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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 49.95
Acclaimed, when it first appeared, as a seminal work ? a groundbreaking book that was both informative and highly readable ? Translators through History is being released in a new edition, substantially revised and expanded by Judith Woodsworth. Translators have played a key role in intellectual exchange through the ages and across borders. This... more...
- Institute of Education Press 2010; US$ 34.95
Gavin Bolton has been a leading figure in Drama in Education. His publications cover various aspects of young people's educational drama. This title presents a selection of his key writings that provides an insight into the major areas of his theory and practice. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
In the early 1930s, George Raft, an actor and dancer from New York City's Hell's Kitchen, gained a name for himself playing stylish and charismatic gangsters in films like 1932's original Scarface. Raft's own real-life connection to the New York mob added frightening authenticity to his portrayals, and his star quality coincided with... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96
In her new book, Carolyn Abbate considers the nature of operatic performance and the acoustic images of performance present in operas from Monteverdi to Ravel. Paying tribute to music's realization by musicians and singers, she argues that operatic works are indelibly bound to the contingency of live singing, playing, and staging. She seeks a middle... more...
- Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 55.00 US$ 44.00
Who "speaks" to us in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, in Wagner's operas, in a Mahler symphony? In asking this question, Carolyn Abbate opens nineteenth-century operas and instrumental works to new interpretations as she explores the voices projected by music. The nineteenth-century metaphor of music that "sings" is thus reanimated in a new context,... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 39.99
Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk: Aggressive Sounds in Contemporary Music , edited by Eric James Abbey and Colin Helb, is a collection of writings on music that is considered aggressive throughout the world. This collection reflects the importance of aggressive music within our society and how this music effects and informs contemporary issues. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 36.95
The Vital Lie is the first book to examine the reality-illusion conflict in modern drama from Ibsen to present-day playwrights. The book questions why vital lies, lies necessary for life itself, are such an obsessive concern for playwrights of the last hundred years. Using the work of fifteen playwrights, Abbott seeks to discover... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 12.99
A fast-forward’ acting course covering all the essential techniques an actor needs to know and use with a suite of exercises to put each technique into practice. The Acting Book offers various ways to analyse a text and to create character, using not only the established processes of Stanislavsky and Meisner, but also new ones... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03
A practical guide to conducting improvisation sessions, for teachers, directors and workshop leaders. The Improvisation Book takes you step-by-step, session-by-session through a graded series of improvisation exercises. Starting with the very first class, it adds a new element at each stage until even the most inhibited students have gained a... more...