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  • Post-War British Theatre Criticism (Routledge Revivals)by John Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1981, sets out the critical reaction to some fifty key post-war productions of the British theatre, as gauged primarily through the contemporary reviews of theatre critics. The plays chosen are each, in their different ways, important in their contribution to the development of the British theatre, covering the period... more...

  • European Theatre 1960-1990 (Routledge Revivals)by Ralph Yarrow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    European theatre has been the site of enormous change and struggle since 1960. There have been radical shifts in the nature and understanding of performance, fuelled by increasing cross-cultural and international influence. Theatre has had to fight for its very existence, adapting its methods of operation to survive. European Theatre 1960-1990 ,... more...

  • Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)by John Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Cold War Theatre, first published in 1992, provides an account of the theatrical history within the context of East/West politics. Its geographical span ranges from beyond the Urals to the Pacific Coast of the US, and asks whether the Cold War confrontation was not in part due to the cultural climate of Europe. Taking the McCarthy era as its... more...

  • Klassiker neu übersetzen / Ritradurre i classiciby Barbara Kleiner; Michele Vangi; Ada Vigliani Boggero

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 27.67

    <P>In den letzten 25 Jahren sind zahlreiche Neuübersetzungen von Literaturklassikern vom Italienischen ins Deutsche und umgekehrt erschienen. Diese neuen Übertragungen haben nicht nur das Ziel, dem Original besser gerecht zu werden. Sie liefern zumeist auch neue Lesarten, die das Verständnis der Werke bereichern. Vor diesem Hintergrund versucht... more...

  • Jack Thorne Plays: One (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Acclaimed for his screenplays for TV dramas including Skins , Shameless , The Fades , This is England '86/'88/'90 and Glue , Jack Thorne first emerged as a writer of unflinching, compassionate and often challenging plays for the stage. Described as a ‘powerful voice for Britain?s youth? ( Independent ), he remains one of the most distinctive... more...

  • Text & Presentation, 2014by Graley Herren

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 59.95

    Text & Presentation gathers some of the best work presented at the 2014 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore. The subjects explored in this volume range from ancient to contemporary and encompass great cultural and intellectual diversity. The highlight of the conference was a presentation by award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. A transcript... more...

  • Film Programmingby Peter Bosma

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    This book explores artistic choices in the field of cinema exhibition, focusing on film theatres, film festivals, and film archives, setting the various issues of film curating in their international context. The availability of artistic and commercial film has increased overwhelmingly as a result of the digitization of the infrastructure of distribution... more...

  • Monstrous Children and Childish Monstersby Markus P. J. Bohlmann; Sean Moreland

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Perhaps because of the wisdom received from our Romantic forbears about the purity of the child, depictions of children as monsters have held a tremendous fascination for film audiences for decades. Numerous social factors have influenced the popularity and longevity of the monster-child trope but its appeal is also rooted in the dual concepts of the... more...

  • Sex for Saleby Katie N. Johnson

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In early twentieth-century U.S. culture, sex sold.  While known mainly for its social reforms, the Progressive Era was also obsessed with prostitution, sexuality, and the staging of women?s changing roles in the modern era. By the 1910s, plays about prostitution (or ?brothel dramas?) had inundated Broadway, where they sometimes became long-running... more...

  • Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Caryl Churchill's Light Shining in Buckinghamshire , set during the English Civil War, tells the story of the men and women who went into battle for the soul of England. Passionate, moving and provocative, it speaks of the revolution we never had and the legacy it left behind. In the aftermath of the Civil War, England stands at a crossroads.... more...