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BEHIND THE SCENES AT LONDON'S NATIONAL THEATRE
Written by NICHOLAS HYTNER

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 11/14/2017

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-0-451-49340-8

From the Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award-winning former director of London's National Theatre--this is a fascinating, candid, eloquent memoir about his career directing theater, producing films and opera, and working closely with some of the world's most celebrated actors.

The list of Nicholas Hytner's accomplishments is long and distinguished: as Artistic Director of London's National Theatre from 2003-2015, he directed and produced a great number of their most popular and memorable...

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(PENGUIN CLASSICS DELUXE EDITION)
Written by ARTHUR MILLER
Introduction by SUSAN C. W. ABBOTSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 11/22/2016

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-10849-8

The collected essays of the “moral voice of [the] American stage” (The New York Times) in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
 
Arthur Miller was not only one of America’s most important twentieth-century playwrights, but he was also one of its most influential literary, cultural, and intellectual voices. Throughout his career, he consistently remained one of the country’s leading public intellectuals, advocating tirelessly for social justice, global democracy, and the arts. Theater scholar...

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Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Series Editor STEPHEN ORGEL, A. R. BRAUNMULLER
Edited by WILLIAM MONTGOMERY
Introduction by DOUGLAS TREVOR

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 11/01/2016

Price: $9.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-12860-1

Shakespeare’s cautionary tale about the dangers of upending democracy, Julius Caesar, which recently ran at the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park.

Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition

This edition of Julius Caesar is edited by William Montgomery with an introduction by Douglas Trevor and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series.

The...

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Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Series Editor STEPHEN ORGEL, A. R. BRAUNMULLER
Edited by PETER HOLLAND
Introduction by PETER HOLLAND

Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 11/01/2016

Price: $9.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-12863-2

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design

Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition

Gold Medal Winner of the 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 14

 
This edition of The Tempest is edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Holland and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series.

The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series...

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Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Series Editor STEPHEN ORGEL, A. R. BRAUNMULLER
Edited by STEPHEN ORGEL
Introduction by STEPHEN ORGEL

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 10/11/2016

Price: $9.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-12862-5

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design

Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition

This edition of The Taming of the Shrew is edited with an introduction and notes by series editor Stephen Orgel and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series. Cover artist Manuja Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of...

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Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Series Editor STEPHEN ORGEL, A. R. BRAUNMULLER
Edited by RUSS MCDONALD
Introduction by RUSS MCDONALD

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 10/04/2016

Price: $9.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-12861-8

The New York Theater Workshop's production of Othello, starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, and directed by Tony award-winning director Sam Gold, opened in November 2016. This production was sponsored in part by The Pelican Shakespeare series and Penguin Classics.

Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition

Gold Medal Winner of the 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 14
  

This edition of Othello is edited with an introduction and notes by Russ McDonald and was...

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THE REMARKABLE EVOLUTION OF SHAKESPEARE'S FEMALE CHARACTERS
Written by TINA PACKER

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/08/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-74534-7

Women of Will is a fierce and funny exploration of Shakespeare’s understanding of the feminine. Tina Packer, one of our foremost Shakespeare experts, shows that Shakespeare began, in his early comedies, by writing women as shrews to be tamed or as sweet little things with no independence of thought. The women of the history plays are much more interesting, beginning with Joan of Arc. Then, with the extraordinary Juliet, there is a dramatic shift: suddenly Shakespeare’s women have depth,...

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Written by ELIA KAZAN
Edited by ALBERT J. DEVLIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/08/2016

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-91139-6

This fully annotated selection of Elia Kazan’s letters reveals all the passion, vitality, and raw honesty that made him such a towering figure in American theater and film.

Kazan’s determination to be a “sincere, conscious, practicing artist” resounds through every phase of his career: his apprenticeship with the Group Theatre, his co-founding of the Actors Studio and co-direction of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, and his innovative directing on Broadway (A Streetcar Named...

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BRECHT, WEILL, THREE WOMEN, AND GERMANY ON THE BRINK
Written by PAMELA KATZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 12/08/2015

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-74416-6

This fascinating portrait of two of the most brilliant theater artists of the twentieth century—and the women who made their work possible—is set against the explosive years of the Weimar Republic.

Among the most outsized personalities of the sizzling, decadent period between the Great War and the Nazis’ rise to power were the renegade poet Bertolt Brecht and the avant-garde composer Kurt Weill. These two young geniuses and the three women vital to their work—actresses Lotte Lenya and Helene...

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A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF 23 PLAYS FOR THREE ACTORS

Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 12/01/2015

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87229-1

Plays for Three is a unique anthology of 23 outstanding plays for three actors by an exciting mix of established and emerging playwrights.
 
Everyone’s heard that “Two’s company, three’s a crowd.” That may be true on a date, but on stage, three is a magic number. Add a third character to any interaction and the dramatic possibilities increase exponentially: suddenly there’s competition, intrigue, shifting allegiances, comic misunderstandings, secrets and lies. Triangles make excellent drama,...

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WHAT ANCIENT GREEK TRAGEDIES CAN TEACH US TODAY
Written by BRYAN DOERRIES

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 09/22/2015

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95945-4

This is the personal and deeply passionate story of a life devoted to reclaiming the timeless power of an ancient artistic tradition to comfort the afflicted. For years, theater director Bryan Doerries has led an innovative public health project that produces ancient tragedies for current and returned soldiers, addicts, tornado and hurricane survivors, and a wide range of other at-risk people in society.

Drawing on these extraordinary firsthand experiences, Doerries clearly and powerfully...

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Written by TARA BENNETT

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Titan Books

On Sale: 09/02/2014

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-783-29357-5

Collected from a truly expansive exploration of television’s most creative minds, Showrunners is an insider’s guide to creating and maintaining a hit show in today’s golden age of television. The official companion to the documentary Showrunners, this highly informative book features exclusive interviews with such acclaimed and popular showrunners as Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Ronald D.Moore, Terence Winter, Bill Prady, Shawn Ryan, David Shore, and Jane Espenson.

"This book really does have...

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