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- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 41.95
"Pamela Howard?s ground-breaking What is Scenography? was the first book to set out the bold new approaches to designing and directing for theatre which had dazzled audiences in Europe during the previous decades. It did us all a service by enriching the scope of how we understand the aesthetics of the stage. The lavish new materials (drawings,... more...
- Touchstone 1972; US$ 16.00
Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel and screenplay. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 27.00
From Star Trek to Farscape and Stargate SG-1, and the epic series Babylon 5, Jan Johnson-Smith shows how, in line with national political upheavals in the 1960s, this vibrant and perplexing genre set about developing the myth of the Western frontier into deep space. Looking at the sense of wonder that infuses science fiction, she traces the genre back... more...
- University of Delaware 2013; US$ 69.99
This book deals with changing conditions and conceptions of authorship in the long eighteenth century, a period said to have witnessed the birth of the modern author. Challenging claims about the public sphere and the professional writer, it engages with recent work on print culture and the history of the book and takes up such under-treated topics... more...
- Intellect 2009; US$ 20.00
In the post-war period, theatre provided an important critique of the way in which British society engaged with issues of the politics of gender and sexuality. Sex on Stage examines how British playwrights brought gender politics including womens sexuality and gay and lesbian issues to the cutting edge of drama after World War II. Through a close... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
This comedic play will come as a delightful surprise to readers who are only familiar with Milne's work in the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh series of children's book. A domestic drama that gently skewers the social mores of the Edwardian age, Mr. Pim Passes By is a quick and satisfying read. more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99
A highly successful, award-winning independent producer shares his funny, practical, and innovative approach to breaking into film or television, whether you want to direct, act, write, or produce It doesn't take film school or expensive, high-tech equipment to make a brilliant?and marketable?movie today, says successful maverick producer Dean Silvers.... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 70.00
Ingmar Bergman?s films had a very broad and rich relationship with the rest of European cinema, contrary to the myth that Bergman was a peripheral figure, culturally and aesthetically isolated from the rest of Europe. This book contends that he should be put at the very center of European film history by chronologically comparing Bergman?s relationship... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99
1964: Mods clash with Rockers in Brighton, creating a moral panic. 1973: ex-Mod band The Who release Quadrophenia, a concept album following young Mod Jimmy Cooper to the Brighton riots and beyond. 1979: Franc Roddam directs Quadrophenia, a film based on Pete Townshend's album narrative; its cult status is immediate. 2013: almost fifty years on from... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99
Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) is an enigma. A box-office failure when initially released on the grindhouse circuit, it has since been embraced by art-house audiences, and referenced in countless films, television series, and songs. A riot of styles and story clichés lifted from biker, juvenile delinquency, and beach party movies,... more...