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  • Top Secretby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    Check over your shoulder before you peek inside the pages of Top Secret - you're about to learn the secrets of some of the sneakiest spies around! Follow the footsteps of famous spies through the ages to reveal their use of physical devices to cover their tracks and the inventive gadgets available at the time - including night vision goggles... more...

  • On Theatreby Charles Dickens; Sir Richard Eyre

    Hesperus Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Dickens? burning passion for theater has often been overlooked by fans of his novels. A keen playwright and actor, he staged performances for which he oversaw every detail, and personally adapted many of his own fictional works. As a consummate self-publicist, he also undertook numerous stage tours and public readings of his own work. For Dickens,... 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...

  • Basic Elements of Narrativeby David Herman

    Wiley 2011; US$ 37.95

    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 Provides... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A History of Horrorby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    Ever since horror leapt from popular fiction to the silver screen in the late 1890s, viewers have experienced fear and pleasure in exquisite combination. A History of Horror, with rare stills from classic films, is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre. Chronologically examining over fifty horror films from... more...

  • Whose Improv Is It Anyway? Beyond Second Cityby Amy E. Seham

    University Press of Mississippi 2001; US$ 22.00

    On both sides of the stage improv-comedy's popularity has increased exponentially throughout the 1980s and '90s and into the new millennium. Presto! An original song is created out of thin air. With nothing but a suggestion from the audience, daring young improvisers working without a net or a script create hilarious characters, sketches, and songs.... more...