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Accidentally On Purpose - Paperback -- Accidentally on Purpose Reflections on Life, Acting and the Nine Natural Laws of Creativity      Add to Cart      View price.

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Reflections on Life, Acting and the Nine Natural Laws of Creativity. Based on his own experience and the teachings of his celebrated but distant father, Lee, John Strasberg defines the talent of becoming real in a role. He surveys the traditional partition between life and theatre, and urges actors to make it a dynamic living membrane through which vital elements may pass. John Strasberg has written his own intensely personal story about his father's work and the Strasberg dynasty. It is a painful odyssey during which he relives the often demanding role he played as son to a man who was the central father figure to a generation of American actors. SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: John Strasberg.. a memoir by John Strasberg. EAN: 9781557831965

SKU: 314195       ISBN: 1557831963       UPC: 073999542592       Sheet Music




Acting in High Comedy The 60 Minute BBC Master Class with Maria Aitken      Add to Cart      View price.

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The 60 Minute BBC Master Class with Maria Aitken. A lively session on high comedy, with examples from Coward, Wilde, Sheridan, and Congreve revealing the spark that transforms a routine reading into a vibrant one in a scene from Private Lives which by the time Aitken has finished with it has attained something close to brilliance. -The London Times SERIES: Applause Books. Media: DVD. . Author: Maria Aitken. EAN: 9781557836861

SKU: 314736       ISBN: 1557836868       UPC: 073999353143       Sheet Music




Acting in Opera      Add to Cart      View price.

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Through the climactic scene of La Traviata the good doctor clowned, interpreted, gestured and flung his eminently quotable metaphors at us and a performance began miraculously to take shape. The problem for singers is that opera is difficult enough as music, let alone as stagecraft. Miller cajoled, joked, visibly eased tensions between contending forces, provided props, explained nuances. By the end, drama had emerged from opera. Magic, underpinned by a great deal of hard work. -The Listener SERIES: Applause Books. Media: DVD. . Author: Jonathan Miller.. by Jonathan Miller. EAN: 9781557836878

SKU: 314737       ISBN: 1557836876       UPC: 073999353211       Sheet Music




Acting in Shakespearean Comedy      Add to Cart      View price.

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Suzman is a major classical actress: she is also a born teacher... Beneath her flame colored hair, Suzman burned, and her students duly caught fire ... she persistently came out with striking, stimulating remarks with workshop snippets of Much Ado, As You Like It, and Twelth Night. - Benedict Nightingale, The London Times Totally and incisively in charge, her unscripted preamble is a dramatic lesson in itself; with all the right places to create a dramatic effect you can cut with a knife. Her dissertation on the difference between tragedy and comedy is masterly. - Sunday Times, London. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: DVD. . Author: Janet Suzman.. by Janet Suzman. EAN: 9781557836892

SKU: 314739       ISBN: 1557836892       UPC: 073999353259       Sheet Music




Acting in Tragedy      Add to Cart      View price.

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In this terrific 60-minute master class, Brian Cox covers the fine points of tragic acting. The London Times calls this video, Full of common sense ... In the end, it is we actors who are on the spot ... Scenes that start rehearsal as straightforward Shakespeare babble assume dramatic shape ... Tragedy. A rollicking good time he has with it too - menacing whispers, daggers and blood obviously have their funny side, at least with his fascinated young audience. Among the young thespians taking note are Cathy Tyson and the late Lord Olivier's youngest daughter, Tamsin. -The London Daily Mail SERIES: Applause Books. Media: DVD. . Author: Brian Cox.. by Brian Cox. EAN: 9781557836908

SKU: 314740       ISBN: 1557836906       UPC: 073999353266       Sheet Music



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Acting on the Script      Add to Cart      View price.

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Mastery of craft depends on repetition: the more opportunities student actors have to be guided through analyzing scripts, the more likely they are to develop a reliable process for making choices when the time comes to work independently. That's why Acting on the Script contains eight short plays, which can be used independently or as parts of one full-length play, giving aspiring actors the practice they need to tell the story of the play and of their characters clearly, believably, and compellingly. With each new scene, readers are given the opportunity to think through the analysis and synthesis process independently, then they are guided clearly through that process. The first section reintroduces the basic elements of acting craft. The book then lays out how these elements relate to a script in general and then more specifically - by using a short play to illustrate the basic principles. The second section focuses on specific analysis and synthesis problems using original scenes especially composed to help students develop their analysis and choice-making skills and to address individual acting issues. The plays, already tested in classes and two productions (one professional and one college), are filled with the kinds of acting problems that beginning actors often have trouble with and need to learn to solve. In addition, specific problems that actors might have with certain types of material are addressed as well. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Bruce Miller.. by Bruce Miller. EAN: 9780879108250

SKU: 117277       ISBN: 0879108258       UPC: 884088886981       Sheet Music




Acting with Shakespeare: The Comedies -- Acting with Shakespeare The Comedies      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Comedies. In this book adapted from a television master class, actress Janet Suzman has crafted a superbly concise and clearly written account of how to develop fully realized characters in Shakespeare. Here she shares her poignant observations. Includes a foreword, and great photos throughout. Other products available separately: DVD, HL00314739 SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Composer: Janet Suzman.. by Janet Suzman. EAN: 9781557832153

SKU: 314208       ISBN: 1557832153       UPC: 073999475104       Sheet Music




Action Establishing Your Career in Film and Television Production -- Action Establishing Your Career in Film and Television Production      Add to Cart      View price.

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Establishing Your Career in Film and Television Production. A life in the movies has been an American dream for a century. Many people dream of becoming Hollywood professionals, but either aim too high (by trying to produce their own feature film) or too low (by hanging around restaurants frequented by movie stars) and end up frustrated. Wouldn't it be great if someone who knew what to do, someone who had achieved acclaim in the field, would walk us through the steps to success? At last, here is a book by a seasoned movie and television professional, Emmy winner Sandra Gordon, that is filled with practical, yet highly effective ways to build a career in entertainment. Gordon calls upon her own experience working on the television series PARTY OF FIVE, the movie RUDY and many more. There are many books that teach job-seekers how to write resumes or ace interviews, but not many books like ACTION! Uniquely designed for individuals who are interested in a career in the entertainment industry, whether they are recent college graduates or middle-aged career changers, ACTION! takes the formula out of the job-hunting book to the next step, telling its readers not only how to write their resumes, but where to send them, how to keep their jobs once they are hired, and how to advance in their career. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Sandra Gordon.. by Sandra Gordon. EAN: 9781557835840

SKU: 314563       ISBN: 1557835845       UPC: 073999145632       Sheet Music




Actor With a Thousand Faces, The -- The Actor With a Thousand Faces Paperback Book      Add to Cart      View price.

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Paperback Book. A movement-based gudebook compendium, resource workbook, and practical manual for students, teachers, and theatre practitioners who are dedicated to the advancement of ensemble work. Using movement, text, sound, masks, and materials, these exercises are designed to instruct, provoke, and inspire participants to launch works that eventually transcend them. SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: Mark Olsen. EAN: 9781557833068

SKU: 314277       ISBN: 1557833060       UPC: 073999142778       Sheet Music




Actor's Dickens, A: Scenes for Audition and Performance from the Works of Charles Dickens -- An Actor's Dickens Scenes for Audition and Performance from the Works of Charles Dickens      Add to Cart      View price.

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Scenes for Audition and Performance from the Works of Charles Dickens. Beatrice Manely has selected 80 scenes from various Dickens classics, providing as well, background information, a discussion of the character's emotional temperament, and a short summary of events that lead into the selected scene. This book for the first time allows actors to play Dickens in the unmatchable original. It is a useful guide for the classroom as well as for the actor training to capture the magic of Dickens, whether in an audition, on the movie screen, or on the stage. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Arranger: Beatrice Manley.. adapted and edited by Beatrice Manley. EAN: 9781557834690

SKU: 314490       ISBN: 1557834695       UPC: 073999144901       Sheet Music




Absolute Power -- Absolute Power: The Screenplay      Add to Cart      View price.

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When a routine burglary in an elegant, upscale Virginia mansion goes awry, career thief Luther Whitney finds himself witness to a brutal murder involving none other than Alan Richmond, the youthful, charming, and thoroughly corrupt President of the United States. Torn between fear for his life and devotion to his family and country, Luther must make a decision that will change not only his own destiny, but the destiny of the world as we know it. Based on the best-selling thriller by David Baldacci, described as relentlessly entertaining by The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, William Goldman's screenplay captures the paranoia, greed, and corruption of politics through the ages and around the world. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Goldman, William. EAN: 9781557832757

SKU: 314251       ISBN: 1557832757       UPC: 073999142518       Sheet Music




Accidentally On Purpose - Cloth -- Accidentally On Purpose Paperback Book      Add to Cart      View price.

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Paperback Book. An exploration into the mysteries of creativity in life and art. Powerfully written of life, families, fathers, mothers, sons, of the price of talent and the burden of fame. SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: John Strasberg. EAN: 9781557833587

SKU: 314324       ISBN: 1557833583       UPC: 073999143249       Sheet Music




Actor's Eye, The -- The Actor's Eye Seeing and Being Seen      Add to Cart      View price.

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Seeing and Being Seen. With this landmark compilation of classes and exercises, anyone can afford to be coached by the man whose students are propelled from his legendary classes at Northwestern University to Broadway and Hollywood. Acting is as simple as brick-laying and as great as Leonardo da Vinci's art, writes Downs. The Downs approach coaches the actor to make the essential connections between his character and the forces that govern him so that craft is inevitable and art is made possible. SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: David Downs.. by David Downs. EAN: 9781557832122

SKU: 314205       ISBN: 1557832129       UPC: 073999142051       Sheet Music




Adler, Jacob - A Life on the Stage: A Memoir -- Jacob Adler A Life on the Stage - A Memoir      Add to Cart      View price.

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A Life on the Stage - A Memoir. 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 provides not only a compelling portrait of one of America's greatest actors but a fascinating social history of his time. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Arranger: Lulla Rosenfeld, Author: Jacob Adler.. by Jacob Adler translated with commentary by Lulla Rosenfeld. EAN: 9781557834584

SKU: 314475       ISBN: 155783458X       UPC: 073999144758       Sheet Music




Adler, Stella - The Art of Acting -- Stella Adler - The Art of Acting preface by Marlon Brando compiled & edited by Howard Kissel      Add to Cart      View price.

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preface by Marlon Brando compiled & edited by Howard Kissel. Stella Adler was one of the 20th Century's greatest figures. She is arguably the most important teacher of acting in American history. Over her long career, both in New York and Hollywood, she offered her vast acting knowledge to generations of actors, including Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty, and Robert De Niro. The great voice finally ended in the early Nineties, but her decades of experience and teaching have been brilliantly caught and encapsulated by Howard Kissel in the twenty-two lessons in this book. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Author: Howard Kissel, Author: Stella Adler.. compiled & edited by Howard Kissel preface by Marlon Brando. EAN: 9781557833730

SKU: 314331       ISBN: 1557833737       UPC: 073999143317       Sheet Music




Alarums & Excursions Our Theatres in the 90s      Add to Cart      View price.

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Our Theatres in the 90s. Charles Marowitz casts a critical eye upon the highpoints of the last theatrical decade, in preparation for a new millennium. In a series of reviews, think-pieces, essays and commentaries culled from publications as varied as The London Times and Theatre Week magazine, Marowitz examines the work of such major playwrights as Mamet, Stoppard, Shepard, Neil Simon, Beckett, Gurney, Pinter, Kushner, Baitz, Shanley, Williams and McNalley. Marowitz dramatically captures the anger, anxiety, spectacle, and questionable correctness that characterized the past decade. SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: Charles Marowitz.. by Charles Marowitz preface by Irving Wardle. EAN: 9781557832610

SKU: 314241       ISBN: 1557832617       UPC: 073999158403       Sheet Music




Alchemy of Theatre, The -- The Alchemy of Theatre - The Divine Science Essays on Theatre and the Art of Collaboration      Add to Cart      View price.

