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Stay, Illusion!
Stay, Illusion!
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307950482
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Stay, Illusion!
The Hamlet Doctrine
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $15.95

The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the Ghost haunts him. Arguably, no literary work, not even the Bible, is more familiar to us than Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Everyone knows at least six words from the play; often people know many more. Yet the play—Shakespeare’s longest—is more than “passing strange” and... Read more >
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Real Life Drama
Real Life Drama
Written by Wendy Smith
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345805997
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Real Life Drama
The Group Theatre and America 1931-1940
Written by Wendy Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $20.00

Real Life Drama is the classic history of the remarkable group that revitalized American theater in the 1930s by engaging urgent social and moral issues that still resonate today.
 
Born in the turbulent decade of the Depression, the Group Theatre revolutionized American arts. Wendy Smith's dramatic narrative brings the influential troupe and... Read more >
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Real Life Drama
Real Life Drama
Written by Wendy Smith
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830982
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Real Life Drama
The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940
Written by Wendy Smith


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $13.99

Real Life Drama is the classic history of the remarkable group that revitalized American theater in the 1930s by engaging urgent social and moral issues that still resonate today.
 
Born in the turbulent decade of the Depression, the Group Theatre revolutionized American arts. Wendy Smith's dramatic narrative brings the influential troupe and... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Stay, Illusion!
Stay, Illusion!
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307907615
Our Price: $25.00
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Stay, Illusion!
The Hamlet Doctrine
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $25.00

The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the ghost haunts Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane. Arguably, no literary work is more familiar to us. Everyone knows at least six words from Hamlet, and most people know many more. Yet the play—Shakespeare’s longest—is more than “passing strange,” and it becomes even more complex...

Read more >
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Stay, Illusion!
Stay, Illusion!
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307907622
Our Price: $11.99
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Stay, Illusion!
The Hamlet Doctrine
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $11.99

The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the ghost haunts Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane. Arguably, no literary work is more familiar to us. Everyone knows at least six words from Hamlet, and most people know many more. Yet the play—Shakespeare’s longest—is more than “passing strange,” and it becomes even more complex...

Read more >
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Tragic Muse
Tragic Muse
Written by Rachel Brownstein
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307831828
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Tragic Muse
Rachel of the Comedie-Francaise
Written by Rachel Brownstein


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2013
Price: $17.99

Rachel Felix (1821-58), the homely daughter of poor Jewish peddlers, was the first stage actress to achieve international stardom - and the last person one would have expected to resurrect the cultural patrimony of France. Yet her passionate, startling performances of the works of Racine and Corneille saved them from almost... Read more >
Madcap May
Mistress of Myth, Men, and Hope
Written by Richard Kurin


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $27.95

May Yohe was a popular entertainer from humble American origins who married and then abandoned a wealthy English Lord who owned the fabled Hope diamond--one of the most valuable objects in the world and now exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. May was a romantic who had numerous lovers... Read more >
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Madcap May
Madcap May
Written by Richard Kurin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343260
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Madcap May
Mistress of Myth, Men, and Hope
Written by Richard Kurin


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $27.95

May Yohe was a popular entertainer from humble American origins who married and then abandoned a wealthy English Lord who owned the fabled Hope diamond--one of the most valuable objects in the world and now exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. May was a romantic who had numerous lovers... Read more >
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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
Written by Simon Callow
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345803245
Our Price: $11.99
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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

Written by Simon Callow


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

Acclaimed actor and writer Simon Callow offers a fresh perspective on one of the greatest novelists in the English language, Charles Dickens, in this lively, colorful biography.
 
Dickens was one of the first true celebrity authors. Thousands of fans in Britain and America eagerly awaited each new installment of his stories and... Read more >
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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
Written by Simon Callow
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345803238
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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

Written by Simon Callow


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $16.00

Acclaimed actor and writer Simon Callow offers a fresh perspective on one of the greatest novelists in the English language, Charles Dickens, in this lively, colorful biography.
 
Dickens was one of the first true celebrity authors. Thousands of fans in Britain and America eagerly awaited each new installment of his stories and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
Written by Simon Callow, Read by Simon Callow
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385360197
Our Price: $22.50

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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

Written by Simon Callow
Read by Simon Callow


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $22.50

Acclaimed actor and writer Simon Callow offers a fresh perspective on one of the greatest novelists in the English language, Charles Dickens, in this lively, colorful biography.
 
Dickens was one of the first true celebrity authors. Thousands of fans in Britain and America eagerly awaited each new installment of his stories and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
Elia Kazan: A Life
Elia Kazan: A Life
Written by Elia Kazan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307959348
Our Price: $17.99
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Elia Kazan: A Life

Written by Elia Kazan


Format: eBook, 860 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2011
Price: $17.99

“This is the best autobiography I’ve read by a prominent American in I don’t know how many years. It is endlessly absorbing and I believe this is because it concerns a man who is looking to find a coherent philosophy that will be tough enough to contain all that is ugly... Read more >
Free for All
Free for All
Written by Kenneth Turan and Joseph Papp
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767931694
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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
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $19.95

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...

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Free for All
Free for All
Written by Kenneth Turan and Joseph Papp
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385532044
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Free for All
Joe Papp, The Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told
Written by Kenneth Turan and Joseph Papp


Format: eBook, 648 pages
On Sale: November 3, 2009
Price: $14.99

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 >
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The Theatre of the Absurd
The Theatre of the Absurd
Written by Martin Esslin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307548016
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The Theatre of the Absurd

Written by Martin Esslin


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $13.99

In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents—Beckett, Ionesco, Genet... Read more >
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Stardust Lost
Stardust Lost
Written by Stefan Kanfer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307547477
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Stardust Lost
The Triumph, Tragedy, and Meshugas of the Yiddish Theater in America
Written by Stefan Kanfer


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $13.99

In Stardust Lost, Stefan Kanfer brings the colorful Yiddish stage roaring back to life.

Born of ancient traditions stretching back to the drama of the Old Testament, the Yiddish theater was a vibrant part of the immigrant experience. Kanfer invokes the energy, belief, and pure chutzpah it took to establish and... Read more >
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Stardust Lost
Stardust Lost
Written by Stefan Kanfer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400078035
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Stardust Lost
The Triumph, Tragedy, and Meshugas of the Yiddish Theater in America
Written by Stefan Kanfer


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $16.95

In Stardust Lost, Stefan Kanfer brings the colorful Yiddish stage roaring back to life.

Born of ancient traditions stretching back to the drama of the Old Testament, the Yiddish theater was a vibrant part of the immigrant experience. Kanfer invokes the energy, belief, and pure chutzpah it took to establish and... Read more >
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The Age of Shakespeare
The Age of Shakespeare
Written by Frank Kermode
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812974331
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The Age of Shakespeare

Written by Frank Kermode


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $14.00

In The Age of Shakespeare, Frank Kermode uses the history and culture of the Elizabethan era to enlighten us about William Shakespeare and his poetry and plays. Opening with the big picture of the religious and dynastic events that defined England in the age of the Tudors, Kermode takes the reader... Read more >
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