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  • Shakespeare beyond Doubtby Paul Edmondson; Stanley Wells

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? This authoritative collection of essays brings fresh perspectives to bear on an intriguing cultural phenomenon. more...

  • Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noirby Julie Grossman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 29.00

    In the context of nineteenth-century Victorinoir and close readings of original-cycle film noir, Julie Grossman argues that the presence of the 'femme fatale' figure, as she is understood in film criticism and popular culture, is drastically over-emphasized and has helped to sustain cultural obsessions with 'bad' women. more...

  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.by Washington Irving; Susan Manning

    Oxford University Press, UK 1996; US$ 8.99

    In The Sketch-Book Washington Irving explores the uneasy relationship of an American writer to English literary traditions. He sketches a series of encounters with the cultural shrines of the parent nation, and in two brilliant experiments with tales transplanted from Europe creates the first classic American short stories, `Rip Van Winkle' and... more...

  • Poeby James M. Hutchisson

    University Press of Mississippi 2005; US$ 35.00

    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American original-a luminous literary theorist, an erratic genius, and an analyst par excellence of human obsession and compulsion. The scope of his literary achievements and the dramatic character of Poe's life have drawn readers and critics to him in droves. And yet, upon his death, one obituary penned by a literary... more...

  • The Shoe-Horn Sonataby J. Misto

    Currency Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    In 1945 Sheila and Bridie were freed from a Japanese POW camp. Now after a half-century separation, the filming of a TV documentary forces them to relive the past. Woven into their fifty years of separation are a shoe-horn and the threads of loyalty and love which form their 'uncommon bond' (2 acts, 2 women). more...

  • The Good Bodyby Eve Ensler

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 12.00

    Botox, bulimia, breast implants: Eve Ensler, author of the international sensation The Vagina Monologues , is back, this time to rock our view of what it means to have a ?good body.? ?In the 1950s,? Eve writes, girls were ?pretty, perky. They had a blond Clairol wave in their hair. They wore girdles and waist-pinchers. . . . In recent years good girls... more...

  • Games for Actors and Non-Actorsby Augusto Boal

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 55.95

    Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone ? actors and non-actors alike! This thoroughly updated and substantially revised... more...

  • Troilus and Cressidaby William Shakespeare; Dr. Barbara A. Mowat; Paul Werstine

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 5.99

    For Troilus and Cressida, set during the Trojan War, Shakespeare turned to the Greek poet Homer, whose epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey treat the war and its aftermath, and to Geoffrey Chaucer, author of The Canterbury Tales and the great romance of the war, Troilus and Criseyde. The authoritative edition of Troilus and Cressida from... more...

  • Digital Practicesby Dr Susan Broadhurst

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 36.00

    This title offers insight into a range of art and performance practices that have emerged as a result a more technological world. These practices are integral to alternative and mainstream performance culture and the author explores their aesthetic theorisation and analyses other approaches, including those offered by research into neuroesthetics. more...

  • Beautiful Boys/Outlaw Bodiesby Katherine Mezur

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book is a feminist reading of gender performance and construction of the female role players, onnogata, of the Kabuki theatre. It is not limited to a 'theatre arts' focus, rather it is a mapping and close analysis of transformative genders through several historical periods in Japan (the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries). more...