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Shakespeare in Performance: Castings and Metamorphoses

by Ralph Berry

These studies take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half of the studies deal with casting - doubling, chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure. Then the transformations of...


Acting Shakespeare

by Bertram Leon Joseph

How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them?...


Garrick's Folly: The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 at Stratford and Drury Lane

by Johanne M. Stochholm

The great Shakespeare Jubilee festival was held at Stratford, under the direction of David Garrick. The occasion was the dedication of the new town hall and the presentation by Garrick of a statue of Shakespeare....


Shylock on the Stage

by Toby Lelyveld

Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in...


The TV Presenter's Career Handbook: How to Market Yourself in TV Presenting

by Kathryn Wolfe

You can present to camera, speak to time, read autocue, conduct an interview, write and memorise scripts; you have a showreel, headshots and a CV-but what next? How do you decide which genre to go for, market...


Out On the Streets - Edition #5

by Peter Oreckinto, J.R. Smalling & Rick Munroe

In this Edition Moose talks about his chores while gearing up to hit the road in New York City, 1973. J.R. Discusses the KREW's responsibilities and gives a blow-by-blow description of a typical day on the road....


Life Skills How to Do Almost Anything

by Tony Hunter

How do you give a good wedding toast? How do you fix a clogged drain? How do you bowl without hurting anyone? Questions like these-some highly practical, others wildly funny-make up this engaging do-it-yourself...


Claws & Saucers: Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Film 1902-1982: A Complete Guide

by David Elroy Goldweber

CLAWS & SAUCERS is the most complete guide to classic science fiction, horror, and fantasy films ever written. CLAWS & SAUCERS describes and critiques 1700+ films: virtually every sci-fi, horror, and fantasy...


The Modern Brazilian Stage

by David George

Reading a play and watching it performed onstage are quite different experiences. Likewise, studying a country's theatrical tradition with reference only to playtexts overlooks the vital impact of a play's performance...


A History of Hispanic Theatre in the United States: Origins to 1940

by Nicolás| Kanellos

Hispanic theatre flourished in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century until the beginning of the Second World War-a fact that few theatre historians know. A History of Hispanic Theatre in the United...


Yankee Theatre: The Image of America on the Stage, 1825-1850

by Francis Hodge

The famous "Stage Yankees," with their eccentric New England dialect comedy, entertained audiences from Boston to New Orleans, from New York to London in the years between 1825 and 1850. They provided the creative...


Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics

by Linda Mizejewski

Women in comedy have traditionally been pegged as either "pretty" or "funny." Attractive actresses with good comic timing such as Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, and Julia Roberts have always gotten plum roles...


José Limón and La Malinche: The Dancer and the Dance

by Patricia Seed

José Limón (1908-1972) was one of the leading figures of modern dance in the twentieth century. Hailed by the New York Times as "the finest male dancer of his time" when the José Limón Dance Company debuted...


Secrets of the Sideshows

by Joe Nickell

On small-town ballfields and county fairgrounds, the sideshow performers set up their tents and trailers in the shadow of the Ferris wheel. There they amazed us with daring feats such as fire eating and sword...


The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice

by Kaoime Malloy

The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice addresses the core principles that develop the student designer into a true artist, providing a foundation that ensures success...


The Improvisation Studies Reader: Spontaneous Acts

by Ajay Heble & Rebecca Caines

Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary...


The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy

by Magda Romanska

Dramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theatre. In its earliest definition, the word itself means a comprehensive theory of "play making." Although it initially...


How to Run a Successful House Show Venue

by Roy Silverstein

Have you ever thought about hosting a concert at your house? If it's something you plan on making a habit of, How to Run a Successful House Show Venue is the book for you. Filled with the do's and dont's, hints,...


Beryl

by Maxine Peake

I had a constant battle to get where I am today. Scrimping and scraping, people telling me not to do it, I couldn't do it. That my life wouldn't amount to very much. Now I might have had a bit of natural talent...


The Grief Poet

by G. A. Cuddy

On the eve of their executions, three of history's most tyrannical figures encounter poet Karl Shapiro and enter a philosophical discourse that will further illuminate their devious impact on humanity. With...