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1. The Sound of Music (The Applause Libretto Library)

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious... more info
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The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library. Softcover. 5.5x8.25 inches. 156 pages. Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. (HL.00314826)

2. Black Heroes

Collected here for the first time are plays - many of which have been unavailable for decades - which pronounce a black American struggle for freedom, advancement and equality... more info
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Seven Plays. Applause Books. 5.2x7.7 inches. 436 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314087)

3. The Playbill Broadway Yearbook

Many of the people who work on Broadway keep scrapbooks of their experiences: photos, signed posters, ticket stubs, and, of course the Playbills. Playbill Books, a division... more info
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June 1, 2004 - May 31, 2005. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 8.5x10.75 inches. 432 pages. Published by Playbill Books. (HL.00314732)

4. Real

Born out of the necessity Pannell recognized during her years of teaching theatre to young people in community centers and public and arts schools, here at last is a collection... more info
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Scenes and Monlogues for Urban Youth. Limelight. With Softcover. 5.25x8.25 inches. 140 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332573)

5. Classical Monologues: Women

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... more info
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Volume 3: From Aeschylus to Racine (68 B.C. to the 1670s). Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 384 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314550)

6. Inside the Plaza

From Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald cavorting in the Pulitzer Fountain to Ivana Trump patrolling the halls to inspect the rooms, this is the Plaza Hotel as no one has ever seen... more info
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An Intimate Portrait of the Ultimate Hotel. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 239 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314473)

7. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart Introduction by Larry Gelbart This brazenly retro Broadway musical, inspired by Plautus, is as timeless as comedy itself. -Vincent... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.5x8.25 inches. 184 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314014)

8. City of Angels

The script to the Tony winning music featuring a book by Larry Gelbart, music by Cy Coleman, and lyrics by David Zippel. The book also includes an introduction by Larry Gelbart,... more info
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Applause Books. 5.8x8.7 inches. 40 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314118)

9. The Monologue Workshop

To those for whom the monologue has always been synonymous with terror, The Monologue Workshop will prove an indispensable ally. Jack Poggi's new book answers the long-felt... more info
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from Search to Discovery in Audition and Performance. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.4x6.8 inches. 320 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314091)

10. Four by Sondheim

The complete book and lyrics with set and costume designs, production photos, essays, cast lists and credits, awards for major productions, selected discographies, and much... more info
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Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6.3x9.3 inches. 772 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314000)

11. Stella Adler - The Art of Acting

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... more info
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preface by Marlon Brando compiled & edited by Howard Kissel. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 275 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314331)

12. Speak with Distinction

Widely recognized as the most complete and rigorous text of its kind since it was first published in 1942, Speak With Distinction is an invaluable resource. It presents a... more info
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The Classic Skinner Method to Speech on the Stage. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6.62x9.43 inches. 416 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314102)

13. Spring's Awakening

Spring's Awakening is a tragi-comedy of teenage sex. Its fourteen-year-old heroine, Wendla, is killed by abortion pills. The young Moritz, terrorized by the world around him,... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.3x7.7 inches. 126 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314228)

14. A Chorus Line

The Complete Book of the Musical. It is hard to believe that over 25 years have passed since A Chorus Line first electrified a New York audience. The memories of the show's... more info
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The Complete Book of the Musical. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6.2x9.5 inches. 172 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314005)

15. On Singing Onstage

A terrific take on theatre singing by a master teacher. David Craig knows more about singing in the musical theatre than anyone in this country - which probably means the... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.5x8.5 inches. 224 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314002)

16. Sweeney Todd

Book by Hugh Wheeler Introduction by Christopher Bond Mr. Sondheim fearlessly explores psychic caverns where civilized people are not dying to go ... A naked Sweeney Todd... more info
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The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.5x8.25 inches. 240 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314020)

17. A Christmas Carol

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... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.5x7.75 inches. 80 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314511)

18. The Fantasticks

Richly illustrated, it is ideal for fans of the show, as well as admirers of musical theatre. - Variety · Anybody who has seen the show (who hasn't?) should read the book... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 168 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314009)

19. Titanic

A full-color gallery with over 150 photos of the original Broadway production; color costume and set designs and sketches; the complete back-story of the production from concept... more info
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The Complete Book of the Musical. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 9x11.5 inches. 178 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314321)

20. The Monologue Audition

A founder of the Atlantic Theater Company, where she now teaches, and an acclaimed director, Karen Kohlhaas exposes what auditors are looking for in The Monologue Audition,... more info
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A Practical Guide for Actors. Limelight. With Softcover. 5.4x8.5 inches. 134 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332625)

21. Living $mart - New York City

New York City is proud of its Donald Trumps and Woody Allens, its Matthew Brodericks and Sammy Sosas, but the backbone of our great teeming metropolis is made up of teachers... more info
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The Ultimate Insider's Guide for the Budget Savvy. Limelight. With Softcover. 5.5x8.25 inches. 368 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332680)

22. 13 by Shanley

Thirteen plays by the Oscar-winning author of Moonstruck. Includes: The Big Funk, Savage in Limbo, Danny & The Deep Blue Sea, Welcome to the Moon, The Red Coat, Down & Out,... more info
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Thirteen Plays. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.2x7.7 inches. 384 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314130)

23. City of Angels

The libretto to the Tony winning musical featuring a book by Larry Gelbart, music by Cy Coleman, and lyrics by David Zippel. The book also includes an introduction by Larry... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.5x8.2 inches. 204 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314119)

24. Acting in Film

A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his... more info
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An Actor's Take on Movie Making. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.5x8.25 inches. 168 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314145)
 
 
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