Performing Arts

There's Laughter in the Air! Radio's Top Comedians and Their Best Shows

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Jack Gaver and Jack Gaveranddave Stanley


There's Laughter in the Air takes readers on a sidesplitting romp through the world of old-time radio comedy. It gives a brief history of th…

Stories From The Operas

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Gladys Davidson


"Owing to the appreciation which has been accorded to my three series of "Stories from the Operas," it has been decided to re…

Screen Acting

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Mae Marsh


Silent film star, Mae Marsh, recounts her life as an actress in this publication, what she deems as being the answer to thousands of letters…

Struggles and Triumphs, or Forty Years' of Recollections of P.T. Barnum, writte…

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P. T. Barnum


The 1873 edition of the autobiography of the founding genius of the "Greatest Show on Earth," P.T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum. It d…

Coffee Break Collection 012 - The Performing Arts

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Various


This is the twelfth collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in le…

Buffalo Bill from Prairie to Palace

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John M. Burke


William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody is one of the legends of the American western frontier. As a teen he rode for the pony expr…

Life and Lillian Gish

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Albert Bigelow Paine


An authorized biography of Lillian Gish, the renowned silent film star known in her heyday as the First Lady of American Cinema. Albert Bige…

Biographical Notice Of Nicolo Paganini With An Analysis Of His Compositions And…

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Francois-Joseph Fetis


Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (1782 – 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was the most celebra…

The Theory of the Theatre, and Other Principles of Dramatic Criticism

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Clayton Hamilton


A collection of essays by American critic Clayton Hamilton concerning theatre & dramatic practices, and the criticism thereof, from an e…

The Art of Story-Telling, with nearly half a hundred stories

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Julia Darrow Cowles


In preparing this book the author has sought to awaken a keener perception and a higher appreciation of the artistic and ethical value of st…

Autobiography of an Actress; or Eight Years on the Stage

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Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie


Anna Cora Mowatt was the author of the first Broadway comedy hit written by a woman. Her 1845 play “Fashion” is still performed today. She w…

The Voice and Public Speaking

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John Poole Sandlands


I write for public speakers. I wish to take them into my confidence. I feel I can do them good. My object is to help them to speak with grea…

My Actor-Husband

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Anonymous


In presenting this autobiography to the public, the author feels it incumbent upon herself to impress upon her readers the fidelity and stri…

Studies in Stagecraft

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Clayton Hamilton


A companion piece to Hamilton's earlier work, The Theory of the Theatre. Where that volume dealt with the criticism of dramatic art in gener…

Problems of the Playwright

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Clayton Hamilton


A third volume of essays by American critic Clayton Hamilton, published as a companion piece to The Theory of the Theatre & Studies in S…

Behind the Footlights

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Ethel Brilliana Tweedie


In this collection of essays the author gives us an opportunity to peek into the mysterious life of the theatre; she recalls her numerous co…

The Seven Lively Arts

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Gilbert Seldes


“... But, beside those great men, there is a certain number of artists who have a distinct faculty of their own by which they convey to us a…

Arthur Wing Pinero, Playwright - A Study

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Hamilton Fyfe


A discussion about the life and works of the playwright Arthur Wing Pinero. The perfect accompaniment to the plays by Pinero available here …

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