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  • Books Received

Theatre Journal publishes primarily reviews of scholarly works of theatre criticism, history, and theory. All books received are listed here as a courtesy to publishers. Listing does not preclude subsequent review. Interested reviewers should send a resume and a letter indicating areas of expertise to the Book Review Editor, Melissa Gibson at California State University, Fresno, Department of Theatre Arts, 5201 North Maple Avenue, Fresno, CA 93740-0046, or via electronic Titles preceded by an “*” have been assigned to reviewers. Titles preceded by a “**” are reviewed in this issue.

Autobiography and Biography

Delgado, Maria M. Federico García Lorca. Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists Series. London: Routledge, 2008; pp. 245.
Flinn, Caryl. Brass Diva: The Life and Legends of Ethel Merman. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007; pp. 542.
Gale, Maggie B. J. B. Priestley. Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists Series. London: Routledge, 2008; pp. 207.
Hammerschmidt-Hummel, Hildegard. The Life and Times of William Shakespeare. London: Chaucer Press, 2007; pp. 420.
Jackson, Shirley Gordon. A Place to Be Someone: Growing Up with Charles Gordone. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2008; pp. 245.
Ozieblo, Barbara, and Jerry Dickey. Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell. Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists Series. London: Routledge, 2008; pp. 228.
Riis, Thomas L. Frank Loesser. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008; pp. 332.
Stirling, Richard. Julie Andrews: An Intimate Biography. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008; pp. 376.
Tucker, David C. Shirley Booth: A Biography and Career Record. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008; pp. 210.
Wilson, Ross. Theodor Adorno. Routledge Critical Thinkers Series. London: Routledge, 2007; pp. 141.

Bibliography and Reference

Dramatists Guild of America Inc. The Dramatists Guild Resource Directory. New York: Dramatists Guild of America, 2008; pp. 273.
Kabatchnik, Amnon. Blood on the Stage: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008; pp. 416.
Kabatchnik, Amnon. Sherlock Holmes on the Stage: A Chronological Encyclopedia of Plays Featuring the Great Detective. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008; pp. 196.
Leiter, Samuel L., ed. Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre, 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007; pp. 979.
Wilmeth, Don B., ed. The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre, 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007; pp. 757.

Costume and Design

Rowe, Clare P., and Peter Beudert. Drawing and Rendering for Theatre. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007; pp. 272.

Criticism, History, and Theory

Amin, Dina A. Alfred Farag and Egyptian Theater: The Poetics of Disguise, with Four Short Plays and a Monologue. Middle East Literature in Translation Series. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2008; pp. 321.
Andrews, Richard, ed. and trans. The Commedia dell’Arte of Flaminio Scala: A Translation and Analysis of 30 Scenarios. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008; pp. 341.
*Anthony, M. Susan. Gothic Plays and American Society, 1794–1830. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008; pp. 195.
Arnold, Oliver. The Third Citizen: Shakespeare’s Theater and the Early Modern House of Commons. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007; pp. 308.
*Auslander, Philip. Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture, 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2008; pp. 208.
*Barranger, Milly S. Unfriendly Witnesses: Gender, Theater, and Film in the McCarthy Era. Theater in the Americas Series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2008; pp. 197.
Bartels, Emily C. Speaking of the Moor: From Alcazar to Othello. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008; pp. 252.
*Bay-Cheng, Sarah. Mama Dada: Gertrude Stein’s Avant-Garde Theater. New York: Routledge, 2004; pp. 207.
*Beam, Sara. Laughing Matters: Farce and the Making of Absolutism in France. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007; pp. 268.
Bechtel, Roger. Past Performance: American Theatre and the Historical Imagination. Cranbury, NJ: Bucknell Univesity Press, 2007; pp. 287.
Bell, John. American Puppet Modernism: Essays on the Material World in Performance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; pp. 280.
*Ben-Zvi, Linda, and Tracy C. Davis, eds. Considering Calamity: Methods for Performance Research. Tel Aviv: Assaph Books, 2007; pp. 222.
Berns, Ute, and Michael Bradshaw, eds. The Ashgate Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2007; pp. 273. [End Page 163]
Bevington, David. Shakespeare’s Ideas: More Things in Heaven and Earth. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008; pp. 234.
Bial, Henry, ed. The Performance Studies Reader, 2nd ed. New...


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