An O’Neill biography puts the drama centerstage, while a tantalizing compendium of Beckett-iana largely elides it.
The new book ‘Drop Dead’ puts a debate we’re still having—between art for art’s sake and art for the common good—into stark relief.
Two new bios examine the lives and careers of two musical-theatre giants: one most at home onstage, the other too big for any single medium.
More than a mere play collection, the author’s new anthology is a meta-meditation on identity, memory, and meaning.
Western colonizers thought Shakespeare proved their cultural superiority, but a new book explores what his plays have meant to the colonized.
The playwright’s new nonfiction collection offers a grab bag of alternately brilliant and brittle asides.
The megahit of the moment, like many revolutionary popular works, has strong roots in musical theatre’s past.
A pair of new books reveals how Joel Grey and the Yiddish theatre both drew on Jewish stage traditions of gravitas as well as schmaltz.
Volumes by Judith Malina and Daniel Sacks wrestle with revolutionary truths—one via poetry, the other through theory.
Four books make fresh cases not only for the German playwright’s relevance but for his virtuosity as well.