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  • A Practical Handbook for the Actorby Melissa Bruder

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.95

    6 working actors describe their methods and philosophies of the theater. All have worked with playwright David Mamet at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Improby Keith Johnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95

    Keith Johnstone's involvement with the theatre began when George Devine and Tony Richardson, artistic directors of the Royal Court Theatre, commissioned a play from him. This was in 1956. A few years later he was himself Associate Artistic Director, working as a play-reader and director, in particular helping to run the Writers' Group. The improvisatory... more...

  • Resetting the Stageby Dragan Klaic

    Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00

    Commercial theatre is thriving across Europe, while public theatre has suffered under changing patterns of cultural consumption – as well as sharp reductions in government subsidies for the arts. At a time when the rationale behind these subsidies is being widely reexamined, it has never been more important for public theatre to demonstrate its... more...

  • Basic Elements of Narrativeby David Herman

    Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95

    Basic Elements of Narrative outlines a way of thinking about what narrative is and how to identify its basic elements across the many communicative media in which stories are told and interpreted, exchanged and transformed. Providing a synopsis of key concepts developed by previous theorists, the book contributes original ideas to the growing body... more...

  • A Theory of Narrativeby Rick Altman

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 31.99

    Narrative is a powerful element of human culture, storing and sharing the cherished parts of our personal memories and giving structure to our laws, entertainment, and history. We experience narrative in words, pictures, and film, yet regardless of how the tale is told, story remains independent from the media that makes it concrete. Narrative follows... more...

  • Animation Developmentby David B. Levy

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Whether a novice curious about the cartoon production process, a visual arts student who has not yet experienced that big break, or a seasoned professional looking for valuable insight, Animation Development is the go-to guide for creating the perfect pitch. David Levy has been through every aspect of the pitching process--preparation, hope, rejection,... more...

  • Swimming to Cambodiaby Spalding Gray; Roger Rosenblatt; James Leverett

    Theatre Communications Group 2005; US$ 12.95

    A reissue of Spalding Gray's masterpiece. more...

  • America on Filmby Harry M. Benshoff; Sean Griffin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 52.95

    America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies, 2nd Edition  is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema. Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender,... more...

  • We, Robotby Mark Meadows

    Lyons Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    We, Robot does for robotics what Michio Kaku?s bestselling Physics of the Impossible has done for physics. How close to becoming reality are our favorite science fiction robots? And what might be the real-life consequences of their existence? Robotics and artificial intelligence expert (and science fiction fan) Mark Stephen Meadows answers that... more...

  • The Lumière Galaxyby Francesco Casetti

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Francesco Casetti is professor of film and media at Yale University. His most recent book is Film, Experience, Modernity. more...