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  • Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Worksby Sharon Friedman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00

    Re-visioning the classics, often in a subversive mode, has evolved into its own theatrical genre in recent years, and many of these productions have been informed by feminist theory and practice. This book examines recent adaptations of classic texts (produced since 1980) influenced by a range of feminisms, and illustrates the significance of historical... 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...

  • Black Theatreby Paul Carter Harrison; Gus Edwards; Victor Leo Walker Ii

    Temple University Press 2002; US$ 34.95

    Generating a new understanding of the past—as well as a vision for the future—this path-breaking volume contains essays written by playwrights, scholars, and critics that analyze African American theatre as it is practiced today.Even as they acknowledge that Black experience is not monolithic, these contributors argue provocatively and... more...

  • Unfriendly Witnessesby Milly S. Barranger

    Southern Illinois University Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    Unfriendly Witnesses: Gender, Theater, and Film in the McCarthy Era examines the experiences of seven prominent women of stage and screen whose lives and careers were damaged by the McCarthy-era ?witch hunts? for Communists and Communist sympathizers in the entertainment industry: Judy Holliday, Anne Revere, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Margaret... 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...

  • Invitation to the Partyby Donna Walker-Kuhne; George C. Wolfe

    Theatre Communications Group 2005; US$ 16.95

    The handbook to attract and involve audiences of color for arts and cultural institutions. more...

  • Livenessby Philip Auslander

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 35.95

    In Liveness Philip Auslander addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today: What is the status of live performance in a culture dominated by mass media? By looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights... more...

  • Performance Analysisby Colin Counsell; Laurie Wolf

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 50.95

    This revolutionary introductory performance studies coursebook brings together classic texts in critical theory and shows how these texts can be used in the analysis of performance. The editors put their texts to work in examining such key topics as: * decoding the sign * the politics of performance * the politics of gender and sexual identity... more...

  • The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures: After Postcolonialismby Erika Fischer-Lichte; Torsten Jost; Saskya Iris Jain

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book provides a timely intervention in the fields of performance studies and theatre history, and to larger issues of global cultural exchange. The authors offer a provocative argument for rethinking the scholarly assessment of how diverse performative cultures interact, how they are interwoven, and how they are dependent upon each other. While... more...