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  • Finale

    Late Conversations with Stephen Sondheim

    by D.T. Max ...
    An intimate portrait of a genius: the late Stephen Sondheim in a series of illuminating and deeply personal interviews from the last years of his life—conversations that show the composer-lyricist as he has likely never been seen before.In 2017, New Yorker staff writer D.T. Max began working on a major profile of Stephen Sondheim that would be timed to the eventual premiere of a new musical ... Read more

    $11.99 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

    $8.99 USD

  • Arcadia

    by Tom Stoppard ...
    **“It is a defect of God’s humor that he directs our hearts everywhere but to those who have a right to them.”—Tom Stoppard, ArcadiaIn a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sits Lady Thomasina Coverly, aged thirteen, and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Through the window may be seen some of the “five hundred acres inclusive of lake” where Capability Brown’s idealized landscape is about to ... Read more

    $12.99 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shape of contemporary world theatre.This anthology encompasses both internationally admired 'classics' and previously unpublished texts, all dealing with imperialism and its aftermath.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

    $59.99 USD

  • Home Work

    A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

    by Julie Andrews ...
    In this New York Times bestselling follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Home, Julie Andrews reflects on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Victor/Victoria.In Home, the number one New York Times international bestseller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Dessalines

    « Le soumis Dessalines », « Dessalines-Congo », « Père fondateur de l’indépendance » : autant d’épithètes qui illustrent l’étrange destin de Jean-Jacques Dessalines, dont l’épopée individuelle étonnante fera le premier empereur de Haïti. Avec Dessalines, Vincent Placoly nous offre une pièce remarquable qui évite la complexité du sujet en resserrant l’action en trois actes qui la rendent vivante et ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Gasping for Airtime

    Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live

    by Jay Mohr ...
    When 21-year-old Jay Mohr moved from New Jersey to New York City to pursue his dream of stand-up stardom, he never thought the first real job he'd land would be on Saturday Night Live. But, surprisingly, that's just what he did. What followed were two unbelievable, grueling, and exciting years of feverishly keeping pace with his talented cohorts, out-maneuvering the notorious vices that claimed ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Milk

    by Ross Dunsmore ...
    You know, love is milk, that's what it is.Three couples struggle to meet their basic needs for food, love and survival. As they try to make sense of a changing world, their inner desires and appetites become driving forces that could lead to catastrophe or redemption.An emotive and heartfelt play about what sustains us, what makes us sick and what we just can't get enough of,Milk by Ross Dunsmore ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • DIY Circus Lab for Kids

    A Family- Friendly Guide for Juggling, Balancing, Clowning, and Show-Making

    series Lab for Kids
    Produce your own circus! Make your own stilts, juggling sticks, and tightrope, then learn to use them; master the human pyramid; discover how to create your own circus acts and shows; and much more with DIY Circus Lab for Kids. Companion online video tutorials for every prop and skill make learning easy.Veteran circus educator Jackie Leigh Davis takes you, step by step, through the props and ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Sleepless in Sicily

    The heart-warming romcom of the summer!

    by Emma Jackson ...
    Under the starry Italian skies, anything can happen...For most women, getting locked into a storeroom with movie star and undeniable heartthrob Rowan during a pre-production shoot in London would be the stuff of dreams. But for shy makeup artist Lila, it's more like a nightmare. It doesn't matter that Rowan is kind, easy to talk to and even more gorgeous up close. With her social anxiety, she can ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Acting: Walking the Tightrope of an Illusion

    Zen Lessons for Actors in Life and Onstage

    Michael Beckett, renowned acting teacher of New York City's HB Studio, investigates the many mysteries of the noble art of acting. Compiled from live recorded transcripts from his invitational experimental master class, the actor's craft is studied through deep inquiry into the actor's psyche. Emotional blocks, insecurities and universal concerns of the beginner and advanced actor are observed ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Happy Days

    A Play in Two Acts

    In Happy Days, Samuel Beckett pursues his relentless search for the meaning of existence, probing the tenuous relationships that bind one person to another, and each to the universe, top time past and time present. Once again, stripping theater to its barest essentials, Happy Days offers only two characters: Winnie, a woman of about fifty, and Willie, a man of about sixty.In the first act Winnie ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

    The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

    The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.It's been nineteen years since Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger saved the wizarding world, and now they're back on a most extraordinary adventure, joined by a brave new generation that's only just arrived at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While Harry grapples with a past ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Henry VI Part 1

    Book 1 - Folger Shakespeare Library
    The authoritative edition Henry VI, Part 1 from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers.Henry VI, Part 1 is an uncompromising celebration of early English nationalism that contrasts the English with the French, portrayed here as effeminate and scheming.A boy king, Henry VI, is on the English throne, and the indomitable Talbot ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago and the Duck Variations

    Two Plays

    by David Mamet ...
    David Mamet is one of America’s most celebrated playwrights. The author of plays, screenplays, poetry, essays, and children’s books, he has won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Glengarry Glen Ross.The Obie award-winning Sexual Perversity in Chicago is about two office workers, Danny and Bernie, on the make in the swinging singles scene of the early 1970s. Danny meets Deborah in a ... Read more

    $11.99 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

  • Interpreting the Play Script

    Contemplation and Analysis

    by Anne Fliotsos ...
    One type of analysis cannot fit every play, nor does one method of interpretation suit every theatre artist or collaborative team. This is the first text to combine traditional and non-traditional models, giving students a range of tools with which to approach different kinds of performance. ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Circus Age

    Culture and Society under the American Big Top

    A century ago, daily life ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Across America, banks closed, schools canceled classes, farmers left their fields, and factories shut down so that everyone could go to the show. In this entertaining and provocative book, Janet Davis links the flowering of the early-twentieth-century American railroad circus to such broader historical developments as the ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Magic To Do

    Pippin's Fantastic, Fraught Journey to Broadway and Beyond

    by Elysa Gardner ...
    In Magic to Do, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Pippin's opening, two-time Pulitzer Prize jury member Elysa Gardner turns her attention to this innovative show, the musical retelling of the story of Prince Pippin, son of Charlemagne, and his quest for an "extraordinary life." Magic to Do dives deep into the legendary clashes, backstage drama, and incredible artistic synergy that produced ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Everything Was Possible

    The Birth of the Musical Follies

    by Ted Chapin ...
    Have you ever been curious about what it takes to get an original Broadway musical to opening night? Ted Chapin, college student at the time, had a front row seat at the creation of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, now considered one of the most important musicals of modern time. He kept a detailed journal of his experience as the sole production assistant, which he used as the basis for Everything Was ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's grand romantic comedy.Much Ado About Nothing casts the lovers Benedick and Beatrice in a witty war of words while the young Claudio is tricked into believing his love Hero has been unfaithful in this play that combines robust humor with explorations on honor and shame.This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:• An ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • This Was Burlesque

    A rollicking, colorfully illustrated history of burlesque as seen through the eyes of its first lady, Ann Corio. ... Read more

    $8.99 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

    $12.99 USD

  • William Shakespeare Complete Works Second Edition

    The newly revised, wonderfully authoritative First Folio of Shakespeare’s Complete Works, edited by acclaimed Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen and endorsed by the world-famous Royal Shakespeare CompanyCombining cutting-edge textual editing, superb annotations and commentary, a readable design, and bonus features for students, theater professionals, and general readers, this ... Read more

    $24.99 USD