Offers a behind-the-scenes view of "Hamilton" the musical, detailing the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton's life. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon. "Hamilton" the musical was winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 287 pp.
While scholars often celebrate the freedom of improvised performances, they are generally focusing on freedom from formal constraints. Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault and Houston Baker, among others, the author argues that this idea of freedom elides improvisation's greatest power: the most skillful improvisations negotiate an ever-shifting landscape of constraints. Simultaneous. Hardcover available. 186 pp.
"One of Hollywood’s few female directors, Ida Lupino was a true maverick, making movies with the same steely determination and emotional sensitivity that characterized her work as an actor. Therese Grisham and Julie Grossman’s thoughtful study sheds a welcome light on an oeuvre that has been too long obscured." —J. Hoberman, author of "Film After Film: Or, What Became Of 21st Century Cinema?" Simultaneous. Hardcover available. 248 pp.
"Take a studied look at the synergy between the silver screen and the pulpy pages from which Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and hundreds of other colorful characters have sprung." —"Parade". "Thanks to Davis's arduous work and keen knowledge of media and cinema, "Movie Comics" is a masterful work, suitable for both academic use and leisure reading … Highly recommended." —"Choice". Simultaneous. Hardcover available. 294 pp.
"Anyone who is interested in who is 'in the room where it happens' and who is left out will applaud this thoughtful treatise." —"Booklist". Simultaneous. Hardcover available. 208 pp.