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Product Description: (Book). Now celebrating its 71st year, Theatre World is the only comprehensive annual pictorial and statistical record of the American theater season from coast to coast: Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, and complete listings for over 60 regional theaters a modern classic in its field...read more
By Scott Denny (editor)

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9781495059414 | Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, November 15, 2016, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: (Book).

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Product Description: This unique anthology presents a selection of over seventy of the most important historical essays on comedy, ranging from antiquity to the present, divided into historical periods and arranged chronologically. Across its span it traces the development of comic theory, highlighting the relationships between comedy, politics, economics, philosophy, religion, and other arts and genres...read more
By Alan Ackerman (editor)

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9781474247894 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, December 29, 2016, cover price $128.00 | About this edition: This unique anthology presents a selection of over seventy of the most important historical essays on comedy, ranging from antiquity to the present, divided into historical periods and arranged chronologically.

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9781474247887 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, December 29, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This unique anthology presents a selection of over seventy of the most important historical essays on comedy, ranging from antiquity to the present, divided into historical periods and arranged chronologically.

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Product Description: It is October 1592. Christopher Marlowe, the most accomplished playwright in London, has written The Massacre at Paris for his company, the Lord Admiral's Men. Bubonic plague has hit outlying parishes, forcing theaters to close and postponing the season...read more

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9781469631448 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: It is October 1592.

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Product Description: Musicals of the 1990s felt the impact of key developments that forever changed the landscape of Broadway. While the onslaught of British imports slowed down, the so-called Disneyfication of Broadway began, a trend that continues today...read more

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9781442272132 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 15, 2016, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: Musicals of the 1990s felt the impact of key developments that forever changed the landscape of Broadway.

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Product Description: Winner, 2017 American Theater and Drama Society John W. Frick Book Award Hillary Miller’s Drop Dead: Performance in Crisis, 1970s New York offers a fascinating and comprehensive exploration of how the city’s financial crisis shaped theater and performance practices in this turbulent decade and beyond...read more

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9780810133891 | Northwestern Univ Pr, October 15, 2016, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: Winner, 2017 American Theater and Drama Society John W.

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9780810133884 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, October 15, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Winner, 2017 American Theater and Drama Society John W.

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Product Description: In this innovative study, Leo Cabranes-Grant analyzes four intercultural events in the Viceroyalty of New Spain that took place between 1566 and 1690. Rather than relying on racial labels to describe alterations of identity, Cabranes-Grant focuses on experimentation, rehearsal, and the interaction between bodies and objects...read more

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9780810133921 | Northwestern Univ Pr, October 15, 2016, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: In this innovative study, Leo Cabranes-Grant analyzes four intercultural events in the Viceroyalty of New Spain that took place between 1566 and 1690.

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9780810133914 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, October 15, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In this innovative study, Leo Cabranes-Grant analyzes four intercultural events in the Viceroyalty of New Spain that took place between 1566 and 1690.

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Product Description: Before film made them international comedy legends, the Marx Brothers developed their comic skills on stage for twenty-five years. In Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage, Robert S. Bader offers the first comprehensive history of the foursome’s hardscrabble early years honing their act in front of live audiences...read more

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9780810134164 | Northwestern Univ Pr, October 15, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Before film made them international comedy legends, the Marx Brothers developed their comic skills on stage for twenty-five years.

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Product Description: “Engaging and insightful.” —BooklistMuch Ado, written by award-winning journalist Michael Lenehan, gives readers an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the lauded American Players Theatre’s 2014 production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing...read more

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9781572842052 | Agate Pub Inc, October 11, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: “Engaging and insightful.

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Product Description: The story of the rise, fall, and redemption of Broadway—its stars, its biggest shows, its producers, and all the drama, intrigue, and power plays that happened behind the scenes.“A rich, lovely, debut history of New York theater in the 1970s and eighties” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Razzle Dazzle is a narrative account of the people and the money and the power that turned New York’s gritty back alleys and sex-shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way...read more

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9781451672169 | Simon & Schuster, October 6, 2015, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Broadway’s most respected (and feared) commentator pulls back the curtain on its stars, its producers, and its mega-hits to reveal all the shocking drama, intrigue, and power plays that happened off stage.