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Essays on Theatre and the Art of Collaboration. Featuring 28 of the top talents on Broadway! The Alchemy of Theatre lets the top talents in every theatrical field, from producing and writing to publicity and makeup, share their hard-earned wisdom. They speak on how to achieve success in an environment where giant egos are locked up together under mounting financial and emotional pressure, and are expected to deliver greatness. In short, this book is a how-to manual of collaboration by the professionals who do it best. Among those who have packed their lively essays with real-world stories of experience on legendary productions are directors Harold Prince, Susan Stroman, and George C. Wolfe; playwrights Wendy Wasserstein, recently deceased, and Edward Albee; stars Chita Rivera and Brian Stokes Mitchell; set designer Robin Wagner; songwriter Cy Coleman, in one of his last writing efforts before his death; costume designer William Ivey Long; producer Rocco Landesman; theatre operator Gerald Schoenfeld, chairman of The Shubert Organization; playwright and librettist Terrence McNally; lighting designers Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Musical Director Paul Gemignani; and more than a dozen more. This book is nothing but true-life stories of how these precepts work in real life for some of the most talented people alive. Every narrative gives an inside look at what makes theater magical and allows a performance to come together. For those who love the theater, this book is essential. Library Journal SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Editor: Robert Viagas.. edited by Robert Viagas. EAN: 9781557836984

SKU: 314748       ISBN: 1557836981       UPC: 884088065874       Sheet Music




All The Emperor's Men - Kurosawa's Pearl Harbor -- All The Emperor's Men Kurosawa's Pearl Harbor      Add to Cart      View price.

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Kurosawa's Pearl Harbor. When 20th Century Fox planned its blockbuster portrayal of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, it looked to Akira Kurosawa - a man whose mastery of the cinema led to his nickname the Emperor - to direct the Japanese sequences. Yet a matter of three weeks after he began shooting the film in December 1968, Kurosawa was summarily dismissed and expelled from the studio. The tabloids trumpeted scandal: Kurosawa had himself gone mad; his associates had betrayed him; Hollywood was engaged in a conspiracy. Now, for the first time, the truth behind the downfall and humiliation of one of cinema's greatest perfectionists is revealed in All the Emperor's Men. Journalist Hiroshi Tasogawa probes the most sensitive questions about Kurosawa's thwarted ambition and the demons that drove him. His is a tale of a great clash of personalities, of differences in the ways of making movies, and ultimately of a clash between Japanese and American cultures. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Author: Hiroshi Tasogawa.. by Hiroshi Tasogawa. EAN: 9781557838506

SKU: 314945       ISBN: 155783850X       UPC: 884088635770       Sheet Music




Amazon All-Stars: Thirteen Lesbian Plays with Essays and Commentary      Add to Cart      View price.

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with Essays and Commentary. Collects for the first time major lesbian plays from controversial cultural perspectives spanning more than a generation of work in varied theatrical styles representing an amazing gamut of lesbian politics from all over America. Includes: The Quintessential Image (Jane Chambers) · The Postcard (Gloria Joyce Dickler) · A Lady and a Woman (Shirlene Holmes) · Nasty Rumors and Final Remarks (Susan Miller) · Desdemona (Paula Vogel) · and more! SERIES: Applause Books. . Composer: Various, Arranger: Rosemary Keefe Curb.. Edited by Rosemary Keefe Curb. EAN: 9781557832207

SKU: 314393       ISBN: 155783220X       UPC: 073999143935       Sheet Music




American Neo-Noir The Movie Never Ends      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Movie Never Ends. After scores of books and commentaries on film noir and its classic period, experts Alain Silver and James Ursini turn their full attention to neo-noir, the self-conscious, mannered, sometimes ersatz, and often surprising genre that sprang from the original movement. This volume surveys the full breath of American neo-noir, its style and substance, its evolution over succeeding generations of filmmakers, from activist through postmodern to millennial and on, with extensive illustrations in black-and-white and full-color that capture the genre's dramatic and visual essence. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Alain Silver, Author: James Ursini.. by Alain Silver and James Ursini. EAN: 9781480386266

SKU: 126364       ISBN: 148038626X       UPC: 884088995591       Sheet Music




American Theatre Revolution - My Half Century at Circle in the Square -- Journeys in the Night Creating a New American Theatre with Circle in the Square: A Memoir      Add to Cart      View price.

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Creating a New American Theatre with Circle in the Square: A Memoir. This is Theodore Mann's account of his own and the Circle's remarkable history. At times it's difficult to tell where the two diverge, so integral to the company has he been. From Thornton Wilder to Al Pacino, it seems as if every great actor and playwright of the past fifty years has had his or her best work at Circle. As befits a story about theatre, it is at times comic and at times tragic. If you ever wondered how Off-Broadway ever came to be (and how it ever managed to survive), this is the tale to read. DVD BONUS: As a special bonus, An American Theatre Revolution includes a DVD of the 1977 CBS-TV Camera Three program Twenty Five Years of Circle in the Square. It features Dustin Hoffman, George C. Scott, Vanessa Redgrave, Colleen Dewhurst, James Earl Jones, and Mann himself talking about their experiences at the theatre and includes excerpts of such noted Circle in the Square productions as Death of a Salesman, Mourning Becomes Electra, and The Lady from the Sea. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover with DVD. . Author: Theodore Mann.. by Theodore Mann. EAN: 9781557836458

SKU: 314696       ISBN: 1557836450       UPC: 073999146967       Sheet Music




An Askew View 2 - The Films of Kevin Smith -- An Askew View 2 The Films of Kevin Smith A Revised and Updated Edition      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Films of Kevin Smith A Revised and Updated Edition. In the year 2002, An Askew View: The Films of Kevin Smith was the first book to gaze at the cinema of one of New Jersey's favorite sons, the independent and controversial auteur of Clerks (1994), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999) and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). Now, a full decade after that successful original edition, award-winning author John Kenneth Muir returns to the View Askewniverse to consider Kevin Smith's second controversial decade as a film director, social gadfly, and beloved media talker. From Jersey Girl (2004) to the controversial Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), from the critically derided Cop-Out (2010) to the incendiary and provocative horror film Red State (2011), An Askew View 2 studies the Kevin Smith movie equation as it exists today, almost two full decades after Smith maxed out his credit card, made Clerks with his friends, shopped it at Sundance, and commenced his Hollywood journey. In addition to Kevin Smith's films, An Askew View 2 remembers the short-lived Clerks cartoon (2000) and diagrams the colorful Smith Lexicon. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: John Kenneth Muir.. by John Kenneth Muir. EAN: 9781557837943

SKU: 314875       ISBN: 1557837945       UPC: 884088576288       Sheet Music




Andromache      Add to Cart      View price.

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Love? What does love mean in this fearsome drama? Not much that is affirmative. Not much to heat the heart of a sentimental spectator. It signifies a passion that amounts to illness, an alternately aching and frantic desire that cannot be slaked. The three characters who love strive to conquer love by straining their will power to its elastic limits. And what does loved mean here? Not the ecstasy of glowing with selflessness and basking in another's affection, but a tormenting burden that cannot be shaken off, can only be readjusted to serve as an instrument of convenience or harm. from the Afterword by Albert Bermel SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Jean Racine.. by Racine Translated by Eric Korn. EAN: 9781557830210

SKU: 314082       ISBN: 1557830215       UPC: 073999140828       Sheet Music




Antigone - In a Version by Bertolt Brecht -- Antigone In a Version by Bertolt Brecht      Add to Cart      View price.

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In a Version by Bertolt Brecht. Sophocles, Hölderlin, Brecht, Malina - four major figures in the world's theatre - have all left their imprint on this remarkable dramatic text. Friedrich Hölderlin translated Sophocles into German, Brecht adapted Hölderlin, and now Judith Malina has rendered Brecht's version into a stunning English incarnation. Available for the first time in English. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Bertolt Brecht.. translated by Judith Malina. EAN: 9780936839257

SKU: 314048       ISBN: 0936839252       UPC: 073999140484       Sheet Music




Antony & Cleopatra - The Applause Shakespeare Library -- Antony & Cleopatra The Applause Shakespeare Library      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Applause Shakespeare Library. These popular editions allow the reader and student to look beyond the scholarly reading text to the more sensuous, more collaborative, more malleable performance text which emerges in conjunction with the commentary and notes. Each note, each gloss, each commentary reflects the stage life of the play with constant reference to the challenge of the text in performance. Readers will not only discover an enlivened Shakespeare, they will be empowered to rehearse and direct their own productions of the imagination in the process. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: William Shakespeare. EAN: 9781557833846

SKU: 314339       ISBN: 1557833842       UPC: 073999143393       Sheet Music




Applause First Folio of Shakespeare in Modern Type Comedies, Histories & Tragedies      Add to Cart      View price.

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Comedies, Histories & Tragedies. This landmark publication is printed in clear, legible type. Each play has its own comprehensive introduction as well as extensive, expert annotations. Highlighted areas show where lines have been altered over time and also shows where verse has been changed to prose in the past (but not here!) The original compositions are marked and folio clues are highlighted. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Editor: Neil Freeman, Author: William Shakespeare.. Prepared and Annotated by Neil Freeman. EAN: 9781557833334

SKU: 314423       ISBN: 1557833338       UPC: 073999144239       Sheet Music




Around the World in 21 Plays - Theatre for Young Audiences -- Around the World in 21 Plays Theatre for Young Audiences      Add to Cart      View price.

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Theatre for Young Audiences. Includes: The Flying Doctor (Molière) · The Love of Three Oranges (Carlo Gozzi) · Escape to Freedom (Ossie Davis) · No Worries (David Holman) · Soul Gone Home (Langston Hughes) · and more! SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Composer: Various, Arranger: Lowell Swortzell.. edited by Lowell Swortzell. EAN: 9781557833709

SKU: 314350       ISBN: 1557833702       UPC: 073999143508       Sheet Music




Art of Horror - An Illustrated History -- The Art of Horror An Illustrated History      Add to Cart      View price.

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An Illustrated History. Amazingly, there has never been a book quite like The Art of Horror - a celebration of frightful images, compiled and presented by some of the genre's most respected names. While acknowledging the beginnings of horror-related art in legends and folk tales, the focus of the book is on how the genre has presented itself to the world since the creations of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley first became part of the public consciousness in the 19th century. It's all here: from early engravings - via dust jackets, book illustrations, pulp magazines, movie posters, comic books, and paintings - to today's artists working entirely in the digital realm. Editor Stephen Jones and his stellar team of contributors have sourced visuals from archives and private collections (including their own) worldwide, ensuring an unprecedented selection that is accessible to those discovering the genre, while also including many images that will be rare and unfamiliar to even the most committed fan. From the shockingly lurid to the hauntingly beautiful - including images of vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, demons, serial killers, alien invaders, and more - every aspect of the genre is represented in ten themed chapters. Quotes from artists/illustrators, and a selection from writers and filmmakers, are featured throughout. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Editor: Stephen Jones.. edited by Stephen Jones Foreword by Neil Gaiman. EAN: 9781495009136

SKU: 141141       ISBN: 1495009130       UPC: 888680043148       Sheet Music




Art of Horror Movies -- The Art of Horror Movies An Illustrated History      Add to Cart      View price.

