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Book Review: 100 Greatest American Plays

November 9th, 2017 | Book/Media Reviews

100 Greatest American Plays Thomas S. Hischak Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017 ISBN-13: 978-1442256057 Over time, theatregoers and practitioners develop their own mental list of favorite plays, though they may never bother to commit their list to paper.  We are, of course, each entitled to our own criteria for the selections we make of […]

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Board Elections 2018-2020

November 3rd, 2017 | Elections

Dear TLA membership, On behalf of the Theatre Library Association Board, I invite and encourage members interested in the opportunity of serving on the Board to submit a nomination form for our upcoming election. The Election will be for three open positions on the TLA Board for a 2018-2020 term, and we are currently recruiting […]

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2017 ASTR/TLA Conference: Extra/Ordinary Bodies: Interrogating the Performance and Aesthetics of “Difference”

November 3rd, 2017 | ASTR, Conferences, Events, Membership, Related Organizations

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead | Atlanta, Georgia | November 16-19, 2017 Friday, November 17 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Field Conversation 6: Instructional Resources in the Twenty-First Century (co-sponsored by the Theatre Library Association and the ASTR Ad Hoc Committee on Libraries) Sunday, November 19 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM Theatre Library Association Plenary: […]

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Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

October 30th, 2017 | Exhibitions

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art “I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love.” Marc Chagall Chagall’s works for theatrical productions are underexamined despite the importance that theater had in his works. The current special exhibition […]

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TLA Now Accepting 2018 Book Award Nominations

October 26th, 2017 | Awards, Book Awards, Book/Media Reviews, Events, Publications

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Theatre Library Association Book Awards! Presented annually, the Theatre Library Association Book Awards recognize works of performing arts scholarship published during the previous calendar year that demonstrate exemplary use and interpretation of library and archival collections. The two award categories are: The George Freedley Memorial Award honors English-language […]

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Join us for The 2016 TLA Book Awards Ceremony!

September 28th, 2017 | Awards, Book Awards, Events, Publications

The Theatre Library Association is thrilled to invite you to the annual presentation of the TLA Book Awards, honoring English language works of scholarship on theatre, film, and broadcasting, published in 2016. The TLA Book Awards Ceremony will include remarks from some of this year’s winners, readings from the winning books, and a pop-up exhibition of materials from the holdings of the New York […]

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Theatre Library Association Announces 2016 Book Award Winners

August 23rd, 2017 | Awards, Book Awards, Book/Media Reviews, Events, Publications

The Theatre Library Association is proud to announce the TLA Book Award winners for English language works of scholarship on theatre, film, and broadcasting, published in 2016. The 2016 George Freedley Memorial Award for an exemplary work in the field of live theatre or performance will be awarded to Peter Benes for For a Short Time […]

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Book Review: The Sixties, Center Stage: Mainstream and Popular Performances in a Turbulent Decade

August 22nd, 2017 | Book/Media Reviews

The Sixties, Center Stage: Mainstream and Popular Performances in a Turbulent Decade. Edited by James M. Harding and Cindy Rosenthal. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2017. ISBN 978-0472053360.   For those of a certain age, or even younger, “The Sixties,” writ large, is an era of extraordinary cultural change, indelible in its historic […]

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Theatre Library Association Statement on Proposed Cuts to NEA, NEH, and IMLS

May 23rd, 2017 | President's Blog

TLA affirms its support for our partner and affiliate organizations and the nation’s endowments in the Arts and Humanities.  While we are not a political organization, we do inform and empower our communities through support to archivists, librarians, practitioners, and scholars. TLA will continue to advocate for and participate in the open exchange of information […]

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Book Review: By Women Possessed: A Life of Eugene O’Neill

May 14th, 2017 | Book/Media Reviews

By Women Possessed: A Life of Eugene O’Neill Barbara and Arthur Gelb New York: Marian Wood Books/Putnam, 2016 ISBN 978-0399159114 Eugene O’Neill’s towering predominance among American dramatists is, quite simply, undeniable.  Winner of a Nobel Prize, a record four Pulitzer Prizes, his fifty-plus plays written beginning in the late 1910s established a standard for Broadway […]

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