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- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 138.00
In this timely study, Batra examines contemporary drama from India, Jamaica, and Nigeria in conjunction with feminist and incipient queer movements in these countries. Postcolonial drama, Batra contends, furthers the struggle for gender justice in both these movements by contesting the idea of the heterosexual, middle class, wage-earning male as the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 90.00
This text explores how performers offer conscious-and unconscious-portrayals of the spectrum of age to their audiences. It considers a variety of media, including theatre, film, dance, advertising, and television, and offers critical foundations for research and course design, sound pedagogical approaches, and analyses. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00
From Fanny Brice, Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern to Barbra Streisand, Alan Menken and Tony Kushner, Jewish performers, composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers and producers have made an indelible mark on Broadway for more than a century. This historical volume captures the story of the Jewish emergence from immigrants in ghettos staging Yiddish... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00
Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors: this book presents a senior practitioner/critic's exploration of arts-based research processes sustained over more than a decade - a subtle engagement with disability culture. more...
- Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00
World Film Locations: Los Angeles is an engaging and highly visual city-wide tour of both well known and slightly lesser known films shot on location in one of the birthplaces of cinema and the screen spectacle. Brief but concise reviews of 50 carefully chosen film scenes explore how motion pictures have shaped the role of Los Angeles in... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 128.00
n recent years, the post structuralist theories seem to have created a split in theatrological research. But, as André Helbo analyses in this book , a dialectic theory of the semiotic and the symbolic exchange bring to light a specific paradigm. From his wide experience as a semiotician and a theatrologist, the author has developed an analysis for... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00
Though comic women have existed since the days of Baubo, the mythic figure who used sexual humor to lift the veil of mourning from the goddess Demeter's eyes, they have been neglected by scholars and critics. This pioneering volume tells the stories of five women who have created revolutionary forms of comic performance and discourse that defy... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 15.27
Jennifer Saunders is Britain?s best-loved comedienne, screenwriter and actress. For the first time, author Jacky Hyams reveals the story behind Jennifer?s rise to fame, her successful career as the Queen of Comedy and the highs and lows of her remarkable life. Born in 1958 in Sleaford, Jennifer?s mother was a biology teacher and her father was a pilot... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00
This book examines queer performance in Britain since the early 1990s, arguing for the significance of emerging collaborative modes of practice. Using queer theory and the history of early lesbian and gay theatre to examine claims to representation among other things, it interrogates the relationships through which recent works have been presented. more...