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History & Criticism Audiobooks

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    A Little Devil in America

    In Praise of Black Performance

    Narrated by JD Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 38 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.An electrifying celebration of Black performances, cultures and communities in the United States, from the New York Times bestselling poet and critic Hanif AbdurraqibAt the March on Washington, Josephine Baker reflected on her life and her legacy. She had spent decades as one of the most successful entertainers in the world, but, she told the crowd, "I was a devil in ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    The Age of Shakespeare

    by Frank Kermode ...
    Narrated by Paul Hecht ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 39 min

    Britain's most esteemed scholar of 16th and 17th century literature, Frank Kermode is also a noted author and professor. In this Modern Library Chronicle, he uses the context of the Elizabethan Era to link each of Shakespeare's plays to their probable years of creation. By portraying the bard's England in terms of its society, economy, and arts, Kermode provides an invaluable guide to ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

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    Sondheim

    His Life, His Shows, His Legacy

    Unabridged

    7 hours 34 min

    Lively, sophisticated, and filled with first-person tributes and glorious images, Sondheim: His Life, His Shows, His Legacy lifts the curtain on a Broadway legend. "Aside from Sondheim's own exceptional books...this may be the best coffee-table volume devoted to his work."(Shelf Awareness)Brimming with insights from a veritable Who's Who of Broadway Babies and complemented by more than two hundred ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    George Bernard Shaw

    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Roger Clark ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 41 min

    George Bernard Shaw has been called the second greatest playwright in English (after William Shakespeare) and one of the inventors of modern celebrity as the most famous public intellectual of his time. Beginning in the 1880s, as a critic and as a playwright, he transformed British drama, bringing to it intellectual substance, ethical imperatives, and modernity itself, setting the theatrical ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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    Roy Hart Theatre at Malérargues

    Unabridged

    7 hours 58 min

    The origin, philosophy and work of Roy Hart Theatre is profound, in particular its research into the extended 'human voice', and it has been the subject of many books and serious disertations. Yet the story of Roy Hart Theatre at Malérargues has been equally dramatic, tragic, comic, touching, thrilling and entertaining as anything they have ever done on stage.In 1974 forty-seven members of Roy ... Read more

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    Shakespearean

    On Life & Language in Times of Disruption

    by Robert McCrum ...
    Narrated by Ben Allen ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 38 min

    'Enchanting' Simon Russell Beale --- 'Remarkable' James Shapiro'Wonderful . . . compulsively readable' Nicholas HytnerWhy do the collected works of an Elizabethan writer continue to speak to us as if they were written yesterday?When Robert McCrum began his recovery from a life-changing stroke, described in My Year Off, he discovered that the only words that made sense to him were snatches of ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

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    The Show Won't Go On

    The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage

    Unabridged

    8 hours 17 min

    There has never been a show business book quite like The Show Won't Go On, the first comprehensive study of a bizarre phenomenon: performers who died onstage. From the comedy magician who dropped dead on live television to the amateur thespian who expired during a play called The Art of Murder, the book is a celebration of lives both famous and obscure, as well as a dramatic and accurate ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Disney Theatrical Productions

    Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way

    by Amy Osatinski ...
    Narrated by Laurel Lefkow ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 24 min

    Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way is the first work of scholarship to comprehensively examine the history and production practices of Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP), the theatrical producing arm of the studio branch of the Walt Disney Corporation. This book uncovers how DTP has forged a new model for producing large-scale musicals on Broadway by ... Read more

    $66.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Il laboratorio teatrale integrato “Piero Gabrielli”

    Elementi di trasferibilità di una prassi alle radici dell’inclusione

    Unabridged

    2 hours 50 min

    Una ricostruzione storica della vicenda del Laboratorio teatrale integrato Piero Gabrielli di Roma: dall’idea di teatro integrato, aperto a ragazzi disabili e non, che Piero Gabrielli si adoperò, nel 1981, per rendere realtà, fino agli anni del consolidamento.Con lo sguardo di una teatrante e formatrice, che si occupa di pedagogia, disabilità e inclusione, l'autrice delinea gli aspetti ... Read more

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    Seeds of the Abbey

    Unabridged

    1 hour 14 min

    Begun in 1904 as the national theatre of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre featured the work of Lady Gregory, JM Synge, and famed poet William Butler Yeats: a home for native Irish writers writing in English and sometimes in Gaelic. The first home they had was a mortuary which they humorously referred to as "The Abbey." CART's tribute program was selected by Peggy Webber McClory from among the earliest ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Greek Drama

    Tragedy and Comedy

    by Peter Meineck ...
    Narrated by Peter Meineck ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 21 min

    The plays of one ancient city 2,500 years ago by just four playwrights have had a profound effect on the development of all subsequent Western drama, not only on the theatrical stage, but on opera, film, television, stand-up comedy, and dance-in fact, most, if not all, of the live arts owe a debt to the theatre of ancient Greece and the city of Athens. This course will examine the social, ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The Eating of the Gods

    An Interpretation of Greek Tragedy

    Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 54 min

    In The Eating of the Gods the distinguished Polish critic Jan Kott reexamines Greek tragedy from the modern perspective. As in his earlier acclaimed Shakespeare, Our Contemporary, Kott provides startling insights and intuitive leaps which link our world to that of the ancient Greeks. The title refers to the Bacchae of Euripides, that tragedy of lust, revenge, murder, and "the joy of eating raw ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Putting It Together

