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Performing Arts - Television - History & Criticism
Author: James Hibberd | Narrator: Fred Sanders
Release Date: October 06, 2020
The official, definitive oral history of the blockbuster show from Entertainment Weekly’s James Hibberd, published with HBO’s official support. It was supposed to be impossible. George R.R. Martin was a frustrated television wri...
Author: Emma Smith | Narrator: Emma Smith
Release Date: March 31, 2020
An electrifying new study that investigates the challenges of the Bard’s inconsistencies and flaws, and focuses on revealing—not resolving—the ambiguities of the plays and their changing topicality   A genius and prophet whose ...
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe untold stories behind The Office, one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty-first century, told by its creators, writers, and actors   When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight...
Author: Saul Austerlitz | Narrator: Barrett Leddy
Release Date: September 17, 2019
A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Friends, published for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the show's premiere. Howyoudoin’? In September 1994, six friends sat down in their favorite coffee shop and began bantering about sex, relations...
Author: Emily Nussbaum | Narrator: Emily Nussbaum
Release Date: June 25, 2019
From The New Yorker’s fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch.“Emily Nussbaum is the perfect critic—smart, enga...
Author: Lucas Mann | Narrator: Lucas Mann
Release Date: May 01, 2018
An intimate portrait of a marriage intertwined with a meditation on reality TV that reveals surprising connections and the meaning of an authentic life. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL.In Lucas Mann's trademark vein--fiercely intelligent, self-deprecating, brilli...
Author: Amy Kaufman | Narrator: Amy Kaufman
Release Date: March 06, 2018
*A New York Times Bestseller*The first definitive, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes cultural history of the Bachelor franchise, America’s favorite guilty pleasure.For sixteen years and thirty-six seasons, the Bachelor franchise has bee...
Author: Jonathan Abrams | Narrator: January LaVoy, Jonathan Abrams, Prentice Onayemi and Arthur Bishop
Release Date: February 13, 2018
The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation.Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more po...
Author: David Bianculli | Narrator: David Bianculli
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Television shows have now eclipsed films as the premier form of visual narrative art of our time. This new book by one of our finest critics explains—historically, in depth, and with interviews with the celebrated creators themselves—how ...
Author: T. R. Pearson and Warren Littlefield | Narrator: Bob Balaban
Release Date: May 01, 2012
Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier, ER, Cheers, Law & Order, Will & Grace…Here is the funny, splashy, irresistible insiders’ account of the greatest era in television history -- told by the actors, writers, directors, producers, and the ...
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The War for Late Night Cover
Author: Bill Carter | Narrator: Sean Kenin
Release Date: November 04, 2010
A dramatic account of the politics and personalities behind NBC's calamitous attempt to reinvent late-night television. When NBC decided to move Jay Leno into prime time to make room for Conan O'Brien to host the Tonight show-a job he had been prom...
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Author: Carol Burnett | Narrator: Carol Burnett
Release Date: April 06, 2010
This touching and hilarious memoir is 100 percent Carol Burnett—funny, irreverent, and irresistible.Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by mill...