Theater

SARAH: THE LIFE OF SARAH BERNHARDT

Everything about Sarah Bernhardt is fascinating, from her obscure birth to her glorious career—redefining the very nature of her art—to her amazing (and highly public) romantic life to her indomitable spirit.
April 1, 2013 | Paperback |
$16.00

EUGENE O'NEILL: A LIFE IN FOUR ACTS

A major new biography of the Nobel Prize–winning playwright whose brilliantly original plays revolutionized American theater
October 1, 2014 | Hardcover |
$35.00

FRAVER BY DESIGN: FIVE DECADES OF THEATRE POSTER ART FROM BROADWAY, OFF-BROADWAY, AND BEYOND

From The Lion King to Moose Murders and from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to Agatha Christieʼs The Mousetrap, celebrate the Drama Desk Award-winning artwork of Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo with more than 250 of his theatre poster designs from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and around the globe.
May 1, 2018 | Hardcover |
$34.99

WILL IN THE WORLD: HOW SHAKESPEARE BECAME SHAKESPEARE (ANNIVERSARY)

Written by Greenblatt, Stephen
The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, reissued with a new afterword for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
April 4, 2016 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 464 Pages |
$16.95

ON BROADWAY: FROM RENT TO REVOLUTION

Written by Hodges, Drew
A visual and oral history of the past twenty years of theater, On Broadway pulls back the curtain to reveal the creative process involved in bringing a Broadway show to the stage and into the public consciousness through the words of Broadway's most famous personalities and the art of SpotCo.
April 26, 2016 | Hardcover | Rizzoli International Publications | 224 Pages |
$45.00

TRUE AND FALSE: HERESY AND COMMON SENSE FOR THE ACTOR

Written by Mamet, David
One of our most brilliantly iconoclastic playwrights takes on the art of profession of acting with these words: invent nothing, deny nothing, speak up, stand up, stay out of school. Acting schools, "interpretation," "sense memory," "The Method"--David Mamet takes a jackhammer to the idols of contemporary acting, while revealing the true heroism and nobility of the craft.
February 22, 1999 | Paperback | Vintage | 144 Pages |
$14.95

CONTEMPORARY STAGE DESIGN: IMPRESSIVE ART OF STAGE

-Systematically explains what stage design is, and how to do it -Includes more than 100 projects, divided into different categories such as drama, dance, opera, and music -Includes stage design concepts for Lady Gaga, Muse, R.E.M., and The Academy Awards amongst others Stage design is an important and indispensable part of stage performance, and includes scenery, lightning, make-up, costume, effec
June 1, 2019 | Hardcover |
$80.00
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ART OF DRAMATIC WRITING: ITS BASIS IN THE CREATIVE INTERPRETATION OF HUMAN MOTIVES

Written by Egri, Lajos
Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that - and its principles are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel and screenplay. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the heart of any drama: its characters.
February 15, 1972 | Paperback | Touchstone Books |
$17.99
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CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR

Written by Hagen, Uta
Theoretically, the actor ought to be more sound in mind and body than other people, since he learns to understand the psychological problems of human beings when putting his own passions, his loves, fears, and rages to work in the service of the characters he plays.
August 21, 1991 | Hardcover | Scribner Book Company | 336 Pages |
$28.00
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EMPTY SPACE: A BOOK ABOUT THE THEATRE: DEADLY, HOLY, ROUGH, IMMEDIATE

Written by Brook, Peter
From director and cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare Company Peter Brook, The Empty Space is a timeless analysis of theatre from the most influential stage director of the twentieth century. As relevant as when it was first published in 1968, groundbreaking director and cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare Company Peter Brook draws on a life in love with the stage to explo
December 1, 1995 | Paperback | Scribner Book Company |
$16.00

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