Welcome to TheatreBooks

TheatreBooks logo
Theatre FilmOperaDanceMedia

You are here: TheatreBooks> New Releases

Search the Site
Actors & Acting
Creative Writing
Drama in Education
Arts Administration
Costumes & Fashion
DVDs & Videos
Various & Sundry
How to Reach Us
About TheatreBooks
Order Now
Site Map

New & Featured Releases

The Organizer 2005
The Organizer 2005


Thinking of becoming an actor? Or, are you a seasoned veteran of the stage and screen? Wherever you are in your professional development, The Organizer is a must-have for those working in the performing arts. Inside you'll find everything that you need to succeed, including agents & casting directors, a theatre directory, a list of essential reading, a 14-month day planner, and much more. Coil-bound. $22.95.

Finding God
Finding God in the Dark: Taking the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to the Movies

John Pungente and Monty Williams

Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories
Edited by Selma Landen Odom and Mary Jane Warner
A compilation of over thirty articles by dance historians, theorists and professional practitioners, this book examines the central aesthetis, social, political and economic issues that helped define the development of dance in Canada. $48.95.


Acting With the Voice
Acting With the Voice: The Art of Recording Books

Robert Blumenfeld
In this instructive resource, Robert Blumenfeld convincingly argues that the basic techniques of acting apply whether the actor is performing on a stage or in a sound studio. Here he offers numerous practical exercises to help the actor to use the human voice to convey a myriad of emotions and states of mind. In addition, this book includes a variety of literary texts, for the reader to practice with, each prefaced with notes by Blumenfeld. Softcover, 360 pp. $32.95.

Alternative Europe
Alternative Europe: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema since 1945
Ernest Mathijs & Xavier Mendik
Surreal vampire experimentations, German erotic cinema, giallos, nunsploitation movies, and the necro-porn-horrors of Jorg Buttgereit: these are but a few of the alternative cinemas of post-war Europe. This eclectic volume investigates these previously under-explored national traditions of film culture, with essays and festival reports uncovering the social and cultural trends and tensions within a wide range of European exploitation movies. Softcover, 269 pp. $31.95.

The Cinema of Japan and KoreaJustin Bowyer
The Cinema of Japan and Korea

Justin Bowyer
This exciting volume provides a timely introduction to the history and continuing vibrancy of Japanese and Korean film. With a wide range that spans from silent cinema to the present day, and from films that have achieved classic status to underground masterpieces, this collection provides an overview of the breadth of the Japanese and Korean cinematic landscapes. Softcover, 258 pp. $34.50.

The Piano Tuner
The Piano Tuner

Robert Astle
The Piano Tuner is an abstract relationship between a blind man named Bob, and the piano he is set to tune. But the piano is more than out of tune - it is filled with sounds, objects and stories which Bob must confront if he wants to bring the instrument out of disrepair. This one-man show navigates the tragedy of Bob's life, but also works toward his redemption. Softcover, 60 pp. $14.95.

Shakespeare: The Director's Cut
Shakespeare: The Director's Cut

Michael Bogdanov
For the last three decades, Michael Bogdanov has carved out a reputation as Britain's most daring and consistently fascinating director of Shakespeare. Now he has used undisputed authority to write this series of provocative essays about the Bard's plays. This collection of cutting-edge scholarship is a valuable addition to Shakespeare studies, and to theatre studies more generally. Softcover, 159 pp. $19.95.

Josh MacDonald
Newfoundland: between 1954 and 1975, the Federal and Provincial governments brought about the move of over 300 communities and 30,000 people. Set in a one-room school house during the decisive evening of the community's vote on whether to stay or leave, Josh MacDonald's play is an intriguing homage to Brecht's The Caucasion Chalk Circle. It shows a community's struggle to give up what they hold most dear. Softcover, 96 pp. $15.95.

Who the Hell's in It?
Who the Hell's in It? Portraits and Conversations

Peter Bogdanovich
In this companion piece to Who the Devil Made It?, Peter Bogdanovich draws upon a lifetime of experience, observation and understanding of acting, to write these portraits of the actors that he worked with, befriended, or simply admired from afar. James Cagney, Boris Karloff, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, River Phoenix, Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, and Stella Adler are but a few of the subjects whom Bogdanovich spotlights in these 25 engaging tributes. Hardcover, 528 pp. $50.00.

Back to top

See also: Gift Ideas


TheatreBooks, 11 St. Thomas St., Toronto (416) 922-7175, 1-800-361-3414, fax (416) 922-0739

Last modified August 18, 2007 .
Please note that all prices are in Canadian dollars. All prices are subject to change without notice.