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A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
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When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new... (read more)

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Piano Lesson (90 Edition)
Piano Lesson (90 Edition)
by August Wilson
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August Wilson has already given the American theater such spell-binding plays about the black experience in 20th-century America as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Fences. In his second Pulitzer... (read more)

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Fences (86 Edition)
Fences (86 Edition)
by August Wilson
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 The 1987 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama From August Wilson, author of The Piano Lesson and the 1984-85 Broadway season's best play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, is another powerful, stunning dramatic work that has won him numerous critical... (read more)

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Seven Guitars (96 Edition)
Seven Guitars (96 Edition)
by August Wilson
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It is the spring of 1948. In the still cool evenings of Pittsburgh's Hill district, familiar sounds fill the air. A rooster crows. Screen doors slam. The laughter of friends gathered for a backyard card game rises just above the wail of a mother who has... (read more)

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The Amen Corner: A Play
The Amen Corner: A Play
by James Baldwin
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Only a boy preacher who had grown up to become one of America's most eminent writers could have produced a play like The Amen Corner. For to his first work for the theater James Baldwin brought all the fervor and majestic rhetoric of the storefront... (read more)

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Twentieth Century Theatre : a Sourcebook (95 Edition)
Twentieth Century Theatre : a Sourcebook (95 Edition)
by Richard Drain
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"Twentieth Century Theatre" is an inspired handbook of ideas and arguments on theatre. Richard Drain gathers together a uniquely wide-ranging selection of original writings on theatre by its most creative practitioners-- directors, playwrights... (read more)

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Play Directing in the School : a Drama Director's Survival Guide (98 Edition)
Play Directing in the School : a Drama Director's Survival Guide (98 Edition)
by David Grote
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Directing plays in schools requires knowledge and talents far different than directing for community or professional theatre. In ten comprehensive chapters the author explains the "real world" of producing effective theatricals in the school environment.... (read more)

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Joe Turner's Come and Gone (90 Edition)
Joe Turner's Come and Gone (90 Edition)
by August Wilson
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Drama / Casting: 6m, 5f / Scenery: Interior Sets Set in a black boardinghouse in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars and Fences is an installment in the author's series chronicling black life in each decade of... (read more)

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Playing Boal : Theatre, Therapy, Activism (94 Edition)
Playing Boal : Theatre, Therapy, Activism (94 Edition)
by Mady Schutzman
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"Playing Boal" is the first book in English to examine the dramatic techniques of Augusto Boal, internationally renowned Brazilian theatre maker, political activist and founder of the Theatre of the Oppressed. Influenced by Paulo Freire's dialogic... (read more)

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Tempest ((Rev)92 Edition)
Tempest ((Rev)92 Edition)
by Aime Cesaire
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A troupe of black actors perform their own Tempest. Cesaire’s rich and insightful adaptation draws on contemporary Caribbean society, the African-American experience and African mythology to raise questions about colonialism, racism and their... (read more)

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Rez Sisters : a Play in Two Acts (88 Edition)
Rez Sisters : a Play in Two Acts (88 Edition)
by Tomson Highway
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"Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play Nominated for the Governor General's Award" This award-winning play by Native playwright Tomson Highway is a powerful and moving portrayal of seven women from a reserve attempting to beat the... (read more)

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Theatre: Collaborative Acts
Theatre: Collaborative Acts
by Ronald Wainscott
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Key features for this book include the following by context: Four major themes and principles: o   Theatre is cultural study: looking at theatrical events and how they are created provides a window into the way a society     ... (read more)

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Directing Postmodern Theater: Shaping Signification in Performance (Theater--Theory/Text/Performance)
Directing Postmodern Theater: Shaping Signification in Performance (Theater--Theory/Text/Performance)
by Jon Whitmore
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An introduction to theatrical directing using the concepts and terminology of semiotic theory... (read more)

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Empty Space : Book About Theatre : Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate (68 Edition)
Empty Space : Book About Theatre : Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate (68 Edition)
by Peter Brook
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First published in 1968, The Empty Space is a timeless analysis of theatre, from perhaps the most influential director of the twentieth century. In The Empty Space, groundbreaking director Peter Brook draws on a life in love with the stage to explore the... (read more)

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Plays By Susan Glaspell (87 Edition)
Plays By Susan Glaspell (87 Edition)
by Susan Glaspell
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A cofounder of the Provincetown Players and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) was one of the first female playwrights. Although long neglected, the four plays collected in this critical edition reveal the thoroughly modern... (read more)

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Interpreting the Theatrical Past: Essays in the Historiography of Performance
Interpreting the Theatrical Past: Essays in the Historiography of Performance
by Thomas Postlewait
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In Contact With the Gods? : Directors Talk Theatre (96 Edition)
In Contact With the Gods? : Directors Talk Theatre (96 Edition)
by M. Delgado
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Rarely has the private world of the director in the rehearsal room been so frankly and entertainingly opened. In addition to the art and craft of directing, they discuss: multiculturalism; the 'classical' repertoire; theatre companies and institutions... (read more)

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Essential Theatre (10TH 11 - Old Edition)
Essential Theatre (10TH 11 - Old Edition)
by Oscar G. Brockett
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Whether you are a theatre major looking forward to a career in the arts, or a non major interested in an overview to help you better appreciate theatre as an audience member, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE is a welcome and helpful resource. Written by highly... (read more)

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Everything About Theatre! (96 Edition)
Everything About Theatre! (96 Edition)
by Robert L. Lee
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It's all here in one book--a complete overview of all aspects of theatre! The history, the crafts and the art of the stage are presented in eighteen easy-to-learn units. Theatre history in four parts gives the text an orderly structure. Between each part... (read more)

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Raisin in the Sun (95 Edition)
Raisin in the Sun (95 Edition)
by Lorraine Hansberry
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