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Performing Arts
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Theater & Performing Arts / Theater Criticism

About the Theater

“Stanley Kauffmann is a national treasure.” – Susan Sontag
Kauffmann, Stanley and Gordon Rogoff, intro.

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Theater & Performing Arts / Dance / Art / Performance Studies

Acting on the Past

Leading scholars redefine the scope and concerns of scholarship on historical performance.
Franko, Mark and Annette Richards, eds.

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Theater & Performing Arts

The Actor Within

Intimate portraits of some of the most beloved actors in America
Eichenbaum, Rose, and Aron Hirt-Manheimer, ed.

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Theater & Performing Arts / Biography

Adolphe Appia, Prophet of the Modern Theatre

Volbach, Walther Richard

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Dance / Music / Gender Studies / Latin American Studies

Angora Matta
Bilingual Spanish-English ed.


Operatic, ethnographic thriller tests the boundaries between art and scholarship.
Savigliano, Marta Elena

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Dance / Latin American & Caribbean Studies / Women's Studies

Antonia Mercé, “LaArgentina”

The first major study of the Spanish choreographer who invented the modernist Flamenco ballet form.
Bennahum, Ninotchka Devorah

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Theater & Performing Arts / Dramaturgy

Arthur Giron's Edith Stein

A dramaturgical sourcebook of Arthur Giron's Edith Stein, edited by Donald Marinelli.
Marinelli, Donald

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Dance / Asian Studies

At Home in the World

The compelling story of a beautiful and versatile South Indian dance form
O'Shea, Janet

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Biography / Dance / Asian Studies

Balasaraswati

An intimate portrait of one of the great performing artists of the twentieth century
Knight, Douglas M., Jr.

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Dance / Memoir / Gay Studies

Barton Mumaw, Dancer

An intimate portrait of American modern dance and gay life in the 1930s.
Sherman, Jane, and Barton Mumaw. David Gere, new fwd.

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Ecology & Environmental Studies / Dance / Health & Fitness / New Age

Body and Earth

An inspired synthesis of scientific detail and creative perception offers new insights into the relationship between body and earth.
Olsen, Andrea: Bill McKibben, fwd.

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Essays / Playwriting / Literary Criticism - French

a body, in spite
Trans. from the French


A deft book of aphorisms by an important French philosopher and writer
Jugnon, Alain

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Health & Fitness / Dance / Bodywork

Bodystories

An innovative guide to anatomy that uses techniques from yoga and dance to increase awareness of the body.
Olsen, Andrea in collaboration with Caryn McHose

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Ballet / Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts

Boston Ballerina

A candid and thoughtful consideration of a life in dance
Young, Laura with Janine Parker

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Dance / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Butting Out

First major study of two important contemporary female dancers.
Chatterjea, Ananya

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Dance / Cultural Studies

Carmen, a Gypsy Geography

Encounters with the Gypsy female flamenco dancer throughout history
Bennahum, Ninotchka Devorah

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Dance History & Criticism / Asian-American Studies

Chinese Dance

A comprehensive multimedia resource for the study of Chinese culture through dance
Chang, Shih-Ming Li, and Lynn E. Frederiksen

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Dance

Choreographic Politics

The first in-depth analysis of state-sponsored, professional dance ensembles.
Shay, Anthony

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Dance / Asian-American Studies

Choreographing Asian America

A critical study of Asian American performance and creative process
Wong, Yutian

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Dance / Women's Studies / Cultural Studies

Choreographing Difference

Feminist theory illuminates the radical cultural work of contemporary dance.
Albright, Ann Cooper

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Performing Arts Director / Film & Video History & Criticism / Film & Video Direction & Production

The Cinema of Errol Morris

First book on documentary cinema’s most innovative and influential director
Resha, David

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Dance

Converging Movements

A groundbreaking study of the 92nd Street Y and its major influence on 20th-century American culture.
Jackson, Naomi M

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Dance / Theater & Performing Arts / Women's Studies / Performance Studies

Critical Gestures

Collects the far-reaching and influential work of an eminent dance critic and scholar.
Daly, Ann

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Business of Performing Arts / Nonprofit Management & Leadership / Nonprofit Fundraising & Grants

Curtains?

A passionate and provocative assessment of the decline of performing arts institutions in the United States and how to save them
Kaiser, Michael M.

