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Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood

by Nathan Platte

Through the rise and fall of the Hollywood studio system, David O. Selznick reigned as Hollywood's preeminent producer. His reputation depended in large part on music. The orchestral cacophony of King Kong,...


Corn Flakes for Dinner

by Aidan Comerford

What do you do when both of your daughters have been diagnosed with autism, your wife is depressed and your job has been made redundant? You become a comedian!

After years of feeling like he was losing at life,...


Stage Management

by Gail Pallin

The highly successful "Bible for any stage manager", now in a revised and updated edition.

The stage manager is at the core of every successful theatre production. He or she organises, manages and runs rehearsals...


Animating the Science Fiction Imagination

by J.P. Telotte

Long before flying saucers, robot monsters, and alien menaces invaded our movie screens in the 1950s, there was already a significant but overlooked body of cinematic science fiction. Through analyses of early...


Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Musicals: 50 Show-Stopping Movies We Can't Forget

by Richard Barrios & Michael Feinstein

Spanning nine decades and showcasing the most memorable songs, dazzling dancing, and brightest stars ever to grace the silver screen, Must-See Musicals is the guide to the greatest musicals of all time from...


Waiting for the Punch

by Marc Maron & John Oliver

"Public figures as you rarely if ever hear them: strikingly personal, surprisingly open, and profoundly emotional."

— Entertainment Weekly

"I’m British, so I’m medically dead inside, but even I can’t help...


The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960–2000

by Christian Long

The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960-2000 combines digital cartography with close readings of representative films to write a history of twentieth century Hollywood narrative cinema at the intersection...


The Nervous Stage

by Matthew Wilson Smith

Nineteenth-century investigations into the nervous system produced extraordinary discoveries that changed ways of thinking far beyond the scientific community. Over the course of the century, scientists began...


Plays in Time

by Karen Malpede

This is an anthology of four plays set during seminal events from the late 20th Century to the present: the Bosnian war and rape camps; the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Israel’s 2006 bombardment of...


Arlen and Harburg's Over the Rainbow

by Walter Frisch

"Over the Rainbow" exploded into worldwide fame upon its performance by Judy Garland in the MGM film musical The Wizard of Oz (1939). Voted the greatest song of the twentieth century in a 2000 survey, it is...


How To Win Against History (Annotated Script Edition)

by Seiriol Davies

Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquis of Anglesey (1875 – 1905) was born to inherit the Empire. Instead, he burned brightly, briefly and transvestitely through his family’s vast wealth; putting on fabulous plays...


Acropolis

by Stanisław Wyspiański

Although he never left his native Kraków except for relatively short periods, Stanis?aw Wyspia?ski (1869-1907) achieved worldwide fame, both as a painter, and Poland’s greatest dramatist of the first half...


Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel

by Tim Carter

Carousel (1945), with music by Richard Rodgers and the book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, was their second collaboration following the surprising success of Oklahoma! (1943). They worked again with Theresa...


Blood on the Stage, 1800 to 1900

by Amnon Kabatchnik

The history of theater is rife with tales of crime, suspense, and murder. The nineteenth century was no exception. Notable hallmarks of transgression drama during this century included the introduction of the...


For the Love of Dance

by Dame Beryl Grey

Dame Beryl Grey’s life is defined by her love of dance.

As bombs fell on London, and aged only fourteen, she joined Ninette de Valois’s ballet Company, touring Britain during WWII. Despite the difficulties...


Joker Face: Over 450 Comedians Share Their Best One-liners

by Steve Best

Stewart Lee has seen a ghost but doesn't believe in the afterlife. Rob Beckett can peel a banana with his feet. Viv Groskop gave birth to a baby next to a dishwasher.

What do you get when you combine unknown...


Joker Face: Over 450 Comedians Share Their Best One-liners

by Steve Best

Stewart Lee has seen a ghost but doesn't believe in the afterlife. Rob Beckett can peel a banana with his feet. Viv Groskop gave birth to a baby next to a dishwasher.

What do you get when you combine unknown...


Joker Face: Over 450 Comedians Share Their Best One-liners

by Steve Best

Stewart Lee has seen a ghost but doesn't believe in the afterlife. Rob Beckett can peel a banana with his feet. Viv Groskop gave birth to a baby next to a dishwasher.

What do you get when you combine unknown...


Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home

by Janine Kovac

When Janine Kovac gives birth to micro preemie twins nearly four months before they are due, she channels the grace and strength that carried her through a successful ballet career. The human body has amazing...


PEOPLE 25 Seasons of Dancing With The Stars

by The Editors of People

All the glitter, all the glamour, all the moves!

Go onto the floor, behind the curtain and to the judge's table of America's favorite dance competition in this new collector's edition from People. Now in its...