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An Illustrated History. This magnificent companion to The Art of Horror, from the same creative team behind that award-winning illustrated volume, looks at the entire history of the horror film, from the silent era right up to the latest releases and trends. Through a series of informative chapters and fascinating sidebars chronologically charting the evolution of horror movies for more than a century, profusely illustrated throughout with over 600 rare and unique images including posters, lobby cards, advertising, promotional items, tie-in books and magazines, and original artwork inspired by classic movies, this handsomely designed hardcover traces the development of the horror film from its inception, and celebrates the actors, filmmakers, and artists who were responsible for scaring the pants off successive generations of moviegoers! Edited by multiple award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, and boasting a foreword by director and screenwriter John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), this volume brings together fascinating and incisive commentary from some of the genre's most highly respected experts. With eye-popping images from all over the world, The Art of Horror Movies is the definitive guide for anyone who loves horror films and movie fans of all ages. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Author: Stephen Jones.. by Stephen Jones Foreword by John Landis. EAN: 9781495064845

SKU: 160422       ISBN: 1495064840       UPC: 888680623098       Sheet Music




At This Theatre - Revised and Updated Edition -- At This Theatre Revised and Updated Edition      Add to Cart      View price.

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Revised and Updated Edition. Theatregoers' favorite history of Broadway is back in an updated and expanded 2010 edition including more than 500 color production photos, vintage archival photos, and Playbill covers from all forty currently operating Broadway theatres. Thirty-eight of the original chapters have been expanded to cover all the shows that have opened in the ten years since the popular 2000 edition, with two new chapters added to include Broadway theatres recently refurbished and returned to life. This unique chronicle is the first work to present a detailed theatre-by-theatre roundup of players and productions that have enchanted audiences at Broadway's great playhouses from 1900 to 2010. The work is an expanded treatment of At This Theatre, the popular feature in Playbill's Broadway theatre programs. At This Theatre offers playgoers instant nostalgia by listing notable hits (and some famed fiascos) that have played through the years in the theatre that they are attending. The book also pays tribute to the distinguished impresarios who built and managed these houses, and the brilliant architects and interior designers who created them. The original 1984 edition was created by Playbill senior editor Louis Botto. Botto worked with editor Robert Viagas on the 2000 update. With the third edition, Botto has passed the author torch to Viagas, who founded Playbill.com and the acclaimed Playbill Broadway Yearbook series, and who has written the updates in Botto's style. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Author: Louis Botto, Author: Robert Viagas.. by Robert Viagas and Louis Botto. EAN: 9781557837646

SKU: 314815       ISBN: 1557837643       UPC: 884088415426       Sheet Music




Awake and Singing Six Great American Jewish Plays      Add to Cart      View price.

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Six Great American Jewish Plays. Jewish playwrights and plays of Jewish interest intended for general audiences have been increasingly conspicuous on the American stage since the early 20th century. No wonder. The evolution of Jewish life in America teems with richly dramatic material: immigration, making it, intergenerational family relationships, the impact of the Great Depression, two World Wars, the Holocaust, the establishment of Israel, and the emergence of feminism and alternative life styles. And pre-eminently and enduringly, the dilemma of identity: how to acculturate without losing one's Jewish identity. A retrospective of the American Jewish repertoire of the last 80 years tells us a good deal about how Jews have perceived themselves and America and how America has perceived Jews. Schiff's collections, Awake and Singing (1995) and Fruitful and Multiplying (1996) were the first ever to represent the magnitude and importance of the American Jewish repertoire. This new edition brings together five plays from those pioneering anthologies: Elmer Rice's Counsellor-at-Law; Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing!; Sylvia Regan's Morning Star; Paddy Chayefsky's The Tenth Man; and Herb Gardner's Conversations with My Father. They are joined by Broken Glass, Arthur Miller's first play to focus specifically on deeply disturbing American Jewish problems: assimilation, self-hatred and terrified awareness of the Nazi threat to European co-religionists. The introductory essay provides a cultural and historical overview and there are generous headnotes to each play. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Ellen Schiff.. edited and with an introduction by Ellen Schiff. EAN: 9781557835307

SKU: 314583       ISBN: 1557835306       UPC: 073999145830       Sheet Music




Bacchae, The -- The Bacchae      Add to Cart      View price.

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THE BACCHAE was not only the last and greatest of Euripides' tragedies, it was very close to the last of the great Greek tragedies. The story of the play is in part about this cultural dissolution in Athens. It's also about the theatre itself, and how a sane society needs strong, intelligent theatre to survive. THE BACCHAE makes a perfect first entry in the new Applause series of classic dramas, because it argues so passionately and beautifully and convincingly for the need for such a theatre, in our era as much as in Euripides'. Herbert Golder in his new translation has turned an ancient play into a new one, one just as potent for an applicable to our troubled times as Euripides' own. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Euripides, Author: Herbert Golder.. by Euripides translated with an introduction by Herbert Golder. EAN: 9781557834454

SKU: 314445       ISBN: 1557834458       UPC: 073999144451       Sheet Music




Baseball Goes to the Movies      Add to Cart      View price.

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Lights! Camera! Play ball! From the early silent era to the present day, baseball movies have always been a staple of the cinema, from coming-of-age childhood classics to MLB-level epics. Baseball Goes to the Movies chronicles America's fascination with the sport from the beginning of the sound era to the current decade, quite literally covering the bases on all of the great - and several of the not-so-great - baseball flicks. From Field of Dreams (If you build it, he will come...), The Pride of the Yankees (But today - today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth), and A League of Their Own (There's no crying in baseball!) to an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture (Moneyball) and a sports flick that many believe is the worst ever made (The Babe Ruth Story), Backer always swings for the fences in his all-inclusive analysis of this underappreciated genre. Striving to emphasize the baseball aspects of every film featured, the book balances its critical discussions with information about players, teams, ballparks, interesting plays, statistics, baseball rules, and the legend and lore of the summer game (all without a DH!). Baseball Goes to the Movies is equally at home in the hands of silver screen fiends, sports fanatics, and frightened parents looking for a soft lob at the beginning of Little League. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Ron Backer.. by Ron Backer. EAN: 9781495075551

SKU: 197723       ISBN: 1495075559       UPC: 888680646653       Sheet Music




Battle of Brazil -- The Battle of Brazil Terry Gilliam v Universal Pictures in the Fight to the Final Cut      Add to Cart      View price.

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Terry Gilliam v. Universal Pictures in the Fight to the Final Cut. The totally restored, revamped and researched blow-by-blow recounting of the most spectacular title bout in the blood-soaked history of Hollywood. This book documents in rare detail the back-room haggling and the attempted ego-bashing that is part of the movie business. - Gene Siskel; Told with the passion of an advocate yet with the objectivity of a crack reporter, The Battle of Brazil is a chilling, inevitably hilarious account of a great film that almost got away. - USA Today. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Jack Mathews.. by Jack Mathews. EAN: 9781557833471

SKU: 314313       ISBN: 1557833478       UPC: 073999143133       Sheet Music




BBC Acting Series - The Complete Set -- The BBC Acting Series: The Complete Set Six DVDs      Add to Cart      View price.

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Six DVDs. The BBC Acting Series has surpassed all other video acting programs in its influence on the acting profession and in the high standard it has set for arts education. While each program is targeted toward a particular realm of acting, an abundance of general wisdom is offered in each, which easily applies to a diversity of acting challenges. This specially priced 6 DVD set includes all six titles in this stimulating landmark series: Michael Caine's Acting in Film; Simon Callow's Acting in Restoration Comedy; Janet Suzman's Acting in Shakespearean Comedy; Brian Cox's Acting in Tragedy; Jonathan Miller's Acting in Opera; and Maria Aitken's Acting in High Comedy. Each DVD is available for purchase separately as well. 6 hours total running time. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: DVD. . Author: Various Authors. EAN: 9781557837165

SKU: 314761       ISBN: 1557837163       UPC: 884088089351       Sheet Music




Bent - The Play -- Bent The Play      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Play. Martin Sherman's worldwide hit play Bent took London by storm in 1979 when it was first performed by the Royal Court Theatre, with Ian McKellen as Max (a character written with the actor in mind). The play itself caused an uproar. It educated the world, Sherman explains. People knew about how the Third Reich treated Jews and, to some extent, gypsies and political prisoners. But very little had come out about their treatment of homosexuals. Gays were arrested and interned at work camps prior to the genocide of Jews, gypsies, and handicapped, and continued to be imprisoned even after the fall of the Third Reich and liberation of the camps. The play Bent highlights the reason why - a largely ignored German law, Paragraph 175, making homosexuality a criminal offense, which Hitler reactivated and strengthened during his rise to power. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Martin Sherman.. by Martin Sherman. EAN: 9781557833365

SKU: 314303       ISBN: 1557833362       UPC: 073999143034       Sheet Music




Best American Short Plays 2011-2012 -- The Best American Short Plays 2011-2012      Add to Cart      View price.

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Applause is proud to continue the series that for over 70 years has been the standard of excellence for one-act plays in America. From its inception, The Best American Short Plays has identified new, cutting-edge playwrights who have gone on to establish award-winning careers, including Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, Wendy Wasserstein, David Mamet, and Horton Foote. William W. Demastes made his debut as series editor with the well-received 2010-2011 volume, a diverse collection revolving around the multidimensional theme of love. Blogcritics said of the anthology: This collection is a bountiful of pleasing oddities. Each work offers something worthwhile.... The collection runs the gamut of the most serious drama to the most irreverent topical mental trinkets.... Demastes returns and once again draws from works produced by some of America's finest theater companies in an effort to capture the wide range of styles, topics, and regional tastes that typifies American theater. The compilation is slated to include works by John Guare, Neil LaBute, and A. R. Gurney, as well as contributions from a plethora of gifted, emerging playwrights. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: William W. Demastes.. edited by William W. Demastes. EAN: 9781476877334

SKU: 110618       ISBN: 1476877335       UPC: 884088864316       Sheet Music




Best Burlesque Sketches, The -- The Best Burlesque Sketches As Adapted for Sugar Babies and Other Entertainments      Add to Cart      View price.

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As Adapted for Sugar Babies and Other Entertainments. Here is the first-ever collection of classic comic sketches from the bawdy, rowdy world of our slum music halls! Habitués of Burlesque (and sons of habitués) will revel in the boisterous stock scenes and blackouts of this uniquely American form of popular entertainment. Features a foreword by Dick Martin. SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: Ralph Allen.. by Ralph Allen illustrated by Peter Larkin. EAN: 9781557831897

SKU: 314188       ISBN: 1557831890       UPC: 073999141887       Sheet Music




Best Plays from American Theater Festivals, 2015 -- The Best Plays from American Theater Festivals, 2015      Add to Cart      View price.

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Theater festivals are where we find groundbreaking work, work that often becomes part of our national theater canon. This anthology features ten full-length plays (60 minutes or more) that premiered in both established and lesser known festivals in 2015. These plays push our boundaries, question our notions of humanity, shock and inspire us, and offer thoughtful insights into our constantly shifting cultural landscape. The plays represented have been deemed best of festival by critics and/or audiences during their initial runs. Now, take a front-row seat for the latest in cutting-edge work produced by our most daring and thought-provoking playwrights. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: John Patrick Bray.. edited by John Patrick Bray. EAN: 9781495057748

SKU: 156070       ISBN: 1495057747       UPC: 888680603564       Sheet Music




Best Plays of 2014 -- The Best Plays of 2014      Add to Cart      View price.

