2 new books about Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and Harry Watkins shows the life of a 19th-century actor was filled with acclaim and alcoholism in equal measure.
A bio sums up Rodgers & Hammerstein’s achievement, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s memoir is surprisingly lively.
New memoirs by British directors Nicholas Hytner and Dominic Dromgoole run the gamut, and the Globe.
A new book looks at Ivo van Hove’s thoroughgoing process, which is as much about distillation as direction.
Two new dance biographies show what we can (and can’t) learn from the revolutionary choreography of Agnes de Mille and Bob Fosse.
A massive new oral history recreates the drama behind Kushner’s modern epic, but does it do his ideas justice?
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.
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.