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  • The Lives of Robert Ryanby J. R. Jones

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    The definitive biography of the legendary film noir actor more...

  • Brazilian Theater, 1970-2010by Eva Paulino Bueno; Robson Corrêa de Camargo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    How did Brazilian theater survive under the military dictatorship of 1964-1985? How did it change once the regime was over? This collection of new essays is the first to cover Brazilian theater during this period. Brazilian scholars and artists discuss the history of a theater community that not only resisted the regime but reinvented itself and continued... more...

  • Automatische Erkennung von Redewiedergabeby Annelen Brunner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This study from the discipline of the digital humanities takes a new approach to examine a familiar narratological phenomenon. It investigates how to identify the representation of speech, thought, and writing in narrative texts using digital methods. It thus takes a step toward narratological studies that include large quantities of text,... more...

  • The Unexpected Adventures of Martin Freemanby Neil Daniels

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    MARTIN FREEMAN is one of Britain?s best-loved actors. After being cast in bit parts and cameos – such as The Bill (his first onscreen role) and the beat-boxing Ricky C in Ali G Indahouse – he made his big break as Tim Canterbury in The Office. Freeman was later cast, among other roles, as the mundane character of Arthur Dent in the sci-fi movie... more...

  • The Rainman's Third Cureby Peter Coyote

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 26.00

    An ordained practitioner of Zen Buddhism and a politically engaged actor, Peter Coyote began his work in street theater and political organizing in San Francisco. In addition to acting in over 140 films, and working with directors such as Martin Ritt, Steven Spielberg and Roman Polanski, Coyote has won an Emmy for narrating the award-winning documentary... more...

  • Shaw and the Actresses Franchise Leagueby Ellen Ecker Dolgin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Early 20th century non-commercial theaters emerged as hubs of social transformation on both sides of the Atlantic. The 1904-1907 seasons at London's Royal Court Theatre were a particularly galvanizing force, with 11 plays by Bernard Shaw--along with works by Granville Barker, John Galsworthy and Elizabeth Robins--that challenged social conventions.... more...

  • The Clint Eastwood Westernsby James L. Neibaur

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    This book looks at the film and television genre that made Clint Eastwood a star: westerns. The author discusses in detail the production, impact, influences, and successes (both critical and commercial) of each of Eastwood?s films. Neibaur also examines the continued success and influence of his films on the western film genre. more...

  • Author and Narratorby Dorothee Birke; Tilmann Köppe

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The distinction between author and narrator is one of the cornerstones of narrative theory. In the past two decades, however, scope, implications and consequences of this distinction have become the subjects of debate. This volume offers contributions to these debates from different vantage points: literary studies, linguistics, philosophy,... more...

  • Metapher und Metonymieby Constanze Spieß; Klaus-Michael Köpcke

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The contributions of this volumeexamine the phenomena of metaphor and metonymy from different perspectives. Theyadopt current tendencies in metaphor and metonymy research, discuss theoretical and methodological questions based on empirical analyses, and outline newapproaches in both single-languageand cross-linguisic research. more...

  • Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckettby Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    As early as the 1840s, playwrights incorporated evolutionary theory into their work, reacting to a scientific advancement that changed the world. This book follows evolutionary theory in mainstream European and American drama and other theatrical entertainments, including circus, pantomime, and the “missing link? show. It writes female playwrights... more...