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  • JULIE
    JULIE
    STRINDBERG AUGUST
    ISBN: 9780571349593
    Title: JULIE
    Author: STRINDBERG AUGUST
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean. It descends into a savage fight for survival.

    Polly Stenham reimagines August Strindberg's Miss Julie in contemporary London.

    Julie premiered at the National Theatre, London, in May 2018.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • JULIUS CAESAR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    JULIUS CAESAR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436219
    Title: JULIUS CAESAR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This edition of one of Shakespeare's best known and most frequently performed plays argues for Julius Caesar as a new kind of political play, a radical departure from contemporary practice, combining fast action and immediacy with compelling rhetorical language, and finding a clear context for its study of tyranny in the last decade of the reign of Elizabeth 1.

    The richly experimental verse and the complex structure of the play are analysed in depth, and a strong case is made for this to be the first play to be performed at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

    Imprint: ARDEN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • KEITH JOHNSTONE : A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY
    KEITH JOHNSTONE : A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY
    DUDECK THERESA ROBBINS
    ISBN: 9781408183274
    Title: KEITH JOHNSTONE : A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY
    Author: DUDECK THERESA ROBBINS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Keith Johnstone entered the Royal Court Theatre as a new playwright in 1956: a decade later he emerged as a groundbreaking director and teacher of improvisation. His decisive book Impro (1979), described Johnstone's unique system of training: weaving together theories and techniques to encourage spontaneous, collaborative creation using the intuition and imagination of the actors. Johnstone has since become world-renowned, inspiring theatre greats and beginners alike; and his work continues to influence practice within and beyond the traditional theatre.Theresa Robbins Dudeck is the first author to rigorously examine Johnstone's life and career using a combination of archival documents - many from Johnstone's personal collection - participant observation, and interviews with Johnstone, his colleagues and former students.Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography is a fascinating journey through the physical spaces that have served as Johnstone's transformative classrooms, and into the conceptual spaces which inform his radical pedagogy and approach to artistic work.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • KEY CONCEPTS IN DRAMA AND PERFORMANCE
    KEY CONCEPTS IN DRAMA AND PERFORMANCE
    PICKERING KENNETH
    ISBN: 9780230241473
    Title: KEY CONCEPTS IN DRAMA AND PERFORMANCE
    Author: PICKERING KENNETH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Imprint: PALGRAVE
    RRP: $43.99
    Price: $43.99
  • KIDS COMEDIC MONOLOGUES THAT ARE ACTUALLY FUNNY
    KIDS COMEDIC MONOLOGUES THAT ARE ACTUALLY FUNNY
    GADDIS ALISHA
    ISBN: 9781495011764
    Title: KIDS COMEDIC MONOLOGUES THAT ARE ACTUALLY FUNNY
    Author: GADDIS ALISHA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    This book is the answer to the comedic monologue needs of kid actors-and their parents-everywhere. Kids Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny is specifically geared for children ages 5-12. Divided into boy, girl, and gender neutral categories, every piece is guaranteed to be clean, hilariously funny, easy to memorize, and a joy for young actors to perform. It features monologues by writers and comics who have written for or performed on Ellen, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Stage, and many more.

    Imprint: APPLAUSE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • KING HENRY V   -   ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    KING HENRY V - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781904271086
    Title: KING HENRY V - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Distinguished editor T.W. Craik makes an independent and balanced examination of the many textual problems of Henry V, providing many new emendations.

