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  • What Is Narratology?by Tom Kindt; Hans-Harald Müller

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 196.00

    What Is Narratology? sees itself as contributing to the intensive international discussion and controversy on the structure and function of narrative theory. The 14 papers in the volume advance proposals for determining the object of narratology, modelling its concepts and characterising its status within cultural studies. more...

  • 20 Master Plotsby Ronald B Tobias

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 16.99

    Give your story a solid foundation?a plot that engages readers from start to finish! The best stories linger in the hearts and minds of readers for decades. These tales gain their power through plots that connect with the audience on both an emotional and intellectual level. Inside Ronald B. Tobias details these 20 time-tested plots. Each is... more...

  • The Roots of Theatreby Eli Rozik

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    The topic of the origins of theatre is one of the most controversial in theatre studies, with a long history of heated discussions and strongly held positions. In The Roots of Theatre, Eli Rozik enters the debate in a feisty way, offering not just another challenge to those who place theatre?s origins in ritual and religion but also an alternative... more...

  • A Theory of Narrativeby Rick Altman

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    Narrative is a powerful element of human culture, storing and sharing the cherished parts of our personal memories and giving structure to our laws, entertainment, and history. We experience narrative in words, pictures, and film, yet regardless of how the tale is told, story remains independent from the media that makes it concrete. Narrative follows... more...

  • The Theatre of Revoltby Robert Brustein

    Ivan R. Dee 1991; US$ 18.99

    Focusing on Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Brecht, Pirandello, O?Neill, and Genet, Mr. Brustein uncovers the roots of the modern theatre in the soil of the rebellion they cultivated. ?One of the standard and decisive books on the modern theater.?? New York Times . more...

  • Narrating the Past through Theatreby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 40.00

    This cutting-edge title explores how narrating the past both conflicts and creates an interesting relationship with drama's 'continuing present' that arcs towards an unpredictable future. Theatre both brings the past alive and also fixes it, but through the performance process, allowing the past to be molded for future (not-yet-existent) audiences. more...

  • Schriften zur Theater- und Kulturgeschichte des 18. Jahrhundertsby Reinhart Meyer; Matthias J. Pernerstorfer

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2012; US$ 29.70

    Hauptbeschreibung "Bibliographien und Repertorien sind nicht nur Titellisten. Sie liefern Grundlagenmaterial für eine empirisch arbeitende Literarhistorie und Theaterwissenschaft; sie liefern den Rahmen und sichern Vergleichs- und Bezugsmöglichkeiten von Einzeldaten zwar vorerst nur im quantitativen Bereich, aus dem sich aber Folgerungen in qualitativer... more...

  • La Mise en Scene Contemporaineby Patrice Pavis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    ?We have good reason to be wary of mise en scène, but that is all the more reason to question this wariness ... it seems that images from a performance come back to haunt us, as if to prolong and transform our experience as spectators, as if to force us to rethink the event, to return to our pleasure or our terror.? ? Patrice Pavis, from the foreword... more...

  • Theatre & Performance in Small Nationsby Steve Blandford

    Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00

    Many commentators have routinely referred to theatre and, to an extent, all forms of live performance as particularly appropriate to the discussion of national identity. Put simply, the act of live performance itself draws attention to the idea that identities are performed and that different versions of identity can compete for our attention or allegiance.... more...

  • A Primer in Theatre Historyby William Grange

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 29.99

    Grange covers productions, theories, innovations, and plays from ancient Greece to the Spanish Golden Age. It does not read like a scholarly tome as its chapters allow the uninitiated reader access to well-researched and often humorous material. Descriptions of films augment discussions of theatre, helping readers better analyze theatre performance.... more...