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Product Description: "A gem of a book… Lucy Kerbel has done hard-working directors and artistic directors, of spaces large and small, a great service." - Kate Mosse, from her foreword.Lucy Kerbel's 100 Great Plays for Women is an inspiring guide to a hundred plays that put female performers center stage, dispelling the myth that ‘There just aren’t any good plays for women’...read more

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9781848421851 | Nick Hern Books, April 1, 2014, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: "A gem of a book… Lucy Kerbel has done hard-working directors and artistic directors, of spaces large and small, a great service.

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Product Description: Having surveyed post-war British drama in State of the Nation, Michael Billington now looks at the global picture. In this provocative and challenging new book, he offers his highly personal selection of the 101 greatest plays ranging from the Greeks to the present-day...read more

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9781783350308 | Guardian Faber Pub, April 12, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Having surveyed post-war British drama in State of the Nation, Michael Billington now looks at the global picture.

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Product Description: Manual describes the processes and techniques you can use to select, develop, operate, manage, and close out subcontracts that support either commercial or federal business. Softcover. CD-ROM included. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780156069700 | Bk&cd rom edition (Harcourt, June 1, 1999), cover price $99.00 | also contains Players, Playwrights, Playhouses: Investigating Performance, 1660-1800 | About this edition: Manual describes the processes and techniques you can use to select, develop, operate, manage, and close out subcontracts that support either commercial or federal business.

Product Description: This complete drug reference puts everything you need right at your fingertips. It's the most current, unbiased, accurate, and reliable drug information available! You'll find: * A comprehensive drug database organized A-to-Z by generic drug name...read more

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9780323017572 | Cd-rom edition (Mosby Inc, November 1, 2001), cover price $99.00 | also contains Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance | About this edition: This complete drug reference puts everything you need right at your fingertips.

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Product Description: Each edition of the Occasional invites a guest editor to talk with artists, thinkers and members of our community about questions that we have and topics that move us. For the inaugural issue, we invited actor/director/genie Paul Lazar to do the asking, and in turn he invited Jess Barbagallo, Tymberly Canale, Steve Cuiffo, Eric Dyer, Erik Ehn, Jim Findlay, Dayna Hanson, Keith Hennessy, Molly Hickok, Kristen Kosmas, Young Jean Lee, Trey Lyford, Kirk Lynn, Annie-B Parson, Kourtney Rutherford, Tina Satter, Sheena See, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson, Geoff Sobelle, Susie Sokol, and Karinne Keithley Syers to do the responding...read more
By Paul Lazar (editor)

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9780985757748 | Consortium Book Sales & Dist, August 6, 2013, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Each edition of the Occasional invites a guest editor to talk with artists, thinkers and members of our community about questions that we have and topics that move us.

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Product Description: African American Theater is a vibrant and unique entity enriched by ancient Egyptian rituals, West African folklore, and European theatrical practices. A continuum of African folk traditions, it combines storytelling, mythology, rituals, music, song, and dance with ancestor worship from ancient times to the present...read more

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9780810868984 | Scarecrow Pr, September 30, 2009, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: African American Theater is a vibrant and unique entity enriched by ancient Egyptian rituals, West African folklore, and European theatrical practices.

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9780810870611 | Scarecrow Pr, September 15, 2009, cover price $40.00

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Product Description: This volume contains 12 chronological chapters that cover the history of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, which opened its doors to the public in 2004. The Abbey has survived fires, riot and perpetual artistic disagreement to become one of the greatest theatres in the Western world, presenting over 740 new plays by some of the greatest Irish writers of the modern age, including W...read more

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9780500284261 | Thames & Hudson, September 1, 2003, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: This volume contains 12 chronological chapters that cover the history of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, which opened its doors to the public in 2004.

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Product Description: A feast for all those interested in the history of the Theatre...a rich, fascinating and, to the drama-junkie, indispensable book on a generally neglected period of Irish theatrical history-The Irish Press

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9780851053509 | Dolmen Pr, December 1, 1979, cover price $63.95 | About this edition: A feast for all those interested in the history of the Theatre.

