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To Play Again

by Carol Rosenberger She Writes Press (April 17, 2018)

At age twenty-one, while she was working with the legendary Nadia Boulanger in France, concert pianist Carol Rosenberger was stricken with paralytic polio—a condition that knocked out the very muscles she...

Shakespeare on Theatre

by William Shakespeare & Nick de Somogyi Nick Hern Books (April 13, 2018)

A unique collection of Shakespeare's every reflection on the theatre, offering fascinating insights into the man, his work, and the world of the Jacobean stage.

Shakespeare was a man of the theatre to his core,...

Tackling Text [and subtext]

by Barbara Houseman Nick Hern Books (April 13, 2018)

An intensely practical handbook for actors on how to cope with text, subtext, character and situation. Preface by Kenneth Branagh.

Having helped the actor with basic vocal technique in her enormously successful...

Mirror of the Marvelous

by Pierre Mabille & André Breton Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (April 10, 2018)

A surrealist exploration of the marvelous in ancient, classic, and modern works from around the world

• Long considered one of the most significant and original books to have come out of the surrealist movement...

Singing with Your Whole Self

by Samuel H. Nelson & Elizabeth L. Blades Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 05, 2018)

This book teaches performers to use the Feldenkrais Method of neuromuscular activities to ameliorate problems of tension, muscle strain, and illness in order to obtain optimal vocal performance. Singing with...

Something Wonderful

by Todd S. Purdum Henry Holt and Co. (April 03, 2018)

A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century

They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the...

So You Want to Sing CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music)

by Matthew Hoch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 03, 2018)

So You Want to Sing CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) presents a compendium of approaches to non-classical singing with an emphasis on vocal technique and function. Over the past twenty years, approaches to...

How to Play Harmonica

by Blake Brocksmith, Gary Dorfman & Douglas Lichterman Adams Media (April 03, 2018)

This easy-to-understand beginner’s guide provides an introduction to playing the harmonica and includes helpful information about basic techniques, tools, and music knowledge.

Learn to play the harmonica with...

Kenneth Tynan: Theatre Writings

by Kenneth Tynan, Dominic Shellard & Tom Stoppard Nick Hern Books (March 30, 2018)

The best of Kenneth Tynan's theatre criticism, selected and edited by his biographer Dominic Shellard - with a foreword by Tom Stoppard.

This volume is an edited selection of theatre criticism by one of the most...

The Complete Book of 1930s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 29, 2018)

Strike Up the Band, Of Thee I Sing, and Let ’Em Eat Cake). The decade also saw the last musicals by Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Vincent Youmans; found Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in full flower; and introduced...

Unsuccessful Thug

by Mike Epps Harper (March 27, 2018)

From Naptown to Tinseltown—legendary stand-up comedian and actor Mike Epps finally tells all in this outrageous, hilarious, no-holds-barred memoir.

Before starring in Def Comedy Jam and Showtime at the Apollo...

The Jazz Bubble

by Dale Chapman University of California Press (March 23, 2018)

Hailed by corporate, philanthropic, and governmental organizations as a metaphor for democratic interaction and business dynamics, contemporary jazz culture has a story to tell about the relationship between...

Reading Phinehas, Watching Slashers

by Brandon R. Grafius Fortress Academic (March 20, 2018)

The tale of the “zeal” of Phineas, expressed when he killed an Israelite man and a Midianite woman having sex and thus stopped a “plague” of consorting with idolatrous neighbors in the Israelite camp...

Diving for Starfish

by Cherie Burns St. Martin's Press (March 20, 2018)

Both a history of fine jewelry coming out of Paris in the Golden Age and a tour through the secretive world of high-end, privately-sold jewelry, Diving for Starfish is a stylish detective story with a glittering...

Mock Classicism

by Nilo Couret University of California Press (March 16, 2018)

In Mock Classicism Nilo Couret presents an alternate history of Latin American cinema that traces the popularity and cultural significance of film comedies as responses to modernization and the forerunners to...

Gone Dollywood

by Graham Hoppe Ohio University Press (March 15, 2018)

Dolly Parton isn’t just a country music superstar. She has built an empire. At the heart of that empire is Dollywood, a 150-acre fantasy land that hosts three million people a year. Parton’s prodigious talent...

