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  • Creating Characters with Personalityby Tom Bancroft; Glen Keane

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 14.99

    From Snow White to Shrek, from Fred Flintstone to SpongeBob SquarePants, the design of a character conveys personality before a single word of dialogue is spoken. Designing Characters with Personality shows artists how to create a distinctive character, then place that character in context within a script, establish hierarchy, and maximize the impact... more...

  • Master of Ceremoniesby Joel Grey

    Flatiron Books 2016; US$ 28.99

    Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret finally tells his remarkable life story. Born Joel David Katz to a wild and wooly Jewish American family in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, Joel began his life in the theater at the age of 9, starting in children?s theater and then moving to the main stage. He was hooked, and his... more...

  • French Cinema and the Great Warby Marcelline Block; Barry Nevin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    Even a century after its conclusion, the devastation of the Great War still echoes in the work of artists who try to make sense of the political, moral, ideological, and economic changes and challenges it spawned. This volume provides the first book-length study of World War I as it is featured in French cinema, from the silent era to contemporary... more...

  • Richard Matheson's Monstersby June M. Pulliam; Anthony J. Fonseca

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 79.99

    This volume chronicles and examines all aspects of the writing career of Richard Matheson, including thematic concerns, authorial techniques, and genre tropes, as well as the influence on contemporaries and later writers. more...

  • The X-Men Filmsby Claudia Bucciferro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    This edited collection focuses on the X-Men film franchise, with essays that considers the movies as popular culture products. Chapters in this volume address various aspects featured in individual films or throughout the series. The essays discuss such topics as gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, and a sense of ?otherness? that pervades... more...

  • Desires for Realityby Benjamin Halligan

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    As with many aspects of European cultural life, film was galvanized and transformed by the revolutionary fervor of 1968. This groundbreaking study provides a full account of the era's cinematic crises, innovations, and provocations, as well as the social and aesthetic contexts in which they appeared. The author mounts a genuinely fresh analysis of... more...

  • Handel on the Stageby David Kimbell

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    David Kimbell sets Handel's operas in their biographical and cultural contexts, exploring drama, music and styles of performance. more...

  • West of Edenby Jean Stein

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50

    An epic, mesmerizing oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles from the author of the contemporary classic  Edie Jean Stein transformed the art of oral history in her groundbreaking book Edie: American Girl, an indelible portrait of Andy Warhol ?superstar? Edie Sedgwick, which was edited with George Plimpton. Now, in West of Eden, she turns... more...

  • African Accentsby Beth McGuire

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    This is a comprehensive workbook for actors, covering the key characteristics and profiles of a wide range of African accents of English. Its unique approach not only addresses the methods and processes by which to go about learning an accent, but also looks in detail at each example. This lets the reader plot their own route through the learning... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatreby Siyuan Liu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 69.95

    Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the rich and diverse traditions of classical and contemporary performing arts in Asia, showcasing significant scholarship in recent years. An international team of over 50 contributors provide authoritative overviews on a variety of topics across Asia, including... more...