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  • Postcolonial Playsby Helen Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This collection of contemporary postcolonial plays demonstrates the extraordinary vitality of a body of work that is currently influencing the shape of contemporary world theatre. This anthology encompasses both internationally admired 'classics' and previously unpublished texts, all dealing with imperialism and its aftermath. It includes work from... more...

  • Magic as Metaphor in Animeby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    Since its inception as an art form, anime has engaged with themes, symbols and narrative strategies drawn from the realm of magic. In recent years, the medium has increasingly turned to magic specifically as a metaphor for a wide range of cultural, philosophical and psychological concerns. This book first examines a range of Eastern and Western approaches... more...

  • Spanish Theatre V 2by Delgado

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Art of the Documentaryby Megan Cunningham

    Pearson Education 2014; US$ 43.99

    Documentary filmmaking is a powerful and vital element to our society,  and those who are responsible for bringing real stories and issues to a creative medium often have an uncanny ability to make a deep connection to us with their art. Legendary directors and cinematographers such as the Maysles brothers, D.A. Pennabaker & Chris Hegedus, Errol Morris,... more...

  • Integrative Performanceby Experience Bryon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    Integrative Performance serves a crucial need of 21st-century performers by providing a transdisciplinary approach to training.?Its radical new take on performance practice is designed for a climate that increasingly requires fully rounded artists.?The book critiques and interrogates key current practices and?offers a proven alternative to the idea... more...

  • The Merry Devil of Edmontonby Anonymous; Nicola Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 30.95

    The Merry Devil of Edmonton lay unperformed from the early seventeenth century until the 1980s. Dating from around 1604, it was first published in 1608 and was performed at the Globe Theatre by the King's Men. With its scenes of magic, deer poaching, and abduction from a nunnery, The Merry Devil of Edmonton combines romance and comedy in a highly... more...

  • The Language of Balinese Shadow Theaterby Mary Sabine Zurbuchen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.95

    Bali's shadow puppet theater, like others in Southeast Asia, is a complex tradition with many conventions that puzzle Western observers. Mary Zurbuchen demonstrates how the linguistic codes of this rich art form mediate between social groups, cultural influences, historical periods, and conceptual schemes. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton... more...

  • Towards a Theory of Mimeby Alexander Iliev

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Towards a Theory of Mime is a genuinely unique book about non-verbal communication and performance. Combining a broad global history of the evolution of human communication with an introduction to the general practice of mime, Alexander Iliev traces a lineage from Marceau and Barrault to his own distinguished practice as performer and teacher. The... more...

  • Der deutsche Buchhandel und der Siegeszug der Kinematographie 1895-1933by Jasmin Lange

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 51.10

    Die Kinematographie entwickelte sich innerhalb weniger Jahre von einem technischen Kuriosum zu einer florierenden Freizeitindustrie. Bereits um 1905 öffneten in Berlin die ersten Kinotheater ihre Pforten. Eine rasante Entwicklung folgte, die in den zwanziger Jahren in einer Blüte des deutschen Films gipfelte. Der Buchhandel hingegen kämpfte nach Ende... more...

  • Performed Imaginariesby Richard Schechner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    In this collection of essays, performance studies scholar and artist Richard Schechner brings his unique perspective to bear upon some of the key themes of society in the 21 st century. Schechner connects the avantgarde and terror, the counter-cultural movement of the 1960s/70s and the Occupy movement; self-wounding art, popular culture, and ritual;... more...