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  • Audience as Performerby Caroline Heim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    'Actors always talk about what the audience does. I don?t understand, we are just sitting here.' Audience as Performer proposes that in the theatre, there are two troupes of performers: the actors and the audience. Although academics have scrutinised how audiences respond, make meaning and co-create while watching a performance, little research... more...

  • The Modern Stage and Other Worlds (Routledge Revivals)by Austin E. Quigley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Modern plays are strikingly diverse and, as a result, any attempt to locate an underlying unity between them encounters difficulties: to focus on what they have in common is often to overlook what is of primary importance in particular plays; to focus on their differences is to note the novelty of the plays without increasing their accessibility.... more...

  • Orange Is the New Black and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Rachel Robison-Greene

    Open Court 2015; US$ 19.95

    This collection of eighteen chapters by talented philosophical minds probes some of the many lessons to be learned from Orange Is the New Black (mostly the addictive Netflix comedy-drama but with some attention to the best-selling real-life book by Piper Kerman). The show and the book that inspired it both dramatically highlight the troubling, stressful... more...

  • Mojo (NHB Modern Plays)by Jez Butterworth

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    A slick and violent black comedy set in the Soho clubland of the 1950s. The hit debut play from the author of Jerusalem . In the seedy gangster underworld of the rock'n'roll scene, club owners fight for control of Johnny Silver, the latest young sensation. First premiered at the Royal Court in 1995, Mojo won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best... more...

  • The Normal Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Larry Kramer

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Larry Kramer's passionate, polemical drama is set during the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. It follows the efforts of one man, while his friends are dying around him, to break through a conspiracy of silence, indifference and hostility from public officials and the gay community, and gain recognition for a disease that threatens to... more...

  • History of European Drama and Theatreby Erika Fischer-Lichte

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity. Erika Fischer-Lichte's topics... more...

  • Contemporary Plays by Women of Colorby Kathy A. Perkins; Roberta Uno

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95

    Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a ground-breaking anthology of eighteen new and recent works by African American, Asian American, Latina American and Native American playwrights. This compelling collection includes works by award-winning and well-known playwrights such as Anna Deavere Smith, Cherrie Moraga, Pearl Cleage, Marga Gomez and Spiderwoman,... more...

  • Death of a Salesmanby Arthur Miller; Christopher W. E. Bigsby

    Penguin Publishing Group 1998; US$ 14.00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy of a salesman?s deferred American dream   Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic... more...

  • Dramatists and Dramasby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00

    Dramatists and Dramas presents the best of acclaimed critic and scholar Harold Bloom's writings on the world's greatest dramatists and their timeless plays. Bloom's coverage ranges from the ancient Greeks to the modern day, with a particular emphasis on Shakespeare. An ideal reference for theater lovers, Dramatists and Dramas presents the opinions... more...