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Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise

by Scott Eyman

“Highly recommended” (Library Journal): The only full-length biography of legendary film director Ernst Lubitsch, the director of such Hollywood classics as Trouble in Paradise, Ninotchka, and The Shop Around...


Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays

by Tina Packer

From one of the country’s foremost experts on Shakespeare and theatre arts, actor, director, and master teacher Tina Packer offers an exploration—fierce, funny, fearless—of the women of Shakespeare’s...


The Happiest Corpse I've Ever Seen

by Ethan Mordden

For Ethan Mordden, the closing night of the hit musical, 42nd St. sounded the death knell of the art form of the Broadway musical. After that, big orchestras, real voices, recognizable books and intelligent...


All That Glittered

by Ethan Mordden

From the late 1920s to late 1950s, the Broadway theatre was America's cultural epicenter. Television didn't exist and movies were novelties. Entertainment took the form of literature, music, and theatre. During...


peddling

by Harry Melling

if I was gold almighty himself,

and destroyed this first attempt at life.

what would my second version be?

. . . a dead end of endless possibility.

A pedlar boy wakes up in a field somewhere in London, surrounded...


Radiant Vermin

by Philip Ridley

I feel this . . . thing inside me. Just here. Next to my heart. It's small. The size of sparrow. I don't know what it looks like. But I know it's got claws because it scratches. And I imagine it to be dark blue...


Dalla parte di Iago

by Alfredo Annicchiarico

L’auto di Iago è parcheggiata sul ciglio della strada, nei pressi di un autogrill, immobile come la vita del protagonista, non troppo al riparo dal flusso di veicoli e situazioni che lo possono travolgere,...


Amata tela

by Giulia Madonna

Un segreto tenuto nascosto per lunghi anni, una scoperta sconvolgente, un uomo di successo e una donna in carriera, un artista squattrinato ma geniale, autore di un quadro misterioso. Immersa nelle atmosfere...


Un romanzo inutile

by Manlio Ranieri

Giacomo Lavermicocca, scrittore affermato in tutta Italia, tradotto in diversi paesi, vive e lavora nella sua città, Bari, dove attende alla stesura del suo nuovo, attesissimo, romanzo. Giacomo ha dato vita...


In bilico. Storie di animali terrestri

by Paolo Colavero, Gianluca Conte, Luigi De Gregorio & Marco Goi et al.

"In bilico. Storie di animali terrestri" contiene dodici racconti inediti. Questi nuovi racconti italiani, scritti da autori nati tra gli anni Settanta e gli anni Ottanta, descrivono la realtà del nostro paese,...


Survey of Historic Costume

by Phyllis G. Tortora & Sara B. Marcketti

Survey of Historic Costume, 6th Edition, is the best-selling introduction to Western dress from the ancient world through the twenty-first century. Each chapter presents social, cross-cultural, environmental,...


The Craft of Theatre: Seminars and Discussions in Brechtian Theatre

by Ekkehard Schall & John Davis

An autobiographical account by one of German theatre's great actors, describing his life in the theatre and his work with Brecht's Berliner Ensemble. It offers a lively and lucid account of working on Brecht's...


Masterclass: Writing Comedy: Teach Yourself

by Lesley Bown

Masterclass: Write Great Comedy will reveal to both beginners and experienced writers the distinctive features that mark out comedy from other forms of creative writing. Having identified these, it will help...


Passionate Embrace: Faith, Flesh, Tango

by Sandra Vander Schaaf

Passionate Embrace: Faith, Flesh, Tango is a story of desire, intimacy, and transformation, set in the sumptuous world of Argentine Tango. Sandra Vander Schaaf shares the provocative tale of an unexpected love...


Ibsen in Practice: Relational Readings of Performance, Cultural Encounters and Power

by Frode Helland

The volume reveals an astonishing richness in the theatrical approaches to Ibsen across the world: it considers political theatre, institutional 'high art', theatre for development, queer and transgender theatre,...


Islands

by Caroline Horton

This is my world, I am the king, I make the rules and everyone else can go to hell. This is off-shore.

Oxfam estimate that there is $18.5 trillion siphoned out of the world economy into tax havens by wealthy...


The Outstanding Actor: Seven Keys to Success

by Ken Rea

Drawing on Ken Rea's 30 years' teaching experience and research, as well as interviews with top actors and directors, The Outstanding Actor identifies seven key qualities that the most successful actors manifest,...


SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence

by Meg McInerney, Katie Cappiello & Jennifer Baumgardner

A riveting, true-to-life play and provocative essays examine rape and bullying culture, offering resources for survivors and bystanders.


Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

by Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr

As early as the 1840s, playwrights incorporated evolutionary theory into their work, reacting to a scientific advancement that changed the world. This book follows evolutionary theory in mainstream European...


Robert Shaw

by John French & Richard Dreyfuss

Robert Shaw is most celebrated today as the Oscar-nominated star in movies like From Russia with Love, A Man For All Seasons, The Sting and – most memorably of all – as Quint in the record-breaking Jaws.

His...