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Two Brothers

by Hannie Rayson

From the award-winning author of Inheritance, Two Brothers is a riveting contemporary play that explores the minds of the men that lead us - and the secrets they hide.


A Journey into Dorothy Parker's New York

by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

Taking the reader through the New York that inspired, and was in turn inspired by, the formidable Mrs. Parker, the new edition of this guide includes never-before-seen archival photographs to illustrate Dorothy...


A Young Man's Passage

by Julian Clary

This is Julian Clary's story, in his own words - the tale of an awkward schoolboy who became a huge worldwide success on stage and screen.

After a sheltered suburban upbringing, Julian was sent to St Benedict's,...


Essentials of Stage Management

by Peter Maccoy

Good stage management is key to the smooth running of any theatrical production and, as technology continues to develop and regulations tighten, the responsibilities of the stage manager have never been greater....


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...


Children's Theater

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...


The Vakhtangov Sourcebook

by Evgenii Vakhtangov & Andrei Malaev-Babel

Yevgeny Vakhtangov was the creator of Fantastic Realism, credited with reconciling Meyerhold's bold experiments with Stanislavski's naturalist technique. The Vakhtangov Sourcebook compiles new translations of...


Stance: Ideas about Emotion, Style, and Meaning for the Study of Expressive Culture

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater: 1930-2010

by James Fisher

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater presents the plays and personages, movements and institutions, and cultural developments of the American stage from 1930 to 2010, a period of vast and almost...


Favorite Counseling and Therapy Homework Assignments

by Howard Rosenthal

This companion to Favorite Counseling and Therapy Techniques contains more than fifty handouts and homework assignments used by some of the finest and most renowned therapists in the world


The Canadian Kings of Repertoire

by Michael V. Taylor

A phenomenal success on the vaudeville circuit, the Marks Brothers of Christie Lake, Ontario, performed throughout the late nineteenth century and into the 1920s.


The Best American Short Plays 2012-2013

by William W. Demastes

(Applause Books). For over 70 years, The Best American Short Plays has been the standard of excellence for one-act plays in America. From its inception, it has identified cutting-edge playwrights who have gone...


The Well-Dressed Puppet: A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes

by Cheralyn Lambeth

Costumes are an integral part of any performance, adding believability, conveying setting, or establishing the tone, a fact that is no less true when your performer is a puppet! The only book of its kind, The...


How to Direct a Musical

by David Young

How to Direct a Musical is a lively and practical guide to the seemingly overwhelming task of directing a musical. David Young brings to this handbook his extensive experience as a director of over 100 productions...


Horton Foote: A Casebook

by Gerald C. Wood

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


The Mannequins' Ball

by Daniel Gerould & Bruno Jaslenski

This play, by Futurist poet Bruno Jasienski, is an outstanding example of the joining of left-wing politics and avant-garde interest in human mechanization that characterized the experimental theatre of Poland...


Eastern European Theatre After the Iron Curtain

by Kalina Stefanova

An important new survey of Eastern European theater after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Explores all aspects of theater, from playwriting, directing and acting, to repertoire creation and theatre management....


Representing Shakespeare: England, History and the RSC

by Robert Shaughnessy

This text traces the changing theatrical and cultural identity of the History plays in the context of postwar social and political conflict, crisis and change. Since the company's inception in the early 1960s,...


Broadway Babies Say Goodnight: Musicals Then and Now

by Mark Steyn

The glorious tradition of the Broadway musical from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. And then . . . Cats and Les Miz. Mark Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight is...


Len Jenkin's Theatre: Wonder and Heart

by Robert J. Andreach

Early in his career, Len Jenkin identified two qualities that theatre should have: wonder and heart. Imagination creates wonder by transforming nature to suggest more than nature. Love engages the heart on the...