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- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00
" Anna Held (1870?-1918), a petite woman with an hourglass figure, was America's most popular musical comedy star during the two decades preceding World War I. In the colorful world of New York theater during La Belle Époque, she epitomized everything that was glamorous, sophisticated, and suggestive about turn-of-the-century Broadway. Overcoming... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 25.00
Anna May Wong was perhaps the best known Chinese American actresses during Hollywoods golden age, a free spirit and embodiment of the flapper era much like Louise Brooks. She starred in over fifty movies between 1919 and 1960, sharing the screen with such luminaries as Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Marlene Dietrich. Born in Los Angeles in 1905, Wong... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95
Have you ever watched a Marx Brothers film and wondered what "habeas Irish rose" is? What is the trial of Mary Dugan with sound? What is a college widow? When exactly did Don Ameche invent the telephone? Their films are full of such in-jokes and obscure theatrical, literary and topical references that can baffle modern audiences. In this... more...
- Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00
This is the first comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith. Ryall sets the director's work in the context of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, examining the artistic and cultural influences which shaped his films.Asquith's silent films were compared favourably to those of his eminent contemporary Alfred Hitchcock, but... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74
With sky-high budgets and competing egos, almost any film production has the potential for disaster. But some become fully-fledged nightmares. Take Pulgasari — a North Korean Godzilla clone dreamed up by Kim Jong II and created by a kidnapped South Korean director, with a budget of millions and a staff of seven hundred fed on truckloads of pheasants,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
The Applied Theatre Reader is the first book to bring together new case studies of practice by leading practitioners and academics in the field and beyond, with classic source texts from writers such as Noam Chomsky, bell hooks, Mikhail Bakhtin, Augusto Boal, and Chantal Mouffe. This book divides the field into key themes, inviting critical interrogation... more...
- Institute of Education Press 2012; US$ 37.95
Dr Hartley, who works internationally in applied theatre, presents the practice with passion and intellectual clarity, showing how it can be used by practitioners in and outside the world of theatre. She dispels the mystique around applied theatre and argues for it to develop with each project, so it never becomes stagnant. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
This book draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Today's worldwide ideological tensions have captured the interest of such varied disciplines as political science, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies and linguistics. There are two primary reasons why translation studies cannot ignore the ideological debate. Historically, translation has always been a site for ideological clashes. In addition,... more...