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Training of the American Actor
Training of the American Actor
By Brand: Theatre Communications Group
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ean: 9781559362689, isbn: 1559362685,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
Successful acting must reflect a society’s current beliefs. The men and women who developed each new technique were convinced that previous methods were not equal to the full challenges of their time and place, and the techniques in this book have ...


Searching for Oedipus: How I Found Meaning in an Ancient Masterpiece
Searching for Oedipus: How I Found Meaning in an Ancient Masterpiece
By Hamilton Books
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ean: 9780761870456, isbn: 0761870458,

Aristotle considered it to be the model on which all other tragedies should be based. Freud viewed it as the key to unlocking the subconscious. Countless others have agreed with D.H. Lawrence’s assessment that it is “the finest drama of all time....


Performance Studies: An Introduction
Performance Studies: An Introduction
By Routledge
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ean: 9780415372466, isbn: 0415372461,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
In this second edition, the author opens with a discussion of important developments in the discipline. His closing chapter, 'Global and Intercultural Performance', is completely rewritten in light of the post-9/11 world. Fully revised chapters with ...


Theatre Backstage from A to Z: Fourth Edition, Revised and Expanded
Theatre Backstage from A to Z: Fourth Edition, Revised and Expanded
By Warren C Lounsbury
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ean: 9780295977171, isbn: 0295977175,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
This invaluable guide to theatrical production includes up-to-date definitions of all technical aspects of stagecraft, including the many advances in the past decade, particularly in the areas of trusses, rigging, and automated lights and their contr...


Stages of Conflict: A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and Performance
Stages of Conflict: A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and Performance
By University of Michigan Press
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ean: 9780472050277, isbn: 0472050273,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
"An invaluable resource to teachers of Latin American theater, with texts that provide an accurate panorama of Latin American theater."---Adam Versenyi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill"A most welcome and needed collection . . . Not only i...


The Lion King (Celebrating The Lion King's 20th Anniversary on Broadway): Twenty Years on Broadway and Around the World (A Disney Theatrical Souvenir Book)
The Lion King (Celebrating The Lion King's 20th Anniversary on Broadway): Twenty Years on Broadway and Around the World (A Disney Theatrical Souvenir Book)
By Disney Editions
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ean: 9781484773765, isbn: 1484773764,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
The Lion King debuted July 8, 1997, at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, and was an instant success before premiering at the New Amsterdam Theatre on November 13, 1997. It is Broadway's highest grossing production of all time, having grossed more t...


Theatre and Race
Theatre and Race
By imusti
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mpn: 9780230390966, ean: 9780230390966, isbn: 023039096X,

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The theatre has always been a place where conceptions of race and racism have been staged, shared and perpetuated. Harvey Young introduces key ideas about race, before tracing its relationship with theatre and performance - from Ancient Athens to the...


Imagined Theatres: Writing for a Theoretical Stage
Imagined Theatres: Writing for a Theoretical Stage
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ean: 9781138122055, isbn: 113812205X,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
Imagined Theatres collects hypothetical performances written by nearly one hundred leading theorists and artists of the contemporary stage. These dramatic fragments, prose poems, and microfictions describe imaginary events that put theory itself onst...


Theatre and Sexuality
Theatre and Sexuality
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ean: 9780230220645, isbn: 0230220649,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
Why is it useful to look at theatre and performance through the lens of sexual identity? How has commercial theatre embraced gay and lesbian work? Theatre and Sexuality introduces critical methods and artistic practices that link drama, theatre and p...


Women of Will: The Remarkable Evolution of Shakespeare's Female Characters
Women of Will: The Remarkable Evolution of Shakespeare's Female Characters
By Vintage Books
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
Women of Will is a fierce and funny exploration of Shakespeare’s understanding of the feminine. Tina Packer, one of our foremost Shakespeare experts, shows that Shakespeare began, in his early comedies, by writing women as shrews to be tamed or as ...


A Journey Through Other Spaces: Essays and Manifestos, 1944-1990
A Journey Through Other Spaces: Essays and Manifestos, 1944-1990
By imusti
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ean: 9780520084230, isbn: 0520084233,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
Polish director Tadeusz Kantor, who died in 1990 at the age of 75, is widely recognized as one of the most important theatre artists of this century. Critics have ranked him with such influential directors as Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Brecht, and Grot...


God and Hamilton: Spiritual Themes from the Life of Alexander Hamilton and the Broadway Musical He Inspired
God and Hamilton: Spiritual Themes from the Life of Alexander Hamilton and the Broadway Musical He Inspired
By Deep River Books LLC
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ean: 9781632694775, isbn: 1632694778,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
Discover Spiritual Truths from the Smash Broadway Hit Hamilton that Will Transform Your Life Hamilton―the hip-hop musical about a forgotten Founding Father―is the most compelling musical of our time. But if you watch it without understanding the ...


Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov
Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov
By Vintage
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ean: 9780679746980, isbn: 0679746986,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
An original member of the famed Group Theater, Stella Adler was one of the most influential artists to come out of the American theater. As a Stanislavsky disciple and founder of her own highly esteemed acting conservatory, the extravagant actress wa...


Musical Theatre: A History
Musical Theatre: A History
By imusti
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mpn: 9780826430137, ean: 9780826430137, isbn: 0826430139,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
This is a comprehensive history of stage musicals from the 1840s all the way up to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Broadway as it we know it today. Wide-ranging in content, it covers Europe, the UK, and North American traditions and developments....


An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art
An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art
By Theatre Communications Group
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
An Ideal Theater is a wide-ranging, inspiring documentary history of the American theatre movement as told by the visionaries who goaded it into being. This anthology collects over forty essays, manifestos, letters and speeches that are each introduc...


A History of African American Theatre (Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama)
A History of African American Theatre (Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama)
By Cambridge University Press
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
This definitive history of African-American theatre embraces companies from across the U.S., as well as the anglophone Caribbean and African-American companies touring Europe, Australia and Africa. Representing a catholicity of styles, from African r...


Theatre for Change: Education, Social Action and Therapy
Theatre for Change: Education, Social Action and Therapy
By Brand: Palgrave Macmillan
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ean: 9780230243668, isbn: 0230243665,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
Providing an international overview of the latest work and thinking in Drama and Education, and featuring interviews with a worldwide variety of leading practitioners and theorists, this book explores how Educational Theatre, Applied Theatre and Dram...


The Second City Almanac of Improvisation
The Second City Almanac of Improvisation
By Brand: Northwestern University Press
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mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780810118010, isbn: 0810118017,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
It all began in a converted Chinese laundry on Chicago's north side on a cold December night in 1959. No one could have known that by the next century, The Second City would have established itself as the premier comedy institution in the world. Taki...


The Dangerous Lives of Public Performers: Dancing, Sex, and Entertainment in the Islamic World
The Dangerous Lives of Public Performers: Dancing, Sex, and Entertainment in the Islamic World
By Palgrave Macmillan
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ean: 9781349492688, isbn: 134949268X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
Examining performers from the ancient Mediterranean world to the modern Islamic Middle East, including India and Pakistan, Shay explores the careers, artistic performances, and legacies of these individuals who were forced to produce entertainment an...


Impro for Storytellers
Impro for Storytellers
By Routledge
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780878301058, isbn: 0878301054,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Impro for Storytellers is the follow-up to Keith Johnstone's classic Impro, one of the best-selling books ever published on improvisation. Impro for Storytellers aims to take jealous and self-obsessed beginners and teach them to play games with good ...



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