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  • Walt Disney, from Reader to Storytellerby Kathy Merlock Jackson; Mark I. West

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Although Walt Disney is best known as a filmmaker, perhaps his greatest skill and influence was as a reader. While many would have regarded Felix Salten's Bambi and Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio as too somber for family-oriented animated films, he saw possibilities in them. He appealed to his audience by selecting familiar stories, but transformed... more...

  • The Maltese Falcon to Body of Liesby Robert von Hallberg

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the earliest examples of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon , The Big Sleep , and Out of the Past , to such twenty-first-century spy films as The Good Shepherd , Syriana , and The Bourne Ultimatum , this study explores the representations of trust and commitment that noir and spy films propose. more...

  • Kitchen Sink Realismsby Dorothy Chansky

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    From 1918?s Tickless Time through Waiting for Lefty , Death of a Salesman , A Streetcar Named Desire , A Raisin in the Sun , and The Prisoner of Second Avenue to 2005?s The Clean House , domestic labor has figured largely on American stages. No dramatic genre has done more than the one often dismissively dubbed ?kitchen sink realism? to both... more...

  • Actor's Wayby Erik Exe Christoffersen; Richard Fowler

    Routledge 1993; US$ 47.95

    A fascinating account of personal and professional development in the theatre. Under the unique direction of Eugenio Barba, four experienced actors talk about the secrets and the practical realities of training. more...

  • Systems of Rehearsalby Shomit Mitter

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    The gap between theory and practice in rehearsal is wide. many actors and directors apply theories without fully understanding them, and most accounts of rehearsal techniques fail to put the methods in context. Systems of Rehearsal is the first systematic appraisal of the three principal paradigms in which virtually all theatre work is conducted... more...

  • Psychoanalysis and Performanceby Patrick Campbell; Adrian Kear

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    The field of literary studies has long recognised the centrality of psychoanalysis as a method for looking at texts in a new way. But rarely has the relationship between psychoanalysis and performance been mapped out, either in terms of analysing the nature of performance itself, or in terms of making sense of specific performance-related activities.... more...

  • Playing Boalby Jan Cohen-Cruz; Mady Schutzman

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    Playing Boal †examines the techniques in application of Augusto Boal, creator of Theatre of the Oppressed, Brazilian theatre maker and political activist. This text looks at the use of the Theatre of the Oppressed exercises by a variety of practitioners and scholars working in Europe, North America and Canada. It explores the possibilities of these... more...

  • World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre Volume 4: The Arab Worldby Don Rubin (Series Editor); Ghassan Maleh; Farouk Ohan; Samir Sarhan; Ahmed Zaki

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    One of the first internationally published overviews of theatrical activity across the Arab World. Includes 160,000 words and over 125 photographs from 22 different Arab countries from Africa to the Middle East. more...

  • Auditioningby Joanna Merlin; Harold Prince

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    Theater veteran and acting teacher Joanna Merlin has written the definitive guide to auditioning for stage and screen, bringing to it a valuable dual perspective. She has spent her career on both sides of the auditioning process, both as an award-winning casting director who has worked with Harold Prince, Bernard Bertolucci, and James Ivory, and as... more...

  • Augusto Boalby Frances Babbage

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95

    The work of Augusto Boal has had a tremendous impact on contemporary theatre. This volume looks at the scope of Boal's career - from his early work as a playwright and director in Sao Paulo in the 1950s, to the development of his groundbreaking manifesto in the 1970s for a 'Theatre of the Oppressed'. Augusto Boal will be fascinating reading for... more...