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  • Discovering Musicals

    A Liberal Arts Guide to Stage and Screen

    One of the few studies that cover both Broadway and Hollywood musicals, this book explores a majority of the most famous musicals over the past two centuries plus a select number of overlooked gems. Doubling as an introductory college and university text for musical, dance and theater majors and a guide for both musical connoisseurs and novices, the book includes YouTube references of nearly 1000 ... Read more

    $19.69 USD

  • Starring Madame Modjeska

    On Tour in Poland and America

    by Beth Holmgren ...
    The “important . . . meticulously researched” prize-winning biography of the pre-eminent Polish star of the nineteenth century global stage (CosmopolinReview.com).In reintroducing “a little-remembered actress to a new American audience” biographer Beth Holgram delivers a revelatory portrait of Helena Modjeska—from unparalleled European success to her reign as the most acclaimed, and most ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Everyone You Hate Is Going to Die

    And Other Comforting Thoughts on Family, Friends, Sex, Love, and More Things That Ruin Your Life

    by Daniel Sloss ...
    One of this generation's hottest and boldest young comedians presents a transgressive and hilarious analysis of all of our dysfunctional relationships, and attempts to point us in the vague direction of sanity.Daniel Sloss's stand-up comedy engages, enrages, offends, unsettles, educates, comforts, and gets audiences roaring with laughter—all at the same time. In his groundbreaking specials, seen ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Ο Χάρι Πότερ και το καταραμένο παιδί - μέρη ένα και δύο (Ειδική έκδοση του σεναρίου της πρόβας)

    Translated by Effie Tsironi ...
    Βασισμένο σε μια πρωτότυπη νέα ιστορία από την Τζ. Κ. Ρόουλινγκ, τον Τζον Τίφανι και τον Τζακ Θορν, Ο Χάρι Πότερ και το καταραμένο παιδί είναι η πρώτη επίσημη ιστορία με πρωταγωνιστή τον Χάρι Πότερ που ανεβαίνει στη σκηνή. Η παγκόσμια πρεμιέρα της θεατρικής παράστασης έλαβε χώρα στο Ουέστ Εντ του Λονδίνου, στις 30 Ιουλίου 2016.Ανέκαθεν ήταν δύσκολο να είσαι ο Χάρι Πότερ και δεν έχει γίνει καθόλου ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Postcolonial Plays

    An Anthology

    This collection of contemporary postcolonial plays demonstrates the extraordinary vitality of a body of work that is currently influencing the shape of contemporary world theatre.This anthology encompasses both internationally admired 'classics' and previously unpublished texts, all dealing with imperialism and its aftermath. It includes work from Canada, the Carribean, South and West Africa, ... Read more

    $53.99 USD

  • We Had a Little Real Estate Problem

    The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy

    From Kliph Nesteroff, “the human encyclopedia of comedy” (VICE), comes the important and underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy.It was one of the most reliable jokes in Charlie Hill’s stand-up routine: “My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York. We had a little real estate problem.”In We Had a Little Real Estate Problem, acclaimed comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Yours Cruelly, Elvira

    Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark

    ****Instant New York Times Bestseller, Los Angeles Times Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Publishers Weekly Bestseller**The woman behind the icon known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the undisputed Queen of Halloween, reveals her full story, filled with intimate bombshells, told by the bombshell herself.**On Good Friday in 1953, at only 18 months old, 25 miles from the nearest hospital in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Born a Crime

    Stories from a South African Childhood

    by Trevor Noah ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid“Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • El actor invisible

    Translated by Elena Vilallonga ...
    by Yoshi Oida ...
    Yoshi Oida vierte sus enseñanzas teatrales -en las que conjuga la tradición oriental junto a su experiencia occidental de más de treinta años como actor y director en Europa- en El actor invisible. Se trata de un libro de referencia teatral, traducido a más de cinco idiomas, en el que Oida, ayudado en la redacción por Lorna Marshall, enseña al lector a alcanzar un estado actoral en el que el ... Read more

    $10.59 USD

  • El trabajo del actor sobre sí mismo en el proceso creador de la vivencia

    p>Stanislavski comenzó a redactar lo que sería El trabajo del actor sobre sí mismo en 1909, aunque la obra tardaría casi treinta años en ver la luz. En 1920 el Teatro del Arte de Moscú realizó una larga gira por Estados Unidos, causando una profunda impresión en crítica y público. Algunos editores norteamericanos propusieron entonces a Stanislavski publicar un libro sobre su historia y la forma de ... Read more

    $10.59 USD

  • A Practical Handbook for the Actor

    This simple and essential book about the craft of acting describes a technique developed and refined by the authors, all of them young actors, in their work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, actor W. H. Macy, and director Gregory Mosher. A Practical Handbook for the Actor is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations of acting classes that lacked clarity and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Incident at Vichy

