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Apollo's Angels
Apollo's Angels
Written by Jennifer Homans
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ISBN: 9780679603900
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Apollo's Angels
A History of Ballet
Written by Jennifer Homans


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $15.99

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For more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully told, Apollo’s Angels—the first cultural history of ballet ever written—is a groundbreaking work. From ballet’s origins in the Renaissance and...

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Free for All
Free for All
Written by Kenneth Turan and Joseph Papp
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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
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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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Must You Go?
Must You Go?
Written by Antonia Fraser
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385532501
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Must You Go?
My Life with Harold Pinter
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $28.95

A moving testament to one of the literary world's most celebrated marriages: that of the greatest playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the beautiful and famous prize-winning biographer Antonia Fraser.

In this exquisite memoir, Antonia Fraser recounts the life she shared with the internationally renowned dramatist. In essence, it is... Read more >
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Must You Go?
Must You Go?
Written by Antonia Fraser
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Must You Go?
My Life with Harold Pinter
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $13.99

A moving testament to one of the literary world's most celebrated marriages: that of the greatest playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the beautiful and famous prize-winning biographer Antonia Fraser.

In this exquisite memoir, Antonia Fraser recounts the life she shared with the internationally renowned dramatist. In essence, it is... Read more >
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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
Written by David Thomson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307271747
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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
Fifth Edition, Completely Updated and Expanded
Written by David Thomson


Format: Hardcover, 1088 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $45.00

David Thomson’s New Biographical Dictionary of Film topped Sight & Sound magazine’s 2010 poll of international critics and writers as the best film book of all time.

Now in its fifth edition, updated, and with more than 130 new entries—from Judd Apatow to Lena Horne—the classic, beloved film book is better than... Read more >
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Dance While You Can
Dance While You Can
Written by Shirley Maclaine
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ISBN: 9780307765086
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Dance While You Can

Written by Shirley Maclaine


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2010
Price: $7.99

In a candid memoir, the Academy Award-winning actress reminisces about her forty years in Hollywood, her acting craft, her recovery from personal and professional crises, and her feelings about herself. Read more >
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Writing Short Films
Writing Short Films
Written by Linda J. Cowgill
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ISBN: 9780307875143
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Writing Short Films
Structure and Content for Screenwriters
Written by Linda J. Cowgill


Format: eBook, 275 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2010
Price: $16.99

This new edition has been completely updated and revised along with the addition of several new chapters. Currently, this title remains the best selling university text book on writing short film screenplays. Read more >
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The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Written by J. W. Rinzler, Foreword by Ridley Scott
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345509611
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The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Written by J. W. Rinzler
Foreword by Ridley Scott


Format: Hardcover, 372 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $85.00

In this lavish thirtieth-anniversary tribute to the blockbuster film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler draws back the curtain to reveal the intense drama and magnificent wizardry behind the hit movie—arguably the fan favorite of the Star Wars Saga.
 
Following... Read more >
Three Blind Mice
Three Blind Mice
Written by Ken Auletta
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ISBN: 9780307766335
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Three Blind Mice
How the TV Networks Lost Their Way
Written by Ken Auletta


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2010
Price: $19.99

What happened to network television in the 1980s? How did CBS, NBC, and ABC lose a third of their audience and more than half of their annual profits?

Ken Auletta, author of Greed and Glory on Wall Street, tells the gripping story of the decline of the networks in this epically scaled... Read more >
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The Futurist
The Futurist
Written by Rebecca Keegan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307460325
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The Futurist
The Life and Films of James Cameron
Written by Rebecca Keegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $15.00

With the release of Avatar in December 2009, James Cameron cements his reputation as king of sci-fi and blockbuster filmmaking. It’s a distinction he’s long been building, through a directing career that includes such cinematic landmarks as The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, and the highest grossing movie of all time, Titanic... Read more >
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Undead
Undead
Written by John Russo
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ISBN: 9780758258731
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Undead

Written by John Russo


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2010
Price: $14.95

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Gleeful!
Gleeful!
Written by Amy Rickman
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ISBN: 9780345525192
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Gleeful!
A Totally Unofficial Guide to the Hit TV Series Glee
Written by Amy Rickman


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 28, 2010
Price: $15.00

A Totally Unofficial Guide to the Hit TV Series Glee

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Calling all Gleeks! Go back to school and behind the music with the hot new stars of Glee, one of the most watched, beloved, and sung-about shows on television. The unofficial guide to all things McKinley High, Gleeful takes fans... Read more >
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Gleeful!
Gleeful!
Written by Amy Rickman
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ISBN: 9780345525208
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Gleeful!
A Totally Unofficial Guide to the Hit TV Series Glee
Written by Amy Rickman


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 28, 2010
Price: $13.99

A Totally Unofficial Guide to the Hit TV Series Glee

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Calling all Gleeks! Go back to school and behind the music with the hot new stars of Glee, one of the most watched, beloved, and sung-about shows on television. The unofficial guide to all things McKinley High, Gleeful takes fans... Read more >
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American Rebel
American Rebel
Written by Marc Eliot
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ISBN: 9780307336897
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American Rebel
The Life of Clint Eastwood
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $16.99

As an actor, he seduces us with his tough-guy charm. As a director and producer, he amazes us with his artistry and technical savvy. As a Hollywood icon, Clint Eastwood, one of film's greatest living legends, represents some of the finest cinematic achievements in the history of American cinema.

