New Books in Theater
By New Books Network
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Discussions with Writers, Actors, and Scholars about their New Books
||Peter Filichia, “Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit and the Biggest Flop of the Season 1959-2009″||Speaking to long time theater critic Peter Filichia, one is reminded of listening to an old-time sportwriter talk about baseball. The Broadway he describes is full of colorful personalities, anecdotes, dates, numbers, and trivia. His spirit is enthu[...]||27 5 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||George Hunka, “Word Made Flesh: Philosophy, Eros, and Contemporary Tragic Drama”||George Hunka’s book Word Made Flesh: Philosophy, Eros, and Contemporary Tragic Drama (Eyecorner Press, 2011) offers a series of challenges, provocations and meditations on Theatre (with a capital “T”). It’s a valuable piece of work[...]||1 5 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Martin Denton, “Plays and Playwrights 2011″||The world of “Off-Off Broadway” has been fertile soil for new American plays for decades. Since the late 1990s, one of its most fervent boosters and chroniclers has been Martin Denton, the founder of nytheatre.com and the editor and publ[...]||20 4 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pamela Cobrin, “From Winning the Vote to Directing on Broadway: The Emergence of Women on the New York Stage”||Pamela Cobrin’s book From Winning the Vote to Directing on Broadway: The Emergence of Women on the New York Stage, 1880-1927 (University of Delaware Press, 2009) investigates the suffragists and early feminists through the lens of performance. Broa[...||6 4 11||Free||View In iTunes|