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The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide to Her Magical Performances

by Herbie J. Pilato

With more than five hundred appearances on television, film and the stage, Elizabeth Montgomery’s talent, charisma, and personality have charmed millions for decades. This delightful new book delineates, dissects...


Six Characters in Search of an Author

by Luigi Pirandello

Robert Brustein's highly acclaimed adaptation of Pirandello's masterpiece, a study in illusion and reality which follows a group of characters who try to fashion their life stories into acceptable drama. Plays...


Miss Julie

by August Strindberg

The mortal conflict of the sexes, traced here by Strindberg in the clash between an aristocratic young woman and her valet. Plays for Performance Series.


Purapurawhetu

by Briar Grace-Smith

This is the te reo Maori translation of the award-winning playscript Purapurawhetu. At its heart is a story of loss and grief: Hohepa is driven to despair by the long-ago death of his baby son; and the once...


Actors' Yearbook 2014

by Simon Dunmore & Hilary Lissenden

Actors' Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific...


Performing Salome, Revealing Stories

by Clair Rowden

This volume explores Salome's appropriation and reincarnation across the arts - not just Wilde's heroine, nor Richard Strauss's - but Salome as a cultural icon in fin-de-siècle society, whose appeal for ever...


Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique

by Kelly DiNardo

Blond and beautiful, Lili St. Cyr shimmied across the country’s nightclubs as one of the century’s great sirens. She inspired future femme fatales including Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and Dita Von Teese. She...


Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer

by Tom Shone

It's a typical summer Friday night and the smell of popcorn is in the air. Throngs of fans jam into air-conditioned multiplexes to escape for two hours in the dark, blissfully lost in Hollywood's latest glittery...


Step Dancing in Ireland: Culture and History

by Catherine E. Foley

This book provides a rich historical and ethnographic account of step dancing, step dancers, and Irish cultural institutions. Catherine Foley tells the story of step dance from its roots in eighteenth-century...


The Battle of the Sexes Russian Style

by Nadezhda Ptushkina

Nadezhda Ptushkina's plays reflect her keen interest in constructing multidimensional characters that reflect the myriad ways people are affected by today's turbulent world. Often writing strong female roles,...


How to Get the Part...Without Falling Apart!: Featuring the Haber Phrase Technique for Actors

by Barbara Babchick, Margie Haber & Heather Loclear

How to Get the Part...Without Falling Apart! is the answer to every actor's audition prayers. Acting coach Margie Haber has created a revolutionary phrase technique to get actors through readings without stumbling...


The Horror Movie Survival Guide

by Matteo Molinari & Jim Kamm

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Wonder of Wonders

by Alisa Solomon

A sparkling and eye-opening history of the Broadway musical that changed the world

In the half-century since its premiere, Fiddler on the Roof has had an astonishing global impact. Beloved by audiences the world...


Theatre Criticism

by Irving Wardle

'You have discovered a perishable treasure, and it is imperative to share it with other people before it fades... You have only one chance to get it right, while the impression is still fresh...'

If critics...


Liebestraum

by Mike Figgis

In Mike Figg's stylishly dark thriller, memories have murderous consequences as the haunting strains of Liszt's Liebestraum activate an electric link between a modern-day affair and the shocking truth of long...


The Prince of Homburg

by Heinrich von Kleist

Von Kleist's last work and his masterpiece-a story of guilt, innocence, and moral righteousness involving a prince who violates his orders of battle when distracted by a beautiful princess. Plays for Performance...


The Drama Dictionary

by Terry Hodgson

"Hodgson's work contains more than 1,300 entries that define and illustrate dramatic theory and theatrical practice...This work is replete with clear definitions of the drama and of the theatre. Recommended."-...


The Immortal Marilyn: The Depiction of an Icon

by De John Vito & Frank Tropea

From the late 1940s to the early '60s, Marilyn Monroe appeared in barely thirty movies, beginning with bit parts and moving on into supporting roles for such films as The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, and Clash...


The Films of Steven Spielberg

by Charles L. P. Silet

The Films of Steven Spielberg provides for the first time a collection of critical writings by professional film critics about the director and his films, bringing together many articles and reviews scattered...


The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise

by Dante Alighieri

The story of Dante's journey through the three realms of the dead, lasting from the night before Good Friday to the Wednesday after Easter in the spring of 1300. The Roman poet Virgil guides him through Hell...