The Oxford Companion to American Theatre
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Oxford Companion to American Theatre by Gerald Bordman
Book DescriptionFirst published in 1984, Gerald Bordman's Oxford Companion to American Theatre is the standard one-volume source on our national theatre. Critics have hailed its "wealth of authoritative information" (Back Stage), its "fascinating picture of the volatile American stage" (The Guardian), and its "well-chosen, illuminating facts" (Newsday). Now thoroughly revised, this distinguished volume once again provides an up-to-date guide to the American stage from its beginnings to the present. Completely updated by theater professor Thomas Hischak, the volume includes playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, dramatic movements, and much more. The book covers not only classic works (such as Death of a Salesman) but also many commercially successful plays (such as Getting Gertie's Garter), plus entries on foreign figures that have influenced our dramatic development (from Shakespeare to Beckett and Pinter). New entries include recent plays such as Angels in America and Six Degrees of Separation, performers such as Eric Bogosian and Bill Irwin, playwrights like David Henry Hwang and Wendy Wasserstein, and relevant developments and issues including AIDS in American theatre, theatrical producing by Disney, and the rise in solo performance. Accessible and authoritative, this valuable A-Z reference is ideal not only for students and scholars of theater, but everyone with a passion for the stage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195169867
(260mm x 188mm x 50mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gerald Bordman
American Musical Theatre, Hardback (January 2011)
American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle is a landmark survey of musical theatre in the United States from the mid-eighteenth century up through the present day. The fourth edition brings this work fully into the twenty-first century, covering the latest developments and innovations in musical theatre in America.
American Musical Theater, Hardback (December 2000)
Bordman not only traces each season's productions; he offers authoritative summaries of the general artistic trends and developments each season. Embracing musical comedy, operetta, revues, and the one-man and one-woman shows of recent year, the third edition of this essential reference source includes a detailed show, song, and people index.
American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1930-1969, Hardback (November 1996)
Aimed at those interested in American theatre, this work covers the period from 1930 to 1969.
American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama 1914-1930, Hardback (September 1995)» View all books by Gerald Bordman
This is a volume in Bordman's monumental history of the non-musical American theatre. It analyses each Broadway show chronologically from 1914 to 1930 - the period when American drama was most prolific and productive.
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Author Biography - Gerald Bordman
Gerald Bordman is the author of many books, including American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle, Jerome Kern: His Life and Music, and Days to be Happy, Years to be Sad: The Life and Music of Vincent Youmans. Thomas S. Hischak is a playwright, professor of theatre at SUNY Cortland, and author of award-winning books on theater including The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia, Stage It With Music: An Encyclopedic Guide to the American Musical Theatre, and Word Crazy: Broadway Lyricists from Cohan to Sondheim.
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