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  • Basic Elements of Narrativeby David Herman

    Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95

    Basic Elements of Narrative outlines a way of thinking about what narrative is and how to identify its basic elements across the many communicative media in which stories are told and interpreted, exchanged and transformed. Providing a synopsis of key concepts developed by previous theorists, the book contributes original ideas to the growing body... more...

  • History, Memory, Performanceby David Dean; Yana Meerzon; Kathryn Prince

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    History, Memory, Performance is an interdisciplinary collection of essays exploring performances of the past in a wide range of trans-national and historical contexts. At its core are contributions from theatre scholars and public historians discussing how historical meaning is shaped through performance. more...

  • The New Radicalsby Glenn Moss

    Jacana Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Glenn Moss was a student leader at Wits University in the 1970s. Detained and charged under security legislation in the mid-1970s, he was acquitted after a year-long trial. He went on to edit the South African Review and Work in Progress , head Ravan Press, and then work as a consultant to South Africa?s first postapartheid government. more...

  • Narrative, Perception, Language, and Faithby Dr Edmond Wright

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    There have been many voices in disciplines as various as philosophy, history, psychology, hermeneutics, literary theory, and theology that have claimed that narrative is fundamental to all that is human. Here is a book that, in an engaging and amusing way, presents a coherent thesis to that effect, connecting the Joke and the Story (with all that comedy... more...

  • Narrative Bodiesby Daniel Punday

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 125.00

    Although the body has recently emerged throughout the humanities and social sciences as an object revealing the power and limits of representation, the study of narrative has almost entirely ignored human corporeality. As this book shows, attention to the body raises uncomfortable questions about the historicity of basic narrative concepts like character,... more...

  • 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...