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  • Kabuki A Pocket Guideby Ronald Cavaye

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Kabuki A Pocket Guide introduces readers to the foundations of Kabuki?its history and its actors, its acting styles and its performance, its color and music?to the sheer beauty and joy of Kabuki. Kabuki, the popular theatre of Japan, began in about 1603 and is still flourishing today. It was the entertainment of the common people as opposed to... more...

  • Rat Pack Confidentialby Shawn Levy

    Crown/Archetype 1999; US$ 15.95

    For the first time, the full story of what happened when Frank Sinatra brought his best pals to party in a land called Vegas. January 1960. Las Vegas is at its smooth, cool peak. The Strip is a jet-age theme park, and the greatest singer in the history of American popular music summons a group of friends there to make a movie. One is an insouciant... more...

  • George Burnsby Lawrence J. Epstein

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Having entered the world in 1896 as a poverty-stricken child named Nathan Birnbaum, George Burns rose from New York's Lower East Side to the uppermost heights of celebrity in the entertainment industry. His storied romance with Gracie Allen led to their success in vaudeville, films, radio and television as one of the greatest comedy teams in history.... more...

  • Certain Fragmentsby Tim Etchells

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95

    What is the relationship between performance and play? Between performance and technology? Between performance and death? Certain Fragments is an extraordinary exploration of what lies at the heart of contemporary theatre. Written by the artistic director of Forced Entertainment, acknowledged to be Britains most brilliant experimental theatre... more...

  • Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Centuryby John H. Houchin

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00

    This book explores the impact of censorship in twentieth-century American theatre. more...

  • The Mind and its Storiesby Patrick Colm Hogan

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 41.00

    Stories people admire follow a limited number of patterns determined by ideas about emotion. more...

  • Narrative, Religion and Scienceby Stephen Prickett

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    Stephen Prickett explores the 'narrative' in ways of thinking about the world over 300 years. more...

  • The Anthology in Jewish Literatureby David Stern

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 94.99

    The anthology is a ubiquitous presence in Jewish literature--arguably its oldest literary genre, going back to the Bible itself, and including nearly all the canonical texts of Judaism: the Mishnah, the Talmud, classical midrash, and the prayerbook. In the Middle Ages, the anthology became the primary medium in Jewish culture for recording stories,... more...

  • Covert Gesturesby Vincent Barletta

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 60.00

    Covert Gestures reveals how the traditional Islamic narratives of the moriscos both shaped and encoded a wide range of covert social activity characterized by a profound and persistent concern with time and temporality. Using a unique blend of literary analysis, linguistic anthropology, and phenomenological philosophy, Vincent Barletta explores the... more...

  • Kindred Spectersby Christopher Peterson

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 67.50

    Probing Derrida's notion of spectrality as well as Orlando Patterson's concept of Òsocial death,Ó Christopher Peterson examines how death, mourning, and violence condition all kinship relations.Tracing the connections between kinship and mourning in American literature and culture, Peterson argues that socially dead ÒothersÓ... more...