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  • The Performing Centuryby Tracy C. Davis; Professor Peter Holland

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 36.00

    This book looks at modes of performance and forms of theatre in Nineteenth-century Britain and Ireland. On subjects as varied as the vogue for fairy plays to the representation of economics to the work of a parliamentary committee in regulating theatres, the authors redefine what theatre and performance in the Nineteenth century might be. more...

  • Introducing Bert Williamsby Camille F. Forbes

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 18.95

    According to critics of his time, Bert Williams was “the Greatest Comedian on the American Stage.? A black Bahamian immigrant, Williams made his start as a barker advertising the rough-and-tumble “medicine shows? that dotted the Wild West at the end of the nineteenth century. Not long after joining a minstrel troupe and donning the burnt- cork makeup... more...

  • Men at Playby Jonathan Bollen; Adrian Kiernander; Bruce Parr

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 70.00

    How are masculinities enacted in Australian theatre? How do Australian playwrights depict masculinities in the present and the past, in the bush and on the beach, in the city and in the suburbs? How do Australian plays dramatise gender issues like father-son relations, romance and intimacy, violence and bullying, mateship and homosexuality, race relations... more...

  • Angels, Vampires and Douche Bagsby Carla Collins

    Gildan Media Corporation 2011; Not Available

    A HILARIOUS AND UPLIFTING MOTIVATIONAL BOOK LIKE NO OTHER In this candid confessional, comedian Carla Collins divides the world into the angels who guide us, inspire us, and save our butts; the sexy and trendy vampires who suck the life out of us; and the douche bags who constantly annoy, disgust and taunt us. With a fast wit, fake breasts and real... more...

  • La Traduction spécialiséeby Federica Scarpa; Marco A. Fiola

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2011; US$ 24.99

    Cet ouvrage présente les fondements théoriques et les principes méthodologiques de la traduction spécialisée en général, et plus particulièrement de la traduction spécialisée de l'anglais vers le français. Il s'ouvre sur une description des particularités des langues de spécialité portant sur une typologie des textes et une classification des genres... more...

  • Theatre, Performance, and Memory Politics in Argentinaby Brenda Werth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Since Argentina's transition to democracy, the expression of human fragility on the stage has taken diverse forms. This book examines the intervention of theatre and performance in the memory politics surrounding Argentina's return to democracy and makes a case for performance's transformative power. more...

  • Life Is Not a Stageby Florence Henderson; Joel Brokaw

    Center Street 2011; Not Available

    For millions of people around the world, Carol Brady is synonymous with motherhood, but growing up as the youngest of ten children in rural Indiana in the aftermath of the Great Depression, Florence Henderson lived a life quite different from that of the quintessential TV mom she later played on television. Florence's father was a dirt-poor tobacco... more...

  • Kasher in the Ryeby Moshe Kasher

    Grand Central Publishing 2012; Not Available

    Rising young comedian Moshe Kasher is lucky to be alive. He started using drugs when he was just 12. At that point, he had already been in psychoanlysis for 8 years. By the time he was 15, he had been in and out of several mental institutions, drifting from therapy to rehab to arrest to...you get the picture. But KASHER IN THE RYE is not an "eye opener"... more...

  • Indian Theatreby Ralph Yarrow

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    This book sets out from the question: why have so many western theatre workers come to India and what were they looking for? What is it that seemed to be lacking in western performance and understanding of the nature and function of theatre? Locating Indian theatre as a major site of reappraisal and renewal both in India and in the world of performance,... more...

  • My Lucky Starsby Shirley Maclaine

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    An Academy Award-winning actress and the internationally bestselling author of Out on a Limb delivers her touching, warm, and headline-making memoir. In My Lucky Stars Shirley MacLaine talks candidly and personally about her four decades in Hollywood, especially about the men and women--her "lucky stars"--who touched and challenged her life. ... more...