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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...


Children's Theater: A Paradigm, Primer, and Resource

by Kelly Eggers & Walter Eggers

This book introduces readers to the world of children's theater by highlighting one specific model, The Oyster River Players, a small children's theater company in New Hampshire. By exploring the history and...


The London Stage 1890-1959: Accumulated Indexes

by J. P. Wearing

This volume combines all the individual indexes—title, genre, theatre, and general—found in the seven volumes of The London Stage: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel (2nd edition) covering...


Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660-1830

by Elaine M. McGirr, Laura Engel, Ellen Malenas Ledoux & Judith Hawley et al.

Stage Mothers expands the discussion of eighteenth-century women’s social and dramatic roles by demonstrating the complicated, contradictory, and celebratory faces of maternity on stage and on the page. This...


The presumed death of Michel Agnolo Florio

by Corrado Sergio Panzieri

Il vero ispiratore e autore delle opere della drammaturgia shakespeariana. Traduzione a cura di Eleonora Sàita.


The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

by Whitney Crothers Dilley

Through suggestive readings of gender and identity, this book explores the international appeal of an acclaimed contemporary director. The author has revised the book’s introduction to reflect Ang Lee’s...


The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...


The Actor and the Alexander Technique

by Kelly McEvenue & Patsy Rodenburg

F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors,...


Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

by Samuel L. Leiter

This updated edition adds well over 200 plot summaries representing each theatrical form in addition to:

  • a chronology;
  • introductory essay;
  • appendixes;
  • an extensive bibliography;
  • over 1500 cross-referenced entries...


The Light in the Piazza

by Craig Lucas & Adam Guettel

A bittersweet new Broadway musical by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel.


A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

by Ian Brodie

The first examination of stand-up comedy through the lens of folklore


The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia

by Lynnea Chapman King

This encyclopedia focuses on all aspects of the Coen Brothers’ work—from writing and directing Blood Simple (1983) to their involvement in the forthcoming television series, Fargo. This extensive reference...


The Long Christmas Ride Home

by Paula Vogel

Pulitzer-Prize winning author of How I Learned to Drive's newest play.


Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater: 1930-2010

by James Fisher

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater presents the plays and personages, movements and institutions, and cultural developments of the American stage from 1930 to 2010, a period of vast and almost...


The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1959. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


Hitchcock's Stars: Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood Studio System

by Lesley L. Coffin

After making a name for himself in his native England, Alfred Hitchcock was drawn to the U.S. in 1939, where he had unprecedented access to all of the riches the Hollywood studios had to offer. From set designers...


Nostalgia Betrayal Love

by Rosa Ucci

The Tango phenomenon today is a reality for the whole world involving people from all walks of life in three continents: Asia, America and Africa. The author has asked herself the reason for this ‘retrieval’...


The Philosophy of Pornography: Contemporary Perspectives

by Lindsay Coleman & Jacob M. Held

Even as it skirts mainstream contemporary culture, pornography remains a social taboo; there still exist strong biases both in favor and against it. With chapters addressing imagination, gender, power relationships,...


Cosby

by Mark Whitaker

The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun...


The Assignment

by Dan Gordon

The Assignment by Dan Gordon

Carlos the Jackal is a terrorist without rules, without a conscience, without a heart. And no intelligence agency in the free world has been able to stop him. CIA agent Jack Shaw...