Non-fiction books by Herb Sennett
Book on Theater History
Nicholas Rowe and the Rise of Feminism on the English Stage, (Bethesda, MD: Academica Press, 2005). This book is an analysis of the plays written by Nicholas Rowe between the years 1701-1715. It also contains a full biography of Alexander Pope's mentor and teacher and England's Second Poet Laureate.
Book on Drama in the Church (Currently out of print)
Religion and Dramatics: Essays on the Relationship between the Church and Theatre (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1994, Reissued 2008). This is the only discussion in print of the theological and philosophical underpinnings of doing drama in the church. It is a series of essays written 1988 to 1993.
Other Publications, Workshops, & Lectures
“Preaching as Performance Art: A Preliminary Model,” Journal of Religion and Theatre, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Fall, 2003).
“Adapting The Hiding Place for the Stage: An Odyssey,” Christianity and Theatre (fall/winter, 2001), XXII, No. 1 & 2, 53-58.
“Working with Volunteers in the Theatre,” Theatre Management Journal (Dec., 1997), I:1. Also published in Profile (Autumn, 1998), 59:15.
“Edmond O’Brien,” American National Biography, ed. John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, 24 vols. (NY: Oxford University Press, 1999), Vol. 16, pp. 586-7.
“A Director's Checklist,” Lillenus Drama Newsletter (Summer, 94).
“Some Lessons for Preachers from the Theatre,” Pulpit Digest (May, 1989).
“A Review of The Bible as Theatre by Shimon Levy,” Baylor Journal of Theatre (Spring 2006).
“A Review of Stanislavski and the Actor by Jean Benedetti and Stanislavski in Rehearsal by Vasily Osipovich Toporkov (Trans. by Christine Edwards),” Theatre Journal (Winter 1999).
“A Review of A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre and Performance: on and Beyond the Stage edited by Carol Martin and Women in Dramatic Place and Time: Contemporary Female Characters on Stage by Geraldine Cousins,” Theatre Journal (Spring, 1998).
“A Review of Directing Plays: A Working Professional’s Method by Stuart Vaughan,” Christian Drama (Spring-Fall, 1993).
Conference Papers Presented:
“Adapting the Novel for the Stage.” Mid-American Theatre Conference (2001), Chicago, Illinois.
“Developing Volunteers in the Professional Theatre.” Southern Regional Conference of Christians in Theatre Arts (1998).
“Teaching Non-communicative Families How to Communicate Effectively.” Conference on the Family (1998), New Orleans, Louisiana, sponsored by the Institute for Integral Development.
“Teaching Acting to Lawyers.” Florida Communication Association Conference (1989).
Workshops and Public Lectures:
“Communication Skills to overcome Stress for the Classroom Teacher.” An in-service workshop for the Palm Beach County School System (1992-5), presented at twenty schools. This workshop was also presented to four schools in the Fort Stewart School System for the Defense Department.
“Acting Skills to use for improving communication techniques for Lawyers,” Continuing Legal Education Seminar (1988), approved by the Florida Bar Association for credit toward certification in civil trial law.
“Writing Effectively for your Business.” A seminar for business professionals held at the West Palm Beach Marriott (2003).
“Making Interpersonal Communication Work at Work.” A seminar for business professionals sponsored by Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Continuing Education Program (1994).