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1. The Collected Works of Harold Clurman

For six decades, Harold Clurman illuminated our artistic, social, and political awareness in thousands of reviews, essays, and lectures. His work appeared indefatigably in... more info
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Applause Books. 7.5x9.5 inches. 1101 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314150)

2. Ever After

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... more info
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The Last Years of Musical Theater and Beyond. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6x9.24 inches. 330 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314637)

3. Mad About Theatre

Mad About Theatre is a systematic analysis of the major issues confronting our theatre today: The Decline of Broadway; The Generally Poor Quality of American Stage Acting;... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 312 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314240)

4. Theatre/Theory/Theatre

Available for the First Time in Paperback] From Aristotle's Poetics to Vaclav Havel, the debate about the nature and function of theatre has been marked by controversy. Daniel... more info
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The Major Critical Texts from Aristotle and Zeami to Soyinka and Havel. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 496 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314647)

5. The Impact of Race

Here is a major work by a contemporary American artist at the top of his game. Woodie King, Jr.'s book is an impassioned stand against racism, sexism and classism in theatre... more info
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Theatre and Culture. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6.2x9.25 inches. 272 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314527)

6. Alarums & Excursions

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... more info
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Our Theatres in the 90s. Applause Books. 6x9 inches. 308 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314241)

7. The Big Picture

Two-time Academy Award Screenwriter William Goldman gives The Big Picture on Hollywood, Screenwriting, and the future of American Cinema. Among the essays: Who Killed Hollywood?... more info
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Cloth Book. Applause Books. 6.2x9.3 inches. 283 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314354)

8. The Social Significance of Modern Drama

Out of print virtually since its completion in 1914, Emma Goldman's pioneer work Social Significance in Modern Drama bridges modern drama and political philosophy, pointing... more info
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Applause Books. 5.4x6.3 inches. 192 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314059)

9. Shaw on Shakespeare

With the single exception of Homer, there is no eminent writer, not even Sir Walter Scott, whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Shakespeare when I measure my mind against... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 312 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314532)

10. John Simon on Theater

This provocative collection and major publishing event brings together the critical highlights of the well-known New York cultural critic John Simon. Covering a span of more... more info
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Criticism 1974-2003. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6.5x9.25 inches. 840 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314469)

11. Outsider

Now available in paperback, this compilation by longtime New York Times music and arts critic John Rockwell features the creme de la creme of the renowned journalist's arts... more info
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John Rockwell on the Arts, 1967-2006. Limelight. With Softcover. 5.75x8.5 inches. 544 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332781)

12. The Life of the Drama

Eric Bentley's radical new look at the grammar of theatre...is a work of exceptional virtue... The book justifies its title by being precisely about the ways in which life... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.2x8.2 inches. 384 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314136)

13. The American Theatre Wing Presents: The Play That Changed My Life

What was the play that changed your life? What was the play that inspired you; that showed you something entirely new; that was so thrilling or surprising, breathtaking or... more info
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America's Foremost Playwrights on the Plays That Influenced Them. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 178 pages. Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. (HL.00314786)

14. The Graham Greene Film Reader

An anthology of reviews, essays, interviews & film stories by this legendary writer. more info
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Reviews, Essays, Interviews & Film Stories. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6.5x9.3 inches. 748 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314187)

15. Stranger Than Paradise

A ground-breaking critical survey of the talented, audacious, and influential directors - Hal Hartley, Jim Jarmusch, Spike Lee, John Sayles, Quentin Tarantino, among others... more info
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Maverick Film-Makers in Recent American Cinema. Limelight. With Hardcover. 6.3x9.4 inches. 374 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332606)

16. Love from Shakespeare to Coward: An Enlightening Entertainment

Sharland's dramatic anthology provides a fascinating window onto the lives and careers of the cream of the British acting profession. The combination of plays, poems and extracts... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.2x7.8 inches. 64 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314330)

17. Grace Under Pressure

A critic and writer on dance for well over twenty years, Barbara Newman has gone in search of teachers and coaches, directors, choreographers and stagers - former dancers... more info
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Passing Dance Through Time. Limelight. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 480 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332480)

18. Ballet 101

Veteran dance writer Robert Greskovic's comprehensive handbook on how to watch and appreciate the ballet is now available in this new edition. It includes a complete analysis... more info
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A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving the Ballet. Limelight. With Softcover. 5.5x8.25 inches. 656 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332697)

19. John Simon on Film

I find John's critical writing immensely entertaining even when I'm not in agreement... He has the gift, such a rare one, of being able to analyze the work in question, to... more info
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Criticism 1982-2001. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 700 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314471)

20. The Artist as Citizen

The Artist as Citizen is a compilation of Joseph W. Polisi's articles and speeches from his two-decade tenure as president of the Juilliard School. His writings focus on the... more info
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AMADEUS. With Hardcover. 6.25x9.25 inches. 18 pages. Published by Amadeus Press. (HL.00331657)

21. Play by Play

For more than 15 years, Jonathan Kalb has been a singularly perceptive commentator on American and European theater. Whether he is writing about revivals of the classics or... more info
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Theater Essays & Reviews, 1993-2002. Limelight. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 274 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332564)

22. The Season

Playwright/novelist/screenwriter Goldman analyzes Broadway from the perspective of the audiences, playwrights, critics, producers and actors. Very nearly perfect... It is... more info
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A Candid Look at Broadway. Limelight. 6x9 inches. 432 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332631)

23. Present at the Creation, Leaping in the Dark, and Going Against the Grain

The best way I know to resuscitate the theatre is to produce dangerous new works. - Stuart Ostrow. Producer Stuart Ostrow's manifesto of how intelligent life might be restored... more info
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1776, Pippin, M. Butterfly, La Bête, & Other Broadway Adventures. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 192 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314697)

24. Shakespeare's Wordcraft

Written for readers who have a passion for Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Wordcraft takes a comprehensive look at Shakespeare's stellar use of language devices throughout his... more info
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Limelight. With Softcover. 7.95x9 inches. 312 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332712)
 
 
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