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  • 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...

  • Narrativität als Begriffby Matthias Aumüller

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    The term ?narrativity? has gained considerable currency. But what does it actually mean? This is the question considered in the articles by linguists, media scholars, psychologists and other specialist academics that are compiled in this volume. They reveal the diversity of ways in which this term is used and describe various methods of... more...

  • Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failureby Sara Jane Bailes

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95

    What does it mean to "fail" in performance, or more accurately, to stage failure in performance? What do performances that are founded upon the collapse of their own invention illuminate that other modes of theatre usually conceal? This book examines these questions through theoretical and archival modes of investigation. more...

  • From Yesterday to TODAYby Stephen Battaglio

    Running Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    ?When Dave Garroway welcomed viewers to Today on that day in 1952, he ushered in a new era in broadcasting. . . . It was a place where viewers could turn to each morning to satisfy their appetite for all things news and information. It was a destination for the curious to learn more about what had happened overnight and how the day ahead might shape... more...

  • Narrating the Past through Theatreby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 43.33

    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...

  • Stories and Mindsby Lars Bernaerts; Luc Herman; Bart Vervaeck; Dirk de Geest

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 30.00

    How do narratives draw on our memory capacity? How is our attention guided when we are reading a literary narrative? What kind of empathy is triggered by intercultural novels? A cast of international scholars explores these and other questions from an interdisciplinary perspective in Stories and Minds , a collection of essays that discusses cutting-edge... 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...

  • Little Revolution (NHB Modern Drama)by Alecky Blythe

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An important verbatim play about the 2011 London Riots, by the author of the award-winning London Road. In the summer of 2011, London was burning. Alecky Blythe took her dictaphone to the streets… From the helicopters circling overhead to the burnt out buildings on the street, this explosive play records the voices and stories of a community... more...

  • Stimme(n) im Textby Andreas Blödorn; Daniela Langer; Michael Scheffel

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

    The volume sounds out the methodological potential of the central narratological category of ?voice? in its relation to ?person? and specifies this category principally against the background of Genette and Bachtin. In addition to papers with a theoretical orientation, there are also case studies,which are always linked with more general... more...

  • Kleine Weltgeschichte des Theatersby Manfred Brauneck

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 15.99

    Das 20. Jahrhundert hat auch die Theaterkulturen der Welt einander nähergebracht. In diesem Band führt der renommierte Theaterhistoriker Manfred Brauneck in die Weltgeschichte einer Kunstform ein, die in allen Ländern und zu allen Zeiten tief im gesellschaftlichen Leben verwurzelt war. Im Zentrum stehen die Theaterkulturen Europas, Indiens, Chinas... more...