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  • The Victorian Marionette Theatreby John Mccormick; Clodagh McCormick; John Phillips

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 29.00

    In this fascinating and colorful book, researcher and performer John McCormick focuses on the marionette world of Victorian Britain between its heyday after 1860 and its waning years from 1895 to 1914. Situating the rich and diverse puppet theatre in the context of entertainment culture, he explores both the aesthetics of these dancing dolls and their... more...

  • Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Historiesby S.E. Wilmer

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Historians of theatre face the same temptations and challenges as other historians: they negotiate assumptions (their own and those of others) about national identity and national character; they decide what events and actors to highlight--or omit--and what framework and perspective to use for telling the story. Personal biases, trends in scholarship,... more...

  • Representing the Pastby Charlotte M. Canning; Thomas Postlewait

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    How do historians represent the past? How do theatre historians represent performance events? The fifteen challenging essays in Representing the Past: Essays in Performance Historiography focus on the fundamental epistemological conditions and procedures that serve as the foundational ideas that guide all historians in their endeavors. Unified by their... more...

  • Hitchhikers Guideby Mike Simpson

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    Don't panic! Everything you need to know about cult author Douglas Adams and his most famous creation, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is in here. From its unlikely start as a BBC radio serial in 1978, Hitchhiker's Guide developed into five bestselling novels, a BAFTA-winning television series, spoken word LPs that made the pop charts, dozens... more...

  • Literatur-Comicsby Monika Schmitz-Emans; Christian A. Bachmann

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Comics und Graphic Novels stehen in einer doppelten ästhetischen Tradition: Verfasser von Metacomics (Eisner, McCloud) betonen sowohl die Fundierung in der Geschichte der bildenden Kunst als auch die Beziehung zu Formen erzählerischer Darstellung. Viele Klassiker der Weltliteratur wie Goethes Faust , Melvilles Moby Dick und die Erzählungen... more...

  • Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screenby Annette Lust

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 54.99

    As stage and screen artists explore new means to enhance their craft, a new wave of interest in expressive movement and physical improvisation has developed. In Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen , Annette Lust provides these artists with a program of physical and related expressive exercises that can empower their art with more creativity.... more...

  • Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalismby Maurya Wickstrom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book ranges from refugee camps in Palestine to halting sites of the Irish Travellers and elsewhere in search of a new politics practiced through performance. Written through the intersection of performance and philosophy, the book refutes neoliberalism's depoliticizing and strategic uses of humanitarianism, human rights, and development. more...

  • Shining in Shadowsby Murray Pomerance

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Shining in Shadows examines a wide range of Hollywood icons from a turbulent decade for the film industry and for America itself. Perhaps reflecting our own cultural fragmentation and uncertainty, Hollywood?s star personas sent mixed messages about Americans? identities and ideals. With a multigenerational, international cast of stars, this collection... more...

  • Hong Kong Screenscapesby Esther M. K. Cheung; Gina Marchetti; See-Kam Tan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 25.00

    Global connections and screen innovations drive Hong Kong screenscapes that flow with transnational cultural production, circulation and consumption, highlighting innovations, interactions, disjunctures, differences, and ruptures therein. Focusing on the film clubs of the 1960s and 1970s, the successive new waves since the 1980s and the post-handover... more...

  • Visions of Paradiseby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 27.95

    Depictions of sex, violence, and crime abound in many of today's movies, sometimes making it seem that the idyllic life has vanished-even from our imaginations. But as shown in this unique book, paradise has not always been lost. For many years, depictions of heaven, earthly paradises, and utopias were common in popular films. Illustrated... more...