    A Play

    by Arthur Miller ...
    series Penguin Plays
    “one of the most important plays of our time” --Howard Taubman, The New York TimesIn Vichy France in 1942, eight men and a boy are seized by the collaborationist authorities and made to wait in a building that may be a police station. Some of them are Jews. All of them have something to hide—if not from the Nazis, then from their fellow detainees and, inevitably, from themselves. For in this ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Stanislavski System

    The Professional Training of an Actor; Second Revised Edition

    This clearly written guide to the Stanislavski method has long been a favorite among students and teachers of acting. Now, in light of books and articles recently published in the Soviet Union, Sonia Moore has made revisions that include a new section on the subtext of a role. She provides detailed explanations of all the methods that actors in training have found indispensable for more than ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery

    A Guide to Her Magical Performances

    Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery was one of the most prolific and popular actresses of the twentieth century. In her more than five hundred appearances on television, film and the stage, Elizabeth Montgomery’s talent, charisma, and personalityhave charmed millions for decades.This delightful new book delineates, dissects, and celebrates the diversity and minutia of Montgomery’s remarkable ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • An Ideal Husband

    by Oscar Wilde ...
    series Plays by Oscar Wilde
    Wilde's dramatic masterpiece set in London. Many of the themes of An Ideal Husband were influenced by the situation Oscar Wilde found himself in during the early 1890s. 'Sooner or later we shall all have to pay for what we do. But no one should be entirely judged by their past.' ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Ethel Merman

    A Life

    by Brian Kellow ...
    “Kellow’s chronology is dishy and seamless; he understands the dynamics of the theater world and makes you feel the exhilaration of an evolving hit and the frustrations inherent in working with a performer like Merman.”—The New York Times Book Review“[Kellow] has painted a vivid portrait of a Broadway diva who shone brighter and sang louder than anyone else.”—The Washington Post BookWorldMore than ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Henry IV, Part 1

    series Modern Library Classics #1
    Henry IV sits on a usurped throne, his conscience and his nobles in revolt, while his son Hal is immersed in a self-indulgent life of revelry with the notorious Sir John Falstaff. Shakespeare explores questions of kingship and honor in this masterly mingling of history, comedy, and tragedy.Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Great White Way

    Race and the Broadway Musical

    Broadway musicals are one of America’s most beloved art forms and play to millions of people each year. But what do these shows, which are often thought to be just frothy entertainment, really have to say about our country and who we are as a nation?Now in a new second edition, The Great White Way is the first book to reveal the racial politics, content, and subtexts that have haunted musicals for ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • Groucho Marx

    The Comedy of Existence

    by Lee Siegel ...
    series Jewish Lives
    Born Julius Marx in 1890, the brilliant comic actor who would later be known as Groucho was the most verbal of the famed comedy team, the Marx Brothers, his broad slapstick portrayals elevated by ingenious wordplay and double entendre. In his spirited biography of this beloved American iconoclast, Lee Siegel views the life of Groucho through the lens of his work on stage, screen, and television. ... Read more

    $19.99 USD $17.99 USD

  • The Mountaintop

    by Katori Hall ...
    series Modern Classics
    Exactly one year ago, I stood in that crumbling pulpit in Riverside and shouted that this war would be our own violent undoing, freedom's suicide . . . Well, I'll tell you, there weren't too many Amens that Sunday. But who is a man who does not speak his mind? He is not a man, but I am a man.The night before his assassination, King retires to room 306 in the now-famous Lorraine Motel after giving ... Read more

    $12.79 USD

  • Waiting for the Punch

    Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast

    by Marc Maron ...
    "Public figures as you rarely if ever hear them: strikingly personal, surprisingly open, and profoundly emotional."**— Entertainment Weekly"I’m British, so I’m medically dead inside, but even I can’t help but open up whenever I talk to Marc. He uses his honestly like a scalpel, cutting himself open in front of anyone he’s talking to, and in doing so, invites you to do the same."—John Oliver**From ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries

    by Antony Sher ...
    In 1982, rising actor Antony Sher played the Fool to Michael Gambon’s King in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of King Lear. Shortly after, he came back to Stratford to play Richard III – a breakthrough performance that would transform his career, winning him the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Actor. Sher’s record of the making of this historic theatrical event, Year of the ... Read more

    $23.79 USD

  • King Lear

    series Modern Library Classics
    A king foolishly divides his kingdom between his scheming two oldest daughters and estranges himself from the daughter who loves him. So begins this profoundly moving and disturbing tragedy that, perhaps more than any other work in literature, challenges the notion of a coherent and just universe. The king and others pay dearly for their shortcomings–as madness, murder, and the anguish of insight ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Misanthrope and Tartuffe, by Molière

    In brilliant rhymed couplets, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur renders two of seventeenth-century French playwright Moliere's comic masterpieces into English, capturing not only the form and spirit of the language but also its substance.The Misanthrope is a searching comic study of falsity, shallowness, and self-righteousness through the character of Alceste, a man whose conscience and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD