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  • Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D.by Amnon Kabatchnik

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 119.99

    This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 480 B.C. and 1600. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue), performance data (if available), opinions by critics and scholars, and other features. The plays covered in this volume will include the... more...

  • Phraseological Substitutions in Newspaper Headlinesby Sylvia Jaki

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    The major purpose of newspaper headlines is to trigger the reader?s interest. A popular way to achieve this goal is the use of phraseological modifications. Based on previous findings from various linguistic disciplines, this book provides an interdisciplinary approach to shed light on the reception of substitutions like More than Meats the Eye .... more...

  • The Creative Process of Els Joglars and Teatro de la Abadaby Simon David Breden

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Breden shifts the focus of academic study away from product and towards process, demonstrating how an understanding of process assists in the reading of the theatrical product. more...

  • Other People's Shoesby Harriet Walter

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    Harriet Walter's wonderfully practical - and personal - introduction to acting. "Acting is what I do with who I am", writes Harriet Walter. And in this book she takes us step by step through the processes involved in performance. Each step of the way is illuminated with brilliantly precise examples drawn from her own experience. 'My advice to... more...

  • Classical Monologues for Menby Marina Calderone

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    The Good Audition Guides: Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills Each Good Audition Guide contains a range of fresh monologues, all prefaced with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way. Each volume... more...

  • The Bipolar Expressby David Coleman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    This book examines the lives and works of famous filmmakers and screen actors through the perspective of bipolar and depressive disorders. The filmmakers discussed in this volume include directors Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Tim Burton; as well as actors Carrie Fisher, James Dean, Peter Sellers, and Jim Carrey. more...

  • Fascism in Filmby Marcia Landy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.00

    Through her study of the narrative themes and strategies of Italian commercial sound films of the fascist era, Marcia Landy shows that cultural life under fascism was not monopolized by official propaganda. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...

  • I Never Had a Proper Jobby Barry Cassin

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    I Never Had A Proper Jobis a charming memoir which covers many subjects: the Catholic Church?s power over society; corporal punishment in schools; poverty; war-time rationing; and the general innocence of children at the time. However, it avoids falling into the category of yet another biography set in Old Dublin? for it is told from the unique... more...

  • The Vampire in Science Fiction Film and Literatureby Paul Meehan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Vampires have been a popular subject for writers since their inception in 19th century Gothic literature and, later, became popular with filmmakers. Now the classical vampire is extinct, and in its place are new vampires who embrace the hi-tech worlds of science fiction. This book is the first to examine the history of vampires in science fiction.... more...

  • Eastern European Theatre After the Iron Curtainby Kalina Stefanova

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    An important new survey of Eastern European theater after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Explores all aspects of theater, from playwriting, directing and acting, to repertoire creation and theatre management. Uses material never previously published on theatre life during the Communist years. Compares theater before and after the political changes... more...