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, Julia A. Walker, Performing Arts Department, C.B. 1108, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis MO 63130, 314-935-3568, or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Titles preceded by an "*" have been assigned to reviewers. Titles preceded by a "**" are reviewed in this issue.
Autobiography, Biography, Profile, and Interview
Barry, Paul. A Lifetime with Shakespeare: Notes from an American Director of All 38 Plays. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010; pp. 241.
Bennett, Alma J. American Women Theatre Critics: Biographies and Selected Writings of Twelve Reviewers, 1753–1919. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010; pp. 186.
Bigsby, Christopher. Arthur Miller: 1915–1962. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009; pp. 739.
Cantrell, Tom, and Mary Luckhurst. Playing for Real: Actors on Playing Real People. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010; pp. 162.
*Cohen, Lola, ed. The Lee Strasberg Notes. London: Routledge, 2010; pp. 200.
Dircks, Phyllis T. A Literary Edward Albee Companion. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010; pp. 173.
*Efros, Anatoly. Trans. James Thomas. Beyond Rehearsal: Reflections on Interpretation and Practice, Continued. New York: Peter Lang, 2009; pp. 306.
Kear, Lynn. Laurette Taylor: American Stage Legend. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010; pp. 278.
*King, William Davies. Another Part of a Long Story: Literary Traces of Eugene O'Neill and Agnes Boulton. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010; pp. 328.
*Solomon, Rakesh H. Albee in Performance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010; pp. 303.
Starr, Larry. George Gershwin. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010; pp. 194.
*Tunney, Jay. The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and Bernard Shaw. New York: Firefly Books, 2010; pp. 287.
Bibliography and Reference
Beard, DeAnna M. Toten. Sheldon Cheney's Theatre Arts Magazine: Promoting Modern American Theatre, 1916–1921. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010; pp. 281.
**Dietz, Dan. Off-Broadway Musicals, 1910–2007: Casts, Credits, Songs, Critical Reception, and Performance Data of More Than 1,800 Shows. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010; pp. 656.
Podewell, Buzz. Shakespeare's Watch: A Guide to Time and Location in Plays, 2 vols. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2009; pp. 970.
**Suskin, Steven. Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway's Major Composers, 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010; pp. 600.
Zarilli, Phillip B., Bruce McConachie, Gary Jay Williams, and Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei. Gary Jay Williams, ed. Theatre Histories: An Introduction, 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2010; pp. 630.
Criticism, History, and Theory
*Afari, Kamran. Performance and Activism: Grassroots Discourse after the Los Angeles Rebellion of 1992. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009; pp. 249.
Albanese, Denise. Extramural Shakespeare. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010; pp. 181.
Altschuler, Bruce E. Acting Presidents: 100 Years of Plays about the Presidency. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010; pp. 193.
American Theatre, eds. The American Theatre Reader. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2009; pp. 615.
**Anderson, Lisa. Black Feminism in Contemporary Drama. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2008; pp. 142.
Andreach, Robert J. Len Jenkin's Theatre: Wonder and Heart. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2011; pp. 143.
*Bailes, Sara Jane. Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failure: Forced Entertainment, Goat Island, Elevator Repair Service. London: Routledge, 2011; pp. 228.
*Bak, John S. Homo Americanus: Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and Queer Masculinities. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2010; pp. 306.
*Bakola, Emmanuela. Cratinus and the Art of Comedy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009; pp. 380.
Bentley, Eric. The Playwright as Thinker, 4th ed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010; pp. 392.
Bhatia, Nandi, ed. Modern Indian Theatre: A Reader. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008; pp. 487.
Bial, Henry, and Scott Magelssen. Theatre Historiography: Critical Interventions. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010; pp. 302.
Bixler, Jaqueline, and Lauretz Seda, eds. Trans/Acting: Latin American and Latino Performing Arts. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2009; pp. 266. [End Page 152]
**Bleeker, Maaike. Visuality in the Theatre: The Locus of Looking. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; pp. 228.
*Bowditch, Rachel. On the Edge of...