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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 79.99
From the Talmud to the latest collection of short stories, the anthology has been a ubiquitous presence in Jewish literature throughout its history, and has played a seminal role in the creation, transmission, and preservation of Jewish culture since ancient times. And yet of all literary genres the anthology may be the most denigrated and least understood.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
This study reconsiders Surrealist theatre specifically from the perspective of ludics-a poetics of play and games-an ideal approach to the Surrealists, whose games blur the boundaries between the 'playful' and the 'serious.' Beginning with the Surrealists' 'one-into-another' game and its illustration of Breton's ludic... more...
- Weinstein Publishing 2013; US$ 15.99
In this deeply moving and resourceful memoir, the beloved actor and New York Times bestselling author takes aim at the stigma attached to mental illness by writing candidly and humorously about his own struggle with clinical depression. more...
- Taylor and Francis 1995; US$ 45.95
Twentieth Century Theatre: A Sourcebook is an inspired handbook of ideas and arguments on theatre. Richard Drain gathers together a uniquely wide-ranging selection of original writings on theatre by its most creative practitioners - directors, playwrights, performers and designers, from Jarry to Grotowski and Craig. These key texts span the twentieth... more...
- Routledge 1999; US$ 45.95
An exploration of what lies at the heart of contemporary theatre. Written by the artistic director of Forced Entertainment, it investigates the process of devising performance, theatre's interdisciplinary role, and the city's influence. more...
- Taylor and Francis 1992; US$ 37.95
John Harrop examines how we think and speak about acting. Addressing himself to the intellectual problems associated with the idea of acting, it covers the range of actor training and practice from Stanislavski to the Post-Modern, and looks at the spiritual and moral purposes of acting within society: its danger and self-sacrifice. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 40.00
John Houchin explores the impact of censorship in twentieth-century American theatre, arguing that theatrical censorship coincided with significant challenges to religious, political and cultural systems. This study provides a summary of theatre censorship in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and then analyzes key episodes from 1900 to 2000. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 35.00
Hogan argues that the stories people admire in different cultures follow a limited number of patterns determined by cross-culturally constant ideas about emotion. He concludes with a discussion of the relations among narrative, emotion concepts, and the biological and social components of emotion. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 39.00
An increasing number of contemporary scientists, philosophers and theologians downplay their professional authority and describe their work as simply 'telling stories about the world'. Yet story telling is neither innocent nor empty-handed. Register, rhetoric and imagery are manipulative, and irony emerges as the natural mode of our modern fragmented... more...