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  • Shaw and the Actresses Franchise Leagueby Ellen Ecker Dolgin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Early 20th century non-commercial theaters emerged as hubs of social transformation on both sides of the Atlantic. The 1904-1907 seasons at London's Royal Court Theatre were a particularly galvanizing force, with 11 plays by Bernard Shaw--along with works by Granville Barker, John Galsworthy and Elizabeth Robins--that challenged social conventions.... more...

  • Orienting Hollywoodby Nitin Govil

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    ?Impressively researched and astutely argued, Orienting Hollywood will no doubt change the way we think about and research transnationalism in film and media. Govil brilliantly integrates notions of aspirational practice, affective labor, contact tropes, industrial mirroring, and cultural echoing in a compelling and original analysis. Orienting... more...

  • The Unexpected Adventures of Martin Freemanby Neil Daniels

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    MARTIN FREEMAN is one of Britain?s best-loved actors. After being cast in bit parts and cameos – such as The Bill (his first onscreen role) and the beat-boxing Ricky C in Ali G Indahouse – he made his big break as Tim Canterbury in The Office. Freeman was later cast, among other roles, as the mundane character of Arthur Dent in the sci-fi movie... more...

  • Cinematic Quests for Identityby Maria Garcia

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 69.99

    This book examines the narrative and cinematic conventions of movies that are about the quest for identity and individuation. Chapters are devoted to individual films, such as La Belle et la Bęte , The Silence of the Lambs , The Searchers , The Deer Hunter , and The Picture of Dorian Gray , as well as considerations of films directed... more...

  • Performing Kamishibaiby Tara McGowan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Kamishibai (paper-theater), a Japanese picture-storytelling medium, is gaining global interest as we move from a text-based culture to one that emphasizes multiple semiotic systems and performance. This is the first volume to explore the potential of kamishibai as a dynamic "new" interactive medium for teaching multimodal communication and shows how... more...

  • Youth Theatreby Michael Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    Youth Theatre: Drama for Life defines the youth theatre process, by outlining its constituent parts and explaining how these activities work in order to support young people?s development. As well as describing what ?is done in youth theatre, it also explores why it?s done and how to ensure the best possible outcomes. The book is in four... more...

  • The Cinema of George A. Romeroby Tony Williams

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In placing Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, the book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency of such work beyond 'splatter movie' models. The author explores the roots of naturalism in the work of Emile Zola and traces this through to the EC Comics of the... more...

  • Nollywood Starsby Noah A. Tsika

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    In this comprehensive study of Nollywood stardom around the world, Noah A. Tsika explores how the industry?s top on-screen talents have helped Nollywood to expand beyond West Africa and into the diaspora to become one of the globe's most prolific and diverse media producers. Carrying VHS tapes and DVDs onto airplanes and publicizing new methods of... more...

  • The Hollywood Action and Adventure Filmby Yvonne Tasker

    Wiley 2015; US$ 32.95

    The Hollywood Action and Adventure Film presents a comprehensive overview and analysis of the history, myriad themes, and critical approaches to the action and adventure genre in American cinema. Draws on a wide range of examples, spanning the silent spectacles of early cinema to the iconic superheroes of 21st-century action films ... more...