Performing Arts

Autobiography of an Actress; or Eight Years on the Stage

Read by Kelly S. Taylor

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 Cinema of Orson Welles

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Peter Bogdanovich

Acclaimed director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon) was, early in his career, a film critic. It was during this time t…

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…

The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin

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Harry Houdini

This work is by Harry Houdini, and was an attempt, by him, to undermine the public reverence for the man regarded as the master of modern ma…

My Actor-Husband

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

Shakespeare at the Globe, 1599-1609

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Bernard Beckerman

One of the most important pieces of Shakespearian scholarship to appear in several years, this brilliant work offers new perspectives on the…

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…

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…

Life of Liszt

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Ludwig Nohl

The Hungarian virtuoso pianist and composer, Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886), is still regarded as one of the greatest classical musicians of all …

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 …

Seen on the Stage

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Clayton Hamilton

A fourth collection of essays on theatre by American critic Clayton Hamilton, intended as a suffix to his earlier works, The Theory of the T…

Shadowland: September, 1919

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Shadowland was an American monthly magazine about art, dance, and film published from 1919 to 1923 before being absorbed by Motion Picture C…

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