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  • The Improvisation Studies Readerby Ajay Heble; Rebecca Caines

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical approaches to performance. The Improvisation Studies... more...

  • The Photoplayby Hugo Munsterberg

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist Hugo Munsterberg analyzes early films from a psychological point of view. more...

  • Carrieby Neil Mitchell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Brian De Palma's adaptation of Stephen King's debut novel, Carrie (1976), is one of the defining films of 1970s "New Hollywood" style and a horror classic. The story of a teenage social outcast who discovers she possesses latent psychic powers that allow her to deliver retribution to her peers, teachers, and abusive mother, Carrie was an enormous... more...

  • The Art of Theatrical Designby Kaoime Malloy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice addresses the core principles that develop the student designer into a true artist, providing a foundation that ensures success with each production design. This text concentrates on the skills necessary to create effective, evocative, and engaging theatrical designs... more...

  • Studying Early and Silent Cinemaby Keith Withall

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    In this accessible introduction to early and silent cinema, which is currently enjoying a renaissance, both academically and in the popular imagination thanks to The Artist, Keith Withall provides both a comprehensive chronology of the period until the birth of sound and also a series of detailed case studies on the key films from the period – some... more...

  • Halloweenby Murray Leeder

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    The 1970s represented an unusually productive and innovative period for the horror film, and John Carpenter?s Halloween (1978) is the film that capped that golden age – and some say ruined it, by ushering in the era of the slasher film. Considered a paradigm of low-budget ingenuity, its story of a seemingly unremarkable middle-American town becoming... more...

  • The Mothby Catherine Burns; Neil Gaiman

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 11.98

    With an introduction by Neil Gaiman Before television and radio, before penny paperbacks and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. The storytellers knew their craft and bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. The Moth is... more...

  • Faustby Johann Goethe; Anja Grebe

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 44.66

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethes »Faust« (1808) ist und bleibt das bekannteste Werk der deutschen Literatur. Zu den begeisterten Lesern gehörte auch der französische Maler Eugène Delacroix (1798?1863). Angeregt von einer Aufführung des Dramas, schuf Delacroix 1828 einen eigenständigen Bildzyklus zum »Faust«. Seine Lithographien zählen längst zu den Klassikern... 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. more...

  • The Rhetoric of the Body from Ovid to Shakespeareby Lynn Enterline

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 51.00

    Profoundly original study of Ovid's troubling presence in Renaissance representations of gender and desire. more...