Paperback ISBN: 0316352942
The distinguished playwright and memoirist recounts the intrusion of congressional and other witch-hunters, Red-baiters, and ideologues into her and Dashiell Hammett's lives in the 1950s and the losses and discomforts suffered. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
The Story of Orson Welles
Paperback ISBN: 0679772839
A stunning portrait of the life and career of Orson Welles describes his early success in the worlds of radio, theater, and film; the boredom and self-destructive impulses that led to his rapid decline; and his colorful personal life. Reprint. 17,500 first printing. NYT.
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
Paperback ISBN: 0872861430
Motel Chronicles reveals the fast-moving and sometimes surprising world of the man behind the plays that have made Sam Shepard a live legend in the theater. Shepard chronicles his own life birth in Illinois, childhood memories of Guam, Pasadena and rural Southern California, adventures as ranch hand, waiter, rock musician, dramatist, and film actor. Scenes from this book form the basis of his play Superstitions, and of the film (directed by Wim Wenders) Paris, Texas, winner of the Golden Palm Award at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.
My Movie Business
Paperback ISBN: 0345441303
The author of The World According to Garp and Hotel New Hampshire offers a candid portrayal of his thirteen-year effort to turn Cider House Rules into a successful film, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the filmmaking process. Reprint.
Bentley on Brecht
Paperback ISBN: 1557833311
Included in this are Bentley's published analyses and commentaries on Brecht's plays, as well as some new thoughts of recent years. Also included is Bentley's highly personal memoir of his years with Brecht; his personal recollections of Charles Laughton's L.A. production of Galileo and Brecht's testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx
Paperback ISBN: 0375702075
A candid portrait of the century's most memorable comedian traces Groucho Marx's rise to stardom; his famous ego; his relationships with wives, mistresses, and children; and much more. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.