Decolonizing Revelation

by Rufus Burnett Jr. Fortress Academic (March 15, 2018)

At a time when ideas like “post-racial society” and “#BlackLivesMatter” occupy the same space, scholars of black American faith are provided a unique opportunity to regenerate and imagine theological...

A Celebration of Animation

by Martin Gitlin & Joe Wos Lyons Press (March 15, 2018)

Few morose thoughts permeate the brain when Yosemite Sam calls Bugs Bunny a “long-eared galut” or a frustrated Homer Simpson blurts out his famous catch-word, “D’oh!” A Celebration of Animation explores...

Remaking Reality

by Sara Blair, Joseph B. Entin & Franny Nudelman The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2018)

After World War II, U.S. documentarians engaged in a rigorous rethinking of established documentary practices and histories. Responding to the tumultuous transformations of the postwar era--the atomic age, the...

Defiant Indigeneity

by Stephanie Nohelani Teves The University of North Carolina Press (March 14, 2018)

"Aloha" is at once the most significant and the most misunderstood word in the Indigenous Hawaiian lexicon. For K&257;naka Maoli people, the concept of "aloha" is a representation and articulation of their identity,...

Stage Matters

by Rhonda Knight, Annalisa Castaldo, Stephen Purcell & Catherine Loomis et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 13, 2018)

The collection, edited by Annalisa Castaldo and Rhonda Knight, features essays by scholars interested in exploring how the material culture of sixteenth and early seventeenth English theatrical culture influenced...

Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture

by Lilian H. Zirpolo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 13, 2018)

The baroque period deals with the art created roughly between the end of the 16th and the early years of the 18th centuries. The masters of the era include Caravaggio, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Rembrandt, Vermeer,...

Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World

by Miles J. Unger Simon & Schuster (March 13, 2018)

When Picasso became Picasso: the story of how an obscure young painter from Barcelona came to Paris and made himself into the most influential artist of the twentieth century.

In 1900, an eighteen-year-old Spaniard...

Experiencing Alice Cooper

by Ian Chapman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2018)

Experiencing Alice Cooper: A Listener’s Companion takes a long overdue look at the music and stage act of rock music’s self-styled arch-villain. A provocateur from the very start of his career in the mid-1960s,...

Contracts in the People’s Republic of China

by Jacques H. Herbots Die Keure Publishing (March 11, 2018)

A complete and well-documented review of contract law in China.

This in-depth introduction to the law of contracts of Mainland China was written for Western lawyers who have contacts with the People’s Republic...


by Lamont "U-God" Hawkins Picador (March 06, 2018)

Selected as a Best Book of the Year by Esquire

"Couldn't put it down." – Charlamagne Tha God

"Mesmerizing." – Raekwon da Chef

"Insightful, moving, necessary." – Shea Serrano

"Cathartic." –The New Yorker


The Battle for Beverly Hills

by Nancie Clare St. Martin's Press (March 06, 2018)

The untold history of Beverly Hills and how, against all odds, it remained an independent, exclusive, and glamorous enclave through the efforts of Hollywood’s film pioneers.

If you look at a map of the sprawling...

Coco Chanel

by 50MINUTES.Com (March 04, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Coco Chanel in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the work of the iconic...

PEOPLE The Complete Guide to A Wrinkle In Time

On Location

by Lisa Iannucci Globe Pequot Press (March 01, 2018)

Whether you’re a film fanatic or just want to see a bit of Hollywood in your neighborhood, On Location: A Film and TV Lover’s Travel Guide is the quintessential resource for visiting the locations of your...

Movie Nights with the Reagans

by Mark Weinberg Simon & Schuster (February 27, 2018)

Former special advisor and press secretary to President Ronald Reagan shares an intimate, behind-the-scenes look inside the Reagan presidency—told through the movies they watched together every week at Camp...

Stealing the Show

by Joy Press Atria Books (February 27, 2018)

From a leading cultural journalist, a definitive look at the rise of the female showrunner—and a new golden era of television.

Female writers, directors, and producers have radically transformed the television...