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Product Description: Acting Companies and their Plays in Shakespeare's London explores the intimate and dynamic relationship between acting companies and playwrights in this seminal era in English theatre history.Siobhan Keenan's analysis includes chapters on the traditions and workings of contemporary acting companies, playwriting practices, stages and staging, audiences and patrons, each illustrated with detailed case studies of individual acting companies and their plays, including troupes such as Lady Elizabeth's players, ‘Beeston's Boys' and the King's Men and works by Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, Brome and Heywood...read more

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9781408146675 | Bloomsbury Arden, July 3, 2014, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: Acting Companies and their Plays in Shakespeare's London explores the intimate and dynamic relationship between acting companies and playwrights in this seminal era in English theatre history.

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9781408146637 | Bloomsbury Arden, July 3, 2014, cover price $32.95

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The renowned actor draws on his experiences with Shakespeare's plays, as both actor and director, to illuminate the challenges of staging Shakespeare's works.

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9780684195117 | Scribner, October 1, 1992, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The renowned actor draws on his experiences with Shakespeare's plays, as both actor and director, to illuminate the challenges of staging Shakespeare's works

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9781557833747 | Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, April 1, 1999, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The renowned actor draws on his experiences with Shakespeare's plays, as both actor and director, to illuminate the challenges of staging Shakespeare's works.

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Product Description: How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them? Creating character and making the Elizabethan playwright’s poetry compelling for the audience is a problem which has seldom been resolved in modern times...read more

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9781138792692 | Reprint edition (Routledge, July 16, 2014), cover price $140.00 | About this edition: How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words?

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Product Description: Acting concentrated both the aspirations and anxieties of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France, where theater was a defining element of urban sociability. In Acting Up: Staging the Subject in Enlightenment France, Jeffrey M...read more

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9781611487244 | Bucknell Univ Pr, December 3, 2015, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Acting concentrated both the aspirations and anxieties of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France, where theater was a defining element of urban sociability.

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Product Description: This book looks at various important events relating to the poetics of light in theatre production in the West in the twentieth century, from the great reformists at the beginning of the century to contemporary artists such as Josef Svoboda, Alwin Nikolais and Robert Wilson...read more

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9781494786922 | Createspace Independent Pub, December 31, 2013, cover price $49.03 | About this edition: This book looks at various important events relating to the poetics of light in theatre production in the West in the twentieth century, from the great reformists at the beginning of the century to contemporary artists such as Josef Svoboda, Alwin Nikolais and Robert Wilson.

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9781530650170 | Createspace Independent Pub, March 29, 2016, cover price $8.99

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Product Description:  An Actor’s Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavsky’s classic exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing life and truth to one’s role. Originally published over half a century ago as Creating a Role, this book became the third in a trilogy – after An Actor Prepares and Building a Character, which are now combined in a newly translated volume called An Actor’s Work...read more

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9780415461290 | 1 edition (Routledge, October 7, 2009), cover price $50.00 | About this edition:  An Actor’s Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavsky’s classic exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing life and truth to one’s role.

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9780203870921 | Taylor & Francis, September 1, 2009, cover price $39.95 | About this edition:  An Actor’s Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavsky’s classic exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing life and truth to one’s role.

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Product Description: Examining theatre economics, rhetorical acting, cross-dressing, the staging of 'self', and the alignment of motherhood and work, this book reveals how actresses drew on changing models of gender to achieve phenomenal levels of success over the eighteenth-century...read more

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9780230298330 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 13, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Examining theatre economics, rhetorical acting, cross-dressing, the staging of 'self', and the alignment of motherhood and work, this book reveals how actresses drew on changing models of gender to achieve phenomenal levels of success over the eighteenth-century.

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Product Description: Acts and apparitions examines how new performance practices from the 1990s to the present day have been driven by questions of the real and the ensuing political implications of the concept's rapidly disintegrating authority. This book departs significantly from much existing scholarship on contemporary performance in its rejection of the dramatic/postdramatic binary and its interrogation of previous applications of Derridean poststructuralism to theatrical representation and notions of the real...read more

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9780719083723 | Manchester Univ Pr, May 7, 2013, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Acts and apparitions examines how new performance practices from the 1990s to the present day have been driven by questions of the real and the ensuing political implications of the concept's rapidly disintegrating authority.

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Product Description: An Introduction of western theater drama in Korea. Almost 400 playwrights from about 25 countries and more than 1,000 dramas have been introduced to Korea in the brief span of 100 despite the fact that Korea has a vastly different culture, history, and tradition...read more

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9781565913356 | Hollym Intl, November 4, 2013, cover price $19.50 | About this edition: An Introduction of western theater drama in Korea.

