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by Kathleen Olmstead

The Untold History of Television provides an exciting glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have defined the landscape of popular culture.

At Olivia Pope & Associates, scandal rules the...

The Scenes We Made: An Oral History of Experimental Theatre in Mumbai

by Shanta Gokhale

Mumbai’s theatre scene is a dynamic and creative space that has continuously inspired young theatre practitioners from the 1960s to the present day. It is filled with lessons learned and unlearned, techniques...

Yesterday is Forever: Nostalgia and Pixar Animation Studios

by Josh Spiegel

Since its first feature film in 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has often been treated, rightly, as a powerful, influential, and forward-thinking animation company. However, many of its films are incredibly besotted...

Lincoln and Shakespeare

by Michael Anderegg

It was the measure of Shakespeare's poetic greatness, an early commentator remarked, that he thoroughly blended the ideal with the practical or realistic. "If this be so," Walt Whitman wrote, "I should say that...

Speaking Shakespeare

by Patsy Rodenburg

In Speaking Shakespeare, Patsy Rodenburg tackles one of the most difficult acting jobs: speaking Shakespeare's words both as they were meant to be spoken and in an understandable and dramatic way. Rodenburg...

Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Resistance in Soviet Ballet

by Joel Lobenthal

Alla Osipenko is the gripping story of one of historys greatest ballerinas, a courageous rebel who paid the price for speaking truth to the Soviet State. She studied with Agrippina Vaganova, the most revered...

The World's Your Stage: How Performing Artists Can Make a Living While Still Doing What They Love

by William Baker, Warren C. Gibson & Evan Leatherwood

Today's performers need to hone their entrepreneurial skills and create their own careers. Inspired by the celebrated Juilliard course, The World's Your Stage explains the business side of the performing arts....

Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance

by Anthea Kraut

Choreographing Copyright is a new historical and cultural analysis of U.S. dance-makers investment in intellectual property rights. Stretching from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first, the...

The Art of Up

by Tim Hauser & Pete Docter

After Toy Story, Ratatouille, WALL-E, and other award-winning blockbusters, where else could Pixar Animation Studios go but Up? Their film is the heartwarming story of Carl Fredrickson (voiced by Ed Asner),...

Not just a mirror. Looking for the political theatre today

by Florian Malzacher, Sylvia Sasse, Galit Eilat & John Jordan et al.

Der englischsprachige Band Not Just a Mirror setzt sich mit grundlegenden Fragen des politischen Theaters in der Gegenwart auseinander und stellt künstlerisch-politische Strategien und Praktiken von Theatermachern...

The Well Read Play

by Stephen Unwin

Using examples from plays and playwrights the reader has most likely encountered, The Well Read Play is structured to teach the reader how to identify context, structure, significance, and character. Its principle...

Programme Notes

by Lois Keidan & CJ Mitchell

Programme Notes is a collection of commissioned essays, case studies and interviews reflecting the exciting and complex relationships between 'mainstream' stages and 'experimental' theatre practices.

The first...

A Body Thinking, a Mind Dancing

by Claudio Gasparotto, Gillian Hobart, Sarah Baldiserra & Lorella Barlaam

This book is a journey in the footsteps of Gillian Hobart, creator of the “anti-method” Method that bears her name. By suggesting dance movement as a humanistic approach, the Hobart Method aims at the benefit...

Oral Literature in Africa

by Ruth Finnegan

Ruth Finnegan’s Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces...

The Art of Grace: On Moving Well Through Life

by Sarah L. Kaufman

A Pulitzer Prize–winning dance critic teaches us to appreciate—and enact—grace in every dimension, from the physical to the emotional.

Grace has long been taught as essential to civilized living. The Three...

Theatre and AutoBiography: Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice

by Sherrill Grace & Jerry Wasserman

This collection brings theater practitioners together with international academics in an exploration of the interdisciplinary realm of theater and autobiography.

Tellings and Texts

by Francesca Orsini (editor) & Katherine Butler Schofield (editor)

Examining materials from early modern and contemporary North India and Pakistan, Tellings and Texts brings together seventeen first-rate papers on the relations between written and oral texts, their performance,...

Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need

by Margot Leitman

This is a practical storytelling guide from comedian, winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, and founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program, Margot Leitman. Did you ever wish you...

America Dancing: From the Cakewalk to the Moonwalk

by Megan Pugh

The history of American dance reflects the nation's tangled culture. Dancers from wildly different backgrounds learned, imitated, and stole from one another.  Audiences everywhere embraced the result as deeply...

The Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Women: Volume Two

by Katy Wix

Hot on the heels of her bestselling first volume of Comic Monologues for Women, Katy Wix has written another forty brand-spanking new speeches.

Finding original and amusing material to perform can be a daunting...