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  • 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... 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... more...

  • New Zealand Film and Televisionby Trisha Dunleavy; Hester Joyce

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    This title is authored by well known researchers and authors in the field. Notwithstanding the challenges of a limited population size and the struggle to fund such costly forms of screen production as high-end film and television, both of these New Zealand screen industries have been the site of significant expectation, achievement, and cultural influence.... 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...

  • Audrey Hepburnby Ellen Cheshire

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 7.28

    The Pocket Essential Audrey Hepburn looks at Audrey’s early life growing up in Holland during the war. Her father was a nazi sympathiser and her mother of Dutch aristocracy and this brought about pressures and experiences that Audrey would carry with her throughout her life. Wartime starvation was responsible for her ‘gamin’ appearance.... 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...

  • Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalismby Maurya Wickstrom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Mei Lanfang and the Twentieth-Century International Stageby Min Tian

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • American Theater in the Culture of the Cold Warby Bruce A. Mcconachie

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    In this groundbreaking study, Bruce McConachie uses the primary metaphor of containment—what happens when we categorize a play, a television show, or anything we view as having an inside, an outside, and a boundary between the two—as the dominant metaphor of cold war theatergoing. Drawing on the cognitive psychology and linguistics of... more...