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  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our  family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized... more...

  • Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurdby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 27.00

    Using an up-to-date understanding of Camus' philosophy as a theoretical frame, this work engages the long history of Theatre of the Absurd criticism, performance histories and reviews, the genre of the parable, philosophy, and performance studies, ultimately arguing against a strictly absurd and existential reading and, instead, positions such work... more...

  • Television Cultureby John Fiske

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 35.95

    A comprehensive introduction to television studies. Fiske analyzes both the economic and cultural aspects of television and investigates it in terms of both theory and text based criticism. more...

  • Black American Cinemaby Manthia Diawara

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    This is the first major collection of criticism on Black American cinema. From the pioneering work of Oscar Micheaux and Wallace Thurman to the Hollywood success of Spike Lee, Black American filmmakers have played a remarkable role in the development of the American film, both independent and mainstream. In this volume, the work of early Black filmmakers... more...

  • Sound Effectsby Robert L. Mott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    [This work includes discussions of the history of sound effects, the different types of sound effects, creating sound effects from scratch, recording sounds in the studio and field, the advantages of live sounds over tape, knowing why and when to use sound effects, the difference between radio, TV and film sounds, Foleying and the Foley stage, and... more...

  • The Semiotics of Theatre and Dramaby Keir Elam

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 35.95

    The late twentieth century saw an explosion of interest in semiotics, the science of the signs and processes by which we communicate. In this study, the first of its kind in English, Keir Elam shows how this new 'science' can provide a radical shift in our understanding of theatrical performance, one of our richest and most complex forms of communication.... more...

  • Shots in the Mirrorby Nicole Rafter

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 19.99

    Criminologist Nicole Rafter analyzes the source of the appeal of crime films, and their role in popular culture. She argues that crime films both reflect and shape our ideas about fundamental social, economic and political issues. more...

  • Ingridby Charlotte Chandler

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 26.00

    Ingrid Bergman was one of the biggest and most glamorous stars in Hollywood -- until she became one of the most controversial, when an international scandal threatened to end her career. She had starred in several now-classic films: Casablanca, Spellbound, Notorious, Gaslight, and her co-stars included such Hollywood icons as Humphrey Bogart, Cary... more...

  • (Syn)aestheticsby Josephine Machon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 31.00

    A timely book that identifies the practice of '(syn)aesthetics' in artistic style and audience response, which helps to articulate the power of experiential practice in the arts. This exciting new approach includes interviews with leading practitioners in of theatre, dance, site-specific work, live art and technological performance practice. more...

  • The Complete Film Production Handbookby Eve Light Honthaner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator--the book has everything you'll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production--from finding a production office to turning... more...