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  • Blue Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A teasingly entertaining two-part drama from one of the UK's leading playwrights, first performed in a co-production by Out of Joint and the Royal Court. Blue Heart consists of two related short plays in which nothing is what it seems: Heart's Desire . The long-anticipated return of a daughter from Australia by her parents and aunt is rehearsed... more...

  • Hollywood Goes to Warby Colin Shindler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    A historian?s view of the relationship between American history and the American film industry, this book is a witty and perceptive account of Hollywood and its films in the years from the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe to the end of the war in Korea, It describes how film makers and their industry were shaped by and responded to the strong... more...

  • Marilyn Monroeby Michelle Vogel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book is essentially a filmography interlaced with a complex biographical account of Marilyn Monroe's life and loves throughout her career. A lengthy introduction explains her traumatic early life and mysterious, unexpected, much talked about death. Behind the scenes information, cast and crew lists, box office grosses and photographs (about... more...

  • Gay TV and Straight Americaby Ron Becker

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 25.95

    After decades of silence on the subject of homosexuality, television in the 1990s saw a striking increase in programming that incorporated and, in many cases, centered on gay material. In shows including Friends, Seinfeld, Party of Five, Homicide, Suddenly Susan, The Commish, Ellen, Will & Grace, and others, gay characters were introduced, references... more...

  • Woyzeckby Georg Büchner; Gregory Motton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 5.82

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • Modernization, Nation-Building, and Television Historyby Stewart Anderson; Melissa Chakars

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This innovative collection investigates the ways in which television programs around the world have highlighted modernization and encouraged nation-building. It is an attempt to catalogue and better understand the contours of this phenomenon, which took place as television developed and expanded in different parts of the world between the 1950s and... more...

  • Acting: The Basicsby Bella Merlin

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 24.95

    A practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, skilfully combining ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. It covers key areas such as: the development of modern drama and acting processes over the years the approach and legacy of acting pioneers and practitioners from around... more...

  • Routledge Creative Writing Coursebookby Paul Mills

    Routledge 2005; US$ 37.95

    A practical guide to creative writing. Covers life writing, novels, short stories, poetry, screenwriting. Discusses literary theory, example texts, style, sentence structure, punctuation, vocabulary, courses, resources, getting published. more...

  • A Writer's Coachby Jack R. Hart

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    Mystified over misplaced modifiers? In a trance from intransitive verbs? Paralyzed from using the passive voice? To aid writers, from beginners to professionals, legendary writing coach Jack Hart presents a comprehensive, practical, step-by-step approach to the writing process. He shares his techniques for composing and sustaining powerful writing... more...

  • Writing Alone and with Othersby Pat Schneider; Peter Elbow

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    In Writing Alone and with Others , Schneider's acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume. The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. In the second section, Schneider describes the Amherst... more...