Sign up for special offers and exclusive content!

Now in its third decade, Applause is America's foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books. Our books range from biographies of film and theatre luminaries, to playscripts, librettos, monologue books, and explorations of film and theatre history. Applause also publishes the long-running Screen World and Theatre World annuals as well as the Best American Short Plays series, and the Playbill Broadway Yearbooks.

South Park FAQ: All That's Left to Know About The Who, What, Where, When and #%$ of America's Favorite Mountain Town
Best Contemporary Monologues for Men 18-35
Modern Sci-Fi Films FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Time-Travel, Alien, Robot, and Out-of-This-World Movies Since 1970
Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays, Volume Three
The Sound of Music FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Maria, the von Trapps, and Our Favorite Things
American Neo-Noir - The Movie Never Ends
Teen Boys' Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny
Best Contemporary Monologues for Kids Ages 7-15
You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman
Seinfeld FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Show About Nothing
A Chorus Line FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Broadway's Singular Sensation
The Shakespeare Audition: How to Get Over Your Fear, Find the Right Piece, and Have a Great Audition
In Performance: Contemporary Monologues for Teens
The X-Files FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Global Conspiracy, Aliens, Lazarus Species...
The Only Woman in the Room: Episodes in My Life and Career as a Television Writer
The Twilight Zone FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Fifth Dimension and Beyond
TV Finales FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Endings of Your Favorite TV Shows
Star Wars FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Trilogy That Changed the Movies
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die - James Dean's Final Hours
The Best Scenes for Kids Ages 7-15
Cervantes's Eight Interludes
Duo!: The Best Scenes for Mature Actors
The Best American Short Plays 2013-2014
Quentin Tarantino FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Original Reservoir Dog
Men's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny
How I Did It: Establishing a Playwriting Career
Fortune in My Eyes: A Memoir of Broadway Glamour, Social Justice, and Political Passion
Mainly on Directing - Gypsy, West Side Story, and Other Musicals
The Playbill Broadway Yearbook: June 2013 to May 2014 - Tenth Annual Edition
The Room: The Definitive Guide
In Performance - Contemporary Monologues for Men and Women Late Twenties to Thirties

What's New?
More About Closer Look
Libretto Library
Visit Applause Theatre and Cinema Books on Facebook
Visit Applause Theatre and Cinema Books on Twitter