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Business of Performing Arts / Nonprofits - Marketing & Communications / Nonprofit Management & Leadership / Nonprofits

The Cycle

Offers practical advice, based on the notion of a “family” of supporters, for managing healthy arts organizations
Kaiser, Michael M. with Brett E. Egan

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Dance / Political Science & Government

Dance for Export

A little-known episode in the history of dance that illuminates the broader subject of cultural policy during the Cold War era.
Prevots, Naima. Eric Foner, introd.

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Poetry / Dance / Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts

The Dance Must Follow

A highly entertaining verse portrait of dancer-choreographer Moses Pendleton, illustrated with his own photographs
Holland, Phil with photographs by Moses Pendleton

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Dance / Photography

The Dancer Within

Intimate portraits of some of the most beloved dancers in America
Eichenbaum, Rose, Aron Hirt-Manheimer, ed.

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Dance / Cultural Studies

Dances that Describe Themselves

An inquiry into improvisation as practiced by Richard Bull and his contemporaries.
Foster, Susan Leigh

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Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / Ballet

Dancing on Water

The pageantry and drama of a life in dance
Tchernichova, Elena with Joel Lobenthal with an Afterword by Joseph Brodsky

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Theater & Performing Arts

The Director Within

Intimate portraits of famous directors of stage and screen
Eichenbaum, Rose

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Dance / Cultural Studies / American Studies

Done into Dance

The larger-than-life story of an American dance icon.
Daly, Ann

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Dance

The Drama of Denishawn Dance

Sherman, Jane

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Biography / Dance

Duncan Dancer

Duncan, Irma

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Dance / Performance

Engaging Bodies

Critical and performative writings from a well-known dance scholar
Albright, Ann Cooper

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European

The English Channel

Brustein, Robert

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Film & Video History & Criticism / Literary Criticism - Science Fiction

Escape Velocity

A cultural and economic history of science fiction cinema, from B-movies to blockbusters
Schauer, Bradley

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Dance

Excursion for Miracles

How extraordinary everyday relationships shape dance.
Franko, Mark

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Dance Notation / Asian-American Studies

Flowers Cracking Concrete

A long overdue study of two dance artists central to the American avant-garde dance scene since the 1970s
Candelario, Rosemary

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Poetry / Literary Criticism - Spanish & Portuguese / Theater & Performing Arts

Four Puppet Plays

Lorca, Federico García. Edwin Honig, trans.

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Dance / Cultural Studies / Sociology / American Studies

A Game for Dancers

The first in-depth study of the modern dance world of the 1940s and 1950s
Morris, Gay

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Theater & Performing Arts / Women's Studies / Gay Studies

Geographies of Learning

Maps the divisions that stall the production of knowledge in theatre and performance studies, queer studies, and women's studies.
Dolan, Jill

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Poetry / Theater & Performing Arts

Gilgamesh

The first dramatic adaptation of Gilgamesh
Komunyakaa, Yusef and Chad Garcia

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Dance / Popular Culture

Glamour Addiction

Behind the scenes of DanceSport.
McMains, Juliet

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Dance

Hanya Holm

Sorell, Walter

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Theater & Performing Arts

Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts

A dramaturgical sourcebook for Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, edited by Donald Marinelli.
Marinelli, Donald

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African Drama

He’s Far Too Much

African play translated to English
Mohamed, Said Ahmed

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Dance

Hiking the Horizontal

Award-winning choreographer shares insights and methods for making real art in the real world
Lerman, Liz

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Dance

Hiking the Horizontal

Award-winning choreographer shares insights and methods for making real art in the real world
Lerman, Liz

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Dance

How To Do Things with Dance

How American modern dance contributed to aesthetic and social change in the 1950s
Kowal, Rebekah J.

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Theater & Performing Arts

I Love You Terribly

A collection of six plays by Claudia Barnett.
Barnett, Claudia

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Gay Studies / Cultural Studies / Theater & Performing Arts / Performance Studies

Impossible Dance

An ethnographic account of gay, lesbian and queer club culture in the 1990s New York City.
Buckland, Fiona

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Dance / Memoir

In Balanchine’s Company

Intimate recollections of a wondrous time and place.
Fisher, Barbara Milberg

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Dance / Photography / Portrait Photography

Inside the Dancer’s Art

Elegant photographs of the mysterious and complex world of dance
Eichenbaum, Rose

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Theater & Performing Arts

Inside the Minstrel Mask

A sourcebook of contemporary and historical commentary on America's first popular mass entertainment.
Bean, Annemarie, James V. Hatch, and Brooks McNamara, eds. Mel Watkins, fwd.

