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  • The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahaniby Laleen Jayamanne

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahani examines the major works of leading Indian film director Kumar Shahani and explores the reaches of modernist film aesthetics in its international form. More than an auteur study, Laleen Jayamanne approaches Shahani's oeuvre conceptually, as films that reveal cinema's synesthetic capabilities. As the author illustrates,... more...

  • Phantom Ladiesby Tim Snelson

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Defying industry logic and gender expectations, women started flocking to see horror films in the early 1940s. The departure of the young male audience and the surprise success of the film Cat People convinced studios that there was an untapped female audience for horror movies, and they adjusted their production and marketing strategies accordingly.... more...

  • The News Is Readby Charlotte Green

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 24.78

    For twenty-seven years Charlotte Green was one of the most iconic newsreaders on Radio 4. Her rich, velvety voice was a staple on the radio and a treat for millions of listeners. Charlotte joined the BBC in 1978 and became one of the regular readers on the Today programme, where her voice proved to be a reassuring constant in the midst of momentous... more...

  • Mojo (NHB Modern Plays)by Jez Butterworth

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • Year of the Kingby Antony Sher

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A classic of theatre writing, a unique insight into the creation of a landmark Shakespearian performance. Antony Sher's stunning performance for the RSC as Richard III on crutches won him both the Laurence Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Actor. This book records - in the actor's own words and drawings - the making of this historic... more...

  • So You Want To Be An Actor?by Timothy West; Prunella Scales

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A handbook for aspiring actors by two of the best-known names in British theatre and television. It offers practical advice and do's and don'ts to anyone thinking of taking up acting. The authors are passionate about actor training, know the profession inside out and have more than a hundred years' experience between them... Writing alternately... more...

  • The Actor and the Cameraby Denis Lawson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    Drawing on his lifetime career in front of the camera (and sometimes behind it), Denis Lawson offers a wonderfully accessible introduction to acting for film and TV. For the young actor hoping to break into the industry whether in a drama series, soap or sitcom this book is the ultimate insider?s guide. The author takes us on a guided tour... more...

  • Behind the Burly Qby Leslie Zemeckis; Blaze Starr

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    By the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q comes the first ever oral history of American Burlesque--as told by the performers who lived it, often speaking out here for the first time. By telling the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age through the women (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the true story... more...

  • Miyazaki's Animism Abroadby Eriko Ogihara-Schuck

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    After winning an Oscar for Spirited Away, the Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki's animated films were dubbed into many languages. Some of the films are saturated with religious themes distinctive to Japanese culture. How were these themes, or what Miyazaki describes as "animism," received abroad, especially considering that they are challenging... more...

  • A Vulgar Artby Ian Brodie

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    The first examination of stand-up comedy through the lens of folklore more...