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Topdog/Underdog
Topdog/Underdog
by Suzan-Lori Parks
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A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks's latest riff on the way we are defined by history. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, forettling a lifetime... (read more)

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The Japanese Theatre: From Shamanistic Ritual to Contemporary Pluralism
The Japanese Theatre: From Shamanistic Ritual to Contemporary Pluralism
by Benito Ortolani
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Widely recognized as the standard history of Japanese theatre for Western readers, this work by Benito Ortolani is now available for the first time in paperback. From ancient folk and ritual performances to modern dance theatre, it provides concise... (read more)

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A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
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INTRODUCTION by Robert Nerniroff This is the most complete edition of A Raisin in the Sun ever published. Like the American Playhouse production for television, it restores to the play two scenes unknown to the general public, and a number of other key... (read more)

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The Dramatic Imagination
The Dramatic Imagination
by Robert Edmond Jones
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"The Dramatic Imagination" is one of the few enduring works written about set design. Robert Edmond Jones's innovations in set design and lighting brought new ideas to the stage, but it is greater understanding of design - its role at the heart of... (read more)

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Theatre, Brief Version (9TH 11 - Old Edition)
Theatre, Brief Version (9TH 11 - Old Edition)
by Robert Cohen
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This lively introduction to theatre offers equal measures of appreciation of theatrical arts and descriptions of the collaborative theatrical crafts. The author's enthusiasm for and knowledge of the current theatre, highlighted by contemporary production... (read more)

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Piano Lesson (07 Edition)
Piano Lesson (07 Edition)
by August Wilson
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A Pulitzer Prize-winner. Brother is pitted against sister over the fate of their heirloom piano.... (read more)

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Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present (World of Art)
Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present (World of Art)
by Rosalee Goldberg
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This pioneering book has now been expanded with a new chapter that brings it into the second decade of the twenty-first century, mapping the global rise of performance to the present day. RoseLee Goldberg explores contemporary artists' approaches to... (read more)

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Shakespeare Without Women : Representing Gender and Race on the Renaissance Stage (00 Edition)
Shakespeare Without Women : Representing Gender and Race on the Renaissance Stage (00 Edition)
by Dympna Callaghan
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"Shakespeare Without Women" is a controversial study of female impersonation, and the connections between dramatic and political representation in Shakespeare's plays. In this exhilarating and challenging book, Callaghan focuses on the implications of... (read more)

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On Directing Film
On Directing Film
by David Mamet
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Calling on his unique perspective as playwright, screenwriter, and director of his own critically acclaimed movies, House of Games and Things Change, David Mamet illuminates how a film comes to be. He looks at every aspect of directing—from script... (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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August Wilson : Three Plays (91 Edition)
August Wilson : Three Plays (91 Edition)
by August Wilson
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Frank Rich, chief drama critic for The New York Times, has called playwright August Wilson "a major find for the American theater," a writer of "compassion, raucous humor, and penetrating wisdom." In these three plays — published together for the... (read more)

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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
by Ntozake Shange
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From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and... (read more)

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Director Prepares : Seven Essays on Art in Theatre (01 Edition)
Director Prepares : Seven Essays on Art in Theatre (01 Edition)
by Anne Bogart
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"A Director Prepares" aims to offer a thought-provoking examination of the challenges of making theatre. In it, Anne Bogart speaks candidly of the courage required to create "art with great presence". Each chapter tackles one of the seven major areas... (read more)

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Theatre / Theory / Theatre : Major Critical Texts (00 Edition)
Theatre / Theory / Theatre : Major Critical Texts (00 Edition)
by Daniel Gerould
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Available for the First Time in Paperback! From Aristotle's Poetics to Vaclav Havel, the debate about the nature and function of theatre has been marked by controversy. Daniel Gerould's landmark work, Theatre/Theory/Theatre, collects history's most... (read more)

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The Piano Lesson (Plume Drama)
The Piano Lesson (Plume Drama)
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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Viewpoints Book : a Practical Guide To Viewpoints and Composition (05 Edition)
Viewpoints Book : a Practical Guide To Viewpoints and Composition (05 Edition)
by Anne Bogart
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The Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the postmodern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie, who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with—space and time—into six... (read more)

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In Contact with the Gods?
In Contact with the Gods?
by Maria 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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Essential Theatre (9TH 08 - Old Edition)
Essential Theatre (9TH 08 - Old Edition)
by Oscar G. Brockett
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The Tenth Edition of THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE will inspire readers to become excited about theatre. The combined authorship of an authoritative theatre historian and his former student, an active theatre historian himself, provide an excellent understanding... (read more)

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