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  • Black British Theatre Pioneersby Rodreguez King-Dorset

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    A Jamaican-born stage director, teacher and writer Yvonne Brewster stands among the most prominent British artists of Afro-Caribbean cultural heritage. A member of the Order of the British Empire, she co-founded Talawa, Britain's foremost black-led theatre company, as well as The Barn, Jamaica's first professional theatre company. This volume... more...

  • Renegade at Heartby Lorenzo Lamas; Jeff Lenburg

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 24.95

    Meet the real Lorenzo Lamas. Lorenzo Lamas has played many roles over the course of his roller coaster career. Star of two major television shows, five-time husband, and reality show star, Lamas has been tabloid fodder for decades. Fans can easily believe they have seen every side of Lamas. But the truth is far more interesting-and surprising. Son... more...

  • The Films of Charles and Ray Eamesby Eric Schuldenfrei

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses? work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely examining how the Eameses described their work reveals how the films and exhibitions they generated were completely at odds with the earlier... more...

  • It Happened on Broadwayby Myrna Katz Frommer; Harvey Frommer

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this deliciously revealing oral history of Broadway from World War II through the 1980s, more than one hundred theater veterans?including Carol Channing, Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, Hal Holbrook, Andrea McArdle, and Al Hirschfeld?deliver the behind-the-scenes story of the hits, the stars, the feuds, and the fiascoes. more...

  • Film, Theory and Philosophyby Felicity Colman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Philosophy, and in particular continental philosophy, has provided a conceptual underpinning for cinema since its beginnings, especially in the development of cinematic aesthetics. In its turn, film has rethought the abstractions of space and time and the categories of sex and gender and has created new concepts which illuminate phenomenology, metaphysics... more...

  • The Movies in the Age of Innocenceby Edward Wagenknecht

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

    Upon its original publication in 1962, Edward Wagenknecht's The Movies in the Age of Innocence immediately earned recognition as a classic in the history of early cinema. A tribute to American silent film from the first-person perspective of one who grew up with the medium, the volume surveys the pre-feature and feature era of silent films from... more...

  • Harry Alan Towersby Dave Mann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Harry Alan Towers' reputation rests upon a corpus of 95 low budget productions shot post-haste in every corner of the globe. He took an integral part, however, in the development of the protocols that now underpin much transnational film production; he must thus be regarded as a pioneer. Towers' slash and burn strategy focused upon parasitic,... more...

  • The Late Works of Hayao Miyazakiby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Once a favorite of mainly art house audiences, Hayao Miyazaki's films have enjoyed increasing exposure in the West since his Spirited Away won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003. The award signaled a turning point for Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli, bringing his films prominence in the media and driving their distribution in multiple formats.... more...

  • Cinema Civil Rightsby Ellen C. Scott

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    From Al Jolson in blackface to Song of the South, there is a long history of racism in Hollywood film. Yet as early as the 1930s, movie studios carefully vetted their releases, removing racially offensive language like the ?N-word.? This censorship did not stem from purely humanitarian concerns, but rather from worries about boycotts from civil rights... more...

  • Automata and Mimesis on the Stage of Theatre Historyby Kara Reilly

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    The automaton, known today as the robot, can be seen as a metaphor for the historical period in which it is explored. Chapters include examinations of Iconoclasm's fear that art might surpass nature, the Cartesian mind/body divide, automata as objects of courtly desire, the uncanny Olympia, and the revolutionary Robots in post-WWI drama. more...