    "Craik's commentary is particularly ample and detailed, with careful attention to the play's language, textual problems, the interpretation of stage directions, and Shakespeare's handling of source materials...he builds up a distinct though traditionalist reading which, critically sympathetic and undogmatic, finds the play at once simple and subtle." John Jowett, Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare Survey, 1997

    'With the exceptionally thorough Arden notes, and the extensive editorial coverage, including recent stage history, this Henry V is the one to have.'Times Higher Education Supplement'

    Craik's commentary is exemplary in its thorough treatment of critical concerns, glossaries and explanations, theatrical matters, and source material.'Barry Gaines, University of New Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly

    Imprint: ARDEN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • KING HENRY VI PART I
    KING HENRY VI PART I
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436431
    Title: KING HENRY VI PART I
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE



    Imprint: ARDEN
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • KING LEAR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    KING LEAR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436592
    Title: KING LEAR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'By far the best edition of King Lear - in respect of both textual and other matters - that we now have.'John Lyon, English Language Notes'This volume is a treasure-trove of precise information and stimulating comments on practically every aspect of the Lear-universe. I know of no other edition which I would recommend with such confidence: to students, professional colleagues and also the 'educated public'.'Dieter Mehl, Shakespeare Jahrbuch,

    Imprint: ARDEN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • KING RICHARD III   -   ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    KING RICHARD III - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436899
    Title: KING RICHARD III - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Richard III is one of the great Shakespearean characters and roles. James R Siemon examines the attraction of this villain to audiences and focuses on how beguiling, even funny, he can be, especially in the earlier parts of the play. Siemon also places King Richard III in its historical context; as Elizabeth I had no heirs the issue of succession was a very real one for Shakespeare's audience.

    The introduction is well-illustrated and provides a comprehensive account of the play and of critical approaches to it.

    The edition also provides a clear and authoritative playtext, edited to the most rigorous standards of scholarship, with detailed notes and commentary on the same page.

    With a wealth of helpful and incisive commentary the Arden Shakespeare is the finest edition of Shakespeare you can find, giving a deeper understanding and appreciation of his work.

    Imprint: ARDEN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • LABAN FOR ACTORS AND DANCERS
    LABAN FOR ACTORS AND DANCERS
    NEWLOVE JEAN
    ISBN: 9781854591609
    Title: LABAN FOR ACTORS AND DANCERS
    Author: NEWLOVE JEAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A handbook complete with graded exercises for teachers and students wanting a practical introduction to Laban's famous system of movement. Rudolf Laban is to movement what Stanislavski is to acting. He devised the first wholly successful system for recording human movement, a system which is increasingly influential in the training of actors and dancers.

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $25.99

    Price: $25.99
  • LABAN FOR ALL
    LABAN FOR ALL
    NEWLOVE JEAN / DALBY JOHN
    ISBN: 9781854597250
    Title: LABAN FOR ALL
    Author: NEWLOVE JEAN / DALBY JOHN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Each new term is accompanied by very specific illustrated exercises, designed to strengthen and deepen our understanding. When we have grasped - and practised - the basic vocabulary, we move on to its expressive possibilities in drama and dance.

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • LATER CHAPTERS : The Best Scenes and Monologues for Actors Over Fifty
    LATER CHAPTERS : The Best Scenes and Monologues for Actors Over Fifty
    AMSTERDAM DIANA [ED]
    ISBN: 9781495072475
    Title: LATER CHAPTERS : The Best Scenes and Monologues for Actors Over Fifty
    Author: AMSTERDAM DIANA [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this anthology of diverse monologues and scenes, mature actors will find material by a wide-range of playwrights and their best work. Marriage, sex, work, the changes in a maturing body, memories, and loss of memory, among other themes that reflect the life experiences of middle age and aging are presented for the benefit of actors who are over fifty, as well as younger actors seeking to expand their range. Never before compiled in a single volume, these moving and unusual pieces will serve as a valuable reference and ever-inspiring source of material.

    Imprint: APPLAUSE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • LEAR : The Great Image of Authority
    LEAR : The Great Image of Authority
    BLOOM HAROLD
    ISBN: 9781501164200
    Title: LEAR : The Great Image of Authority
    Author: BLOOM HAROLD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Harold Bloom, regarded by some as the greatest Shakespeare scholar of our time, presents an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of King Lear—the third in his series of five short books about the great playwright’s most significant personalities, hailed as Bloom’s “last love letter to the shaping spirit of his imagination” on the front page of The New York Times Book Review.

