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- University of Iowa Press 2008; US$ 29.95
Today?s successful plays and playwrights achieve their prominence not simply because of their intrinsic merit but because of the work of mediators, who influence the whole trajectory of a playwright?s or a theatre company?s career. Critics and academic writers are primarily considered the makers of reputations, but funding organizations and various... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 34.95
In 2005 literary and film critic Edward Turk immersed himself in New York City?s ACT FRENCH festival, a bold effort to enhance American contact with the contemporary French stage. This dizzying crash course on numerous aspects of current French theatre paved the way for six months of theatregoing in Paris and a month?s sojourn at the 2006 Avignon... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 59.95
Taking to heart Thomas Heywood?s claim that plays ?persuade men to humanity and good life, instruct them in civility and good manners, showing them the fruits of honesty, and the end of villainy,? Mark Bayer?s captivating new study argues that the early modern London theatre was an important community institution whose influence extended far... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 54.99
As stage and screen artists explore new means to enhance their craft, a new wave of interest in expressive movement and physical improvisation has developed. In Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen , Annette Lust provides these artists with a program of physical and related expressive exercises that can empower their art with more creativity.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
This book ranges from refugee camps in Palestine to halting sites of the Irish Travellers and elsewhere in search of a new politics practiced through performance. Written through the intersection of performance and philosophy, the book refutes neoliberalism's depoliticizing and strategic uses of humanitarianism, human rights, and development. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00
The first book-length study in any language of the presence and influence of Mei Lanfang, the internationally known Chinese actor who specialized in female roles on the twentieth-century international stage. Tian investigates Mei Lanfang's presence and influence and the transnational and intercultural appropriations of his art. more...
- Triumph Books 2010; US$ 13.99
Steve McQueen takes us on a journey as his harrowing and painful childhood is laid bare, through his glittering career, and right up to his heroic battle with cancer and dramatic death in Mexico. It chronicles the good with the ugly, revealing the great power McQueen wielded. It features numerous behind-the-scenes stories from some of his (and cinema's)... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 169.95
The growth of theatre in Anchorage, Alaska, is a microcosm of theatre development throughout the United States in the 20th century. In less than a century, Anchorage grew from its humble origins to become a vibrant frontier city of 300,000 and the cultural center of the state. Homegrown playwrights developed their craft, arts institutions flourished,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
This simple and essential book about the craft of acting describes a technique developed and refined by the authors, all of them young actors, in their work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, actor W. H. Macy, and director Gregory Mosher. A Practical Handbook for the Actor is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations... more...