Sep 2001 300pp, 34 b&w photographs 0-8093-2376-1 Hardback 0-8093-2377-X Paperback
This book provides an analysis of the workings of the
Royal Shakespeare Company from its beginnings in 1879 as a
week-long festival to its current incarnation. The company's
five theatres are looked at, as is the process of crafting a
reportoire and the RSC's four successive artistic
GAMES FOR THE LONE ACTOR
Sep 2001 144pp 0-8101-4010-1 Paperback
This handbook presents theatre games and side coaching
for the solo player. It contains over forty exercises which
allow actors to side coach themselves, at home, in
rehearsal, or in performance.
Aug 2001 264pp, 68 halftones 0-8733-8697-3 Paperback
This work takes the reader from Cleveland's first
professional theatrical presentation in 1820, through the
heyday of Vaudeville, to the grand reopening of the newly
renovated Allen Theatre in 1999 and the return of touring
Broadway shows to Cleveland.
SOUTHERN WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS
Edited by Robert I. McDonald & Linda Roher Paige
This collection addresses the neglected state of
scholarship on southern women dramatists by bringing
together criticism on some important playwrights of the
twentieth century, including Beth Henley, Marsha Norman, and
Lillian Hellman, as well as less studied writers such as
WHAT THE WINE-SELLERS BUY PLUS THREE
African American Life Series
The four plays in this collection - Checkmates, What
the Wine-sellers Buy, Jazz-Set and Urban
Transition - are characterized by their attention to
African American social and psychological culture.
AND POLITICS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Edited by John C. Countryman & Noreen Barnes-McLain
Jun 2001 144pp 0-8173-1111-4 Paperback
Theatre Symposium, Volume 9
Political commentary is possible through "variety"
theatre, this volume contends. Compiled from the April 2000
Theatre Symposium held on the campus of the University of
Tennessee-Knoxville, this collection of essays presents a
mix of theoretical and practical viewpoints from various
Jun 2001 160pp,15 illustrations - 0-8078-4970-7 Paperback
A rendering of the text of The Lost Colony. Paul Green's dramatic retelling of the founding and mysterious disappearance of the Roanoke Island colony (1867).
A model for outdoor theatre, the work combines song,
dance, drama, special effects and music to breathe life into
Mar 2001 304pp,16 illustrations 0-8262-1330-8 Paperback
This text relates the stories of the actors, stage
artists, critics and many others involved in the
groundbreaking production of Three Plays for a Negro
Theater. Curtis explores both the progress in race relations
that led to this production and the multi-faceted reasons
for its quick demise.
Mar 2001 192pp 0-8143-2862-8 Hardback
Kritik: German Literary Theory and Cultural Studies
One of the founders of German national literature, Friedrich A. Schiller (1759-1805) was that country's most important neoclassical playwright.
In this text Stephanie Hammer shows that Schiller was
also one of the first self-conscious explorers of
psychological trauma in the theatre.
IRELAND'S NATIONAL THEATERS
This title seeks to shed new light on to the history of
the Abbey Theatre and also examines the diverse groups,
political, religious, gender, and class oriented, that
consciously used performance to promote ideas about
nationalism and culture in Ireland of the 1900s.
THE ACTOR'S ART
Edited by Jackson R. Bryer & Richard A. Davison
This collection offers insight into seventy-five years of
acting in the American theatre through interviews with
seventeen of its most accomplished performers, from Jessica
Tandy, who made her stage debut in 1927, to Nathan Lane, who
first appeared on Broadway in 1982.
Jaimes F. Burke
Jan 2001 160pp 0-2710-2038-5 Hardback
Penn State Studies in Romance Literatures A rereading of
the late-medieval Spanish play, Celestina. It offers
an interpretation of the characters' actions by analysing
medieval theories of perception that would have influenced
the composition of the play, and draws on a range of texts
and thinkers, from Aquinas to Lacan.