    King Lear is perhaps the most poignant character in literature. The aged, abused monarch—a man in his eighties, like Harold Bloom himself—is at once the consummate figure of authority and the classic example of the fall from majesty. He is widely agreed to be William Shakespeare’s most moving, tragic hero.

    Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Lear with wisdom, joy, exuberance, and compassion. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Emma Bovary or Hamlet when we are seventeen and another when we are forty, Bloom writes about his shifting understanding—over the course of his own lifetime—of Lear, so that this book also explores an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity.

    Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare’s characters make. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy, pathos, and clarity in Lear.

    Imprint: SCRIBNER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • LEGISLATIVE THEATRE : USING PERFORMANCE TO MAKE POLITICS
    LEGISLATIVE THEATRE : USING PERFORMANCE TO MAKE POLITICS
    BOAL AUGUSTO
    ISBN: 9780415182416
    Title: LEGISLATIVE THEATRE : USING PERFORMANCE TO MAKE POLITICS
    Author: BOAL AUGUSTO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Augusto Boal's reputation is now moving beyond the realms of theatre and drama therapy, bringing him to the attention of a wider public. Legislative Theatre is the latest and most remarkable stage in his work. 'Legislative Theatre' is an attempt to use Boal's method of 'Forum Theatre' within a political system to create a truer form of democracy. It is an extraordinary experiment in the potential of theatre to affect social change.
    At the heart of his method of Forum Theatre is the dual meaning of the verb 'to act': to perform and to take action. Forum Theatre invites members of the audience to take the stage and decide the outcome, becoming an integral part of the performance. As a politician in his native Rio de Janeiro, Boal used Forum Theatre to motivate the local populace in generating relevant legislation. In Legislative Theatre Boal creates new, theatrical, and truly revolutionary ways of involving everyone in the democratic process.
    This book includes:
    * a full explanation of the genesis and principles of Legislative Theatre
    * a description of the process in operation in Rio
    * Boal's essays, speeches and lectures on popular theatre, Paolo Freire, cultural activism, the point of playwrighting, and much else besides.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $76.00

    Price: $76.00
  • LGBTQ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny
    LGBTQ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny
    GADDIS ALISHA
    ISBN: 9781495025150
    Title: LGBTQ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny
    Author: GADDIS ALISHA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The first and only book of its kind, this cutting-edge and incredibly hysterical monologue book is specifically for actors auditioning for LGBT roles. LGBT Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny features works by LGBT writers and comics (and their allies) who have written and/or performed for Comedy Central, Backstage magazine, NBC, the Huffington Post, the Onion, Second City, E!, and many more. This collection is the go-to source for the comedic monologue needs of actors seeking LGBT material, as well as a paean to LGBT characters and artists.

    Imprint: APPLAUSE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • LIGHTING DESIGNER : WHAT IS GOOD LIGHTING?
    LIGHTING DESIGNER : WHAT IS GOOD LIGHTING?
    LEVINGS NIGEL
    ISBN: 9780994613011
    Title: LIGHTING DESIGNER : WHAT IS GOOD LIGHTING?
    Author: LEVINGS NIGEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lighting for the stage is at its best when it goes unnoticed: when the the actors’ faces are expressive, the costumes look great, the time and mood of the day are eloquent and the changes are imperceptible, writes the eminent lighting designer Nigel Levings, regarded by many as the father of contemporary stage lighting practices. Creative teams hunt in packs, such is the pressure backstage in performance, he says, but lighting designers come late to the team and he prefers to work alone. Good lighting is that which integrates itself into the production and stitches the elements together into a seamless whole. From his long experience in the opera houses of the world he describes how a deep knowledge of the science of light, and fine attention to the elements, can transform a production. Good lighting is intelligent lighting. It springs from deep thought about the text and the director's interpretation of it.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
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