    How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park with George

    Unabridged

    7 hours 10 min

    Putting It Together chronicles the two-year odyssey of creating the iconic Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George. In 1982, James Lapine, at the beginning of his career as a playwright and director, met Stephen Sondheim, nineteen years his senior and already a legendary Broadway composer and lyricist. Shortly thereafter, the two decided to write a musical inspired by Georges Seurat’s ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Women Writing Musicals

    The Legacy That the History Books Left Out

    Unabridged

    11 hours

    From the women who pounded the pavement selling their songs in Tin Pan Alley at the turn of the twentieth century; to the women who broke new ground writing shows during the Great Depression; to the women who penned protest musicals fighting for social justice during the 1970s; to those who are revitalizing the landscape of American musicals today, Women Writing Musicals: The Legacy That the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Big Deal

    Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical

    by Kevin Winkler ...
    Narrated by Paul Boehmer ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 23 min

    Bob Fosse (1927-1987) is recognized as one of the most significant figures in post-World War II American musical theater. With his first Broadway musical, The Pajama Game, in 1954, the "Fosse style" was already fully developed, with its trademark hunched shoulders, turned-in stance, and stuttering, staccato jazz movements. Fosse moved decisively into the role of director with Redhead in 1959 and ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Theatre of the Unimpressed

    In Search of Vital Drama

    Narrated by Johnnie Walker ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 25 min

    How dull plays are killing theatre and what we can do about it.Had I become disenchanted with the form I had once fallen so madly in love with as a pubescent, pimple-faced suburban homo with braces? Maybe theatre was like an all-consuming high school infatuation that now, ten years later, I saw as the closeted balding guy with a beer gut he’d become. There were of course those rare moments of ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Great Entertainers' Lives

    A BBC biography collection

    Unabridged

    14 hours 13 min

    Well-known personalities pick their favourite entertainers for BBC Radio 4's Great LivesOne of the BBC's most acclaimed programmes, Great Lives has been a regular Radio 4 fixture for 20 years, presented by Joan Bakewell, Humphrey Carpenter, Francine Stock and Matthew Parris. Every week, a famous name is invited into the studio to nominate a figure from the past who has inspired them, and discuss ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    Beyond Broadway

    The Pleasure and Promise of Musical Theatre Across America

    by Stacy Wolf ...
    Narrated by Romy Nordlinger ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 10 min

    The idea of American musical theatre often conjures up images of bright lights and big city, but its lifeblood is found in amateur productions at high schools, community theatres, afterschool programs, summer camps, and dinner theatres. In Beyond Broadway, author Stacy Wolf looks at the widespread presence and persistence of musical theatre in US culture, and examines it as a social practice-a ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    All That Jazz

    The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago

    by Ethan Mordden ...
    Narrated by Joel Froomkin ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 44 min

    In 1975, the Broadway musical Chicago brought together a host of memes and myths-the gleefully subversive character of American musical comedy, the reckless glamour of the big-city newspaper, the mad decade of the 1920s, the work of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, and the Wild West gangsterville that was the city of Chicago itself. The tale of a young woman who murders her departing lover and then ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Lenny Henry's What's So Great About...?

    And 4 other BBC documentaries

    by Lenny Henry ...
    Narrated by Lenny Henry ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 50 min

    A collection of BBC radio shows presented by comedian and actor Lenny Henry.Stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, TV presenter: Lenny Henry is a multi-talented Renaissance man with a wide range of interests. But there are a few things (and people) he just doesn't get, despite their iconic status - and in ***What's So Great About...?***, he explores them to find out what makes them so appealing ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Antony and Cleopatra

    Narrated by Sir Anthony Quayle ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 41 min

    Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. READ BY SIR ANTHONY QUAYLE AND CASTAntony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. It was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Life of Marcus ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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    Oscar Hammerstein II and the Invention of the Musical

    by Laurie Winer ...
    Narrated by Tanya Eby ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 46 min

    You know his work-Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, The King and I. But you don't really know Oscar Hammerstein II, the man who, more than anyone else, invented the American musical. Among the most commercially successful artists of his time, he was a fighter for social justice who constantly prodded his audiences to be better than they were. Diving deep into Hammerstein's life, examining his papers ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Shakespeare, Our Contemporary

    Unabridged

    11 hours 1 min

    Shakespeare, Our Contemporary is a provocative, original study of the major plays of Shakespeare. More than that, it is one of the few critical works to have strongly influenced theatrical productions.Peter Brook and Charles Marowitz are among the many directors who have acknowledged their debt to Jan Kott, finding in his analogies between Shakespearean situations and those in modern life and ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    Emmett Miller: An Obscure Minstrel Yodeler Who Changed Music Forever

    by Jack Norton ...
    Narrated by Jack Norton ...

    Unabridged

    41 min

    One of the strangest, most obscure, and intriguing stories from the last century of American music is that of Emmett Miller. He helped define the popular music of the last 75 years, and for the most part, today he is all but forgotten. Emmett Miller left many legacies which influenced the American musical landscape for generations. Certainly his singing style - the odd nasal pitch tone, along with ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus