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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.
Art Performs Life
Merce Cuningham/Meredith Monk/Bill T. Jones
Paperback ISBN: 0935640568
Published in conjunction with the June 1998 exhibition at the Walker Art Center, the combination of b&w and color photographs and text allows us to reflect on the influence each of these innovative practitioners exerted in redefining their fields as well as to celebrate the role each has played in shaping the Center's history. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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.
The Life and Image of John Wayne
Paperback ISBN: 0806133295
A portrait of the beloved movie star focuses on his human side, portraying him as complex personality behind the cultural icon persona who was defined by frailty and insecurity as well as by courage and strength. Reprint.
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.