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Costume Design in the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to the Work of 157 Great Designers

by Elizabeth Leese

Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations....

American Circus Posters

by Charles Philip Fox

Here collected together for the first time are 48 large, full-color, rare posters, 1890s-1940s, superbly reproduced. The posters feature many of the greats of the American circus: Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey,...

The Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet: Theory and Technique

by Cyril W. Beaumont & Stanislas Idzikowski

A complete beginning course in classical ballet, this volume is based on the teachings of the celebrated instructor, Enrico Cecchetti. Features a numbered series of instructions for each exercise, plus 109 detailed...

What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career

by Joseph McBride

At twenty-five, Orson Welles (1915-1985) directed, co-wrote, and starred in Citizen Kane, widely considered the best film ever made. But Welles was such a revolutionary filmmaker that he found himself at odds...

Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

by Michael Sragow

Best remembered for the iconic classics Gone with the Wind (1939) and The Wizard of Oz (1939) to the silver screen, Victor Fleming also counted successful films such as Red Dust (1932), Captains Courageous (1937),...

Hawks on Hawks

by Joseph McBride

"I read Hawks on Hawks with passion. I am very happy that this book exists." -- François Truffaut

Howard Hawks (1896--1977) is often credited as being the most versatile of all of the great American directors,...

Eyeing the Flash: The Education of a Carnival Con Artist

by Peter Fenton

The year is 1963, the setting is small-town Michigan. At age fifteen, Peter Fenton is a gawky math whiz schoolboy with a dissatisfied mother, a father who drinks himself to foolishness, and no chance whatsoever...

Art, Vision, and Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama: Acts of Seeing: Acts of Seeing

by Amy Holzapfel

Realism in theatre is traditionally defined as a mere seed of modernism, a crude attempt to reproduce an exact copy of reality on stage. Art, Vision & Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama redefines realism as a...

Science, Women and Revolution in Russia

by Koblitz

While the women's movement might seem like a relatively new concept, Russian women of the 1860s deserve to be acknowledged as individuals who changed the direction of science and opened the doors of higher education...

American Avant-Garde Theatre: A History

by Arnold Aronson

This stunning contribution to the field of theatre history is the first in-depth look at avant-garde theatre in the United States from the early 1950s to the 1990s. American Avant-Garde Theatre offers a definition...

Russia's Diamond Colony: The Republic of Sakha

by John Tichotsky

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Performing Gender

by Hengen S

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

American Dialects: A Manual for Actors, Directors, and Writers

by Lewis Herman & Marguerite Shalett Herman

This standard text, now in paperback for the first time-- the companion volume to Foreign Dialects-- American Dialects offers representative dialects of every major section of the United States. In each case,...

Muslim-Jewish Encounters

by Nettler

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Dramatic Story Structure: A Primer for Screenwriters

by Edward J. Fink

A successful screenplay starts with an understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic story structure. In this practical introduction, Edward J. Fink condenses centuries of writing about dramatic theory into...

Contemp Bugarian Theatre 2

by Stefanova

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Inner Rhythm: Dance Training for the Deaf

by Naomi Benari

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Rise and Fall of the Well-Made Play

by John Russell Taylor

First published in 1967, this title considers the idea of the 'well-made play' in the context of how and why it has been devalued and how far, in allowing it to be devalued, we have lost sight of certain important...

Anger and After: A Guide to the New British Drama: A Guide to the New British Drama

by John Russell Taylor

When it was first published in 1962, Anger and After was the first comprehensive study of the dramatic movement which began in 1956 with the staging of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger and has since brought...

The Second Wave: British Drama for the Seventies: British Drama for the Seventies

by John Russell Taylor

In the 1970s the revolution that had swept the British theatre in the 1950s had already become accepted as the new establishment. Areas that had been previously regarded as remote ideals - including permanent...