Books in category Performing Arts – Reference

  • Meyer Berger s New York

    Meyer Berger’s New York
    Meyer Berger

    Through lovingly detailed snapshots of ordinary New Yorkers and far corners of the city, Berger's writing deeply influenced the next generation of writers, including Gay Talese and Tom Wolfe.Originally published in 1960 and long out of …

  • Radical Gestures

    Radical Gestures
    Jayne Wark

    Wark brings together a wide range of artists, including Lisa Steele, Martha Rosler, Lynda Benglis, Gillian Collyer, Margaret Dragu, and Sylvie Tourangeau, and provides detailed readings and viewings of individual pieces, many of which have …

  • Hollywood War Films 1937 1945

    Hollywood War Films, 1937-1945
    Michael S. Shull, David Edward Wilt

    From 1937 through 1945, Hollywood produced over 1,000 films relating to the war.

  • Blood on the Stage 1975 2000

    Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000
    Amnon Kabatchnik

    Continuing the work of his previous volumes (1900-1925, 1925-1950, and 1950-1975), Kabatchnik describes more than 80 full-length plays produced in the last quarter of the 20th century, with an emphasis on New York and London performances.

  • Histories and Practices of Live Art

    Histories and Practices of Live Art
    Deirdre Heddon, Jennie Klein

    In this dynamic collection a team of experts map the development of Live Art culturally, thematically and historically.

  • The Plays of Beth Henley

    The Plays of Beth Henley
    Gene A. Plunka

    "This study of Henley's plays, attempts to dispel the common stereotypes that associate Henley's work with regional drama and sociological treatises.

  • Technical Theater for Nontechnical People

    Technical Theater for Nontechnical People
    Drew Campbell

    This book teaches: Who’s who on a theatrical production team What is needed to know about technical theater and why What to look for when choosing a space for a show How to communicate with lighting, scenery, audio, and costume designers …

  • The New Comedy Writing Step by Step

    The New Comedy Writing Step by Step
    Gene Perret

    "Perret covers all aspects of comedy writing in his uniquely knowledgeable and anecdotal fashion."–Provided by publisher.

  • Prime Time Animation

    Prime Time Animation
    Carol Stabile

    This fascinating book explores the landscape of television animation, from Bedrock to Springfield, and beyond.

  • The Pleasure and Pain of Cult Horror Films

    The Pleasure and Pain of Cult Horror Films
    Bartłomiej Paszylk

    Beginning with Victor Sjöström’s The Phantom Carriage in 1921, this book tracks the evolution and influence of underground cult horror over the ensuing decades, closing with William Winckler’s Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood …

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