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  • The Photoplayby Hugo Munsterberg

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist Hugo Munsterberg analyzes early films from a psychological point of view. more...

  • Mickery Theaterby Mike Pearson

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 49.99

    This is the first full-length study of the history and working practices of the Mickery Theater in Amsterdam. Between 1965 and 1991, under its noted director Ritsaert ten Cate, Mickery became renowned worldwide for promoting and presenting significant international alternative theatre companies, and for staging its own innovative productions. Through... more...

  • Post-War British Theatre Criticism (Routledge Revivals)by John Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1981, sets out the critical reaction to some fifty key post-war productions of the British theatre, as gauged primarily through the contemporary reviews of theatre critics. The plays chosen are each, in their different ways, important in their contribution to the development of the British theatre, covering the period... more...

  • European Theatre 1960-1990 (Routledge Revivals)by Ralph Yarrow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    European theatre has been the site of enormous change and struggle since 1960. There have been radical shifts in the nature and understanding of performance, fuelled by increasing cross-cultural and international influence. Theatre has had to fight for its very existence, adapting its methods of operation to survive. European Theatre 1960-1990 ,... more...

  • Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)by John Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Cold War Theatre, first published in 1992, provides an account of the theatrical history within the context of East/West politics. Its geographical span ranges from beyond the Urals to the Pacific Coast of the US, and asks whether the Cold War confrontation was not in part due to the cultural climate of Europe. Taking the McCarthy era as its... more...

  • Films of Sam Peckinpahby Neil Fulwood

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A detailed look at the work of one of America's great film directors. Sam Peckinpah helped to redefine the Western, clearing the board of genre cliches in order to present an intelligent examination of the motivation behind, and effects of, violence. The accusations against Peckinpah for making violent films, both Westerns and non-Westerns, for the... more...

  • 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...

  • Text & Presentation, 2014by Graley Herren

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 59.95

    Text & Presentation gathers some of the best work presented at the 2014 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore. The subjects explored in this volume range from ancient to contemporary and encompass great cultural and intellectual diversity. The highlight of the conference was a presentation by award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. A transcript... more...

  • Film Programmingby Peter Bosma

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    This book explores artistic choices in the field of cinema exhibition, focusing on film theatres, film festivals, and film archives, setting the various issues of film curating in their international context. The availability of artistic and commercial film has increased overwhelmingly as a result of the digitization of the infrastructure of distribution... more...

  • Monstrous Children and Childish Monstersby Markus P. J. Bohlmann; Sean Moreland

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Perhaps because of the wisdom received from our Romantic forbears about the purity of the child, depictions of children as monsters have held a tremendous fascination for film audiences for decades. Numerous social factors have influenced the popularity and longevity of the monster-child trope but its appeal is also rooted in the dual concepts of the... more...