Stage Dust: A Critic's Cultural Scrapbook from the 1990s (Studies and Documentation in the History of Popular Entertainment)

Stage Dust: A Critic's Cultural Scrapbook from the 1990s (Studies and Documentation in the History of Popular Entertainment)

By: Charles Marowitz (author)Hardback

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Contains personal observations culled from a variety of periodical sources including The New York Times, The L.A.Times, American Theatre Magazine, The Guardian (UK), The Sunday Times (UK), The Observer (UK) and London Times (UK) about some of the most seminal and outstanding performances that took place in the 1990s and the artists that were more prominent during that period.

About Author

Charles Marowitz is currently the artistic director of the Malibu Stage Company and has been co-director with Peter Brook of the Royal Shakespeare Company Experimental Group. His directorial credits include several West End productions including premieres of work by Saul Bellow, Joe Orton and Sam Shepard. His free adaptation of Shakespeare have been published world-wide and collected in the volume, The Marowitz Shakespeare. Marowitz has been the lead Drama Critic for the L.A. Herald Examiner and he has contributed to a wide variety of publications. He is also an experienced acting teacher having conducted Professional Acting Seminars in Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Wiesabden, Oslo and Stockholm as well as colleges, universities and drama-schools throughout England.


Part 1 On the Stage Chapter 2 Going Round Again: Carousel Chapter 3 McKellan's Richard III: Junk Shakespeare Chapter 4 The Main Event: Rent Chapter 5 Marcel Marceau Chapter 6 "Non Merci": Picasso at the Lapin Agile Chapter 7 The Return of Marivaux: Changes of the Heart Chapter 8 The Next Big One: Ragtime Chapter 9 ...And All That Jazz!: Chicago Chapter 10 A Brace of Wildes: An Ideal Husband Chapter 11 Pinter Goes Home: The Homecoming Chapter 12 He Who Plays the Prince: Branagh's Hamlet Chapter 13 Sadean Sex Fantasy: Quills Chapter 14 Corporate Follies: How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying Chapter 15 Annette Bening's Hedda: Once over Lightly Chapter 16 Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart: The King and I Chapter 17 Pearls, Pigs, and Platitudes: Foreman on the Cutting Edge Chapter 18 "Hyde" and Chic: Jekyll & Hyde Chapter 19 Coward's Courage: Design for Living Chapter 20 Christopher Plummer's Barrymore: The Great Profile in Caricature Chapter 21 Make Believe: Ah Wilderness, by Eugene O'Neill Chapter 22 Avignon Theatre Festival: 1998 Chapter 23 The Berliner Ensemble Packs It In Chapter 24 Defend Us: Monsters of Grace Chapter 25 "Showboat" for the '90's Chapter 26 Counting the House: Arms and the Man Chapter 27 Desperate Gambles: Dealer's Choice, by Patrick Marber Chapter 28 Ibsen for Dummies: Enemy of the People Chapter 29 A Class Act: Strindberg and Langella: The Father Chapter 30 The Wilde Bunch: Gross Indecency: The Trials of Oscar Wilde Chapter 31 Balm for the Mind: Collected Stories Chapter 32 The Wearing Down of the Green: The Cripple of Inishman Chapter 33 The Shrew: Reclaiming The Taming Chapter 34 Shakespeare by Numbers: Measure for Measure and Midsummer Night's Dream Part 35 Dramatis Personae Chapter 36 Artaud: A Centennial Reassessment Chapter 37 Nicol Williamson: Danger Man Chapter 38 Remembering Lenny Bruce Chapter 39 The Exoneration of Elia Kazan Chapter 40 Robert Lewis: An Appreciation Chapter 41 Jerzy Grotowsky: An Appreciation Chapter 42 Howard Stern and the Body Politic Chapter 43 John Gielgud: The Last Edwardian Chapter 44 Tom Stoppard: A Little Light Music Chapter 45 Rachel Rosenthal: Endangered Species Part 46 On the Page Chapter 47 Jacob Adler: A Life on the Stage, Translated and with Commentary by Lulla Rosenfeld Chapter 48 The Smart Set: George Jean Nathan and H. L. Mencken, by Thomas Quinn Curtiss Chapter 49 Lola Montez: A Life, by Bruce Seymour Chapter 50 True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor, by David Mamet Chapter 51 Bernard Shaw Theatrics, by Dan H. Laurence Chapter 52 Noel Coward: A Biography, by Philip Hoare Chapter 53 John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor, by Michael A. Morrison Chapter 54 Method Actors: Three Generations of an American Acting Style, by Steve Vineberg Chapter 55 Life, the Movie, by Neal Gabler Chapter 56 Laughing Matters, by Larry Gelbart Chapter 57 Coleridge: "Darker Reflections" Chapter 58 Still Alive: An Autobiographical Essay, by Jan Kott Chapter 59 Shakespeare: A Life, by Park Honan Chapter 60 How Good Is David Mamet, Anyway?: Writing on Theater, by John Heilpern Chapter 61 The Essential Groucho, by Stefan Kanfer Chapter 62 Bosie: A Biography of Lord Alfred Douglas, by Douglas Murray Chapter 63 Dream Catcher, by Margaret Salinger Part 64 Think Pieces Chapter 65 Two Cheers for Broadway Chapter 66 "Were You There When They Crucified Our Play?" Chapter 67 This Wooden "O" Chapter 68 What's in a Name? Chapter 69 Private World, Public Words Chapter 70 "It's a Barnum & Bailey World" Chapter 71 Pimps and Parasites Chapter 72 Blinded by Science Chapter 73 The Idiot Box Chapter 74 Deathless Cyrano Chapter 75 The Critics' Lot: U.S. vs. U.K. Chapter 76 Actors and Stars Chapter 77 Stealing the Show Chapter 78 The Case for a National Theater Chapter 79 Drought of the Imagination

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  • ISBN13: 9780810840454
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780810840454
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 0810840456

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