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The Actor and the Text
The Actor and the Text
Paperback      ISBN: 1557831386
These words of Cicely Berry, the voice director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, speak to anyone who needs to speak his or her piece - in any arena, at sales meetings or religious revivals. Berry's book will insure that the speaker and the text gets heard - accurately and with true emotional range. Never again will one be accused of simply "reading a prepared statement." Berry's exercises to develop relaxation, breathing and muscular control will literally help everyone breathe easier when confronting the printed page.
From Assassins to West Side Story: The Director's Guide to Musical Theatre
From Assassins to West Side Story
The Director's Guide to Musical Theatre
Paperback      ISBN: 0435086995
In this smart and practical guide, Scott Miller looks at twenty musicals from a director's point of view.
Stage Writers Handbook: A Complete Business Guide for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Librettists
Stage Writers Handbook
A Complete Business Guide for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Librettists
Paperback      ISBN: 1559361166
The first comprehensive guide to the business of writing for today's stage.
The Emperor Jones,
The Emperor Jones, "Anna Christie", the Hairy Ape
Paperback      ISBN: 0679763953
Winner of the Nobel Prize This edition includes Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, and The Hairy Ape three classic plays of uncontested power from the Nobel laureate and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for drama. In Anna Christie, a sailor reunites with his estranged daughter after years apart. As she begins to fall in love with a younger sailor, she realizes she must come clean to her father and her new love interest and reveal her troubled past. In The Emperor Jones, African American fugitive, Brutus Jones, recounts his life through a series of flashbacks as he runs from rebelling subjects through a West Indies Jungle, showing just how he came to rule over a small island, and his eventual downfall. In The Hairy Ape, O’Neil explores class and identity as he follows the existential crisis of Yank, an engine worker for an ocean liner. After being called a beast from the daughter of a rich industrialist, Yank realizes he has no place in modern society, or even a class he can call his own. William Faulkner, Philip Roth, Alice Munro, Thomas Mann, Doris Lessing, Albert Camus, V.S. Naipaul, Gabriel García Márquez, Salman Rushdie, Joan Didion, and Cormac McCarthy, among many others: Vintage International is devoted to publishing the best writing of the past century from the world over. Offering both classic and modern fiction and literary nonfiction in elegant editions, Vintage International aims to provide readers with world-class writing that has stood the test of time and essential works by the preeminent authors of today.
Women in Beckett: Performance and Critical Perspectives
Women in Beckett
Performance and Critical Perspectives
Paperback      ISBN: 0252062566
Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend
Moon
The Life and Death of a Rock Legend
Paperback      ISBN: 0380788276
A portrait of Keith Moon, drummer of the rock & roll band the Who, celebrates his life twenty years after his death and profiles him as one of the greatest drummers in rock history despite the manic and self-destructive, hedonistic behaviors that marked his career. Reprint.
The Theory of the Modern Stage: An Introduction to Modern Theatre and Drama
The Theory of the Modern Stage
An Introduction to Modern Theatre and Drama
Paperback      ISBN: 155783279x
Including Antoin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht, E. Gordon Craig, Luigi Pirandello, Konstantin Stanislavsky, W. B. Yeats, and Emile Zolaing.
The Life of the Drama
The Life of the Drama
Paperback      ISBN: 1557831106
"Eric Bentley's radical new look at the grammar of theatre...is a work of exceptional virtue...CENTRAL, INDISPENSABLE...The book justifies its title by being precisely about the ways in which life manifests itself in the theatre...THIS IS A BOOK TO BE READ AGAIN AND AGAIN." - Frank Kermode, The New York Review of Books
On Directing
On Directing
Paperback      ISBN: 0684826224
The celebrated director discusses the techniques of his craft and presents his own directing notes for ten major productions
Herb Gardner: The Collected Plays
Herb Gardner
The Collected Plays
Hardcover      ISBN: 155783394x
Here, gathered for the first time, is the highly lauded work of one of America's most beloved playwrights. Introductory essays to each work by some of theatre's most distinguished artists give historical and critical perspective to Gardner's achievement. Includes: A THOUSAND CLOWNS * THE GOODBYE PEOPLE * THIEVES * I'M NOT RAPPAPORT * CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FATHER * WHO IS HARRY KELLERMAN AND WHY IS HE SAYING THOSE TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT ME?.