Black Girls Rock!

by Beverly Bond Atria / 37 INK (February 27, 2018)

From the award-winning entrepreneur, culture leader, and creator of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! movement comes an inspiring and beautifully designed book that pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of...

Open Concept Houses

by Francesc Zamora Harper Design (February 20, 2018)

From the author of the successful 150 Best series comes the debut entry in the forward-thinking Open Concept Houses series, filled with nearly 500 pages of color photos—sure to become the ultimate resource...

Fashion Embroidery

by Jessica Pile Batsford (February 15, 2018)

This practical step-by-step guide to haute couture embroidery covers everything from machine and hand stitching, to tambour beading, goldwork and monogramming.

Whether you are interested in adding monogrammed...

100 Houses 100 Years

by Twentieth Century Society Batsford (February 15, 2018)

A fascinating insight into Britain’s built heritage and the diverse housing styles of the twentieth and twenty-first century. This book showcases 100 houses – one from each year from 1914 – that represent...

John Piper

by Darren Pih Pavilion (February 15, 2018)

Set to accompany the John Piper exhibition at the Tate Liverpool and written by its curator, this book presents a comprehensive examination of the English artist’s role as champion of modernism in Britain....

Interpreting Themes in Textile Art

by Els van Baarle & Cherilyn Martin Batsford (February 15, 2018)

An inspirational and practical book on how to interpret and collaborate on different themes in textile art. With foreword by Marie-Therese Wisniowski, who runs Art Quill Studio.

This stunning collection showcases...

Everything You Know About Art is Wrong

by Matt Brown Batsford (February 15, 2018)

A highly entertaining read for anyone with even a passing interest in art and art history.

This myth-busting book takes you on a great ride through the lives of starving (and not so starving) artists, unusual...

Counting Down Elvis

by Mark Duffett Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2018)

Over the course of the last six decades, Elvis Presley has sold more than a billion records; his music has touched nearly every modern listener. Despite an avalanche of books on his life, there are, surprisingly,...

Experiencing Berlioz

by Melinda P. O'Neal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2018)

Experiencing Berlioz: A Listener’s Companion is an in-depth entrée into the sound world of Hector Berlioz, recognized today as one of the most profoundly original and engaging composers in 19th-century Europe....

Reinventing Pink Floyd

by Bill Kopp & Jerry Shirley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 09, 2018)

The Dark Side of the Moon, Bill Kopp explores the ingenuity with which Pink Floyd rebranded itself following the 1968 departure of Syd Barrett. Not only did the band survive Barrett’s departure, but it went...

The Aspiring Screenwriter's Dirty Lowdown Guide to Fame and Fortune

by Andy Rose St. Martin's Press (February 06, 2018)

A humorous and pithy guide to the craft of writing a screenplay and the business of being a screenwriter.

Seeing your name on the silver screen beneath the words "Written By" is a moment most writers only dream...

Homey Don't Play That!

by David Peisner Atria / 37 INK (February 06, 2018)

Discover the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and lasting impact of the trailblazing sketch comedy show that upended television, launched the careers of some of our biggest stars, and changed the way we...


by Michael Abraham Falugi VERTEX II (February 02, 2018)

In his new collection of poetry and abstract paintings, Michael Falugi, evokes poetic images through his words and paintings, where fantasy and reality intertwine in a seamless fashion.

His poetry and paintings...

LIFE Casablanca

May We Forever Stand

by Imani Perry The University of North Carolina Press (February 02, 2018)

The twin acts of singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand tells an essential part of that story. With lyrics penned by James Weldon Johnson in...

Across the Art/Life Divide

by Martin Patrick Intellect (February 01, 2018)

Martin Patrick explores the ways in which contemporary artists across media continue to reinvent art that straddles both public and private spheres. Examining the impact of various art movements on notions of...

Entertainment University

by Anthony E Thompson Ii ATNetwork LLC (February 01, 2018)

This book is the culmination of thousands of hours of thinking, living, talking, research- ing, and writing about Entertainment University School of Hip Hop covering film, music, and entertainment business....

New York Shadow

by Alan Pakaln no business name (February 01, 2018)

Each of these chapters has a story, and each is an expression of my life at the time the pictures were taken. Taking a picture was always a  natural thing for me to do; I didn't think about showing them to...