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The Complete Professional Audition: A Commonsense Guide to Auditioning for Plays and Musicals

by Daren Cohen, Michael Perilstein & Jason Robert Brown

In the United States, there are 300,000 actors; 100,000 hold union cards. There are 184 college theater programs and 108 performing-arts high schools. There are 578 acting schools and coaches in New York City...


The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory

by John Seabrook

There's a reason hit songs offer guilty pleasure—they're designed that way.

Over the last two decades a new type of hit song has emerged, one that is almost inescapably catchy. Pop songs have always had a...


Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy

by Judd Apatow

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE A.V. CLUB • From the writer and director of Knocked Up and the producer of Freaks and Geeks comes a collection of intimate, hilarious...


Inglourious Basterds: A Screenplay

by Quentin Tarantino

With such iconic films as the Oscar-winning Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2, and Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino has become the most famous and revered writer/director of his generation. Now he's back...


Life After Kes

by Simon W. Golding

Life After Kes examines the history and legacy of the 1969 award-winning British film, Kes, about a boy's (Billy Casper) relationship with a kestrel. This fascinating book not only pays homage to the vision...


Remember Fifth November

by Michael Fitzalan

Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Plot is an absorbing and riveting read and is the latest book produced by Michael Fitzalan. All of his novels lead the reader on an exciting journey. Guy Fawkes wanted to blow...


So It Goes

by Magnus Shaw

A collection of articles on music, media, and advertising by the award-winning writer and blogger Magnus Shaw.


The Grammar of Politics and Performance

by Shirin M Rai & Janelle Reinelt

This volume brings together important work at the intersection of politics and performance studies. While the languages of theatre and performance have long been deployed by other disciplines, these are seldom...


Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov

by Stella Adler & Barry Paris

In her long-awaited book, the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler gives us her extraordinary insights into the work of Henrik Ibsen ("The creation of the modern theater took a genius like Ibsen. . .Miller...


The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore's Drama: The Bard on the Stage

by Arnab Bhattacharya & Mala Renganathan

This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore's dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore's drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia's first...


Twitter Occupational or Desire

by R Smith

Learning how to use this fun, free, and useful tool can be a bit intimidating for the beginner, but don't be put off - with a little effort and a lot of innate feeling your way through, being able to use Twitter...


Assorted Cocktail Concoctions

by R Smith

The English Glossary defines a cocktail as an alcoholic beverage consisting of a spirit mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit juice NEW in e pub format right at your fingertips the bartenders list of Cocktail...


Christopher Nolan's Interstellar: The Complete Screenplay: With Selected Storyboards

by Christopher Nolan

(Book). MANKIND WAS BORN ON EARTH. IT WAS NEVER MEANT TO DIE HERE. Christopher Nolan takes on the infinite canvas of space to deliver a cutting-edge, emotionally charged adventure that will amaze movie audiences...


Essentials of Screenwriting: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film and Television Writing

by Richard Walter

Hollywood's premier teacher of screenwriting shares the secrets of writing and selling successful screenplays

Anyone fortunate enough to win a seat in Professor Richard Walter's legendary class at UCLA film...


The King and I: The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend and Sometime Adversary

by Herbert Breslin & Anne Midgette

Luciano Pavarotti’s longtime manager and friend tells all. All.

The King and I is the story of the thirty-six-year-old business relationship between Luciano Pavarotti and his manager, Herbert Breslin, during...


Big Eyes: The Screenplay

by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski & Tyler Stallings

WITH AN INTERVIEW WITH MARGARET KEANE

The full screenplay by award-winning Ed Wood writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for acclaimed director Tim Burton's film Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph...


Godot at last: A Play - A tragicomedy in two acts, includes the entire theatrical score

by Leonardo Losavio, Mario Rucci & Richard R Nybakken

Stuck in a place known only as "the stage," a mysterious location where trash is the only thing that appears to mark the passage of time, Estragon and Vladimir continue to wait for Godot, who it seems will never...


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

by Kelly 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...


Mirrors and Scrims: The Life and Afterlife of Ballet

by Marcia B. Siegel

How ballet repertory adapts, evolves, and reflects contemporary culture


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

by Elaine M. McGirr, Laura Engel & Helen E.M. Brooks

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...