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  • Theatre Symposium, Vol. 23by David S. Thompson; David S. Thompson; Becky K. Becker; Camille L. Bryant; Jerry Daday; Andrea Dawn Frazier; Carol Jordan; Edward Journey; Aaron L. Kelly; Ashley Laverty; Sarah McCarroll; Beth Murray; Irania Macías Patterson; Christopher Peck; Amanda Rees; Spencer Salas; Kathryn Rebecca Van Winkle; Seth Wilson; Suzan Zeder

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The curtain rises on Theatre and Youth, volume 23 of Theatre Symposium with keynote reflections by Suzan Zeder, the distinguished playwright of theatre for youth, and presents eleven original essays about theatre?s reflections of youth and the role of young people in making and performing theatre.   The first set of essays draws from robustly... more...

  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universeby Chris Taylor

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 16.99

    In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a far-fetched space-fantasy epic. Some forty years and $37 billion later, Star Wars –related products outnumber human beings, a growing stormtrooper army spans the globe, and “Jediism? has become a religion in its own right. Lucas?s creation has grown into far more than a cinematic... more...

  • Initials in The Heartby Laurence Whistler

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 7.28

    Laurence Whistler???s story of his five-year marriage to Jill Furse before her sudden early death has achieved a classic quality. Despite the tragedy of its ending the lasting impression is of two lives lived to the full in supreme happiness. Jill Furse was remarkable for many gifts; beauty, acting, poetry and above all gaiety and courage. This edition... more...

  • Studio Ghibliby Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    The first English language book about Studio Ghibli, now updated to include The Wind Rises The animations of Japan?s Studio Ghibli are among the highest regarded in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly-anticipated release a guaranteed box-office smash.... more...

  • Improper Namesby Marco Deseriis

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Improper Names offers a genealogy and theory of the ?improper name,? which author Marco Deseriis defines as the adoption of the same pseudonym by organized collectives, affinity groups, and individual authors. Although such names are often invented to pursue a specific social or political agenda, they are soon appropriated for different and sometimes... 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...

  • Bruce Lee: Words of the Dragonby John Little

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    Here they are, available for the first time in one collection, Bruce Lee's conversations with the press from 1958 to 1973. Words of the Dragon is an anthology of rare newspaper and magazine interviews with Bruce Lee, many not previously published in the United States, revealing new words and explanations of Bruce about himself, his art, and philosophy.... more...

  • Studios Before the Systemby Brian R. Jacobson

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    By 1915, Hollywood had become the epicenter of American filmmaking, with studio dream factories? structuring its vast production. Filmmakers designed Hollywood studios with a distinct artistic and industrial mission in mind, which in turn influenced the form, content, and business of the films that were made and the impressions of the people who viewed... more...

  • Bruce Lee: Artist of Lifeby Bruce Lee; John Little

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 18.95

    A rare, never-before-seen collection of Bruce Lee's private letters and writing! Bruce Lee was an intense man with such sheer concentration of energy that no one who encountered him, on screen or in person, could help but be drawn to him and his enthusiasm for life and knowledge. A voracious and engaged reader, Lee wrote extensively, synthesizing... more...

  • Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Doby Bruce Lee; John Little

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95

    Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the seminal book presenting the martial art created by Bruce Lee himself as described in his own notes and writings. Jeet Kune Do was a revolutionary new approach to the martial arts in its time and is the principal reason why Bruce Lee is revered as a pioneer by martial artists today, many decades after his death.... more...