In American... Read more >
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Making Movies
Making Movies
Written by Sidney Lumet
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ISBN: 9780307763662
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Making Movies

Written by Sidney Lumet


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $13.99

From one of America's most acclaimed directors comes a book that is both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on 40 years of experience on movies ranging from Long Day's Journey Into Night to The Verdict, Lumet explains the... Read more >
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Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead
Written by Joe Kane
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ISBN: 9780806533315
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Night of the Living Dead
Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever
Written by Joe Kane


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $16.95

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The Art of Alfred Hitchcock
The Art of Alfred Hitchcock
Written by Donald Spoto
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ISBN: 9780307567147
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The Art of Alfred Hitchcock
Fifty Years of His Motion Pictures
Written by Donald Spoto


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: August 18, 2010
Price: $18.99

This completely revised and updated edition of the classic text describes and analyzes every movie made by master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock.


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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan (But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan (But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock)
Edited by Slavoj Zizek, Contribution by Pascal Bonitzer, Miran Bozovic, Michel Chion and Mladen Dolar
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ISBN: 9781844676217
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan (But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock)

Edited by Slavoj Zizek
Contribution by Pascal Bonitzer, Miran Bozovic, Michel Chion and Mladen Dolar


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $26.95

The contributors bring to bear an unrivaled enthusiasm and theoretical sweep on the entire Hitchcock oeuvre, analyzing movies such as Rear Window and Psycho. Starting from the premise that ‘everything has meaning,’ the authors examine the films’ ostensible narrative content and formal procedures to discover a rich proliferation of hidden ideological... Read more >
The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey
The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Edited by Stephanie Schwam, Introduction by Jay Cocks
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ISBN: 9780307757609
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The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Edited by Stephanie Schwam
Introduction by Jay Cocks


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 21, 2010
Price: $2.99

"If 2001 has stirred your emotions, your subconscious, your mythological yearnings, then it has succeeded."--Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick's extraordinary movie 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1969. The critics initially disliked it, but the public loved it. And eventually, the film took its rightful place as one of the most innovative... Read more >
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Acting A to Z (Revised Second Edition)
Acting A to Z (Revised Second Edition)
Written by Katherine Mayfield
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ISBN: 9780307875211
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Acting A to Z (Revised Second Edition)
The Young Person's Guide to a Stage Or Screen Career
Written by Katherine Mayfield


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: July 7, 2010
Price: $14.99

Lots of kids want to be actors. Thousands of them. Millions of them. The ones who are serious need a copy of Acting A to Z. Industry insider Katherine Mayfield explains exactly what it's like to be an actor, including what kind of training the young person will need, comparisons of... Read more >
How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Edition
How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Edition
Written by Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers, Foreword by Joe Mantegna
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ISBN: 9780307875372
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How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Edition
The Insider's Guide to Finding Jobs in Theater, Film & Television
Written by Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers
Foreword by Joe Mantegna


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: July 7, 2010
Price: $14.99

The celebrated survival guide for the working actor - now completely updated and expanded with a foreword by Tony award-winning actor Joe Mantegna!

Renowned for more than two decades as the most comprehensive resource for actors, How to Be a Working Actor is a must-read for achieving success in The Business. Now... Read more >
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Masterpuppet Theater
Masterpuppet Theater
Written by William Shakespeare, Created by Michael Rogalski
Format: Non-traditional book
ISBN: 9781594744884
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Masterpuppet Theater

Written by William Shakespeare
Created by Michael Rogalski


Format: Non-traditional book, 96 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2010
Price: $14.95

All the world’s a stage! And with this extraordinary kit, you can dramatize the most memorable scenes in all of theatre. Contents include:
 
     •  Sixty finger puppet cards featuring Shakespeare’s most famous characters, including Hamlet, Lady Macbeth, King Lear, Othello, Shylock, and Falstaff.
     •  Twelve stand-up sets of... Read more >
Tango
Tango
Written by Robert Farris Thompson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307498229
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Tango
The Art History of Love
Written by Robert Farris Thompson


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: June 23, 2010
Price: $14.99

In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of tango, "the fabulous dance of the past hundred years–and the most beautiful, in the opinion of Martha Graham.”

Thompson traces tango’s evolution in the nineteenth century under European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and African influences through its... Read more >
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The Complete Professional Audition
The Complete Professional Audition
Written by Daren Cohen and Michael Perilstein, Foreword by Jason Robert Brown
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307875358
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The Complete Professional Audition
A Commonsense Guide to Auditioning for Plays and Musicals
Written by Daren Cohen and Michael Perilstein
Foreword by Jason Robert Brown


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
Price: $14.99

In the United States, there are 300,000 actors; 100,000 hold union cards. There are 184 college theater programs and 108 performing-arts high schools. There are 578 acting schools and coaches in New York City and Los Angeles alone. The Complete Professional Audition is the one book all of those actors need-because... Read more >
Kids Take the Stage
Kids Take the Stage
Written by Lenka Peterson and Dan O'Conner, Foreword by Paul Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307875396
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Kids Take the Stage
Helping Young People Discover the Creative Outlet of Theater
Written by Lenka Peterson and Dan O'Conner
Foreword by Paul Newman


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
Price: $10.99

• Foreword by Paul Newman

• Completely revised and updated version of a beloved theater classic

• Replaces Kids Take the Stage, ISBN 0-8230-7742-X

• Clear, practical guide to helping kids ages 8 to 18 get a show up and running



The classic Kids Take the Stage is one of the best-selling Back Stage Books... Read more >
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