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Comical, offbeat, poignant, and fresh, The Best Plays of 2014 presents six of the most original plays of the year in a single volume - selected by renowned editor Lawrence Harbison. · The Country House, a comedy about a deeply dramatic family, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. · Dinner with the Boys, an offbeat, dark comedy by Dan Lauria about some old-time wise guys who want to have a good Italian meal and a few laughs - and tie up some loose ends before dessert. · Mala Hierba by Tanya Saracho, inspired by Latin American culture, which pits human yearnings against the power of culturally predetermined obligations. · Based on real events, Our Lady of Kibeho by Katori Hall was hailed as the most important new play of the year! by Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal. · When January Feels Like Summer by Cori Thomas presents five lives colliding as a feeling of change hums in the air during one strangely warm winter in Central Harlem. · Year of the Rooster (New York Times Critics' Pick) by Eric Dufault a fiercely comic play about cockfighting, connections, and clawing your way to the top. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: Lawrence Harbison.. edited by Lawrence Harbison. EAN: 9781480396654

SKU: 130654       ISBN: 1480396656       UPC: 888680022266       Sheet Music




Best Plays of 2015 -- The Best Plays of 2015      Add to Cart      View price.

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Featured in this year's volume: · Barbecue by Robert O'Hara - a wildly inventive new play that proves family can be a bigger vice than any other addiction. · New Country by Mark Roberts - a rowdy, raucous rodeo and a New York Times Critics Pick. · Lost Girls by John Pollono - a hard-hitting working-class drama about people struggling to redefine family. Plus three more of the most innovative and enjoyable plays to hit the stage in 2015! SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: Lawrence Harbison.. edited by Lawrence Harbison. EAN: 9781495045813

SKU: 151255       ISBN: 1495045811       UPC: 888680088231       Sheet Music




Big Picture, The -- The Big Picture Who Killed Hollywood? and Other Essays      Add to Cart      View price.

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Who Killed Hollywood? and Other Essays. William Goldman, who holds two Academy Awards for his screenwriting (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President's Men), and is author of the perennial best seller Adventures in the Screen Trade, scrutinizes the Hollywood movie scene of the past decade in this engaging collection. With the film-world-savvy and razor-sharp commentary for which he is known, he provides an insider's take on today's movie world as he takes a look at the big picture on Hollywood, screenwriting, and the future of American cinema. Paperback. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: William Goldman.. by William Goldman. EAN: 9781557834607

SKU: 314481       ISBN: 1557834601       UPC: 073999144819       Sheet Music




Black and Blue - Redd Foxx Story -- Black and Blue The Redd Foxx Story      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Redd Foxx Story. Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story tells the remarkable story of Foxx, a veteran comedian and overnight sensation at the age of 49 whose early life was defined by adversity - and his post-Sanford and Son years by a blur of women, cocaine, endless lawsuits, financial chaos, and a losing battle with the IRS. Foxx's frank, trailblazing style as the King of the Party Records opened the door for a generation of African-American comedians including Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, and Chris Rock. Foxx took the country by storm in January 1972 as crotchety, bow-legged Watts junk dealer Fred Sanford in Sanford and Son, one of the most beloved sitcoms in television history. Fred's histrionic heart attacks (It's the big one, Elizabeth! I'm comin' to join ya, honey!) and catchphrases (You big dummy!) turned Fred Sanford into a cultural icon and Redd Foxx into a millionaire. Sanford and Son took Foxx to the pinnacle of television success - but would also prove to be his downfall. Interviews with friends, confidantes, and colleagues provide a unique insight into this generous, brash, vulnerable performer - a man who Norman Lear described as inherently, innately funny in every part of his being. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Author: Michael Seth Starr.. by Michael Seth Starr. EAN: 9781557837547

SKU: 314800       ISBN: 1557837546       UPC: 884088312367       Sheet Music




Black Comedy - 9 Plays A Critical Anthology with Interviews and Essays      Add to Cart      View price.

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A Critical Anthology with Interviews and Essays. This first-of-its kind collection includes a wide range of works, from an early examination and critique of American society after World War II to plays that reflect socio-political concerns that kept pace with historical events, like the sit-in demonstrations, the bus boycotts, black nationalism, and the women's liberation movement. A hybrid of comedic forms including satire, farce, comedy of manners, romantic comedy, dark comedy, and tragicomedy are presented through vernacular language, stand-up performance art, masks, broad humor, as well as the minstrel show. Essays, articles and interviews complement this critical edition. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: Karimah, Editor: Pamela Faith Jackson, Author: Various Authors.. edited by Pamela Faith Jackson and Karimah preface by Thomas W. Jones II. EAN: 9781557832788

SKU: 314254       ISBN: 1557832781       UPC: 073999142549       Sheet Music




Bob and Ray - Keener Than Most Persons -- Bob and Ray, Keener Than Most Persons      Add to Cart      View price.

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By the established comedy conventions of their era, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding were true game changers. Never playing to the balcony, Bob and Ray instead entertained each other. Because they believed in their nuanced characters and absurd premises, their audience did, too. Their parodies - broadcasting about broadcasting - existed in their own special universe. A complete absence of show-biz slickness set them apart from the very institution they were mocking, yet were still a part of. They resisted being called comedians and never considered themselves an act. Bob and Ray, Keener Than Most Persons traces the origins and development of the pair's unique sensibility that defined their dozens of local and network radio and TV series, later motion picture roles, Carnegie Hall performances, and hit Broadway show Bob and Ray - The Two and Only. Together for 43 years (longer than Laurel and Hardy, Burns and Allen, Abbott and Costello, and Martin and Lewis), the twosome deflected all intrusions into the personalities behind their many masks and the dynamics of their relationship, and rarely elaborated on their career trajectory or methodology. Now, with the full cooperation of Bob Elliott and of Ray Goulding's widow, Liz, together with insights from numerous colleagues, their craft and the culture that made them so relevant is explored in depth. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Author: David Pollock.. by David Pollock. EAN: 9781557838308

SKU: 314926       ISBN: 1557838305       UPC: 884088609931       Sheet Music




Boublil and Schönberg, The Musical World of -- The Musical World of Boublil and Schönberg The Creators of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, and The Pirate Queen      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Creators of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, and The Pirate Queen. Two Frenchmen, an idea, and a blank piece of paper. That's how it started. Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg are the creators of the multi-award-winning and much-loved musicals Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre and now an exciting new work The Pirate Queen. Les Misérables alone has been seen by over 53 million people. The Musical World of Boublil and Schönberg is the first book to offer a comprehensive look behind the closed doors of these intensely private musical theatre giants. Boublil and Schönberg take center stage and talk openly about their methods and the creative processes involved in writing the book, the music, and the lyrics. Additional interviews from collaborators such as their co-writers Herbert Kretzmer, Richard Maltby, Stephen Clark, and John Dempsey; their directors Trevor Nunn, John Caird, Nicholas Hytner, Conall Morrison, and Frank Galati; the choreographer of The Pirate Queen, Mark Dendy; and their long-time producer Cameron Mackintosh gives the reader a full view into their successful process. Full-color production photographs tell the story of each musical. Visit www.musicalworld-boublil-schonberg.com for more information! SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Composer: Alain Boublil, Composer: Claude-Michel Schönberg, Author: Margaret Vermette.. by Margaret Vermette foreword by Colm Wilkinson. EAN: 9781557837158

SKU: 463       ISBN: 1557837155       UPC: 884088085209       Sheet Music




Brazilian, The -- The Brazilian      Add to Cart      View price.

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Two amorous actresses are out to capture the affections of a wealthy Paris producer. The wily Micheline spreads the rumor that Rafaella is being courted by a murderously jealous Brazilian. But her plot backfires when instead of cooling his passions down, the producer's interest heats up. Micheline is non-plussed when the tempestuous Brazilian suitor actually shows up at Rafaella's house. The mad improvisation which follows is a romp in the best tradition of door-slamming French bedroom farce. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Henri Meilhac, Author: Ludovic Halevy.. by Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halevy. EAN: 9780936839592

SKU: 314058       ISBN: 0936839597       UPC: 073999140583       Sheet Music




Broadway - The American Musical -- Broadway The American Musical      Add to Cart      View price.

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The American Musical. A companion to the six-part PBS documentary series, Broadway: The American Musical is the first comprehensive history of the musical, from its roots at the turn of the 20th century through the smashing successes of the new millennium. The in-depth text is lavishly illustrated with a treasure trove of photographs, sheet-music covers, posters, scenic renderings, production stills, rehearsal shots and caricatures, many previously unpublished. Revised and updated, with a brand-new foreword by Julie Andrews and new material on all the Broadway musicals through the 2009-2010 season. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Laurence Maslon, Author: Michael Kantor.. by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon. EAN: 9781423491033

SKU: 314827       ISBN: 1423491033       UPC: 884088476106       Sheet Music




Broadway Musical MVPs - The Most Valuable Players of the Past 50 Seasons -- Broadway Musical MVPs: 1960-2010 The Most Valuable Players of the Past 50 Seasons      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Most Valuable Players of the Past 50 Seasons. Every year, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League name a Most Valuable Player - an MVP. The Broadway musical community doesn't. Oh, there are the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, and the Theatre World Awards. But what if Broadway selected a MVP each season? In Broadway Musical MVPs: 1960-2010, The Most Valuable Players of the Past 50 Seasons, Peter Filichia names his choices for the MVPs of each of the past 50 Broadway seasons - they might be performers, producers, directors, or choreographers. Not surprisingly, many of the featured MVPs are multitaskers, such as directors who also choreographed, or wrote the book, or even designed the costumes! Also included are awards in categories such as Comeback Player of the Year, Reliever of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Led League in Errors. From Tammy Grimes, MVP of the 1960-61 season for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, to Joe DiPietro, MVP of the 2009-10 season for Memphis, Filichia recognizes the best and the brightest that have appeared on Broadway. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Peter Filichia.. by Peter Filichia. EAN: 9781617740862

SKU: 314842       ISBN: 1617740861       UPC: 884088537067       Sheet Music




Broadway Musical Quiz Book, The -- The Broadway Musical Quiz Book      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Broadway Musical Quiz Book includes nearly 80 quizzes on every aspect of the Broadway musical, including sections devoted to the careers of major Broadway stars, songwriters, directors, and producers, ranging from Ethel Merman to Stephen Sondheim. It also features thematic quizzes - such as musicals set in France, adaptations from literature, food and drink, British shows, references to sports, biographical shows, and jukebox musicals - and quizzes covering each decade from 1900 to the present. With over 700 shows mentioned, and over 1200 questions, The Broadway Musical Quiz Book is detailed and thorough: the answer section doesn't merely list the answers, it provides further information on the quizzes' subjects (and often on wrong answers, too!). The Broadway Musical Quiz Book is more than just a compendium of trivia; it's a anecdotal history of musical theatre, with something for everyone who loves The Great White Way! SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Laura Frankos.. by Laura Frankos Foreword by Peter Filichia. EAN: 9781423492757

SKU: 314831       ISBN: 1423492757       UPC: 884088501464       Sheet Music




Broadway Musicals - Show by Show -- Broadway Musicals: Show by Show Sixth Edition      Add to Cart      View price.

