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The Portable Coach by Thomas Leonard Published by Scribner and is available in association with Amazon.  To order click here

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JulieTaymor, Playing With Fire: Theater Opera Film by Eileen Blumenthal, Julie Taymor. Published by Harry N. Abrams and is available in association with Amazon. To order click here.

One of the most imaginative and provocative directors and designers working today, Taymor draws on elements from the West, Indonesia, Japan, traditional theater, Asian dance-drama, puppetry, masked dance, contemporary cinema, and other performing arts to bring her extraordinary theatrical hybrids to life. Tracing her extensive career, this volume includes 195 illustrations, 110 in color, as well as Taymor's personal production notes.

A big book overflowing with big ideas as conceived and breathed life into by America's most unique theatre artist. This is a volume to read, to reread, to spark your imagination and to put on your coffee table to look at the cool pictures. The only thing more you could wish for is if Julie herself could make a home visit when you bought the book!


The Lion King: Pride Rock on Broadway by Julie Taymor. Published by Hyperion and is available in association with Amazon. To order click here.

Disney meets the avant-garde in this sensational theatrical event that promises to be the most exciting, most spectacular, and most publicized stage show of the decade. The Lion King features a full developmental history of the production, recreated through beautiful artwork, photographs, and behind-the-scenes details.


The New Amsterdam: The Biography of a Broadway Theatre by Mary C. Henderson. Published by Hyperion and is available in association with Amazon. To order click here.

The world will be watching this fall when the famed New Amsterdam Theatre finally reopens its doors. The storied past and famous renaissance of this "jewel of 42nd Street" are captured in this elegant volume, featuring an elegant gatefold opening.


Stage Writers Handbook: A Complete Business Guide for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Librettists by Dana Singer. Published by Theatre Communications Group and is available in association with Amazon. To order click here.


Act One: An Autobiography by Moss Hart. Published by St. Martin's Press and is available in association with Amazon. To order click here.

One of the most celebrated theater books of the century and a memorial to a bygone age--filled with the wonder of Broadway during the Depression and the years before World War II. Moss Hart was in the thick of American theater when everyone wore black tie on opening night and the world's most witty people entertained each other around a grand piano at late-night supper parties. It's an era of glamour that will never come again, but we have Hart's words on paper, and that is no small thing. A renowned director and theatrical collaborator, the brilliant Hart died too soon after the curtain went up on Act Two. If you want to know what it was like to be on the inside track in NYC in the '30s, '40s and '50s, here's a good place to find out.


Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical by Barbara Isenberg. Published by Limelight Editions and is available in association with Amazon. To order click here.

Making It Big takes readers backstage for Broadway musical. This book is my journalistic, behind-the-scenes diary of the high hopes and deep disappointments of creating a musical for the Broadway stage today. I follow the $10.3 million musical "Big" from the earliest meetings of its creative team through its Broadway closing in Oct. 1996. The book, which is in its second printing, is particularly timely now as a rewritten, recast version of the show will begin a year-long national tour in Sept. that will take it to about 30 cities around the country.


Jump Start Your Brain by Doug Hall, David Wecker. Published by Warner Books and is available in association with Amazon. To order click here.

Doug Hall shares his astonishingly effective ways to enhance day-to-day thinking and find creative answers to real-life and business problems. Jump Start Your Brain is filled with the practical, tactical advice he uses in his corporate seminars. Sandwiched in between a ton of exclamation marks, big type, and silly clip art is Hall's rather elemental idea: to be creative, you need to stimulate your brain with external "things," ranging from dime-store toys to Sears & Roebuck-like catalogues. Included are a psychological rationale for his approach to creativity and 36 brain programs, the actual techniques used to undrain the brain. By using disguised case histories and national publicity as evidence, he and his coauthor sell us on the right way to train brains.


Will Power: Using Shakespeare's Insights to Transform Your Life by George Weinberg, Dianne Rowe. Published by Audio Renaissance and is available in association with Amazon. To order click here.

At last, a brilliantly conceived self-help book that rescues Shakespeare from oblivion and affirms the timeless wisdom of his greatest characters. Concerned that Shakespeare is in danger of no longer being appreciated in today's world, the authors took it upon themselves to demonstrate that he is still vitally useful in helping people understand themselves and others. (This text refers to an out-of-print or unavailable edition of this title.)

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