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Looking at Lysistrata: Eight Essays and a New Version of Aristophanes' Provocative Comedy

by David Stuttard

In Aristophanes' Lysistrata, the women of Athens, fed up with the war against Sparta, go on a sex strike and barricade themselves into the acropolis to persuade their husbands to vote against the war. It is...


Grotowski, Women, and Contemporary Performance: Meetings with Remarkable Women: Meetings with Remarkable Women

by Virginie Magnat

As the first examination of women's foremost contributions to Jerzy Grotowski's cross-cultural investigation of performance, this book complements and broadens existing literature by offering a more diverse...


Transcending Boundaries: My Dancing Life

by Donald McKayle

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


Sam Shepard V8 PT 3

by Johan Callens

These issues consist of the edited Proceedings of the Shepard conference, organized by the Belgian-Luxembourg American Studies Association and the Free University of Brussels (VUB), which took place in Brussels,...


Anthropology of the Performing Arts: Artistry, Virtuosity, and Interpretation in Cross-Cultural Perspective

by Anya Peterson Royce

Anya Peterson Royce turns the anthropological gaze on the performing arts, attempting to find broad commonalities in performance, art, and artists across space, time, and culture. She asks general questions...


Adaptations of Laurence Sterne's Fiction: Sterneana, 1760-1840

by Mary-Céline Newbould

Exploring how readers received and responded to literary works in the long eighteenth century, Newbould focuses on the role played by Laurence Sterne's fiction and its adaptations. Placing her examination of...


John Lowin and the English Theatre, 1603-1647: Acting and Cultural Politics on the Jacobean and Caroline Stage

by Barbara Wooding

In the first full-length study devoted to John Lowin, Wooding provides a comprehensive overview of the life and times of one of the greatest actors of seventeenth-century England. She examines his involvement...


The Songmaker¿s Chair

by Albert Wendt

The Songmaker’s Chair tells of a Samoan family, the Aiga Sa Peseola, who have been in Auckland since the 1950s. Over three generations the family have intermarried with Maori and Pakeha to develop what they...


Cosic

by Louis Nowra

Nowra's vibrant play is set inside a psychiatric institution where Lewis, a university student, has been employed to direct a show. He becomes emotionally involved with his patients-cum-actors as his operatic...


The Moth

by Catherine Burns, George Dawes Green & Adam Gopnik

For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong)....


Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

by Charles R. Cross

It has been twenty years since Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994; it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate...


Auditioning: An Actor-Friendly Guide

by Joanna Merlin & Harold Prince

Theater veteran and acting teacher Joanna Merlin has written the definitive guide to auditioning for stage and screen, bringing to it a valuable dual perspective. She has spent her career on both sides of the...


Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

by Mark Taylor-Batty

"An impressively complete survey of the play in its cultural, theatrical, historical and political contexts." - David Bradby, co-editor of Contemporary Theatre Review

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot is not...


David Mamet's Oleanna

by David K. Sauer

David Mamet is widely considered to be the voice of contemporary American Theatre. His use of what is taken to be realistic language together with minimalist staging creates a postmodern combination that pushes...


August Wilson's Fences

by Ladrica Menson-Furr

Fences represents the decade of the 1950s, and, when it premiered in 1985, it won the Pulitzer Prize. Set during the beginnings of the civil rights movement, it also concerns generational change and renewal,...


Getting the Joke: The Art of Stand-Up Comedy

by Oliver Double

An examination of the art of stand-up comedy, its constituent parts and how they work


How to Run a Theatre: Creating, Leading and Managing Professional Theatre

by Jim Volz

How to Run a Theatre is a unique, dynamic, and savvy guide to building an arts institution that works. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience, here is practical advice on a variety of management skills:...


An Actor's Tricks

by Lorna Marshall & Yoshi Oida

Yoshi Oida infuses his acting and directing with the artistry of Oriental traditions and a mastery of Western forms. In this study of the art of acting he shares his unique experience and range of expertise....


Kelly

by Matthew Ryan

Arty is huge. Ginormous. Morbidly and grossly obese, he's in need of a gastric bypass to save his life. At over 400 kilos, he's the world's fattest teenager. Arty is also being followed by a reality TV crew....


Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Fall/Winter Volume 3: A Specialized Resource for Discovering Where & How to Sell Your Screenplay

by Jesse Douma

Screenwriting market intel you won't find anywhere else!

Mailing out submissions based on some contact information you found on the Internet isn't going to get your script sold. What's truly valuable to an aspiring...