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Sixth Edition. The most comprehensive and widely used Broadway reference book has been expanded and updated to include nearly 400 of the most important and memorable productions of the American musical theatre, including revivals. Chronologically arranged beginning with The Black Crook in 1866, the sixth edition adds entries on numerous musicals from recent years, including The Lion King, Hairspray, The Producers, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Avenue Q, and others. Features a wealth of statistics, including: music and lyrics information; names of producers, directors and choreographers; cast lists; New York run dates; songs; and more. Also includes inside information, info on critical reception, and pithy commentary about each show. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Kay Green, Author: Stanley Green.. by Stanley Green revised by Kay Green. EAN: 9781557837363

SKU: 314782       ISBN: 1557837368       UPC: 884088205546       Sheet Music




Broadway Musicals - The Biggest Hit & the Biggest Flop of the Season - 1959 to 2009 -- Broadway Musicals The Biggest Hit & the Biggest Flop of the Season - 1959 to 2009      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Biggest Hit & the Biggest Flop of the Season - 1959 to 2009. When Evita opened on Broadway during the 1979-1980 season, it was (as one of its songs said) High Flying Adored. But in the 1970-71 season, the producers of Lolita, My Love saw their show (as one of its songs said) Going, Gone, Gone after its torturous Philadelphia and Boston tryouts. It didn't even try to brave Broadway, although the bookwriter-lyricist of My Fair Lady had written it. It happens every season. Broadway has one, two, or a few hit musicals, but many, many more flops. Here's a look at the extreme cases from each season of the past half-century. The musicals that everyone knew would be hits - The Sound of Music, The Phantom of the Opera, The Producers - and were. The tuners that sounded terrible from the moment they were announced - Via Galactica, The Civil War, Lestat - and turned out to be even worse than anyone expected. The shows that were destined to succeed - Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Merrily We Roll Along - but didn't. The ones that didn't have a chance - Man of La Mancha, 1776, Grease - but went on to household-name status. Yes, Broadway is the oldest established permanent non-floating crap game in New York, and Peter Filichia takes a look at 100 shows that met either the most glorious or the most ignominious fates. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Peter Filichia.. by Peter Filichia. EAN: 9781423495628

SKU: 332900       ISBN: 1423495624       UPC: 884088415587       Sheet Music




Broadway Musicals, Show-by-Show - Eighth Edition -- Broadway Musicals, Show-by-Show Eighth Edition      Add to Cart      View price.

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Eighth Edition. This updated edition of one of the bestselling and most comprehensive Broadway reference books, first published in 1985, has been expanded to include many of the most important and memorable productions of American musical theater, including revivals. Chronologically arranged, beginning with The Black Crook in 1866, the eighth edition adds new entries and photos on numerous musicals from recent years, including Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; The Book of Mormon; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; Once; Newsies: The Musical; Annie (revival); Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella; Kinky Boots; A Night with Janis Joplin; and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Broadway Musicals, Show-by-Show features a wealth of statistics and inside information, plus critical reception, cast lists, pithy commentary about each show, and numerous detailed indexes that no Broadway fan will want to be without. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Cary Ginell, Author: Stanley Green.. by Stanley Green Revised and Updated by Cary Ginell. EAN: 9781480385474

SKU: 126251       ISBN: 1480385476       UPC: 884088995386       Sheet Music




Brute, The and Other Farces -- The Brute and Other Farces      Add to Cart      View price.

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All the farces of Russia's greatest dramatist are rendered here in the classic lively translations which audiences and scholars alike applaud on the stage and in the classroom. The blustering, stuttering eloquence of Chekhov's unlikely heroes has endured to shape the voice of contemporary theatre. This volume presents seven minor masterpieces: Harmfulness of Tobacco, Swan Song, The Brute, Marriage Proposal, Summer in the Country, A Wedding, The Celebration. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Anton Chekhov, Author: Eric Bentley.. by Anton Checkhov English versions by Eric Bentley and Ted Hoffman. EAN: 9781557830043

SKU: 314075       ISBN: 1557830045       UPC: 073999140750       Sheet Music




Bug, The -- The Bug      Add to Cart      View price.

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Combine Kafka's eerie vision with a soulless world run by computers and the result is this comic nightmare of a play. Strand's play - revolving around a bug in the system - premiered at the Actor's Theatre in Louisville Humana Festival, and has been produced by other theatres across the country. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Richard Strand. EAN: 9781557834614

SKU: 314487       ISBN: 155783461X       UPC: 073999144871       Sheet Music




Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner - A Sort of Love Story -- Bunny Bunny Gilda Radner - A Sort of Love Story      Add to Cart      View price.

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Gilda Radner - A Sort of Love Story. In a series of funny, tender, and touching dialogues, former Saturday Night Live writer Zweibel recalls his buddy-and-almost-lover friendship with SNL actress Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer. Zweibel claims he merely scribbled the dialogues playing in my head, and, indeed, these recreated conversations have a neurotic, sarcastic, and vulnerable air of aunthenticity. The actress and writer become fast friends on the SNL set and segue into personal revelation. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Alan Zweibel.. written and illustrated by Alan Zweibel. EAN: 9781557832764

SKU: 314252       ISBN: 1557832765       UPC: 073999142525       Sheet Music




Celestina      Add to Cart      View price.

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As Greek tragedy, says a Spanish writer, was composed from the crumbs that fell from Homer's table, so the Spanish drama owed its earliest forms to La Celestina (1499). Fernando de Rojas' tragi-comedy - which has also been called a novel in dialogue - runs to about three hundred pages in the James Mabbe translation, here adapted to the stage by Eric Bentley in a five-act, 93-page version. The central and pervasive situation is a simple one: a dirty old woman is helping a courtly young gentleman to seduce a girl. The wonder of the thing lies in the art with which Fernando do Rojas derives, from such commonplace materials, a towering tragedy - or rather, tragi-comedy. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: Eric Bentley, Author: Fernando de Rojas.. by Fernando de Rojas adapted by Eric Bentley translated by James Mabbe. EAN: 9780936839011

SKU: 314036       ISBN: 0936839015       UPC: 073999140361       Sheet Music




Cervantes's Eight Interludes      Add to Cart      View price.

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Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) is Spain's most famous author, primarily because of his celebrated novel Don Quixote. His first love, however, was the theater, for which he wrote extensively. His Interludes, published 400 years ago in 1615, are short, comic plays that explore the underbelly of Renaissance Spanish society. Their characters include hillbillies and con artists, pimps and prostitutes, adulterous wives and jealous husbands, and an array of other comical figures. Cervantes's treatment of them is simultaneously critical and sympathetic. Although interludes tend to be works of light comedy, Cervantes often imbues his with deeper themes. Charles Patterson, a scholar of Hispanic theater, has created translations of the Interludes that are true to the earthiness of the originals but designed to be readily playable for today's actors and accessible to modern audiences. This book includes an introduction that places the plays in context, briefly describing the life of Cervantes, theater in early modern Spain, Cervantes's interludes, and Patterson's approach to translating them. Casual readers, theater and literature students, and professional actors alike will delight in these comedic gems that reveal a less familiar side of one of history's greatest writers. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: Charles Patterson, Author: Miguel de Cervantes.. by Miguel de Cervantes edited and translated by Charles Patterson. EAN: 9781495013034

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Chaos as Usual: Conversations About Rainer Werner Fassbinder -- Chaos as Usual Conversations About Rainer Werner Fassbinder      Add to Cart      View price.

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Conversations About Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Rainer Werner Fassbiner left behind a literary and cinematic legacy which holds a unique place in the history of European film and in the culture of the twentieth century. It evolved as the expression of an era, between 1966 and 1982, in a country which was then another Germany and which no longer exists. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Arranger: Juliane Lorenz, Author: Herbert Gehr, Author: Marion Schmid.. edited by Juliane Lorenz. EAN: 9781557833594

SKU: 314325       ISBN: 1557833591       UPC: 073999143256       Sheet Music




Chayefsky, Paddy - The Screenplays Of, Volume 1 -- The Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky The Screenplays Volume 1      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Screenplays Volume 1. A collection of three screenplays by this brilliant writer: Marty (winner of the Academy Award), The Goddess and The Americanization of Emily. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Paddy Chayefsky.. by Paddy Chayefsky. EAN: 9781557831934

SKU: 314192       ISBN: 1557831939       UPC: 073999141924       Sheet Music




Chayefsky, Paddy - The Screenplays Of, Volume 2 -- The Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky The Screenplays Volume 2      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Screenplays Volume 2. A collection of screenplays by this brilliant writer. Includes: The Hospital, Network, and Altered States. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Paddy Chayefsky.. by Paddy Chayefsky. EAN: 9781557831941

SKU: 314193       ISBN: 1557831947       UPC: 073999141931       Sheet Music




Chekhov - The Major Plays -- Chekhov The Major Plays      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Major Plays. Despite the abundant variety of Chekhov translations available in bookstores and libraries, American directors and actors have sought out these versions by Jean-Claude van Itallie to make them the most often performed renditions on the American stage today. This edition includes The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Artist: Anton Chekhov, Arranger: Jean-Claude Van Itallie.. English versions by Jean-Claude van Itallie. EAN: 9781557831620

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Chekhov Concert, A -- A Chekhov Concert Duets & Arias Conceived & Composed by Sharon Gans & Jordan Charney      Add to Cart      View price.

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Duets & Arias Conceived & Composed by Sharon Gans & Jordan Charney. A tapestry of plays, stories, and letters artistically woven together to form a beautiful new work worthy of Chekhov's own heart and hand. The American artists Sharon Gans and Jordan Charney have reconceived Chekhov in their duets and arias with sensitivity and passion of the finest dramatic caliber. The true wonder and character of Chekhov shines through...enlightening! - Moscow Contemporary Theater SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: Jordan Charney, Author: Sharon Gans. EAN: 9781557832733

SKU: 314249       ISBN: 1557832730       UPC: 073999142495       Sheet Music




Chekhov, Michael - The Other Chekhov -- The Other Chekhov A Biography of Michael Chekhov, the Legendary Actor, Director & Theorist      Add to Cart      View price.

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A Biography of Michael Chekhov, the Legendary Actor, Director & Theorist. The first 30 years of the 20th-century produced a theatrical explosion whose reverberations are still felt today. Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Vakhtanghov, Michael Chekhov in Russia; Reinhardt, Piscator & Brecht in Germany; and Copeau, Barrault & Artaud in France collectively demolished the 19th-century aesthetic and, in their wake, created the modernity which is the hallmark of today's theatre. Most of these men have already been turned into modern icons; there is no shortage of bios on the pioneers of the Moscow Arts Theatre, and the achievements of the others are chronicled and archived for posterity. Only one of these artists remains murky and ill-defined. He is Michael Chekhov (1891-1955), nephew of the famous playwright Anton Chekhov, the man that Stanislavsky described as the most brilliant actor in all of Russia. A charismatic actor, an inspiring director and a teacher that developed a dynamic antidote to Russian Naturalism, Chekhov remains the invisible man of the modern theatre. Was he, as Lee Strasberg alleged, a dangerous mystic who would subvert the vigor of Stanislavsky's teachings and undermine the integrity of The Group Theatre? Or was he, as his disciples - Yul Brynner, Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Jack Palance, Leslie Caron, Jennifer Jones, Patricia Neal, Anthony Hopkins, Jack Nicholson & Marilyn Monroe - believed, a man who had discovered a unique approach to acting which transcended the precepts enshrined in Stanislavsky's System. Charles Marowitz was granted special access to the Chekhov archives in Devon, England, and he interviewed actors and directors who worked closely with Chekhov both in Europe and America. The book chronicles Chekhov's influential period in Hollywood when he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as the avuncular psychiatrist in Alfred Hitchcock's 1945 film Spellbound. It also describes his close association with Marilyn Monroe at the most delicate stage of her career. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Artist: Michael Chekhov, Author: Charles Marowitz.. by Charles Marowitz. EAN: 9781557836403

SKU: 314639       ISBN: 155783640X       UPC: 073999146394       Sheet Music




Christmas Carol, A -- A Christmas Carol      Add to Cart      View price.

