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Aristotle's Poetics
Aristotle's Poetics
Paperback      ISBN: 0809005271
The text of Aristotle's classic study of the drama is accompanied by an analysis of its contents and an introductory essay
Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker
Deep in a Dream
The Long Night of Chet Baker
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679442871
An intriguing portrait of Chet Baker describes the jazz legend's hardscrabble Oklahoma youth, his rise to success in the world of jazz, his long-time addiction to heroin, and his mysterious 1988 death falling from an Amsterdam hotel window. 25,000 first printing.
A Monk Swimming: A Memoir
A Monk Swimming
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0786884142
The actor-brother of Frank McCourt offers an entertaining, witty memoir of life in New York City during the freewheeling 1960s, detailing his quest for fame and fortune, family life, battle with alcoholism, and reunion with his long-estranged father. Reprint. 150,000 first printing. Tour.
Jacob Adler: A Life on the Stage
Jacob Adler
A Life on the Stage
Paperback      ISBN: 155783458x
Jacob Adler, with his performances in the Yiddish KING LEAR, URIEL ACOSTA and Shylock in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, became first a megastar of the exploding Yiddish theatre, and then all of Broadway. His memoirs, originally written and published in Yiddish and now translated (by his granddaughter) into English for the first time provides not only a compelling portrait of one of America's greatest actors but a fascinating social history of his time.
The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre and the Thirties
The Fervent Years
The Group Theatre and the Thirties
Paperback      ISBN: 0306801868
"The Group Theatre was perhaps the most significant experiment in the history of American theater. Producing plays that reflected topical issues of the decade and giving a creative chance to actors, di"
Something Like an Autobiography
Something Like an Autobiography
Paperback      ISBN: 0394714393
The distinguished filmmaker chronicles his life from his birth in 1910 to the worldwide success in 1951 of his film "Rashomon" and provides a provocative account of the Japanese film industry
Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles
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.
Paperback      ISBN: 0553213024
Tells of the naive Moor who is successfully manipulated by the ambitious and deceitful Iago.
My Movie Business: A Memoir
My Movie Business
A Memoir
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.
With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together
With Ossie and Ruby
In This Life Together
Paperback      ISBN: 0688175821
Published to coincide with the acting couple's fiftieth wedding anniversary, a warm and uplifting autobiography follows their career from Harlem to Hollywood stardom, the ups and downs of their marriage, and their work for civil rights. Reprint.