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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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