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Stay, Illusion!
Stay, Illusion!
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307950482
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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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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco, Afterword by David Mamet, Introduction by Patricia Heaton
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ISBN: 9780345805690
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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco
Afterword by David Mamet
Introduction by Patricia Heaton


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $11.99

William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character.

Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s... Read more >
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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco, Afterword by David Mamet, Introduction by Patricia Heaton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345805683
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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco
Afterword by David Mamet
Introduction by Patricia Heaton


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00

William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character.

Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s... Read more >
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Plays for Two
Plays for Two
Edited by Eric Lane and Nina Shengold
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345804549
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Plays for Two

Edited by Eric Lane and Nina Shengold


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $16.95

Plays for Two is a unique anthology of twenty-eight terrific plays for two actors, by a mix of celebrated playwrights and cutting-edge new voices.

It takes two to tango—or to perform a duet, fight a duel, or play ping-pong. The two-character play is dramatic confrontation stripped to its essence. These four full-length and twenty-four... Read more >
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Plays for Two
Plays for Two
Edited by Eric Lane and Nina Shengold
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345804556
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Plays for Two

Edited by Eric Lane and Nina Shengold


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $12.99

Plays for Two is a unique anthology of twenty-eight terrific plays for two actors, by a mix of celebrated playwrights and cutting-edge new voices.

It takes two to tango—or to perform a duet, fight a duel, or play ping-pong. The two-character play is dramatic confrontation stripped to its essence. These four full-length and twenty-four... Read more >
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The Tragedy of Mister Morn
The Tragedy of Mister Morn
Written by Vladimir Nabokov, Translated by Anastasia Tolstoy and Thomas Karshan, Introduction by Thomas Karshan
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ISBN: 9780307950666
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The Tragedy of Mister Morn

Written by Vladimir Nabokov
Translated by Anastasia Tolstoy and Thomas Karshan
Introduction by Thomas Karshan


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $15.00

Vladimir Nabokov’s earliest major work, written when he was twenty-four, is a full-length play in verse of Shakespearean beauty and richness.

The story of an incognito king whose love for the wife of a banished revolutionary brings on the chaos the king has fought to prevent, this five-act play was never published in...

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Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights
Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights
Written by Stella Adler, Edited by Barry Paris
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780679746997
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Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights
Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, Clifford Odets, William Saroyan, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee
Written by Stella Adler
Edited by Barry Paris


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $16.95

Stella Adler was one of the most influential acting teachers of all time, a legendary force of nature whose generations of students include Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Anthony Quinn, Diana Ross, Robert De Niro, Warren Beatty, Annette Benning, and Mark Ruffalo.

This long-awaited companion to her book on the master European playwrights...

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Real Life Drama
Real Life Drama
Written by Wendy Smith
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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: $14.99

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 >
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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 >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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: $18.99

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 >
Living with Shakespeare
Living with Shakespeare
Written by Susannah Carson, Foreword by Harold Bloom
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ISBN: 9780307742919
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Living with Shakespeare
Essays by Writers, Actors, and Directors
Written by Susannah Carson
Foreword by Harold Bloom


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.95

Why Shakespeare? What explains our continued fascination with his poems and plays? In Living with Shakespeare, Susannah Carson invites forty actors, directors, scholars, and writers to reflect on why his work is still such a vital part of our culture.

We hear from James Earl Jones on reclaiming Othello as a tragic... Read more >
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Living with Shakespeare
Living with Shakespeare
Written by Susannah Carson, Foreword by Harold Bloom
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307743404
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Living with Shakespeare
Essays by Writers, Actors, and Directors
Written by Susannah Carson
Foreword by Harold Bloom


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $10.99

Why Shakespeare? What explains our continued fascination with his poems and plays? In Living with Shakespeare, Susannah Carson invites forty actors, directors, scholars, and writers to reflect on why his work is still such a vital part of our culture.

We hear from James Earl Jones on reclaiming Othello as a tragic... Read more >
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The Tragedy of Mister Morn
The Tragedy of Mister Morn
Written by Vladimir Nabokov, Translated by Thomas Karshan and Anastasia Tolstoy
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307960801
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The Tragedy of Mister Morn

Written by Vladimir Nabokov
Translated by Thomas Karshan and Anastasia Tolstoy


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $11.99

For the first time in English, Vladimir Nabokov’s earliest major work, written when he was only twenty-four: his only full-length play, introduced by Thomas Karshan and beautifully translated by Karshan and Anastasia Tolstoy.

The Tragedy of Mister Morn was written in the winter of 1923­­–1924, when Nabokov was completely unknown. The...

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The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton
The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton
Written by Dean Jensen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307814777
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The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton
A True Story of Conjoined Twins
Written by Dean Jensen


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: December 12, 2012
Price: $13.99

THE LIVES AND LOVES OF DAISY AND VIOLET HILTON follows the poignant life story of twin sisters who were literally joined at the hip, set against the tumultuous backdrop of America during the first half of the 20th century. Daisy and Violet and an unforgettable cast of show-business characters come alive... 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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Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights
Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights
Written by Stella Adler, Edited by Barry Paris
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780679424437
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Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights
Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, Clifford Odets, William Saroyan, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee
Written by Stella Adler
Edited by Barry Paris


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $27.95

“Don’t use your conscious past. Use your creative imagination to create a past that belongs to your character. I don’t want you to be stuck with your own life. It’s too little.”
 
“You must get beneath the words before you can say them. The text must be in you. It... Read more >
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Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights
Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights
Written by Stella Adler, Edited by Barry Paris
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307800428
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Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights
Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, Clifford Odets, William Saroyan, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee
Written by Stella Adler
Edited by Barry Paris


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $12.99

In her long-awaited book, the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler gives us her extraordinary insights into the work of Henrik Ibsen (“The creation of the modern theater took a genius like Ibsen . . . Miller and Odets, Inge and O’Neill, Williams and Shaw, swallowed the whole of him”), August Strindberg... 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
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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
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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 >
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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, Read by Simon Callow
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385360197
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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 >
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A Practical Handbook for the Actor
A Practical Handbook for the Actor
Written by Melissa Bruder
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307499134
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A Practical Handbook for the Actor

Written by Melissa Bruder


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $9.99

6 working actors describe their methods and philosophies of the theater. All have worked with playwright David Mamet at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.


From the Trade Paperback edition. Read more >
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Henry VI
Henry VI
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812969405
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Henry VI
Parts I, II, and III
Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $12.00

“The gaudy, blabbing and remorseful day
Is crept into the bosom of the sea.”
—Henry VI
 
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of the three-part classic history that revolves around the epic, dynastic Wars of the Roses.
 
THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE... Read more >
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