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9781451672176 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, October 11, 2016), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: The story of the rise, fall, and redemption of Broadway—its stars, its biggest shows, its producers, and all the drama, intrigue, and power plays that happened behind the scenes.

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9781504664745 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 16, 2015), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: [Read by Peter Berkrot] Broadway's most respected (and feared) commentator pulls back the curtain on its stars, its producers, and its mega-hits to reveal all the shocking drama, intrigue, and power plays that happened off stage.

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Product Description: After '89 takes as its subject the dynamic new range of performance practices that have been developed since the demise of communism in the flourishing theatrical landscape of Poland. After 1989, the theatre has retained its historical role as the crucial space for debating and interrogating cultural and political identities...read more

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9781784992958 | Manchester Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: After '89 takes as its subject the dynamic new range of performance practices that have been developed since the demise of communism in the flourishing theatrical landscape of Poland.

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Product Description: How do the funding, setting architecture, and exhibition of a presidential library shape our understanding of the president’s character? And how do diverse performances of the presidency create radically different opportunities for the practice of American citizenship? In Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W...read more

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9780809335206 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, August 11, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: How do the funding, setting architecture, and exhibition of a presidential library shape our understanding of the president’s character?

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Product Description: "Ladies and gentlemen, I’m not going to play this particular scene tonight." - Sabina Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth (1942) telescopes an audacious stretch of western history and mythology into a family drama, showing how the course of human events operates like theatre itself: constantly mutable, vanishing and beginning again...read more

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9781138185623 | Taylor & Francis, September 21, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: "Ladies and gentlemen, I’m not going to play this particular scene tonight.

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Product Description: “Lahr creates a book worthy of its title: It is a living celebration of theater itself.”―Caryn James, New York Times Book ReviewJoy Ride throws open the stage door and introduces readers to such makers of contemporary drama as Arthur Miller, Tony Kushner, Wallace Shawn, Harold Pinter, David Rabe, David Mamet, Mike Nichols, and August Wilson...read more

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9780393246407 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 21, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A collection of John Lahr’s New Yorker profiles and reviews that are “the nearest we get to modern theatre history” (The Spectator).

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9780393353235 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, September 13, 2016), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: “Lahr creates a book worthy of its title: It is a living celebration of theater itself.

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Product Description: The world of theatre criticism is rapidly changing in its form, function and modes of operation in the twenty-first century. The dominance of the internet has led to a growing trend of selfappointed theatre critics and bloggers who are changing the focus and purpose of the discussion around live performance...read more

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9781472578648 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, September 8, 2016, cover price $86.00 | About this edition: The world of theatre criticism is rapidly changing in its form, function and modes of operation in the twenty-first century.

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9781472577092 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, September 8, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The world of theatre criticism is rapidly changing in its form, function and modes of operation in the twenty-first century.

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Product Description: The Director's Prism investigates how and why three of Russia's most innovative directors— Vsevolod Meyerhold, Alexander Tairov, and Sergei Eisenstein—used the fantastical tales of German Romantic writer E. T. A. Hoffmann to reinvent the rules of theatrical practice...read more

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9780810133563 | Northwestern Univ Pr, August 31, 2016, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: The Director's Prism investigates how and why three of Russia's most innovative directors— Vsevolod Meyerhold, Alexander Tairov, and Sergei Eisenstein—used the fantastical tales of German Romantic writer E.

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9780810133556 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, August 15, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The Director's Prism investigates how and why three of Russia's most innovative directors-- Vsevolod Meyerhold, Alexander Tairov, and Sergei Eisenstein--used the fantastical tales of German Romantic writer E.

