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RESEARCH OF PLAYWRIGHTS FOR ACTORS

Chekhov, Anton

Books:

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy trans by Pevear

Daily Life Under the Last Czar, by Henri Troyet

Chekhov by Troyet

Chekhov’s Plays: An Opening into Eternity

Reading Chekhov by Janet Malcom

Land of the Firebird

The Empire’s New Clothes

Russian Landscape

The Russian Century

Stella Adler on Chekhov Ibsen and Strindberg

Letters from the Moscow Art Theater

My Life in Art

Danchenko’s book on Theater ????

The Hero of Our Time by Lermontov (particularly for Solyony)

Chekhov Short Stories, particularly:

            In the Ravine

            On Official Duty           

            The Bride

Life on a Russian Country Estate by Roosevelt           

Summerfolk History of the Russian Dacha

Plays:

A Month in the Country by Turgenev

Art:

Painting by Levitan, Shishkin, The Wanderers

Film:

Unfinished Piece for a Player Piano

Anton Chekhov the BBC Series

Russia Land of the Czars

The Barber of Siberia (for military references)

Dark Eyes

Websites:

Visit You Tube and enter Anton Chekhov

http://www.alexanderpalace.org/

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/

http-//ancientfaithradio.com/.webloc

http-//www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws/english/.webloc

http-//www.3saints.com/.webloc

http-//www.alexanderpalace.org/.webloc

http-//www.benya.com/cyrillic/.webloc

http-//www.eilatgordinlevitan.com.webloc

http-//www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/gorskii.html.webloc

http-//www.nycathedral.org/home.html.webloc

 

Ibsen, Henrick

 

On Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov by Stella Adler

Keeping Christmas by Stokker

Ibsen by Clurman

Ibsen’s Women by Joan Templeton

The Ibsen Cycle by Johnston

A Thing or Two about Ibsen

Ibsen by Michael Meyer

Living in Norway

The Correspondence of Henrick Ibsen

Hedda Gabler: A Sourcebook

The Quintessence of Ibsenism by Shaw

 

Music:

Greig Peer Gynt

Greig Piano Concerto

 

Art:

Harriet Becker

Hammershoi

Edvard Munch

Christian Krohg

 

Film:

Edvard Munch by Peter Watkins

 

Websites:

www.ibsen.net

www.ibsenmuseet.com

travel sites of Oslo, Bergen and Norway

 

Miller, Arthur

Arthur Miller in an Hour

Moliere

Arianne Mnouchkine's film Moliere

Odets, Clifford

Websites:

http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade30.html

Books:

Clifford Odets by Margaret Gibson

The Fervent Years by Harold Clurman

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities by Delmore Schwartz

 

Film:

Reds Starring Warren Beatty

Frances starring Jessica Lange

The Changeling starring Angelina Jolie

The Cinderella Man starring Russell Crowe

O’Neill, Eugene

Television:

Eugene O’Neill PBS Documentary

Moon for the Misbegotten starring Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst (PBS)

Books:

Letters of Eugene O’Neill by Travis Bogard

books by Shaeffer

O’Neill by Arthur and Barbara Gelb

Performing O’Neill

Film:

Reds starring Warren Beatty

John Wayne film of Sea Plays was his favorite

Anna Christie at NYPL TOFT starring Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson

Restoration Comedy

Simon Callow's Acting in Restoration Comedy

Acting in Light Comedy by Maria Aitken

Films:

Stage Beauty

Cassanova

The Libertine

George Bernard Shaw

Reference Books:

Manners for Men by Mrs Humphrys

Manners for Women by Mrs Humphrys

Mrs Bretton’s Book of Household Management Etiquette by Emily Post

Habits of Good Society (1859)

History of Mistresses by Elizabeth Abott

A Social History of Tea by Jane Pettigrew

Victorians at Home and Abroad by Paul Atterbury

Theatre and Fashion

Oscar Wilde and the Suffragettes

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew

The Victorians by A. N. Wilson

The Victorian Underworld

Dinner is Served by Arthur Inch

The Victorian House by Judith Flanders

The Victorian Woman by Suzanne Cooper

One hundred Practical Hints for the Amateur by Lady Benson

Photohistorica Landmarks in Photography

Photography Books

A Country Camera Fashion in Photographs 1860-1880, 1880-1900, 1900-1920, 1920-1940

Getty Images 1900’s, 1910’s, 1920’s

A Cockney Camera by Gordon Winter

Shire Albums (a series of books) of note: Motoring Costume, Shaving, Schoolroom

Echoes from an Edwardian Album by Colin Gordon also known as A Richer Dust

Time Life Books Edwardian Album by Nicholas Bentley

 

Television Programs of the Period:

 

Any Jane Austen mini-series

Brideshead Revisited

Barchester Chronicles

 

Middlemarch

 

Films

 

Victorian-Edwardian

Edwardian-Post War

Room with a View

Remains of the Day

 

Period Authors:

 

Late Victorian-Edwardian

Oscar Wilde

Marcel Proust

Evelyn Waugh

Edith Wharton

Henry James

 

Post WWI:

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Vita Sackville-West

Virginia Woolf

The Great Gatsby

Becoming Colette

Carrington

Gosford Park

A Passage to India

The Governess

Enchanted April

August

The Hours

 

 

Shepard, Sam

Film:

This So Called Disaster (a documentary on the rehearsal of Late Henry Moss)

Williams, Tennessee

Tom

Memoirs by Tennessee Williams

Plantations (Natchez)

Anything by Maria St Just

Research of Clarksdale, MI where Williams lived with his grandfather and where Moonlake Casino is located.

Film:

Tennessee Williams South

A and E Biography of Tennessee Williams