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  • Books Received

Listing does not preclude subsequent review. Interested reviewers should send a resume and a letter indicating areas of expertise directly to the Book Review Editor, Josephine Lee at the Department of English, University of Minnesota, 207 Lind Hall, 207 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455-1034, or via electronic mail: “” (N.B. Those titles preceded by a “*” have been assigned to reviewers.)

Acting and Directing

Daw, Kurt. Acting: Thought into Action. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997; pp. 188. $18.95.
Herman, Lewis and Marguerite Shalett Herman. American Dialects: A Manual for Actors, Directors, and Writers. New York: Routledge, 1997; pp. 291. $19.95.
Gage, Carolyn. Take Stage!: How to Direct and Produce a Lesbian Play. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1997; pp. 216. $38.50.
Erion, Polly. Drama in the Classroom: Creative Activities for Teachers, Parents & Friends. Fort Bragg, CA: Lost Coast Press, 1997; pp. 192. $24.95.
*Mamet, David. True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor. New York: Pantheon, 1997; pp. 144. $20.00.
Mayfield, Katherine. Smart Actors, Foolish Choices. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1997; pp. 176. $16.95.
Taylor, Don. Directing Plays. London: A&C Black; New York: Routledge, 1997; pp. 201. $17.95.
Silverberg, Larry. Loving to Audition: The Audition Workbook for Actors. Lyme, NH: Smith and Kraus, 1997; pp. 147. $15.95.
Silverberg, Larry. The Sanford Meisner Approach. Workbook Two: Emotional Freedom. Lyme, NH: Smith and Kraus, 1997; pp. 116. $14.95.
Vilga, Edward. Acting Now: Conversations on Craft and Career. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1997; pp. 224. $16.95.


Wright, Michael. Playwriting in Process: Thinking and Working Theatrically. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997; pp. 206. $17.95.

Autobiography and Biography

Dewhurst, Colleen and Tom Viola. Colleen Dewhurst: Her Autobiography. New York: Scribner, 1997; pp. 400. $27.50.
Fugard, Athol. Cousins: A Memoir. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1997; pp. 153. $19.95.
McBride, Bunny. Molly Spotted Elk: A Penobscot in Paris. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997; pp. 384. $13.95.
Wansell, Geoffrey. Terence Rattigan: A Biography. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997; pp. 434. $29.95.

Bibliography and Reference

Billman, Larry. Fred Astaire: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997; pp. 424. $65.00.
Brandon, James R. The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993; pp. 253. $24.95.
DuBoff, Leonard. The Performing Arts Business Encyclopedia. New York: Allworth, 1996; pp. 256. $19.95.
Carpenter, Charles A. Modern Drama: Scholarship and Criticism, 1980–1990. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997; pp. 632. $90.00.
Leeson, Richard M. Lorraine Hansberry: A Research and Production Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997; pp. 192. $65.00.
Leiter, Samuel L. New Kabuki Encyclopedia: A Revised Adaptation of Kabuki Jiten. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997; pp. 840. $115.00.
Macready, Sam. A William Butler Yeats Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997; pp. 512. $95.00
Peterson, Bernard L., Jr. The African American Theatre Directory, 1816–1960. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997; pp. 336. $75.00.
Peterson, Jane T. and Suzanne Bennett. Women Playwrights of Diversity: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997; pp. 416. $79.50.
Sarver, Linda and Tom Markus. A Novel Approach to the Theatre: From Adams to Zola. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1997; pp. 398. $48.00.

Criticism, History, and Theory

Adams, Bluford. E Pluribus Barnum: The Great Showman and the Making of U.S. Popular Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997; pp. 272. $47.95 cloth, $18.95 paper.
Akihiro, Senda. The Voyage of Contemporary Japanese Theatre. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997; 306. $45.00.
Anadolu-Okur, Nilgun. Contemporary African American Theater: Afrocentricity in the Works of Larry Neal, Amiri Baraka, and Charles Fuller. New York: Garland, 1997; pp. 236. $44.00.
*Auslander, Philip. From Acting to Performance: Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism. New York: Routledge, 1997; 173. $55.00 cloth, $15.95 paper.
Cockrell, Dale. Demons of Disorder: Early Blackface Minstrels and Their World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997; pp. 236. $54.95.
Conboy, Katie, Nadia Medina, and Sarah Stanbury. Writing on the Body: Female Embodiment and Feminist Theory. Columbia University Press, 1997; pp. 430. $49.50 cloth, $17.50 paper.
Coursen, H. R. Macbeth: A Guide to the Play. Westport...

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