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  • Jews on Broadwayby Stewart F. Lane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    From Fanny Brice, Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern to Barbra Streisand, Alan Menken and Tony Kushner, Jewish performers, composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers and producers have made an indelible mark on Broadway for more than a century. This historical volume captures the story of the Jewish emergence from immigrants in ghettos staging Yiddish... more...

  • World Film Locations: Los Angelesby Gabriel Solomons

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    World Film Locations: Los Angeles is an engaging and highly visual city-wide tour of both well known and slightly lesser known films shot on location in one of the birthplaces of cinema and the ‘screen spectacle’. Brief but concise reviews of 50 carefully chosen film scenes explore how motion pictures have shaped the role of Los Angeles in... more...

  • Theory of Performing Artsby André Helbo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 128.00

    n recent years, the post structuralist theories seem to have created a split in theatrological research. But, as André Helbo analyses in this book , a dialectic theory of the semiotic and the symbolic exchange bring to light a specific paradigm. From his wide experience as a semiotician and a theatrologist, the author has developed an analysis for... more...

  • Women’s Comedic Art as Social Revolutionby Domnica Radulescu

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    Though comic women have existed since the days of Baubo, the mythic figure who used sexual humor to lift the veil of mourning from the goddess Demeter's eyes, they have been neglected by scholars and critics. This pioneering volume tells the stories of five women who have created revolutionary forms of comic performance and discourse that defy... more...

  • Jennifer Saunders - The Biographyby Jacky Hyams

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 8.74

    Jennifer Saunders is Britain?s best-loved comedienne, screenwriter and actress. For the first time, author Jacky Hyams reveals the story behind Jennifer?s rise to fame, her successful career as the Queen of Comedy and the highs and lows of her remarkable life. Born in 1958 in Sleaford, Jennifer?s mother was a biology teacher and her father was a pilot... more...

  • Theatrical Liberalismby Andrea Most

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00

    "Makes new sense of aspects of popular culture we have all grown up with and thought we knew only too well. Most bridges religious studies and theater, political theory and American studies, high criticism and middlebrow performance. Her book will help us see better how Jews and their Jewishness did not merely ‘enter’ American popular... more...

  • Booking Performance Toursby Tony Micocci

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Pack up the costumes and the instruments! It's time to take your show on the road. For anyone who manages, produces, represents, or works in a repertory theater, dance company, or next-hot-thing band, Booking Performance Tours presents all the information needed to book live shows. The process is complex--presenters, agents, lawyers, board members,... more...

  • Rainbow Jewsby Jonathan C. Friedman

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 32.99

    Rainbow Jews looks at the intersection of gay and Jewish identity in American and Israeli film and theater from the 1960s to the present. Through a close reading of the texts of numerous American and Israeli plays and films, Friedman evaluates some of the key conventions that have been employed to construct, critique, and reflect the connection between... more...

  • Anthropology of the Performing Artsby Anya Peterson Royce

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    Anya Peterson Royce turns the anthropological gaze on the performing arts, attempting to find broad commonalities in performance, art, and artists across space, time, and culture. She asks general questions as to the nature of artistic interpretation, the differences between virtuosity and artistry, and how artists interplay with audience, aesthetics,... more...

  • Sarah Millicanby Tina Campanella

    John Blake 2013; US$ 8.99

    Cake baker, cat lover, agony aunt, she's one of the UK's brightest new comedy talents. But who is the real Sarah Millican? For the first time, journalist Tina Campanella gives you the full story of the British Comedy Award winner's astonishing rise to fame. After he husband unexpectedly left her in 2004, Sarah Millican moved back in with her parents... more...