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  • Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatreby Robert J. Andreach

    UPA 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book examines plays by contemporary playwrights and compares them alongside the works of Eugene O?Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Andreach argues that tragedy is not only present in contemporary American theatre, but issues from an expectation fundamental to American culture: the pressure on characters to create themselves. more...

  • An Introduction to Feminism and Theatreby Elaine Aston

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    At last an accessible and intelligent introduction to the energising and challenging relationship between feminism and theatre. In this clear and enlightening book, Aston discusses wide-ranging theoretical topics and provides case studies including: * Feminism and theatre history * `M/Othering the self': French feminist theory and theatre * Black... more...

  • Feminist Theatre Practice: A Handbookby Elaine Aston

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 41.95

    Feminist Theatre Practice: A Handbook is a helpful, practical guide to theatre-making which explores the different ways of representing gender. Best-selling author, Elaine Aston, takes the reader through the various stages of making feminist theatre- from warming up, through workshopped exploration, to performance - this volume is organised into... more...

  • Staging International Feminismsby Professor Elaine Aston; Sue-Ellen Case

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    This is a landmark anthology of international feminist theatre research. A three-part structure orientates readers through Cartographies of feminist critical navigations of the global arena; the staging of feminist Interventions in a range of international contexts; and Manifestos for today's feminist practitioners, activists and academics. 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...

  • Livenessby Philip Auslander

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 47.95

    Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture 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? Since its first appearance, Philip Auslander's ground-breaking book has helped to reconfigure a new area of study. Looking at specific... more...

  • Performing Arts and Therapeutic Implicationsby Tanvi Bajaj; Swasti Shrimali Vohra

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Presenting an alternative perspective, this book proposes that performing arts forge an emotional bond between the performer and the audience, making the act of performance a therapeutic and restorative experience, and not merely recreational. Studying the life-experiences of six artists, and their unique engagement with three art forms ? music,... more...

  • Marvellous: Neil Baldwin - My Storyby Neil Baldwin; Malcolm Clarke

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    BISHOPS AND ARCHBISHOPS, TOP FOOTBALLERS, POLITICIANS AND ACTORS? THEY ALL COUNT HIM AS THEIR FRIEND. PRIME MINISTERS AND SENIOR ROYALS STOP AND LISTEN TO HIS OPINIONS. HE?S GOT AN HONORARY DEGREE AND HIS VERY OWN FOOTBALL CLUB. HE HAS EVEN BEEN ON TV BUT WHO IS NEIL BALDWIN? As a boy in a working-class part of the Potteries in the fifties and sixties,... more...

  • Uncle John's Facts to Go Show Biz Blundersby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    Oops, they did it again. Whether it?s Tom Cruise going berserk on Oprah?s couch, Taylor Swift ending a relationship just so she can write a song, or Jennifer Lawrence falling at the Oscars?twice, when celebrities get involved, goofs are bound to happen. And those goofs take center stage in Showbiz Blunders , which includes several BRI classics along... more...

  • Judenrollenby Hans-Peter Bayerdörfer; Jens Malte Fischer; Frank Halbach

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 159.79

    Collected volume of studies on the stage representation of Jews in European theatre between 1830 and 1940. The way in which Jews are represented on the stage stretches between the poles of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism on the one side and Jewish renaissance and Zionism on the other. The individual studies all consider the boundary conditions... more...