Inspired by new approaches in performance studies, theatre history, research in material culture and dress history, a rich discussion of the many aspects of costume in Shakespearean performance has begun. Shakespeare and Costume furthers this research, bringing together varied and stimulating essays by leading scholars that consider costume from literary, dramatic, design, performative and theatrical perspectives, as well as interviews with renowned theatre practitioners Jane Greenwood and Robert Morgan. The volume amply demonstrates how an analysis of the meaning of costume enriches our understanding of Shakespeare's plays. Beginning with an overview of the stage history of Shakespeare and costume, the volume looks at the historical context of clothing in the plays, considering topics such as royal self-fashioning, festive livery practices, and conceptions of race and gender exhibited in clothing choice, as well as costume in performance. Drawing on documentary evidence in designers' renderings, illustrations in periodicals, paintings, photographs, newspaper reviews and actors' memoirs, the volume also explores costume designs in specific Shakespeare productions from the re-opening of the London theatres in 1660 to the present day.
By Bella Mirabella (editor)

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9781472525079 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 23, 2015, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Inspired by new approaches in performance studies, theatre history, research in material culture and dress history, a rich discussion of the many aspects of costume in Shakespearean performance has begun.

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9781350004474 | Bloomsbury Arden, August 25, 2016, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: This revelatory study explores how Scottish history plays, especially since the 1930s, raise issues of ideology, national identity, historiography, mythology, gender and especially Scottish language. Covering topics up to the end of World War Two, the book addresses the work of many key figures from the last century of Scottish theatre, including Robert McLellan and his contemporaries, and also Hector MacMillan, Stewart Conn, John McGrath, Donald Campbell, Bill Bryden, Sue Glover, Liz Lochhead, Jo Clifford, Peter Arnott, David Greig, Rona Munro and others often neglected or misunderstood...read more

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9781137473356 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 3, 2016, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: This revelatory study explores how Scottish history plays, especially since the 1930s, raise issues of ideology, national identity, historiography, mythology, gender and especially Scottish language.

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Product Description: This research follows the history ofthe Acco Festival for Other Israeli Theatre from 1980-2012, chronicling it as a site of celebration as well as confrontation. The Acco Festival is presented as a borderland that brings together established mainstream directors and actors, alternative artists from the fringes, and Acco’s Jewish and Arab residents...read more

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9781618115119 | Academic Studies Pr, August 15, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: This research follows the history ofthe Acco Festival for Other Israeli Theatre from 1980-2012, chronicling it as a site of celebration as well as confrontation.

Product Description: Exploring the experiences of early to mid-twentieth century British theatre-makers in Russia, this book imagines how these travellers interpreted  Russian realism, symbolism, constructivism, agitprop, pageantry, dance or cinema.With some searching for an alternative to the corporate West End, some for experimental techniques  and others still for methods that might politically inspire their audiences, did these journeys make any differences to their practice? And how did distinctly Russian techniques affect British theatre history?Migrating Modernist Performance seeks to answer these questions, reimagining the experiences and creative output of a range of, often under-researched, practitioners...read more

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9781137385697 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 15, 2017, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Exploring the experiences of early to mid-twentieth century British theatre-makers in Russia, this book imagines how these travellers interpreted  Russian realism, symbolism, constructivism, agitprop, pageantry, dance or cinema.

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Product Description: "Bloodcurdling shrieks, fiendish schemes, deeds of darkness, mayhem and mutilation—we all have a rough idea of what Grand Guignol stands for. But until now it has been hard to find out much more about it than that. According to the American theater historian Mel Gordon, no major history of the theater so much as mentions it, although it is a form of entertainment that held its own on the Paris stage for more than half a century...read more

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9781627310314, titled "Theater of Fear & Horror: The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris, 1897-1962" | 2 expanded edition (Feral House, August 9, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: "Bloodcurdling shrieks, fiendish schemes, deeds of darkness, mayhem and mutilation—we all have a rough idea of what Grand Guignol stands for.

Product Description: This book explores the secret relations between theatre and diplomacy from the Tudors to the Treaty of Westphalia. It offers an original insight into the art of diplomacy in the 1580-1655 period through the prism of literature, theatre and material history...read more

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9781137436924 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 11, 2016, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: This book explores the secret relations between theatre and diplomacy from the Tudors to the Treaty of Westphalia.

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Product Description: This book reveals for the first time the import of a huge network of connections between Tennessee Williams and the country closest to his heart, Italy. America's most thought-provoking playwright loved Italy more than any other country outside the US and was deeply influenced by its culture for most of his life...read more

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9783319319261 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 17, 2016, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: This book reveals for the first time the import of a huge network of connections between Tennessee Williams and the country closest to his heart, Italy.

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