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Theater & Performing Arts

The Inspector General

A new adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's comedy, The Inspector General, by Michael M. Chemers for performers.
Chemers, Michael M.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Film & Video Direction & Production

Ishiro Honda

The first comprehensive biography of the director behind Godzilla and other Japanese sci-fi classics
Ryfle, Steve and Ed Godziszewski

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Dance / Biography

José Limón

A captivating illustrated autobiography of the early years of a major American choreographer.
Limón, José. Lynn Garafola, ed.; Deborah Jowitt, introd.; Carla Maxwell, fwd.; Norton Owen, afterwd.

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Dance / Cultural Studies / Asian Studies

Kazuo Ohno's World

Photographs and words illuminate Butoh dance.
Ohno, Kazuo; Ohno, Yoshito; Barrett, John , trans.; Mizohata, Toshio, pref.

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Dance

The Language of Dance

Wigman, Mary. trans. from the German by Walter Sorell; Charlotte Rudolph, photos.

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Dance

Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance

Selected writings illuminate a century of international dance.
Garafola, Lynn

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Poetry / Dance

A Lily Lilies

Landscape and kinetic expression meet in this collection of poetry, dance choreography, and photographs
Foo, Josey and Leah Stein

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Dance / Modern Art / American Art / Kinesthetics

The Living Line

The role of body movement in the formation of American modernism
Veder, Robin

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Biography / Dance

A Loftier Flight

Swift, Mary Grace

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Theater & Performing Arts

Lysistrata

A new adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata for performance and study by J. A. Ball and Michael Chemers.
Ball, J. A. and Michael M. Chemers

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Biography / Dance

Martha Hill and the Making of American Dance

A lively and intimate portrait of an unsung heroine in American dance
Soares, Janet Mansfield

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Dance

The Mary Wigman Book

Wigman, Mary. Walter Sorell, ed. and trans.

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Dance

Mirrors and Scrims

How ballet repertory adapts, evolves, and reflects contemporary culture
Siegel, Marcia B.

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Dance

The Modern Dance

Seven Statements of Belief: José Limón, Anna Sokolow, Erick Hawkins, Donald McKayle, Alwin Nikolais, Pauline Koner, Paul Taylor
Cohen, Selma Jeanne, ed. and intr. Erick Hawkins, Pauline Koner, José Limón, Donald McKayle, Alwin Nikolais, Anna Sokolow, and Paul Taylor, contribs.

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Dance / Art History

Modern Gestures

Watercolors by a modernist master capture the beginnings of modern dance
Albright, Ann Cooper

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Dance

Motion Arrested

Holmes, Olive, ed

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Dance / Cultural Studies / American Studies

Movable Pillars

How six professional dance organizations transformed the landscape of modern dance scholarship
Kolcio, Katja

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Dance

Moving History/Dancing Cultures

A comprehensive and multifaceted anthology of dance history -- ideal for the classroom.
Dils, Ann, and Ann Cooper Albright, eds.

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Dance / Theater & Performing Arts / Performance Studies

Moving Toward Life

The collected writings of one of the most influential luminaries of American dance.
Halprin, Anna. Rachel Kaplan, ed.

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Theater & Performing Arts

Musical Design in Aeschylean Theater

Essential for those who want to see ancient plays produced—either physically in the theater or imaginatively in their own minds.
Scott, William C.

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Theater & Performing Arts / Music / Ancient History

Musical Design in Sophoclean Theater

A new way to interpret the musical design underlying the music and choreography of Sophoclean theater.
Scott, William C.

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Dance

My Body, The Buddhist

A premiere choreographer's compelling argument for the agency of the body in creative processes.
Hay, Deborah. Susan Foster, introd.

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Theater & Performing Arts / Biography / Memoir

My Theatre Life

Bournonville, August. Patricia N. McAndrew, trans.

