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1. 13

One of the most frequently produced new musicals of the last decade, 13 is a rollicking musical comedy featuring a cast exclusively made up of teenagers. Thirteen 13-year-olds,... more info
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The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library. Softcover. 5.25x8.5 inches. 104 pages. Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. (HL.00314858)

2. 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)

3. 4 Two Act Plays

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Applause Books. 8.5x11 inches. 226 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314373)

4. A Chekhov Concert

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... more info
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Duets & Arias Conceived & Composed by Sharon Gans & Jordan Charney. Applause Books. 5.3x7.7 inches. 64 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314249)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. A Critic and His Wife

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. more info
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Applause Books. 5.37x7.75 inches. 96 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314294)

8. A Flea in Her Rear (or Ants in Her Pants) and Other Vintage French Farces

Ten French farces as translated by Norman R. Shapiro, including the title play by Feydeau and: The Poor Beggar and the Fairy Godmother (Allais) · Boubouroche, or She Dupes... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.2x8.2 inches. 480 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314170)

9. 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)

10. A Little Night Music

Throwing caution to the winds, I assert that A Little Night Music comes as close as possible to being the perfect romantic comedy musical. -Brendan Gill, The New Yorker Heady,... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.5x8.25 inches. 240 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314016)

11. A Midsommer Nights Dreame

If there has ever been a groundbreaking edition that likewise returns the reader to the original Shakespeare text, it will be THE APPLAUSE FOLIO TEXTS. If there has ever been... more info
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Applause First Folio Editions. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9.3 inches. 96 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314267)

12. A Midsummer Night's Dream

This Applause edtiion allows the reader and student to look beyond the scholarly reading text to the more sensuous, more collaborative, more malleable performance text which... more info
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The Applause Shakespeare Library. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.2x7.7 inches. 142 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314182)

13. A Purple Summer

In February 1999, Steven Sater conceived the radical notion of creating a rock musical from Frank Wedekind's notorious Symbolist drama, Frühlings Erwachen, and he enlisted... more info
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Notes on the Lyrics of Spring Awakening. Softcover. 5x7 inches. 112 pages. Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. (HL.00314920)

14. Absolute Power: The Screenplay

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... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 9x9 inches. 160 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314251)

15. Accents

This practical reference manual, with its precise, authentic instructions on how to speak in more than 100 dialects, has established itself as the most useful and comprehensive... more info
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A Manual for Acting - Revised & Expanded Edition. Limelight. With Softcover with CD. 6x9 inches. 424 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332412)

16. Accidentally On Purpose

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. more info
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Paperback Book. Applause Books. 5.5x9 inches. 240 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314324)

17. Accidentally on Purpose

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... more info
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Reflections on Life, Acting and the Nine Natural Laws of Creativity. Applause Books. 6.3x9.3 inches. 258 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314195)

18. Acting and Singing with Archetypes

The journeys in Acting and Singing with Archetypes are based on the Voices of the Archetypes and Myths workshops that Frankie Armstrong has conducted throughout Europe, Australia,... more info
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Limelight. With Softcover with CD. 6x9 inches. 150 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332835)

19. 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)

20. Acting in Restoration Comedy

The art of acting in restoration comedy, the buoyant, often bowdy romps which celebrated the reopening of the English theatres after Cromwell's dour reign, is the subject... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.3x7.7 inches. 128 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314386)

21. Acting in the Million Dollar Minute

While television commercials often elicit groans from the viewer, they mean work for actors and can be the bread-and-butter backbone of an actor's career, providing a safety... more info
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The Art and Business of Performing in TV Commercials - Expanded Edition. Limelight. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 246 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332683)

22. Acting with Shakespeare

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... more info
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The Comedies. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.2x7.7 inches. 154 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314208)

23. Action!

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... more info
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Establishing Your Career in Film and Television Production. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.5x9 inches. 200 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314563)

24. Actors Talk

Includes Lillian Gish, Gregory Peck, Jose Ferrer, Sterling Hayden, Danny Kaye, Paul Winfield, Stacy Keach, Jessica Tandy, among others. Mr. Brown's volume is one of the finest... more info
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Profiles and Stories from the Acting Trade. Limelight. With Hardcover. 6.2x9.25 inches. 280 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332417)
 
 
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