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  • Jennifer Saunders - The Unauthorised Biography of the Absolutely Fabulous Starby Jacky Hyams

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 2.99

    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...

  • Contemporary British Queer Performanceby Stephen Greer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book examines queer performance in Britain since the early 1990s, arguing for the significance of emerging collaborative modes of practice. Using queer theory and the history of early lesbian and gay theatre to examine claims to representation among other things, it interrogates the relationships through which recent works have been presented. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Actressby Maggie B. Gale; John Stokes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    A collection of essays on the cultural role of performing women on stage and on screen. more...

  • Jewhooing the Sixtiesby David E. Kaufman

    Brandeis University Press 2012; Not Available

    A lively look at four major Jewish celebrities of early 1960s America, who together made their mark on both American culture and Jewish identity more...

  • A Good Night Out for the Girlsby Elaine Aston; Geraldine Harris

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Moving across the boundaries of mainstream and experimental circuits, from the affective pleasures of commercially successful shows such as Calendar Girls and Mamma Mia! to the feminist possibilities of new burlesque and stand-up, this book offers a lucid and accessible account of popular feminisms in contemporary theatre and performance. more...

  • Theatrical Liberalismby Andrea Most

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Finalist for the 2013 National Jewish Book Award, American Jewish Studies   For centuries, Jews were one of the few European cultures without any official public theatrical tradition. Yet in the modern era, Jews were among the most important creators of popular theater and film?especially in America. Why?   In  Theatrical Liberalism , Andrea... more...

  • Booking Performance Toursby Tony Micocci

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • Embodied Consciousnessby Jade Rosina McCutcheon; Barbara Sellers-Young

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This volume of essays combines research from neuroscience, conscious studies, methods of training performers, modes of creating a staged narrative, Asian aesthetics, and post-modern theories of performance in an examination of the relationship between consciousness and performance. more...

  • Rainbow Jewsby Jonathan C. Friedman

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 39.99

    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$ 35.99

    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...