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  • Theatre Symposium, Vol. 17by Jay Malarcher; Charlotte J. Headrick; Martha S. LoMonaco; Jane Barnette; Andrew Vorder Bruegge; Jeanmarie Higgins Williams; Angela Sweigart Gallagher; Landis K. Magnuson

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Outdoor drama takes many forms: ancient Greek theatre, open-air performances of Shakespeare at summer festivals, and re-enactments of landmark historical events. The essays gathered in "Outdoor Performance," Volume 17 of the annual journal Theatre Symposium, address outdoor theatre's many manifestations, including the historical and non-traditional.... more...

  • Theatre Symposium, Vol. 18by Theatre Symposium; J K Curry

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Stage properties are an often-ignored aspect of theatrical productions, in part because their usage is meant to be seamlessly integrated into the performance instead of a focal point for the audience. However, a skillfully used prop can augment the action, just as a malfunctioning prop can destroy the illusion of the scene. The essays in “Theatre... more...

  • In Search of Donna Reedby Jay Fultz

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 25.95

    But who was Donna Reed? Perhaps no celebrity of her symbolic importance is so little known. Moving from the backroads of Iowa to the mansions of Bel Air, Jay Fultz goes in search of the woman behind the image. In Search of Donna Reed reveals a woman whose intelligence and force of character often put her at odds with the roles she portrayed both... more...

  • Melodramatic Formationsby Bruce A. Mcconachie

    University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 42.95

    The middle years of the nineteenth century were a time of dynamic artistic and social changes in America. Now, Melodramatic Formations is the first study to trace these changes in popular stage melodrama's production, dramatic form, and audience reception. Bruce McConachie shows how the theatrical mutability that characterized the years 1820 to... more...

  • The Recurrence of Fateby Spencer Jay Golub

    University of Iowa Press 1994; US$ 29.95

    How, why, and according to whose definitions and requirements does a culture self-consciously create memory and project its fate? In this remarkable book—the first in English to treat Russian history as theatre and cultural performance—Spencer Golub reveals the performative nature of Russian history in the twentieth century and the romantic imprisonment/self-imprisonment... more...

  • The Theatrical Eventby Willmar Sauter

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 29.95

    The Theatrical Event  discusses the objectives of theatre studies by focusing on the communicative encounter between performer and spectator—the theatrical event. A theatrical event includes the presentation of a performance and the attention of an audience; in this sense, every performance—on stage or in the street, historical or contemporary—that... more...

  • Stages of Lifeby Kathryn Hansen

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 40.00

    Four autobiographies of early twentieth-century actors and playwrights are presented in English translation, with substantive chapters on the Parsi theatre and strategies for reading autobiography in the Indian context. more...

  • Theatre, Community, and Civic Engagement in Jacobean Londonby Mark Bayer

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 59.95

     Taking to heart Thomas Heywood’s claim that plays “persuade men to humanity and good life, instruct them in civility and good manners, showing them the fruits of honesty, and the end of villainy,” Mark Bayer’s captivating new study argues that the early modern London theatre was an important community institution whose influence extended far... more...

  • Czech Theatre Design in the Twentieth Centuryby Joe Brandesky

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    This compilation of essays and images reveals an essential and valuable component of Czech contributions to the world of modern theatre heretofore largely unseen outside the country itself. Featuring the craft of twenty-seven of the best stage and costume designers of the twentieth century,Brandesky supplies ample evidence of their consistently high... more...

  • The Victorian Marionette Theatreby John Mccormick; Clodagh McCormick; John Phillips

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 29.00

    In this fascinating and colorful book, researcher and performer John McCormick focuses on the marionette world of Victorian Britain between its heyday after 1860 and its waning years from 1895 to 1914. Situating the rich and diverse puppet theatre in the context of entertainment culture, he explores both the aesthetics of these dancing dolls and their... more...