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Dance

Next Week, Swan Lake

An important book of essays on “dance and ideas about dance”
Cohen, Selma Jeanne

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Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / Dance / African-American Studies

Night's Dancer

The biography of the first African-American prima ballerina
Lewin, Yaël Tamar

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Playwriting / Drama

No. 731 Degraw-street, Brooklyn, or Emily Dickinson’s Sister

New play by the author of I Love You Terribly
Barnett, Claudia

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Dance / Theater & Performing Arts / Performance Studies

Of the Presence of the Body

Writing at the dynamic intersection of dance and performance studies.
Lepecki, André, ed.

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Theater & Performing Arts / Dance / Performance Studies

On Edge
Revised ed.


The state of performance art in the 80s and 90s, documented by the form’s leading critic.
Carr, C.

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Theater & Performing Arts / Popular Culture / Musicals

Our Musicals, Ourselves

The first comprehensive social history of the American musical theater
Jones, John Bush

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Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / Comedy

Overweight Sensation

A groundbreaking biography of the song parodist and Jewish humorist
Cohen, Mark

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Theater & Performing Arts / Film, TV, Visual Culture

Performing Arts in the Austrian 18th Century

The contributors to this volume address theater’s role as the mirror of a perfect society and its strikingly international orientation in the Austrian 18th century.
Van Schoor, Jaak; Stalpaert, Christel; Van Oostveldt, Bram, eds.

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Dance / Asian Studies

Perspectives on Korean Dance

The first comprehensive English language study of Korean dance.
Van Zile, Judy

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Theater & Performing Arts / Film, TV, Visual Culture

Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books

The critical essays collected in this volume reflect Greenaway’s relocation of The Tempest along the fundamentally unstable boundaries between different discursive formations.
Stalpaert, Christel, ed.

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Dance / Somatics

The Place of Dance

An essential guide to embodied awareness
Olsen, Andrea with Caryn McHose

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Theater & Performing Arts / Asian Studies / Performance Studies

The Politics of Cultural Practice

Explores the social and political dynamics of emergent cultural practices in the intersections of contemporary theatre and the world.
Bharucha, Rustom

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Women's Studies / Theater & Performing Arts / Popular Culture

Posing a Threat

A lively look at the ways in which American women in the 1920s transformed their lives through performance and fashion.
Latham, Angela J.

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Radio History & Criticism / Rock Music

Radio Free Boston

The definitive story of the pioneering rock radio station that galvanized a city and a generation
Alan, Carter with a Foreword by Steven Tyler

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Dance

Rethinking the Sylph

A revisionist look at romanticism in ballet.
Garafola, Lynn, ed.

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Dance / Theater & Performing Arts / Performance Studies

The Returns of Alwin Nikolais

Long overdue reflections on a visionary choreographer
Gitelman, Claudia and Randy Martin, editors

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Musicals / Theater & Performing Arts / American History

The Rise and Fall of the Broadway Musical

A highly original, incisive, and spirited examination of the rise, heyday, and decline of American musical theatre
Grant, Mark N.

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Theater & Performing Arts

Samuel Phelps and Sadler's Wells Theatre

Allen, Shirley S.

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Theater & Performing Arts / Design

The Scenography of Josef Svoboda

Burian, Jarka.

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Music / Dance / Asian Studies

Sensational Knowledge
Includes DVD.


A compelling ethnography of traditional dance and bodily knowledge
Hahn, Tomie

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Music / Dance / Asian Studies

Sensational Knowledge

A compelling ethnography of traditional dance and bodily knowledge
Hahn, Tomie

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Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / Performing Arts

Setting the Stage

The life and work of a stage designer who worked with Kazan and Balanchine
Hays, David

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Theater & Performing Arts / Musicals

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and Musicals

An endlessly entertaining and informative look at how musicals have both reflected and adapted to America’s changing mores
Miller, Scott

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Theater & Performing Arts / Women's Studies

Signs of Life

A stunning collection of Schenkar’s unsettling and unnervingly funny plays available for the first time.
Schenkar, Joan M. Vivian Patraka, ed. and introd.

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Biography / Dance

Soaring

Sherman, Jane

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Music / Ethnic Studies / Dance

Solkattu Manual
Includes links for online video.


The first hands-on introduction to South Indian spoken rhythm
Nelson, David P.

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Theater & Performing Arts

Staging Whiteness

How whiteness is portrayed in contemporary drama and enacted in everyday life.
Brewer, Mary F.

