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  • Feeling Theatreby Martin Welton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Why is it that in going to see plays we are also touched or moved by them, and is there more than metaphor involved in such claims? Considering these and other questions, this book examines a range of contemporary performance works in which performers and their audiences occupy a shared realm of feelings, in which the play is not always the thing. more...

  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Wonderful World of Oddby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    This volumeUncle John?s Bathroom Reader Wonderful World of Oddexposes the best of the weirdest news, facts, and fun from all over the world. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers? Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the... more...

  • Between the Devil and the Deepby Pieter-Dirk Uys

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 6.00

    ??Adapt or die!? PW Botha spat out at us from the television news. And so the new show was called Adapt or Dye.? The comedy of Pieter-Dirk Uys has been with us for as long as we can remember. In this funny, witty and poignant memoir, he takes us on a journey through his life in the theatre - and the theatre in his life. We follow him from his early... more...

  • Theater Actors Then and Nowby Kathleen C. Null Peterson

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    Actors have entertained audiences for thousands of years. In the past, plays were performed both to entertain and to teach. Today, plays involve the use of lighting, sound systems, and elaborate sets and often have large casts that include many actors. more...

  • In Search of Donna Reedby Jay Fultz

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 25.95

    But who was Donna Reed? Perhaps no celebrity of her symbolic importance is so little known. Moving from the backroads of Iowa to the mansions of Bel Air, Jay Fultz goes in search of the woman behind the image. In Search of Donna Reed reveals a woman whose intelligence and force of character often put her at odds with the roles she portrayed both... more...

  • Melodramatic Formationsby Bruce A. Mcconachie

    University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 42.95

    The middle years of the nineteenth century were a time of dynamic artistic and social changes in America. Now, Melodramatic Formations is the first study to trace these changes in popular stage melodrama's production, dramatic form, and audience reception. Bruce McConachie shows how the theatrical mutability that characterized the years 1820 to... more...

  • The Recurrence of Fateby Spencer Jay Golub

    University of Iowa Press 1994; US$ 29.95

    How, why, and according to whose definitions and requirements does a culture self-consciously create memory and project its fate? In this remarkable book?the first in English to treat Russian history as theatre and cultural performance?Spencer Golub reveals the performative nature of Russian history in the twentieth century and the romantic imprisonment/self-imprisonment... more...

  • The Theatrical Eventby Willmar Sauter

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 29.95

    The Theatrical Event  discusses the objectives of theatre studies by focusing on the communicative encounter between performer and spectator?the theatrical event. A theatrical event includes the presentation of a performance and the attention of an audience; in this sense, every performance?on stage or in the street, historical or contemporary?that... more...

  • Czech Theatre Design in the Twentieth Centuryby Joe Brandesky

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    This compilation of essays and images reveals an essential and valuable component of Czech contributions to the world of modern theatre heretofore largely unseen outside the country itself. Featuring the craft of twenty-seven of the best stage and costume designers of the twentieth century,Brandesky supplies ample evidence of their consistently high... more...

  • Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Historiesby S.E. Wilmer

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Historians of theatre face the same temptations and challenges as other historians: they negotiate assumptions (their own and those of others) about national identity and national character; they decide what events and actors to highlight--or omit--and what framework and perspective to use for telling the story. Personal biases, trends in scholarship,... more...