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  • Now This is a Very True Storyby Jimmy Jones; Garry Bushell; Nicko McBrain

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 7.28

    Jimmy Jones is the guv'nor of comedy. He was the first adult comedian to break big in the UK. His uncompromising act made him a hero to hundreds of thousands of blue collar Londoners. He became known for his catchphrase 'kin 'ell!' and established himself as an underground legend -- in the process attracting everyone from rock's royalty to real Royalty.... more...

  • Dreamwork for Actorsby Janet Sonenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95

    Drawing upon her wide experience as actor and director, Janet Sonenberg shows what dreamwork can do. No other acting technique offers the performer's own dreams as a means to profoundly deepen imaginative and artistic expression. This is a wholly new tool with which actors can unleash startling performances. more...

  • The Films of Alain Robbe-Grilletby Roy Armes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 158.00

    Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922 ?2008) was a French writer and filmmaker. His first involvement with the cinema was in the early 1960?s; scripting one of the most controversial films of the decade, L?Année dernière à Marienbad , directed by Alain Resnais. In this study the focus lies on the cinema of Robbe-Grillet . Each chapters deals with a specific... more...

  • Feeling Theatreby Martin Welton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Why is it that in going to see plays we are also touched or moved by them, and is there more than metaphor involved in such claims? Considering these and other questions, this book examines a range of contemporary performance works in which performers and their audiences occupy a shared realm of feelings, in which the play is not always the thing. more...

  • Hitchcock's Magicby Neil Badmington

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Why are we drawn to the work of Alfred Hitchcock so long after his final film appeared? What is the source of Hitchcock’s magic? This book answers these questions by focussing upon the films themselves, upon how they hold our attention by constantly withholding something from us. Combining close analysis of a number of Hitchcock’s most famous... more...

  • From Silver Screen to Spanish Stageby Stuart Nishan Green

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 150.00

    This book examines responses in print and on stage of five Spanish humorists to Hollywood cinema from the 1920s to the 1960s. After detailing their viewing habits and film-making experiences in the USA and Spain, I devise and apply a method for the analysis of the influence of screen on stage that draws on the disciplines of film and theatre studies.... more...

  • Basic Elements of Narrativeby David Herman

    Wiley 2011; US$ 40.95 US$ 35.49

    Basic Elements of Narrative outlines a way of thinking about what narrative is and how to identify its basic elements across various media, introducing key concepts developed by previous theorists and contributing original ideas to the growing body of scholarship on stories. Includes an overview of recent developments in narrative scholarship... more...

  • Taking Placeby John David Rhodes; Elena Gorfinkel

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 83.00

    Taking Place argues that the relation between geographical location and the moving image is fundamental and that place grounds our experience of film and media. Its original essays analyze film, television, video, and installation art from diverse national and transnational contexts to rethink both the study of moving images and the theorization of... more...

  • Between the Devil and the Deepby Pieter-Dirk Uys

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 6.00

    ??Adapt or die!? PW Botha spat out at us from the television news. And so the new show was called Adapt or Dye.? The comedy of Pieter-Dirk Uys has been with us for as long as we can remember. In this funny, witty and poignant memoir, he takes us on a journey through his life in the theatre - and the theatre in his life. We follow him from his early... more...

  • Theater Actors Then and Nowby Kathleen C. Null Peterson

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    Actors have entertained audiences for thousands of years. In the past, plays were performed both to entertain and to teach. Today, plays involve the use of lighting, sound systems, and elaborate sets and often have large casts that include many actors. more...