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  • The Annotated Marx Brothersby Matthew Coniam

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Have you ever watched a Marx Brothers film and wondered what "habeas Irish rose" is? What is the trial of Mary Dugan with sound? What is a college widow? When exactly did Don Ameche invent the telephone? Their films are full of such in-jokes and obscure theatrical, literary and topical references that can baffle modern audiences. In this... more...

  • Anthony Asquithby Tom Ryall

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    This is the first comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith. Ryall sets the director's work in the context of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, examining the artistic and cultural influences which shaped his films.Asquith's silent films were compared favourably to those of his eminent contemporary Alfred Hitchcock, but... more...

  • Apocalypse on the Setby Ben Taylor

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    With sky-high budgets and competing egos, almost any film production has the potential for disaster. But some become fully-fledged nightmares. Take Pulgasari a North Korean Godzilla clone dreamed up by Kim Jong II and created by a kidnapped South Korean director, with a budget of millions and a staff of seven hundred fed on truckloads of pheasants,... more...

  • The Applied Theatre Readerby Tim Prentki; Sheila Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    The Applied Theatre Reader is the first book to bring together new case studies of practice by leading practitioners and academics in the field and beyond, with classic source texts from writers such as Noam Chomsky, bell hooks, Mikhail Bakhtin, Augusto Boal, and Chantal Mouffe. This book divides the field into key themes, inviting critical interrogation... more...

  • Applied Theatre in Actionby Jennifer S. Hartley

    Institute of Education Press 2012; US$ 37.95

    Dr Hartley, who works internationally in applied theatre, presents the practice with passion and intellectual clarity, showing how it can be used by practitioners in and outside the world of theatre. She dispels the mystique around applied theatre and argues for it to develop with each project, so it never becomes stagnant. more...

  • Applying Performanceby Nicola Shaughnessy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged. more...

  • Arbuckle and Keatonby James L. Neibaur

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    From 1917 to 1919, Joseph Schenck produced a series of Comique comedies starring master movie comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and featuring an apprentice, Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton. These films were initially deemed significant by modern archivists for representing the first movie appearances of Keaton, widely considered one... more...

  • Art Models 7by Maureen Johnson; Douglas Johnson

    Live Model Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Artists in search of figures in intense action?flying through the air, punching, kicking, and crouching?will find more than 100 poses of male and female models in 28 categories of dynamic movement in the latest addition to the Art Models series. Informed by diverse sources such as baroque art, with its moody lighting and twisting figures, and comic... more...

  • The Art of Actingby David Carter

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 18.94

    The Art of Acting provides a basic introduction and general advice for people wishing to develop their skills as actors or actresses. It is aimed at both the amateur enthusiast and for those wishing to pursue their interest further and undertake professional training. Advice is given on the basic skills which every actor needs to develop, such as... more...

  • The Art of Theatrical Designby Kaoime Malloy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice addresses the core principles that develop the student designer into a true artist, providing a foundation that ensures success with each production design. This text concentrates on the skills necessary to create effective, evocative, and engaging theatrical designs... more...