Three books look at the lives and impact of three influential 20th-century directors.
New books document the processes and productions of 2 major New York companies.
New memoirs by British directors Nicholas Hytner and Dominic Dromgoole run the gamut, and the Globe.
Sam Shepard and Meryl Streep both made defining marks on New York stages before wandering afield.
An O’Neill biography puts the drama centerstage, while a tantalizing compendium of Beckett-iana largely elides it.
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.
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.
In his new book, former Kennedy Center impresario Michael Kaiser argues that the future of the arts lies with quality, subsidy, and daring—all of which are in dangerously short supply.
Two new books on Alexander technique demonstrate both the power and the pitfalls of conveying a hands-on practice in written form.
Michael Bloom reviews two new books by Sarah Ruhl