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Paul Sills, the master of improvisation and found of The Second City and creator of Story Theatre - and who has influenced some of theatre's most important directors, writers and actors - adapts for stage one of the classic works of literature, Charles Dickens' masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. Included as well are some of the exercises devised for Story Theater by Viola Spolin, renowned for her work with games and improvisation and whose best-selling text has become the definitive guide to improvisational practice. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Charles Dickens, Author: Paul Sills.. by Charles Dickens adapted for stage by Paul Sills. EAN: 9781557835505

SKU: 314511       ISBN: 1557835500       UPC: 073999056105       Sheet Music




Classical Comedy - Greek and Roman Six Plays      Add to Cart      View price.

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Six Plays. Rich anthologies of dramatic art and critical insight - varied, stimulating, broad in its view and deep in its perceptions...exciting variety of translations...enlightening essays from some of the most stiumlating minds of the century.- Leonard C. Pronko, author, Theatre East and West, Chair, Dept. of Theatre, Pomona College Includes: Aristophanes: Lysistrata, translated by Donald Sutherland; The Birds, translated by Walter Kerr; Menander: The Grouch, translated by Sheila D'Atri; Plautus: The Menaechmi, translated by Palmer Bovie; The Haunted House, translated by Palmer Bovie; Terence: The Self-Tormentor, translated by Palmer Bovie. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Robert W. Corrigan.. edited by Robert W. Corrigan. EAN: 9780936839851

SKU: 314071       ISBN: 0936839856       UPC: 073999719383       Sheet Music




Classical Monologues: Volume 1, Younger Men From Aeschylus to Bernard Shaw      Add to Cart      View price.

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From Aeschylus to Bernard Shaw. Sure to become a mainstay of any actor's shelf, Applause is pleased to present the first two volumes of Leon Katz's monumental monologue collection. Covering the full scope of Western Drama, from the Greeks to the 20th Century, these two volumes contain over 250 monologues from sources other than Shakespeare's plays. The works range from the famous to the little-known, covering over 2,000 years of theatrical history. Katz provides an introduction to each monologue that provides an informative and critical context for actors, directors, students and teachers, but are also of relevance to general readers. Each volume is organized into Tragedy/Drama and Comedy divisions, and the monologues are helpfully arranged by period as well as chronologically. Also, the monologues are fully footnooted afor unfamiliar references and definitions and the bibliography provides exhaustive listings of sources for all the plays from which the monologues have been drawn. Simply put, these two volumes are a must for actors, directors, teachers and students of classical theatre! SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Leon Katz.. edited with introductions by Leon Katz. EAN: 9781557835758

SKU: 314548       ISBN: 1557835756       UPC: 073999145489       Sheet Music




Classical Monologues: Women - Vol 3 -- Classical Monologues: Women Volume 3: From Aeschylus to Racine 68 BC to the 1670s      Add to Cart      View price.

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Volume 3: From Aeschylus to Racine (68 B.C. to the 1670s). Covering the full scope of Western drama, from the ancient Greeks to the 20th century, these two volumes of Classical Monologues for Women contain 136 monologues from sources other than Shakespeare's plays. With the publication of the women's volumes, the series now presents the monologues chronologically rather than dividing them up into younger and older roles. When the men's volumes are reprinted, they will be revised in a similar way. Volume 3 covers the Ancient Greeks (starting in 68 B.C.) through the 1670s. Monologues from the full scope of Western drama are included: Greek, Roman, Italian Renaissance, Elizabethan, Jacobean, Restoration, Spanish, French, German, and 18th- and 19th- century English. Playwrights featured include Sophocles, Christopher Marlowe, Corneille, the Marquis de Sade, Oscar Wilde, Cervantes and Molière. Each monologue features a detailed introduction from editor Leon Katz, providing an informative and critical context for theatre professionals and general readers alike. The excerpts are also fully footnoted for unfamiliar references. Volume Four contains all pertinent bibliographical information for the sources from which the monologues have been drawn. Simply put, these volumes - and their companion volumes, containing monologues for men - are a must for actors, directors, teachers and students of classical theatre. Other products available separately: Classical Monologues: Vol. 1 - Younger Men (00314548) Classical Monologues: Vol. 2 - Older Men (00314549) SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: Leon Katz.. edited by Leon Katz. EAN: 9781557836144

SKU: 314550       ISBN: 1557836140       UPC: 073999428506       Sheet Music




Classical Monologues: Women - Vol 4 -- Classical Monologues: Women Volume 4: From the Restoration to Bernard Shaw 1680s to 1940s      Add to Cart      View price.

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Volume 4: From the Restoration to Bernard Shaw (1680s to 1940s). Covering the full scope of Western drama, from the ancient Greeks to the 20th century, these two volumes of Classical Monologues for Women together contain 136 monologues from sources other than Shakespeare's plays. The series now presents the monologues chronologically rather than dividing them up into younger and older roles, with this volume covering the period from the 1680s to the 1940s. The men's volumes will be revised in a similar way. Monologues from the full scope of Western drama are included: Greek, Roman, Italian Renaissance, Elizabethan, Jacobean, Restoration, Spanish, French, German, and 18th- and 19th- century English. Playwrights featured include Sophocles, Christopher Marlowe, Corneille, the Marquis de Sade, Oscar Wilde, Cervantes and Molière. Each monologue features a detailed introduction from editor Leon Katz, providing an informative and critical context for theatre professionals and general readers alike. The excerpts are also fully footnoted for unfamiliar references. Volume Four contains all pertinent bibliographical information for the sources from which the monologues have been drawn. Simply put, these volumes - and their companion volumes, containing monologues for men - are a must for actors, directors, teachers and students of classical theatre. Other products available separately: Classical Monologues: Vol. 1 - Younger Men (1557835756) Classical Monologues: Vol. 2 - Older Men (1557835764) SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: Leon Katz.. edited by Leon Katz. EAN: 9781557836151

SKU: 314551       ISBN: 1557836159       UPC: 073999145519       Sheet Music




Classical Tragedy - Greek and Roman Eight Plays with Critical Essays      Add to Cart      View price.

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Eight Plays with Critical Essays. A collection of eight plays along with accompanying critical essays. Includes: The Oresteia - Aeschylus; Prometheus Bound - Aeschylus; Oedipus the King - Sophocles; Antigone - Sophocles; Medea - Euripides; The Bakkhai - Euripides; Oedipus - Seneca; Medea - Seneca. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: Robert W. Corrigan, Author: Various Authors.. edited by Robert W. Corrigan. EAN: 9781557830463

SKU: 314101       ISBN: 1557830460       UPC: 073999141016       Sheet Music




Clooney, George - Last Great Movie Star - Revised and Updated Edition -- George Clooney The Last Great Movie Star Revised and Updated Edition      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Last Great Movie Star Revised and Updated Edition. He's famous for twice being People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, for his penchant for practical jokes and his vow never to remarry, as well as for his Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated acting career. But George Clooney's reputation as a celebrity belies his essential seriousness, as a businessman, a humanitarian, and, of course, in his ascendancy to the Hollywood A-list. In this updated biography of one of Hollywood's most colorful leading men, pop culture expert Kimberly Potts traces Clooney's life from small-town boy to big-screen idol. Clooney slowly and deliberately built a résumé that took him from TV stardom on ER to a winning film career as a serious actor, writer, producer and director. Along the way Potts fills us in on Clooney's early attempts to break into film (including his Batman flop), his many well-publicized romances, and his political and humanitarian efforts, including cofounding the antigenocide organization Not On Our Watch. Potts also discusses Clooney's shrewd strategy of alternating blockbuster movie roles with less lucrative passion projects - such as Syriana and Good Night, and Good Luck - that reflect his personal ethics. He won an Academy Award for the former and rave reviews for the latter, and has continued to earn accolades and Oscar nominations for smart dramas such as Michael Clayton and Up in the Air. Including fresh interviews, essential Clooney photographs, an updated filmography and timeline, and a list of his favorite 100 films, this is the book no Clooney fan will want to be without. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Kimberly Potts.. by Kimberly Potts. EAN: 9781557837851

SKU: 314867       ISBN: 1557837856       UPC: 884088570057       Sheet Music




Clooney, George - The Last Great Movie Star -- George Clooney The Last Great Movie Star      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Last Great Movie Star. He's famous for being named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, his penchant for practical jokes, and his vow never to remarry, as well as his Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated acting career. But George Clooney's reputation as the mayor of every movie set he's on belies his essential seriousness, as a businessman and in his ascendancy to the Hollywood A-list. In George Clooney: The Last Great Movie Star, Kimberly Potts traces the star's life from the small-town boy to big-screen star. After spending a decade languishing in failed TV series, he slowly and deliberately built a résumé that took him from TV stardom on ER to a winning film career as a serious actor, writer, producer and director. Along the way are his early attempts to break out into film (including his Batman movie flop),his many well-publicized romances, his political and humanitarian efforts, and his shrewdly developed formula for choosing smart blockbuster movie projects that he uses to finance his more personal passion projects, such as Syriana and good night, and good luck., finding success with both. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Kimberly J. Potts.. by Kimberly Potts. EAN: 9781557837219

SKU: 314767       ISBN: 155783721X       UPC: 884088108786       Sheet Music




Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Making of Steven Spielberg's Classic Film -- Close Encounters of the Third Kind The Making of Steven Spielberg's Classic Film      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Making of Steven Spielberg's Classic Film. Morton has written the definitive book on this innovative movie by Steven Spielberg...Meticulous research of this caliber is not found in other books on Close Encounters. Fans will find Morton's take informative and fascinating. - Library Journal. Steven Spielberg's 1977 masterpiece used all of the power and magic of cinema to tell a story of man's first meeting with extraterrestrial beings. Renouncing the fear and pessimism of the day, writer/director Spielberg boldly envisioned this as a peaceful, spiritual event full of hope and possibility. This awe-inspiring message made a powerful impact on audiences desperate for something to believe in. The film was a massive box-office hit and revolutionized the movie industry; along with Star Wars, it helped to create the modern blockbuster and ushered in a new era of hi-tech effects. Based on in-depth research and the recollections of many of the film's principal creators, Close Encounters is the first book to chronicle the making of this classic film from its inception through its tumultuous production to its many releases in special editions. The book features new interviews with star Teri Garr, producer Michael Phillips, photographic effects supervisor Douglas Trumbull, production designer Joe Alves, and several cinematographers, screenwriters, and special-effects legends. John Hill, Jerry Belson, Hal Barwood, and Matthew Robbins; and special effects legends Richard Yuricich, Robert Swarthe, Dennis Muren, Scott Squires, Greg Jein, and Rocco Gioffre. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Ray Morton.. by Ray Morton. EAN: 9781557837103

SKU: 314760       ISBN: 1557837104       UPC: 884088076863       Sheet Music




Clurman, Harold - The Collected Works Of -- The Collected Works of Harold Clurman      Add to Cart      View price.

