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  • Fleabag: The Original Play (NHB Modern Plays)by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 14.99

    ?I sit on the loo and think about all the people I can have sex with now. I?m not obsessed with sex. I just can?t stop thinking about it.? The Fleabag bites back. A rip-roaring account of some sort of female living her sort of life. Phoebe Waller-Bridge?s debut play is an outrageously funny monologue for a female performer. It premiered at the... more...

  • Blue Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 14.99

    Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one-act plays from one of the UK?s leading playwrights. Heart?s Desire sees a family awaiting their daughter?s return from Australia, though in a series of alternative scenarios, the play collapses as it keeps veering off in unexpected and ridiculous directions. Blue Kettle tells the story of conman... more...

  • Pitch of Poetryby Charles Bernstein

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 26.00

    Praised in recent years as a ?calculating, improvisatory, essential poet? by Daisy Fried in the New York Times , Charles Bernstein is a leading voice in American literary theory. Pitch of Poetry is his irreverent guide to modernist and contemporary poetics. Subjects range across Holocaust representation, Occupy Wall Street, and the figurative... more...

  • Reframing the Subjectby Kelly Ritter

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 28.95

    ?Mental hygiene? films developed for classroom use touted vigilance, correct behavior, morality, and model citizenship. They also became powerful tools for teaching literacy skills and literacy-based behaviors to young people following the Second World War. In this study, Kelly Ritter offers an extensive theoretical analysis of the alliance of the... more...

  • Mad Men Unzippedby Karen E. Dill-Shackleford; Cynthia Vinney; Jerri Lynn Hogg; Kristin Hopper-Losenicky

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    This is the story of the Mad Men fan phenomenon: how the show and its fans distinguished themselves in a market where it?s hard to make an impression, not unlike the driven ad execs at the center of the show. In this book, four media psychologists who also just happen to be dedicated Mad Men fans explore how the show?s viewers make meaning from... more...

  • Wendy & Peter Pan (NHB Modern Plays)by Ella Hickson

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    Ella Hickson's version of J.M. Barrie's much-loved story puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage, in an adaptation that is refreshingly modern but never loses the charm of the original. Winter 1908. Snow is falling across London. Wendy Darling and her brothers sleep peacefully in their bedroom, as their parents bicker downstairs. In a... more...

  • The Maltese Falcon to Body of Liesby Robert von Hallberg

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the earliest examples of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon , The Big Sleep , and Out of the Past , to such twenty-first-century spy films as The Good Shepherd , Syriana , and The Bourne Ultimatum , this study explores the representations of trust and commitment that noir and spy films propose. more...

  • Kitchen Sink Realismsby Dorothy Chansky

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    From 1918?s Tickless Time through Waiting for Lefty , Death of a Salesman , A Streetcar Named Desire , A Raisin in the Sun , and The Prisoner of Second Avenue to 2005?s The Clean House , domestic labor has figured largely on American stages. No dramatic genre has done more than the one often dismissively dubbed ?kitchen sink realism? to both... more...

  • The Shape of Spectatorshipby Scott Curtis

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    In this exceptionally wide-ranging study, Scott Curtis draws our eye to the role of scientific, medical, educational, and aesthetic observation in shaping modern conceptions of spectatorship. Focusing on the nontheatrical use of motion picture technology in Germany between the 1890s and World War I, he follows specialists across disciplines as they... more...

  • The Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinemaby Jacqueline Reich

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Italian film star Bartolomeo Pagano's "Maciste" played a key role in his nation?s narratives of identity during World War I and after. Jacqueline Reich traces the racial, class, and national transformations undergone by this Italian strongman from African slave in Cabiria (1914), his first film, to bourgeois gentleman, to Alpine soldier of the Great... more...