Theatre Biographies
44, Dublin Made Me
44, Dublin Made Me
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670885142
A memoir of growing up in early 1960s Dublin captures the many changes Irish society endured, including the Beatles and the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and chronicles the author's steadily growing love for the theater
Accidentally on Purpose: Reflections on Life, Acting, and the Nine Natural Laws of Creativity
Accidentally on Purpose
Reflections on Life, Acting, and the Nine Natural Laws of Creativity
Paperback      ISBN: 1557833583
An exploration into the mysteries of creativity in life and art. Powerfully written of life, families, fathers, mothers, sons, of the price of talent and the burden of fame.
Act One: An Autobiography
Act One
An Autobiography
Hardcover      SKU: 1199250171
The Actor Uncovered: A Life in Acting
The Actor Uncovered
A Life in Acting
Hardcover      ISBN: 1621535495
The Actor Uncovered is certainly not a set of rigid rules advocating one ?method
All the Lights on: Reimagining Theater With Ten Thousand Things
All the Lights on
Reimagining Theater With Ten Thousand Things
Paperback      ISBN: 0873519833
All the Lights On is a history of the Twin Cities' theater company Ten Thousand Things, which for more than twenty years has been bringing intelligent, lively theater to nontraditional audiences--to prisons and homeless shelters, adult education centers and rural areas--as well as the general public.

The Anatomy of Cruelty: Antonin Artaud: Life and Works
The Anatomy of Cruelty
Antonin Artaud: Life and Works
Paperback      ISBN: 0985762527
Art Isn't Easy: The Theater of Stephen Sondheim
Art Isn't Easy
The Theater of Stephen Sondheim
Paperback      ISBN: 0306804689
A reprint of the Southern Illinois University Press edition of 1990, with the addition of a new chapter. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Arthur Miller: 1915-1962
Arthur Miller
1915-1962
Paperback      ISBN: 0674057082
This is the long-awaited biography of one of the twentieth century’s greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller, whose postwar decade of work earned him international critical and popular acclaim. Christopher Bigsby’s gripping, meticulously researched biography examines his refusal to name names before the notorious House on Un-American Activities Committee, offers new insights into Miller’s marriage to Marilyn Monroe, and sheds new light on how their relationship informed Miller’s subsequent great plays.
Arthur Miller: His Life and Work
Arthur Miller: His Life and Work
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0571219470
The sole and definitive biography of the greatest living American playwright
Bertolt Brecht: Chaos, According to Plan
Bertolt Brecht
Chaos, According to Plan
Paperback      ISBN: 0521282454
This is the first full-length study in any language of Bertolt Brecht's day-to-day work as a theatre director. Professor Fuegi has researched his subject extensively over many years, and this book is the result of interviews with Brecht's closest associates (including Helene Weigel, Angelika Hurwicz, Elisabeth Hauptmann and Hans Bunge), inspection of the unpublished typescripts recording several years of Brecht rehearsals at the Berlin Ensemble, and consultation of archival materials in Moscow, Berlin and Harvard University. Although Brecht is acknowledged worldwide as having changed our whole conception of playwriting, acting and directing, virtually nothing has been previously published which tells how he worked and reacted with actors, and how his productions were actually put together in rehearsal. John Fuegi now tells the story, evoking the excitement and controversy which surrounded Brecht's work on the stage. He examines the way Brecht applied his manic but brilliant character, in both personal and professional life (though these cannot easily be separated), in order to create the tension and confusion, contradiction and chaos, from which his best productions emerged. He shows how the plays must be seen in the light of their evolution on the stage through innumerable arduous rehearsals, themselves conditioned by the intense magnetism, spontaneity and unpredictability of Brecht's personality. Most importantly, the book charts the evolution of Brecht's own dramatic theory from his early rejection of Stanislavskian realism and his demands for emotional coolness from the spectator to his later acceptance of the power of theatre to involve, even to move, the audience. The book goes behind the scenes to look at the playwright's negotiation of contracts for his productions, commercial agreements which were often highly beneficial to himself but markedly less so to his collaborators such as Kurt Weill, Ruth Berlau and Elisabeth Hauptmann, and it talks frankly of Brecht's use of the 'casting couch', bestowing and withholding favours with the same volatility that characterized his remarkable love-life. The story is accompanied by illustrations, many of which have not been published before. It provides a much-needed antidote to some of the more sterile accounts of Brechtian theory, concentrating very much on the 'practice' but remaining at the same time vividly aware of the social and political context in which and about which Brecht was writing. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of theatre and of dramatic and comparative literature, and it is presented in a lively style that should also appeal to the general reader.