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In Performance

Contemporary Monologues for Men and Women Late Thirties to Forties

by JV Mercanti

(Applause Acting Series). In this thoughtfully curated collection, actors preparing for an audition or searching for quality scenes to hone their chops will find a wealth of contemporary material from American and British plays. Almost all of ...

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In the Company of Actors

Reflections on the Craft of Acting

by Carole Zucker

<p><em>In the Company of Actors</em> is a wonderful ensemble of entertaining and illuminating discussions with sixteen of the most celebrated and prestigious actors in contemporary theatre, film and television. The impressive list of actors ...

ISBN: 9781136691249

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It's illegal, but it's OK

by Emilio Boechat

IT'S ILLEGAL, BUT IT'S OK is a comedy about intolerance, racism and prejudice. Fagner is a Brazilian young man who lives illegally in New York City. He works for Oman in his "Down by the Nile River Deli". Oman is an Iranian but he is often ...

ISBN: 9788544801567

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It's Only a Movie

Alfred Hitchcock, A Personal Biography

by Charlotte Chandler

(Applause Books). North by Northwest . Psycho . Rear Window . The Birds . Vertigo. When it comes to murder and mayhem, shock and suspense, the films of Alfred Hitchcock can not be surpassed. For this book, Charlotte Chandler interviewed ...

ISBN: 9781476849409

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Jacobean Private Theatre

by Keith Sturgess

<p>In this scholarly and entertaining book, first published in 1987, the author tells the story of Jacobean private theatre. Most of the best plays written after 1610, including Shakespeare’s late plays such as <em>The Tempest,</em> were written

ISBN: 9781315301976

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Jacques Lecoq

by Simon Murray

<p>This volume offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Jacques Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be ...

ISBN: 9781351335492

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James Shirley and Early Modern Theatre

New Critical Perspectives

by Barbara Ravelhofer

<p>James Shirley was the last great dramatist of the English Renaissance, shining out among other luminaries such as John Ford, Ben Jonson, or Richard Brome.</p> <p>This collection considers Shirley within the culture of his time, and ...

ISBN: 9781317111511

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Jerzy Grotowski

by James Slowiak & Jairo Cuesta

<p>Master director, teacher, and theorist, Jerzy Grotowski’s work extended well beyond the conventional limits of performance. Now revised and reissued, this book combines:</p> <p>? an overview of Grotowski’s life and the distinct phases of his

ISBN: 9781351174763

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Jews on Broadway

An Historical Survey of Performers, Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Producers, 2d ed.

by Stewart F. Lane

<p>? Fanny Brice, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Barbra Streisand, Alan Menken, Stephen Sondheim—Jewish performers, composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers and producers have made an indelible mark on Broadway for more than a century. ...

ISBN: 9781476628776

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Joan Littlewood

by Nadine Holdsworth

<p>This book uses original archival material to consider the theatrical and cultural innovations of Joan Littlewood and her company, 'Theatre Workshop'. Littlewood had a huge impact on the way theatre was generated, rehearsed and presented ...

ISBN: 9781351333825

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John Lowin and the English Theatre, 1603–1647

Acting and Cultural Politics on the Jacobean and Caroline Stage

by Barbara Wooding

<p>Even for scholars who have devoted their careers to the early modern theatre, the name John Lowin may not instantly evoke recognition-until now, the actor's life and contribution to the theatre of the period has never been the subject of a ...

ISBN: 9781317110644

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Journal of the Plague Year

by Max Stafford-Clark

<p>A truthful, personal and insightful exploration of the state of arts funding and carrying on in the face of adversity, by the renowned founder of Out of Joint.</p> <p>One March morning, out of the blue, Max Stafford-Clark learned that the ...

ISBN: 9781780013022

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Kids' Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny

by Alisha Gaddis

(Applause Acting Series). This book is the answer to the comedic monologue needs of kid actors and their parents everywhere. Kids' Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny is specifically geared for children ages 5-12. Divided into boy, girl, ...

ISBN: 9781495063831

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Killing Hercules

Deianira and the Politics of Domestic Violence, from Sophocles to the War on Terror

by Richard Rowland

<p>This book offers an entirely new reception history of the myth of Hercules and his wife/killer Deianira. The book poses, and attempts to answer, two important and related questions. First, why have artists across two millennia felt compelled ...

ISBN: 9781317109082

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King Lear

by William Shakespeare

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9780307807915

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Lady Windermere's Fan

by Oscar Wilde

<p>Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman is a four-act comedy by Oscar Wilde, first produced 22 February 1892 at the St James's Theatre in London. The play was first published in 1893. Like many of Wilde's comedies, it bitingly ...

ISBN: 9788826492759

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Laird Cregar

A Hollywood Tragedy

by Gregory William Mank

<p>? In 1944, Laird Cregar played Jack the Ripper in <em>The Lodger</em>, giving one of the most haunting performances in Hollywood history. It was the climax of a strange celebrity that saw the young American actor—who stood 6’ 3” and weighed ...

ISBN: 9781476628448

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Les Misérables and Its Afterlives

Between Page, Stage, and Screen

by Kathryn M. Grossman & Bradley Stephens

<p>Exploring the enduring popularity of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, this collection offers analysis of both the novel itself and its adaptations. In spite of a mixed response from critics, Les Misérables instantly became a global bestseller. ...

ISBN: 9781317105695

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Life Behind the Mask

Theatre Practice as an Instrument of Self-Knowledge

by Didier Mouturat

“You had to decide to let yourself be turned upside down, you had to accept to see the idea you had forged about yourself progressively shatter.” In the summer of 1969, at 19 years old, Didier Mouturat gave up on college, shattering his parents’

ISBN: 9781782843467

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Literary Worlds and Deleuze

Expression as Mimesis and Event

by Zornitsa Dimitrova

<p><em>Literary Worlds and Deleuze</em> contributes to debates on mimesis by offering an ‘expressionist’ take on the matter of the generation of literary worlds in drama. In examining postdramatic plays by Sarah Kane, Martin Crimp, Caryl ...

ISBN: 9781498544382

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