 336 Pages |
$26.00
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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
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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 |
$22.95
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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 |
$29.99
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PRESENTING SHAKESPEARE: 1,100 POSTERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Written by Heller, Steven
A skull held aloft, a lovesick donkey, a bloodied dagger--these familiar icons are instantly recognizable shorthand for the plays of William Shakespeare. In the four hundred years since his death, the Bard of Avon's exalted place in the pantheon of theater and poetry--indeed, all of Western culture--is unequaled. As Ben Jonson proclaimed, Shakespeare is not of an age but for all time!
October 20, 2015 | Hardcover | Princeton Architectural Press |
$50.00
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STAGE MANAGEMENT AND THEATRE ADMINISTRATION (REV)

Written by Saunders, Amanda
Staging a play or musical can be exciting, demanding and rewarding. It can also be exhausting, frustrating and chaotic. However, a good stage management team can turn a potentially embarrassing production into a smooth-running, trouble-free success. With a glossary and index for perfect ease of use, this book explains every aspect of stage management and theatre administration.
January 1, 1994 | Paperback | Phaidon Press | 128 Pages |
$14.95
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COSTUME AND MAKEUP (REVISED)

Written by Holt, Michael
Costume is an essential part of the theatre. Inventive and intelligent costume design can show where and when the action is set, convey a clear idea of the psychology of the role, disguise an actor or heighten a well-known stock character.
January 1, 1994 | Paperback | Phaidon Press | 136 Pages |
$14.95

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