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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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Call for Papers – ASTR/TLA Plenary: “The Body in the Library”

April 18th, 2017 | ASTR, Conferences

The Body in the Library:   A Call for Papers for the Plenary Panel of the Theatre Library Association   Association with libraries has traditionally been perceived as damaging to the body. Chaucer’s Oxfordian Clerke is described as unnaturally thin; Prospero can only be redeemed when he decides to “drown [his] book”; and Faustus’s obsessive […]

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Book Review: Experiencing Stanislavsky Today

April 2nd, 2017 | Book/Media Reviews

Experiencing Stanislavsky Today Stephanie Daventry French and Philip G. Bennet. London: Routledge, 2016 ISBN 978-0415693950   In Experiencing Stanislavsky Today, authors Stephanie Daventry French and Philip G. Bennett introduce new performers to the tenets and practices of Konstantin Stanislavsky’s highly influential System of acting.  The authors have coupled an expert understanding of Stanislavsky’s life and […]

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Book Review: Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago: In Their Own Words

March 2nd, 2017 | Book/Media Reviews

Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago: In Their Own Words. By John Mayer. New York: Bloomsbury Methuen, 2016. ISBN 978-1-4742-3945-5.   The Steppenwolf Theatre Company mostly tells its own extraordinary story in John Mayer’s engaging book examining the methods, history, and overall mission of the company which, among other things, has created a much-imitated dynamic ensemble […]

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Help us celebrate our 80th Anniversary – Join or renew your membership today!

January 10th, 2017 | Membership

Since 1937, the Theatre Library Association is the only North American organization devoted to supporting the needs and interests of librarians, archivists, scholars and practitioners affiliated with theatre, dance, performance studies, popular entertainment, motion picture and broadcasting collections.  Help us celebrate our 80th anniversary year by joining us or renewing your membership at our special […]

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BROADSIDE Digest 5 is Now Available

January 6th, 2017 | Publications

BROADSIDE Digest The fifth issue of BROADSIDE Digest is now available.  Don’t have time to click back through all of the previously posted items?  No worries; we’ve compiled all of the posts from January 28 through December 8, 2016 in one handy document.  You’ll be able to find all of the issues of the new BROADSIDE Digest under News & Events/BROADSIDE […]

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TLA Celebrates Book Awards Winners in New York

December 8th, 2016 | Awards, Book Awards, Book/Media Reviews, Events

Hello TLA Members and Friends! TLA had a busy Fall, with some wonderful events in New York, including the annual Book Awards ceremony, which was held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on October 14th. We began the evening with some mingling and refreshments (including snacks generously donated by Grandaisy Bakery). […]

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