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  • John Ruskin and the Victorian Theatreby Kate Newey; Jeffrey Richards

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    This is the first book to explore the involvement of John Ruskin with the popular theatre of his time. Based on original archival research, this book offers a fresh look at the aesthetic and social theories of Ruskin and his direct and indirect influence on the commercial theatre of the late nineteenth century. more...

  • On Psychological Proseby Lydia Ginzburg; Judson Rosengrant

    Princeton University Press 1991; US$ 53.00 US$ 48.23

    Comparable in importance to Mikhail Bakhtin, Lydia Ginzburg distinguished herself among Soviet literary critics through her investigation of the social and historical elements that relate verbal art to life in a particular culture. Her work speaks directly to those Western critics who may find that deconstructionist and psychoanalytical strategies... more...

  • Towards a New Literary Humanismby Andy Mousley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Literature cultivates 'deep selves' for whom books matter because they take over from religion fundamental questions about the meaning of existence. This volume embraces and questions this perspective, whilst also developing a 'new humanist' critical vocabulary which specifies, and therefore opens to debate, the human significance of literature. more...

  • Think, Speak, Winby Gaurav Keerthi

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2011; US$ 9.99

    Your mind produces up to 70,000 thoughts a day—most of which are responsible for the decisions that you make. These decisions also determine your success both professionally and personally. However, we are taught what to think and not how to think. Information overload, short time frames and past failures can make even simple decisions and problems... more...

  • Elizabeth I in Film and Televisionby Bethany Latham

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    This analysis of how filmmakers have portrayed England's Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), and the audience's perception of Elizabeth based upon these portrayals, examines key representations of the Tudor monarch in various motion pictures from the Silent era on and in television miniseries. Actresses who have portrayed Elizabeth include Bette... more...

  • The Essay Filmby Timothy Corrigan

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    The definitive study of a seminal genre of nonfiction cinema, The Essay Film examines the form's origins, literary precursors, and works by its greatest practitioners, like Chris Marker, Agn?s Varda, Errol Morris, Chantal Akerman, Werner Herzog, and others. more...

  • Questioning Hybridity, Postcolonialism and Globalizationby Amar Acheraļou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    AcheraIou analyzes hybridity using a theoretical, empirical approach that reorients debates on métissage and the 'Third Space', arguing for the decolonization of postcolonialism. Hybridity is examined in the light of globalization, indicating how postcolonial discourse could become a counter-hegemonic ethics of resistance to global neoliberal doxa. more...

  • Ububy Alfred Jarry

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 6.99

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (NHB Modern Plays)by Liz Lochhead

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    A modern classic about the bitter rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots, and her cousin and fellow ruler, Elizabeth I of England - retold by Scotland's most popular playwright. 'Once upon a time, there were twa queens on the wan green island, and the wan green island was split inty twa kingdoms. But no equal kingdoms...' Mary and Elizabeth are... more...

  • Rain Petitioning and Step Child: Playsby Munyaradzi Mawere

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 18.05

    In Nzarayaperaís village, famine and hunger strike as rain could not fall. The sky remains blue with scorching heat that leaves no creature desiring to move on with life. Chief Nzarayapera and his councillors believe this scourge is a curse from the ancestors. They think of holding a ceremony to mollify the ancestors and petition rain. The ceremony... more...