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For six decades, Harold Clurman illuminated our artistic, social, and political awareness in thousands of reviews, essays, and lectures. His work appeared indefatigably in The Nation, The New Republic, The London Observer, The New York Times, Harper's, Esquire, New York Magazine, and more. The Collected Works of Harold Clurman captures over six hundred of Clurman's encounters with the most significant events in American theatre - as well as his regular passionate embraces of dance, music, art and film. This chronological epic offers the most comprehensive view of American theatre seen through the eyes of our most extraordinary critic. 1102 pages, hardcover. SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: Harold Clurman.. edited by Marjorie Loggia and Glenn Young. EAN: 9781557831323

SKU: 314150       ISBN: 1557831327       UPC: 073999232509       Sheet Music




Coleman, Cy - You Fascinate Me So - Life and Times of -- You Fascinate Me So The Life and Times of Cy Coleman      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Life and Times of Cy Coleman. He penned songs such as Witchcraft and The Best Is Yet to Come (signature tunes for Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, respectively) and wrote such musicals as Sweet Charity, I Love My Wife, On the Twentieth Century, and The Will Rogers Follies - yet his life has gone entirely unexplored until now. You Fascinate Me So takes readers into the world and work of Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning composer/performer Cy Coleman, exploring his days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early television celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadway's preeminent composers. This first-time biography of Coleman has been written with the full cooperation of his estate, and it is filled with previously unknown details about his body of work. Additionally, interviews with colleagues and friends, including Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Ken Howard, Michele Lee, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Hal Prince, Chita Rivera, and Tommy Tune, provide insight into Coleman's personality and career. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Author: Andy Propst.. by Andy Propst. EAN: 9781480355903

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Comediennes - Laugh Be a Lady -- Comediennes Laugh Be a Lady      Add to Cart      View price.

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Laugh Be a Lady. It wasn't until the 10th century that women were allowed to perform, and then only in rare incidences. Like many art forms, female comedy got its start in the church and expanded to stage, radio, film, and television. For the longest time, it has been believed that women aren't funny. The stories within these pages will not only debunk that myth but will make you wonder how it ever got started in the first place. Women of all races have not only taken center stage in comedy, but in many cases, have dominated it. This book thoroughly explores the genre. Comediennes: Laugh Be a Lady chronicles the evolution of the humor through the research of Darryl and Tuezdae Littleton and the scores of interviews they conducted with veteran female performers from all mediums, as well as Tuezdae's own experiences as a comedienne. Startling facts are revealed and tributes are paid to the icons of yesteryear by the titans of today in their own words and sentiments. Women have always made us laugh, from their outrageous characters, pratfall humor, cutting barbs, clever wit and unforgettable side-splitting moments. Their herstory has only just begun. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Darryl J. Littleton, Author: Tuezdae Littleton.. by Darryl and Tuezdae Littleton. EAN: 9781557838421

SKU: 314938       ISBN: 1557838429       UPC: 884088622442       Sheet Music




Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing and Marketing Plays and Musicals -- The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals      Add to Cart      View price.

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Now in its 25th year, the Commercial Theater Institute sponsors an annual intensive program in New York for individuals interested in producing or investing in the theatre that attracts people from all over the world. The top working theatre professionals offer hard, factual information to those interested in producing for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, anywhere in North America, as well as in the United Kingdom. The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals now collects for the first time the cream of the crop of that advice, from the noted theatre professionals who participate in the program, in their own words. Interviews, contributions, and a resource directory are included from 30 theatre professionals who have won a total of 45 Tony Awards. Agents, directors, production designers, general managers, fundraisers, marketing directors, producers, and theatrical attorneys all offer invaluable advice in a book that will be the definitive resource in its field. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: Ben Hodges, Editor: Frederic B. Vogel.. edited by Frederic B. Vogel and Ben Hodges Forewords by Gerald Schoenfeld and Jed Bernstein. EAN: 9781557836526

SKU: 314703       ISBN: 1557836523       UPC: 073999876932       Sheet Music




Compleat Works Of Willm Shkspr, The Abridged - Acting Edition -- The Compleat Works Of Willm Shkspr Abridged - Acting Edition      Add to Cart      View price.

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The complete script to the critically acclaimed play. SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: Adam Long, Author: Daniel Singer, Author: Jess Winfield. EAN: 9781557832719

SKU: 314248       ISBN: 1557832714       UPC: 073999142488       Sheet Music




Compleat Works of Willm Shkspr, The Abridged -- The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr Abridged      Add to Cart      View price.

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The complete script to the critically acclaimed play. Shakespeare as written by Reader's Digest, acted by Monty Python, and performed at the speed of the minute waltz. - L.A. Herald SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Adam Long, Author: Daniel Singer, Author: Jess Borgeson, Author: William Shakespeare.. by Jess Borgeson, Adam Long and Daniel Singer. EAN: 9781557831576

SKU: 314165       ISBN: 1557831572       UPC: 073999141658       Sheet Music




Complete Voice & Speech Workout, The -- The Complete Voice & Speech Workout 75 Exercises for Classroom and Studio Use      Add to Cart      View price.

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75 Exercises for Classroom and Studio Use. Potent and empowering voice exercises by the master teachers who devised them! One of the constants that any actor, director or theatre teacher needs is a strong vocal warmup. This valuable, first-of-its-kind resource contains 75 exercises for both solo and group work, contributed by some of the best professionals in the world. There is a brief description of the history and purpose of each exercise followed by the exercise itself. The Voice & Speech Workout comes with a training CD that will be especially helpful to the student or theatre professional working alone. Here master teachers run through each exercise in real time (leaving enough time for response). Among the contributors are such important voice teachers as: Frankie Armstrong, Mary Corrigan, Marian Hampton and Dorothy Runk Mennen. The exercises are divided into nine different areas: Getting to Know Your Voice; Stretching, Centering, Releasing, Aligning; Breathing and Supporting; Making Sound (Resonance and Articulation); Exploring Pitch; Projecting and Calling; Integrating Voice, Breath and Text; Integrating Voice and Movement; Exploring Character Voices and Dialects. Editor Janet Rodgers is past president of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association and an associate professor of theatre at Virginia Commonwealth University. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover Audio Online. . Composer: Janet Rodgers.. edited by Janet Rodgers. EAN: 9781557834980

SKU: 314500       ISBN: 1557834989       UPC: 073999854008       Sheet Music




Complete Works of William Shakespeare abridged [revised] - Actor's Edition -- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare abridged [revised] Actor's Edition      Add to Cart      View price.

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Actor's Edition. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) have thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed around the world. The cultural touchstone that is The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London's second-longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is one of the world's most frequently produced plays, and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare's plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it's full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Adam Long, Author: Daniel Singer, Author: Jess Winfield.. by Adam Long, Daniel Singer,and Jess Winfield. EAN: 9781617741555

SKU: 314845       ISBN: 1617741558       UPC: 884088540180       Sheet Music




Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir -- A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir The Essential Reference Guide      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Essential Reference Guide. Featuring rumpled PIs, shyster lawyers, corrupt politicians, double-crossers, femmes fatales, and, of course, losers who find themselves down on their luck yet again, film noir is a perennially popular cinematic genre. This extensive encyclopedia describes movies from noir's earliest days - and even before, looking at some of noir's ancestors in US and European cinema - as well as noir's more recent offshoots, from neonoirs to erotic thrillers. Entries are arranged alphabetically, covering movies from all over the world - from every continent save Antarctica - with briefer details provided for several hundred additional movies within those entries. A copious appendix contains filmographies of prominent directors, actors, and writers. With coverage of blockbusters and program fillers from Going Straight (US 1916) to Broken City (US 2013) via Nora Inu (Japan 1949), O Anthropos tou Trainou (Greece 1958), El Less Wal Kilab (Egypt 1962), Reportaje a la Muerte (Peru 1993), Zift (Bulgaria 2008), and thousands more, A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir is an engrossing and essential reference work that should be on the shelves of every cinephile. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Author: John Grant.. by John Grant. EAN: 9781557838315

SKU: 314927       ISBN: 1557838313       UPC: 884088609986       Sheet Music




Contest, The -- The Contest A Play by Shirley Lauro      Add to Cart      View price.

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A Play by Shirley Lauro. A naturalistic family comedy/drama centering on a shy young adolescent, Bevvie Sue, caught in the web of her hilarious but powerful mother's fantasies of gaining fame and fortune through complusive contest entries, her beloved immigrant father's broken dreams and ambitions, and her rich judgmental relatives. Set in a small midwestern city in the middle of World War II, the story sweeps through a year in this American Jewish family's life, as Bevvie Sue struggles to disentangle herself and emerge as her own person: a young woman, eager for life, on her way to finding her own place in the sun. SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: Shirley Lauro. EAN: 9781557833686

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Creating a Character: A Physical Approach to Acting -- Creating a Character A Physical Approach to Acting      Add to Cart      View price.

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A Physical Approach to Acting. For over 20 years, Moni Yakim has taught his unique blend of physical training and emotional exploration to a generation of American actors that include Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, and Kevin Kline. Now, for the first time, his acting process is available to every actor and theater professional. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Moni Yakim, Author: Muriel Broadman.. by Moni Yakim with Muriel Broadman. EAN: 9781557831613

SKU: 314166       ISBN: 1557831610       UPC: 073999141665       Sheet Music




Critic and His Wife, A -- A Critic and His Wife      Add to Cart      View price.

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Mr. Noonan is quite a skillful jokesmith. He has a fine ear for language...and a sense of timing that is pretty much faultless. - New York Times SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: John Ford Noonan. EAN: 9781557833259

SKU: 314294       ISBN: 1557833257       UPC: 073999142945       Sheet Music




Curtain Times - The New York Theater 1965-1987      Add to Cart      View price.

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Curtain Times is a uniquely comprehensive, uniquely detailed and uniquely contemporaneous history of the New York theater in the seasons from 1964-65 up to 1987. This is a collection of more than two decades of annual critical surveys (originally published in the Best Plays series of yearbooks) in a single volume. Each of these surveys is a report and criticism of a whole New York theater season: its hits and misses onstage and off, its esthetic innards. Each is a comprehensive overview which takes in every play, musical, specialty and revival, foreign and domestic, produced on and off Broadway during the theater season. Hardcover. SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: Otis L. Guernsey, Jr... by Otis L. Guernsey Jr.. EAN: 9780936839240

SKU: 314047       ISBN: 0936839244       UPC: 073999140477       Sheet Music




Custom of the Country, The - Wharton, Edith -- The Custom of the Country Based on Edith Wharton's 1913 Novel      Add to Cart      View price.

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Based on Edith Wharton's 1913 Novel. This brilliantly crafted stage version of Wharton's sprawling novel dissecting the New York social scene focuses on the beautiful, but predatory, Undine Spragg and the men in her life. Representing a world motivated by a heartless desire for power and status, Undine takes on lovers and husbands, discarding them when her whims of iron move her. Hitchcock has captured the satiric brilliance of the original work, while managing to transform a narrative of over 500 pages into a tightly-wrought stage piece. In the process, she provides a finely-drawn portrait of an unforgettable heroine against the background of a cruel social milieu dominated by rigid class distinctions and deeply-ingrained prejudices. A luminous adaptation. - Boston Globe SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: Jane Stanton Hitchcock.. adapted for the stage by Jane Stanton Hitchcock. EAN: 9781557832870

SKU: 314261       ISBN: 1557832870       UPC: 073999142617       Sheet Music




Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmund Rostand translated by Anthony Burgess      Add to Cart      View price.

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by Edmund Rostand translated by Anthony Burgess. This acclaimed adaptation for the stage has garnered such reviews as: Emotional depth Rostand himself would surely have envied...Burgess' extravagant verse keeps its contours, yet trips off the tongue almost as though it were contemporary speech. -London Times. Performance rights available from Applause. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: Anthony Burgess, Author: Edmund Rostand. EAN: 9781557832306

SKU: 314219       ISBN: 1557832307       UPC: 073999750829       Sheet Music




Dear: A New Play      Add to Cart      View price.

