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Free for All
Joe Papp, The Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Every Told
Written by Kenneth Turan and Joseph Papp


Format: Trade Paperback, 642 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3169-4 (0-7679-3169-6)

Free for All is an irresistible behind-the-scenes look at one of America’s most beloved and important cultural institutions.

Under the inspired leadership of founder Joseph Papp, the Public Theater and the New York Shakespeare Festival brought revolutionary performances to the public for decades. This compulsively readable history of those years—much of it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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An Acrobat of the Heart
A Physical Approach to Acting Inspired by the Work of Jerzy Grotowski
Written by Stephen Wangh


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70672-1 (0-375-70672-0)

"The actor will do, in public, what is considered impossible." When the renowned Polish director Jerzy Grotowski began his 1967 American workshop with these words, his students were stunned. But within four weeks they themselves had experienced the "impossible."

In An Acrobat of the Heart, teacher-director-playwright Stephen Wangh reveals how Jerzy Grotowski's... Read more >
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Buffalo Bill's America

Written by Louis S. Warren


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 5, 2006
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72658-3 (0-375-72658-6)

William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody was the most famous American of his age. He claimed to have worked for the Pony Express when only a boy and to have scouted for General George Custer. But what was his real story? And how did a frontiersman become a worldwide celebrity?

In this... Read more >
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Man of La Mancha

Written by Dale Wasserman


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 12, 1966
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-40619-0 (0-394-40619-2)

Winner of the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Musical

"To me the most interesting aspect of the success of Man of La Mancha is the fact that it plows squarely upstream against the prevailing current of philosophy in the theater. That current is best identified by its catch-labels--Theater of the... Read more >
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The Wisdom of Insecurity
A Message for an Age of Anxiety
Written by Alan W. Watts


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74120-2 (0-307-74120-6)

Alan W. Watts’s “message for an age of anxiety” is as powerful today as it was when this modern classic was first published.

We spend too much time trying to anticipate and plan for the future; too much time lamenting the past. We often miss the pleasures of the moment in our... Read more >
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