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  • Daring to Feelby Jody Santos

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 29.99

    Like social scientists, reporters are expected to be immune to, and even aloof from, the pain and suffering they chronicle. Daring to Feel: Violence, the News Media, and Their Emotions challenges this journalistic mandate, particularly as it pertains to the emotional topic of violence. Interviewing journalists who have covered some of the worst tragedies... more...

  • Death in Classical Hollywood Cinemaby Boaz Hagin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Boaz Hagin carries out a philosophical examination of the issue of death as it is represented and problematized in Hollywood cinema of the classical era (1920s-1950s) and in later mainstream films, looking at four major genres: the Western, the gangster film, melodrama and the war film. more...

  • Der phantastische Filmby Claudia Pinkas

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    This book investigates the narrated worlds of fantastic film and the methods of their narrative mediation. This includes instable and ambiguous perspectives of perception, abandonment and disintegration of spatial-temporal continuity, instances of destabilized narrators, blending of the narrative levels as well as categories of figure,... more...

  • Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Elternby Lukas Bärfuss

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 4.76

    »Mit »Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern« stürmt Lukas Bärfuss die deutschen Bühnen«, schrieb »Die Welt«; und das Schweizer Radio feierte das Stück als »Sternstunde des Theaters«. In der Tat: Bis heute gibt es zehn Inszenierungen in Deutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich sowie Übersetzungen in 12 europäische Sprachen für Bühnen von Island bis Griechenland.... more...

  • Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Elternby Lukas Bärfuss

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 4.76

    »Mit »Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern« stürmt Lukas Bärfuss die deutschen Bühnen«, schrieb »Die Welt«; und das Schweizer Radio feierte das Stück als »Sternstunde des Theaters«. In der Tat: Bis heute gibt es zehn Inszenierungen in Deutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich sowie Übersetzungen in 12 europäische Sprachen für Bühnen von Island bis Griechenland.... more...

  • Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Disco Pigs is the award-winning play about two warped teenagers that confirmed Enda Walsh's place in the forefront of young Irish dramatists and was filmed in 2001 with Cillian Murphy and Elaine Cassidy. Stewart Parker Award George Devine Award Pig and Runt are two 17-year-olds who share everything: birthday, language, worldview - and... more...

  • The Distance (NHB Modern Plays)by Deborah Bruce

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A painfully funny play about motherhood (and fatherhood), about keeping control, and about letting go. Good friends should be there for one another – no matter what. But when Bea returns home after five years abroad, having made a bold choice about her life, old friends struggle to support her, or even to understand. One night in Brighton, things... more...

  • Do Ants Have Assholes?by Jon Butler; Bruno Vincent

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 9.99

    Do Ants Have Assholes? is a hilarious, over-the-top parody of bestsellers like Do Men Have Nipples? John Butler and Bruno Vincent have dreamed up a venerable, historic (and imaginary) newspaper. more...

  • Doctor Scroggy's War (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An epic, hilarious and moving play that takes a sideways look at the First World War. 1915. Jack Twigg, twenty-one years old, enlists in the London Regiment and goes on a journey he never imagined - nor did the rest of the world. On his way, he meets the pioneering medic Harold Gillies, who saves his life and his sanity. And who is the mysterious... more...

  • A Doll's Houseby Henrik Ibsen; Kenneth McLeish

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 5.82

    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...