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Music / Theater & Performing Arts / Folklore / Performance Studies

Stance

How we find and make meaning through music and performance
Berger, Harris M.

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Film & Video History & Criticism / Popular Culture / Media Studies

Stardust Monuments

Hollywood is placeless, timeless, and iconic, a key fabricator and forger of American cultural myths and stories. How, then, will the history of Hollywood be written?
Trope, Alison

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Theater & Performing Arts / Design / Opera

Svoboda: Wagner

Burian, Jarka

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Dance

Taken by Surprise

First comprehensive overview of improvisation in dance.
Albright, Ann Cooper, and David Gere, eds.

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Dance

Terpsichore in Sneakers

A dance critic’s essays on post-modern dance.
Banes, Sally

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Theater & Performing Arts

The Theater of the Bauhaus

Classic essays about theater design from Bauhaus masters
Gropius, Walter and Wensinger, Arthur S., eds.; Arthur S. Wensinger, trans.; Oskar Schlemmer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Farkas Molnár, contribs.

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Theater & Performing Arts / Asian Studies / Cultural Studies

Theatre and the Politics of Culture in Contemporary Singapore

Explores the vibrant relationships between theatre, cultural politics and social attitudes in a country whose history has many lessons for Western scholars.
Peterson, William

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Theater & Performing Arts / Film, TV, Visual Culture

The Théâtre de la Monnaie and Theatre Life in the 18th-Century Austrian Netherlands

This book offers the first extensive study of the influence of the Brussels’ Monnaie Theatre on theatrical life in the Dutch speaking part of the Austrian Netherlands
Van Oostveldt, Bram, ed.

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History / Theater & Performing Arts

Theatre Lighting before Electricity

Penzel, Frederick

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Theater & Performing Arts / Memoir

The Theatre of Donald Oenslager

Oenslager, Donald. Foreword by John Mason Brown.

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Theater & Performing Arts

The Theatre of Robert Edmond Jones

Pendleton, Ralph, ed. and chronol. John Mason Brown, Mary Hall Furber, Kenneth Macgowan, Jo Mielziner, Donald Oenslager, Lee Simonson, and Stark Young, contribs.

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Theater & Performing Arts / Art Criticism & Theory

This Body Is in Danger!

New media technologies and their relationship with the body
Stojni , Aneta

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Dance

Through the Eyes of a Dancer

A compilation of the writings of dance critic and editor Wendy Perron, from the 1960s to the present.
Perron, Wendy

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Folk Dance / Social History / Dance Music

A Time to Dance

A well thought-out, carefully put together volume on an important part of Americana
Nevell, Richard

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Dance / Theater & Performing Arts / Women's Studies / Performance Studies

Traces of Light

The first major English-language study of a legendary dancer
Albright, Ann Cooper

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Media Studies / Film & Video History & Criticism / Art Criticism & Theory / Criticism

Travels in Intermediality

The cooperation and collaboration between media, art forms, and cultural studies
Herzogenrath, Bernd, ed.

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Dance / Cultural Studies / Theater & Performing Arts / Performance Studies

Tree

Acclaimed choreographer explores the idea of intercultural performance.
Lemon, Ralph

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Dance / Dance Notation / Individual Artists

Trisha Brown

First in-depth study of the ground-breaking work of artist/choreographer Trisha Brown
Rosenberg, Susan

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Theater & Performing Arts

Unfolding Spectatorship

What does it mean to be a spectator?
Stalpaert, Christel

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Ballet / Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / 20th Century U.S. History

Wilde Times

The authorized biography of one of the greatest dancers from the golden age of New York City Ballet
Lobenthal, Joel

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Theater & Performing Arts / Art

William the Wonder Kid

Silk, Dennis

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Jewish Studies / Film & Video History & Criticism / Performing Arts Director

Woody on Rye

A critical assessment of Jewishness in Woody Allen’s films and plays
Brook, Vincent, and Marat Grinberg, editors

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Dance / Cultural Studies / American Studies

The Work of Dance

Explores the complex relationship between dance, work and labor in the 1930s.
Franko, Mark

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Dance / Theater & Performing Arts

Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernism

A leading critic traces three decades of contemporary dance from Balanchine to breakdancing
Banes, Sally

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Dance / Philosophy / Essays

Writing in Motion

A treasure trove of writings by America’s only dancing philosopher.
King, Kenneth



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