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Product Description: The ability of human beings to feel compassion or empathy for one another—and express that emotion by offering comfort or assistance—is an important antidote to violence and aggression. In ancient Greece, the epics of Homer and the tragic dramas performed each spring in the Theater of Dionysus offered citizens valuable lessons concerning the necessity and proper application of compassionate action...read more

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9780806151663 | Univ of Oklahoma Pr, May 16, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The ability of human beings to feel compassion or empathy for one another—and express that emotion by offering comfort or assistance—is an important antidote to violence and aggression.

Product Description: "Acts of Conspicuous Compassion" investigates the relationship between performance culture and the cultivation of charitable sentiment in America, exploring the distinctive practices that have evolved to make the plea for charity legible and compelling...read more

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9780472118861 | Univ of Michigan Pr, June 24, 2013, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Charity has been a pervasive and influential concept in American culture, and has also served an important ideological purpose, helping people articulate their sense of individual and national identity.

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9780472036554 | Univ of Michigan Pr, January 8, 2016, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: "Acts of Conspicuous Compassion" investigates the relationship between performance culture and the cultivation of charitable sentiment in America, exploring the distinctive practices that have evolved to make the plea for charity legible and compelling.

Acts of Gaiety explores the mirthful modes of political performance by LGBT artists, activists, and collectives that have inspired and sustained deadly serious struggles for revolutionary change. The book explores antics such as camp, kitsch, drag, guerrilla theater, zap actions, rallies, manifestos, pageants, and parades alongside more familiar forms of "legitimate theater." Against queer theory's long-suffering romance with mourning and melancholia and a national agenda that urges homosexuals to renounce pleasure if they want to be taken seriously by mainstream society, Acts of Gaiety seeks to reanimate notions of "gaiety" as a political value for LGBT activism. The book mines the archives of lesbian-feminist activism of the 1960s-70s, highlighting the outrageous gaiety that lay at the center of the social and theatrical performances of the era and uncovering original documents long thought to be lost. Juxtaposing historical figures such as Valerie Solanas and Jill Johnston with more recent performers and activists (including Hothead Paisan, Bitch & Animal, and the Five Lesbian Brothers), Warner shows how reclaiming this largely discarded and disavowed past elucidates possibilities for being and belonging. Acts of Gaiety explores the mutually informing histories of gayness as politics and as joie de vivre, along with the centrality of liveliness to queer performance and protest.

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9780472118533 | Univ of Michigan Pr, October 26, 2012, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Acts of Gaiety explores the mirthful modes of political performance by LGBT artists, activists, and collectives that have inspired and sustained deadly serious struggles for revolutionary change.

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9780472035670 | Reprint edition (Univ of Michigan Pr, June 10, 2013), cover price $30.95

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Product Description: Exploring the performance of masculinity on and off the nineteenth-century American stage, this book looks at the shift from the passionate muscularity to intellectual restraint as not a linear journey toward national refinement; but a multitude of masculinities fighting simultaneously for dominance and recognition...read more

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9780230340459 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 21, 2012, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Exploring the performance of masculinity on and off the nineteenth-century American stage, this book looks at the shift from the passionate muscularity to intellectual restraint as not a linear journey toward national refinement; but a multitude of masculinities fighting simultaneously for dominance and recognition.

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Product Description: Why do people act? Why are other people drawn to watch them? How is acting as a performing art related to role-playing outside the theater? As the first philosophical study devoted to acting, Acts: Theater, Philosophy, and the Performing Self sheds light on some of the more evasive aspects of the acting experience— such as the import of the actor's voice, the ethical unease sometimes felt while embodying particular sequences, and the meaning of inspiration...read more

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9780472052134 | Univ of Michigan Pr, June 3, 2014, cover price $36.00 | About this edition: Why do people act?

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Product Description: Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind or another? Why do contemporary practitioners turn so frequently to non-dramatic texts for inspiration? This study explores the fascination of novels, short stories, children's books and autobiographies for theatre makers and examines what 'becomes' of literary texts when these are filtered into contemporary practice that includes physical theatre, multimedia performance, puppetry, immersive and site-specific performance and live art...read more
By Mark Taylor-Batty (editor)

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9781472530523 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, March 23, 2017, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind or another?

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9781472531421 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, March 23, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind of another?

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