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The script to one of the most tender yet devastating plays of the Drexlerian oeuvre is the musical romance Dear. It takes place in the Eisenhower Fifties, the early years of television. There is an elegiac quality for the tragicomedy punctuated by the sentimental music of the era...The play is about Jessie Clup, a Queens housewife whose philandering husband has deserted her. Her only culpa is her fixation on Perry Como, the ex-barber, crooner kin, reigning TV star. - Rosette Lamont, StageView. SERIES: Applause Books. . Author: Rosalyn Drexler.. A Play by Rosalyn Drexler. EAN: 9781557832740

SKU: 314250       ISBN: 1557832749       UPC: 073999731507       Sheet Music




Doctor in Spite of Himself, The & The Bourgeois Gentleman: The Actor's Moliére Volume 2 -- The Doctor in Spite of Himself & The Bourgeois Gentleman The Actor's Moliere Vol 2      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Actor's Moliere Vol. 2. In The Doctor in Spite of Himself, Moliere's scalpel-sharp satire of the medical profession, Sganarelle's wife spreads the word the he is secretly a brilliant doctor who won't reveal his skills unless he is unmercifully punished. The Bourgeois Gentleman, Moliere's classic treatment of snobbery, presents Monsieur Jordain's obsessive desire to move up out of the ranks of the middle class and associate with the gentry. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: Albert Bermel, Author: Moliere.. by Molière translated by Albert Bermel. EAN: 9780936839776

SKU: 314064       ISBN: 0936839775       UPC: 073999140644       Sheet Music




Enraged Accompanist's Guide to the Perfect Audition, The -- The Enraged Accompanist's Guide to the Perfect Audition      Add to Cart      View price.

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I am your accompanist. You do not know me. I am the guy who sits behind the upright in the unflattering fluorescent light of the dance studio, a bottle of water on the floor, a half-eaten Power Bar on the bench, and your audition in my hands. Award-winning New York theatre composer and pianist Andrew Gerle pulls no punches in this irreverent, fly-on-the-wall guide to everything you've never been taught about auditioning for musical theatre. From the unique perspective of the pianist's bench, he demystifies the audition process, from how to put together your book and speak to an accompanist to the healthiest and savviest ways to approach the audition marketplace and your career. By better understanding the dynamics of professional auditions, you will learn to present yourself in the strongest, most castable way while remaining true to your own special voice - the one that, in the end, will get you the job. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Andrew Gerle.. by Andrew Gerle. EAN: 9781423497059

SKU: 314837       ISBN: 1423497058       UPC: 884088522162       Sheet Music




Environmental Theater      Add to Cart      View price.

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Here are the exercises which began as radical departures from standard actor training etiquette and which stand now as classic means through which the performer discovers his or her true power of transformation. This expanded edition offers a new generation of theater artists the gospel according to Richard Schechner, the guru whose principles and influence have influenced a quarter century of theater. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Richard Schechner.. by Richard Schechner. EAN: 9781557831781

SKU: 314179       ISBN: 1557831785       UPC: 073999438482       Sheet Music




Evenings with Cary Grant Recollections in His Own Words and by Those Who Knew Him Best      Add to Cart      View price.

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Recollections in His Own Words and by Those Who Knew Him Best. Charming, witty, effortlessly debonair, and elegant, Cary Grant was the ultimate leading man, a silver screen icon who seemed to embody all that a movie star should be. But beneath the glamour was a real and complicated man - surprisingly vulnerable, unabashedly romantic, often exacting perfectionist who rose above a traumatic childhood and failed marriages to become an incomparable Hollywood legend. In this sublimely truthful and candid portrait, biographer Nancy Nelson draws on interviews with Grant, as well as material from his personal papers, along with loving, revelatory reminiscences from some of his closest friends and loved ones - including Katharine Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Quincy Jones, James Stewart, and many more - to reveal the vaudevillian, actor, lover, and father. With a treasury of both well-loved and rarely seen photographs and a foreword by Grant's wife, Barbara, and daughter, Jennifer, this is the definitive biography of one of the screen's greatest stars. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Nancy Nelson.. by Nancy Nelson Foreword by Barbara and Jennifer Grant. EAN: 9781557839237

SKU: 315266       ISBN: 1557839239       UPC: 884088652777       Sheet Music




Ever After: The Last Years of Musical Theater and Beyond -- Ever After The Last Years of Musical Theater and Beyond      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Last Years of Musical Theater and Beyond. Ever After is more than a detailed show-by-show history of the last quarter century in American musical theater. It explains how the storied Broadway tradition in many cases went so very wrong. Singer takes the reader behind the scenes for an unparalleled look at A Chorus Line's final bow, the creation of Rent, the real people behind Disney's uber-musicals, and even an afternoon with Andrew Lloyd Webber. Ever After also celebrates the promise of the next generation of young musical theater artists, especially Adam Guettel, Michael John LaChiusa, Ricky Ian Gordon and Jason Robert Brown, addressing not only their work to date, but their future projects. There is no other book currently available that covers this period and subject. Through his work for The New York Times, Singer has interviewed virtually everyone of significance. They are all here, very much speaking for themselves. Ever After is both anecdotal and analytical, featuring personality profiles of important creative figures, from Jule Styne to Stephen Sondheim to Jonathan Larson, while critically evaluating all of the many musicals produced during the past 25 years. Sure to generate debate, this is a book written not only for the musical theater aficionado, but for anyone who has seen a Broadway musical or has just enjoyed the movie version of Chicago and is curious to know more. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Author: Barry Singer.. by Barry Singer. EAN: 9781557835291

SKU: 314637       ISBN: 1557835292       UPC: 073999146370       Sheet Music




Everybody's Talkin' - Top Films of 1965-1969 -- Everybody's Talkin' The Top Films of 1965-1969      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Top Films of 1965-1969. Screen World editor Barry Monush tells the reader why his top film selections stood out among all the others released between 1965 and 1969. The text is accompanied by illustrations of movie ads, tie-in book covers, soundtrack albums, sheet music, and other oddities. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Barry Monush.. by Barry Monush. EAN: 9781557836182

SKU: 314676       ISBN: 1557836183       UPC: 073999146769       Sheet Music




Everything Was Possible - The Birth of the Musical Follies -- Everything Was Possible The Birth of the Musical Follies      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Birth of the Musical Follies. In 1971, college student Ted Chapin found himself front row center as a production assistant at the creation of one of the greatest Broadway musicals, Follies. Needing college credit to graduate on time, he kept a journal of everything he saw and heard and thus was able to document in unprecedented detail how a musical is actually created. Now, more than thirty years later, he has fashioned an extraordinary chronicle. Follies was created by Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Michael Bennett, and James Goldman - giants in the evolution of the Broadway musical and geniuses at the top of their game. Everything Was Possible takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride, from the uncertainties of casting to drama-filled rehearsals, from the care and feeding of one-time movie and television stars to the pressures of a Boston tryout to the exhilaration of opening night on Broadway. Foreword by long-time NY critic Frank Rich. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Ted Chapin.. by Ted Chapin Foreword by Frank Rich. EAN: 9781557836533

SKU: 314704       ISBN: 1557836531       UPC: 073999590647       Sheet Music




Excelsior, You Fathead - The Art of Jean Shepherd -- Excelsior, You Fathead The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd      Add to Cart      View price.

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The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd. Jean Shepherd (1921-1999), master humorist, is best known for his creation A Christmas Story, the popular movie about the child who wants a BB gun for Christmas and nearly shoots his eye out. What else did Shepherd do? He is considered by many to be the Mark Twain and James Thurber of his day. For many thousands of fans, for decades, Shep talked on the radio late at night, keeping them up way past their bedtimes. He entertained without a script, improvising like a jazz musician, on any and every subject you can imagine. He invented and remains the master of talk radio. Shepherd perpetrated one of the great literary hoaxes of all time, promoting a nonexistent book and author, and then brought the book into existence. He wrote 23 short stories for Playboy, four times winning their humor of the year award, and also interviewed The Beatles for the magazine. He authored several popular books of humor and satire, created several television series and acted in several plays. He is the model for the character played by Jason Robards in the play and movie A Thousand Clowns, as well as the inspiration for the Shel Silverstein song made famous by Johnny Cash, A Boy Named Sue. Readers will learn the significance of innumerable Shepherd words and phrases, such as Excelsior, you fathead, and observe his constant confrontations with the America he loved. They will get to know and understand this multitalented genius by peeking behind the wall he built for himself - a wall to hide a different and less agreeable persona. Through interviews with his friends, co-workers and creative associates, such as musician David Amram, cartoonist and playwright Jules Feiffer, publisher and broadcaster Paul Krassner, and author Norman Mailer, the book explains a complex and unique genius of our time. Shepherd pretty much invented talk radio ... What I got of him was a wonder at the world one man could create. I am as awed now by his achievement as I was then. - Richard Corliss, Time magazine online SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Hardcover. . Author: Eugene B. Bergmann.. by Eugene B. Bergmann. EAN: 9781557836007

SKU: 314666       ISBN: 1557836000       UPC: 073999146660       Sheet Music




Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Not the Screenplay      Add to Cart      View price.

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Not the Screenplay. Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, this is the screenplay of the movie. Includes thoughts by both Tony Grisoni and Terry Gilliam. Transferred to the screen by Gilliam with a fidelity to the author's imagery ... here it is in all its splendiferous funhouse terror; the closest sensory approximation of an acid trip ever achieved by a mainstream movie. - The New York Times SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Author: Terry Gilliam, Author: Tony Grisoni.. by Terry Gilliam and Tony Grisoni. EAN: 9781557833488

SKU: 314314       ISBN: 1557833486       UPC: 073999143140       Sheet Music




Feydeau, First to Last translated & with an introduction by Norman R Shapiro      Add to Cart      View price.

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translated & with an introduction by Norman R. Shapiro. Feydeau was the greatest of a great age of French farceurs and the first to enter the modern repertory. Of the more than 40 plays Feydeau wrote, over a third were one-acts. In this volume, Shapiro has selected and translated eight of these one-act plays, among them Feydeau's first and last works. Includes: Ladies' Man · Wooed and Viewed · Romance in A Flat · Fit to Be Tried, or, Stepbrothers in Crime · Mixed Doubles · The Boor Hug · Caught with His Trance Down · Tooth and Consequences, or, Hortense Said: No Skin Off My Ass! SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: Norman R. Shapiro, Author: Georges Feydeau. EAN: 9781557834638

SKU: 314476       ISBN: 1557834636       UPC: 073999144765       Sheet Music




Film Noir Prototypes: Origins of the Movement -- Film Noir Prototypes Origins of the Movement      Add to Cart      View price.

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Origins of the Movement. Film noir is one of the most enduring and popular genres in cinema. But it did not spring up spontaneously, fully formed. Rather, its origins can be traced to sources as varied as Victorian literature, German Expressionism, and American art and photography. In this comprehensive collection of essays that's packed with illustrations and artwork, a team of eminent scholars and film writers present thorough analyses of the influence of prototypes on the classic period of film noir. Some essays focus on particularly influential genres, such as the rogue cop film and gothic thrillers; while others discuss the choices of individual filmmakers, including John Ford and Alfred Hitchcock, in their most well-loved films. The editors and all of the featured contributors - Sheri Chinen Biesen, Todd Erickson, Richard Edwards, Julie Grossman, Robert Miklitsch, Homer Pettey, Robert Porfirio, Tom Ryall, Marlisa Santos, Jesse Schlotterbeck, and Tony Williams - are noted scholars in the field of film noir, most of whom have written book-length studies of their own. From the gangster and horror genres to social realism and Hitchcock's spy films of the 1930s, Film Noir Prototypes offers compelling accounts of the genre's influences. As befits the topic, over 300 illustrations keyed to the text capture the richness and breadth of the classic period's imagery. SERIES: Applause Books. Media: Softcover. . Editor: Alain Silver, Editor: James Ursini.. edited by Alain Silver and James Ursini. EAN: 9781495092749

SKU: 232256       ISBN: 1495092747       UPC: 888680678081       Sheet Music





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