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Spectator: Talk About Movies and Plays With the People Who Make Them
Spectator
Talk About Movies and Plays With the People Who Make Them
Paperback      ISBN: 1565846338
Gathers interviews with Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish, Carol Channing, Arthur Miller, James Cagney, Pauline Kael, Federico Fellini, Sybil Thorndike, James Baldwin, William Saroyan, Edward Albee, and Zero Mostel
Original Story by: A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood
Original Story by
A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood
Paperback      ISBN: 1557834679
The director, screenwriter, and playwright provides a look into his world, introducing the wide array of stars he has met over the years and revealing the hardship and joy that comes with a life in show business.
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
Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will
Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will
Paperback      ISBN: 0553213083
Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity
Brian Friel Plays: Dancing at Lughnasa / Fathers and Sons / Making History / Wonderful Tennessee / Molly Sweeney
Brian Friel Plays
Dancing at Lughnasa / Fathers and Sons / Making History / Wonderful Tennessee / Molly Sweeney
Paperback      ISBN: 0571197108
Plays Two: Dancing at Lughnasa Fathers and Sons Making History Wonderful Tennessee Molly Sweeney Introduced by Christopher Murray, this second collection of Brian Friel's plays includes some of his most acclaimed work for the stage. From the troubled family life of five sisters in 1930s Donegal that is the core of Dancing at Lughnasa (now a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep) to the current-day birthday celebration that is the major external event of Wonderful Tennessee, Brian Friel demonstrates his emotional range and empathy for his characters. He evokes not simply the interior landscape of human beings trapped in their domestic situation but the wider landscape-interior and exterior-of which they are a part.
Imagining Medea: Rhodessa Jones and Theater for Incarcerated Women
Imagining Medea
Rhodessa Jones and Theater for Incarcerated Women
Paperback      ISBN: 0807849847
This ain't no Dreamgirls, Rhodessa Jones warns participants in the Medea Project, the theater program for incarcerated women that she founded and directs. Her expectations are grounded in reality, tempered, for example, by the fact that women are the fastest growing population in U.S. prisons. Still, Jones believes that by engaging incarcerated women in the process of developing and staging dramatic works based on their own stories, she can push them toward tapping into their own creativity, confronting the problems that landed them in prison, and taking control of their lives. Rena Fraden chronicles the collaborative process of transforming incarcerated women's stories into productions that incorporate Greek mythology, hip-hop music, dance, and autobiography. She captures a diverse array of voices, including those of Jones and other artists, the sheriff and prison guards, and, most vividly, the women themselves. Through compelling narrative and thoughtful commentary, Fraden investigates the Medea Project's blend of art and activism and considers its limits and possibilities for enacting social change. Rhodessa Jones is co-artistic director of the San Francisco-based performance company Cultural Odyssey and founder of the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women. An award-winning performer, she has taught at the Yale School of Drama and the New College of California.
How to Talk Dirty and Influence People: An Autobiography
How to Talk Dirty and Influence People
An Autobiography
Paperback      ISBN: 0671751085
Bowie: Loving the Alien
Bowie
Loving the Alien
Paperback      ISBN: 0306808544
"Based on interviews with family members, colleagues, lovers, and the previously silent William Burroughs, this unsparing yet evenhanded biography guides the reader through the many personas, crises, a"
Anatomy of Drama
Anatomy of Drama
Paperback      ISBN: 0809005506
An internationally recognized scholar and critic provides insight into the nature of dramatic expression as he explores the common and distinguishing features of a wide range of dramatic media
The Comedy of Errors
The Comedy of Errors
Paperback      ISBN: 0553212915
Shakespeare's comic play about the separation and eventual reuniting of twin brothers