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- Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00
Many commentators have routinely referred to theatre and, to an extent, all forms of live performance as particularly appropriate to the discussion of national identity. Put simply, the act of live performance itself draws attention to the idea that identities are performed and that different versions of identity can compete for our attention or allegiance.... more...
- University Press of America 2012; US$ 29.99
Grange covers productions, theories, innovations, and plays from ancient Greece to the Spanish Golden Age. It does not read like a scholarly tome as its chapters allow the uninitiated reader access to well-researched and often humorous material. Descriptions of films augment discussions of theatre, helping readers better analyze theatre performance.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Collective creation - the practice of collaboratively devising works of performance - rose to prominence not simply as a performance making method, but as an institutional model. By examining theatre practices in Europe and North America, this book explores collective creation's roots in the theatrical experiments of the early twentieth century. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 104.95
In the twenty-first century arts and cultural policies are global as well as local. This can lead to merging and clashing of identities in a way not always easily resolvable by culture and policy. This book looks at the role of narrative as the key to understanding cultural politics and identity deployed in the present but with deep roots in the past. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95
What does it mean to "fail" in performance? How might staging failure reveal theatre?s potential to expand our understanding of social, political and everyday reality? What can we learn from performances that expose and then celebrate their ability to fail? In Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failure , Sara Jane Bailes begins with Samuel... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 104.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 42.95
Discourse has broken through the barriers of literature and linguistics and dominates the way we relate to each other and to the world. This is the view shared by the uniquely cross-disciplinary group of contributors to Narrative in Culture . more...
- Touchstone 2010; US$ 14.99
IF YOU'RE TIRED OF REJECTION, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. Whether you are a novice writer or a veteran who has already had your work published, rejection is often a frustrating reality. Literary agents and editors receive and reject hundreds of manuscripts each month. While it's the job of these publishing professionals to be discriminating, it's... more...
- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 182.00
The volume sounds out the methodological potential of the central narratological category of ?voice? in its relation to ?person? and specifies this category principally against the background of Genette and Bachtin. In addition to papers with a theoretical orientation, there are also case studies,which are always linked with more general methodological... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 219.00
Presents a theory of fictional entities which is syncretistic insofar as it integrates the work of previous authors. This work puts forward a metaphysical conception of the nature of these entities, according to which a fictional entity is a compound entity built up from both a make-believe theoretical element and a set theoretical element. more...