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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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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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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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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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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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Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama
Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama
by David Mamet
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The purpose of theater, like magic like religion…ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an... (read more)

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Theater : the Lively Art (6TH 08 - Old Edition)
Theater : the Lively Art (6TH 08 - Old Edition)
by Edwin Wilson
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Created for Theater Appreciation courses that cover both history and elements, Theater: The Lively Art, 6/e remains a comprehensive introductory theater text: an introduction to the audiences experience of theater, an investigation of the elements of... (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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Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre (95 Edition)
Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre (95 Edition)
by John Russell (ed.) Brown
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Reaching back in time and across the world, The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre, an authoritative and lavishly illustrated new history, celebrates the stage's greatest achievements over 4,500 years, from festival performances in ancient Egypt to... (read more)

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The Chickencoop Chinaman; And, the Year of the Dragon: Two Plays
The Chickencoop Chinaman; And, the Year of the Dragon: Two Plays
by Frank Chin
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Book of Plays: The Year of the Dragon barges through the comfortable stereotypes of the Asian American-the quiet, hardworking contented character who keeps to himself, rarely bothering the white community. It is not an 'easy' play. The language is... (read more)

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Open Door (93 Edition)
Open Door (93 Edition)
by Peter Brook
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From King Lear to the Tragedy of Carmen, from Marat/Sade to the epic Mahabharata, Peter Brook has reinvented modern theatre, not once but again and again. In The Open Door the visionary director and theorist offers a lucid, comprehensive exposition 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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Theater Experience (12TH 11 - Old Edition)
Theater Experience (12TH 11 - Old Edition)
by Edwin Wilson
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The re-imagined twelfth edition of The Theater Experience is students' ticket to the best seat in the house. From Broadway to makeshift theater spaces around the world, the author demonstrates the active and lively role they play as audience members by... (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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Fences (86 Edition)
Fences (86 Edition)
by August Wilson
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Drama / 5m, 2f / 1 Set Winner of the New York Drama Critic's and Tony Awards as well as the Pulitzer Prize, this sensational drama starred James Earl Jones as Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957... (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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Theater Experience -text Only (10TH 07 - Old Edition)
Theater Experience -text Only (10TH 07 - Old Edition)
by Edwin Wilson
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The ideal theater appreciation text for courses focusing on theater elements, The Theater Experience encourages students to be active theater-goers as they learn about the fundamentals of a production. By addressing the importance of the audience, Wilson... (read more)

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Joe Turner's Come and Gone : a Play in Two Acts (88 Edition)
Joe Turner's Come and Gone : a Play in Two Acts (88 Edition)
by August Wilson
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From the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Fences and The Piano Lesson   “The glow accompanying August Wilsons place in contemporary American theater is fixed.” – Toni Morrison   When Harold Loomis arrives at a black... (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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