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- Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 14.99
?I sit on the loo and think about all the people I can have sex with now. I?m not obsessed with sex. I just can?t stop thinking about it.? The Fleabag bites back. A rip-roaring account of some sort of female living her sort of life. Phoebe Waller-Bridge?s debut play is an outrageously funny monologue for a female performer. It premiered at the... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 14.99
Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one-act plays from one of the UK?s leading playwrights. Heart?s Desire sees a family awaiting their daughter?s return from Australia, though in a series of alternative scenarios, the play collapses as it keeps veering off in unexpected and ridiculous directions. Blue Kettle tells the story of conman... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 25.99
" 'Antony Sher's insider journal is a brilliant exploded view of a great actor at work ? modest and gifted, self-centred and selfless ? a genius capable of transporting us backstage' Craig Raine, The Spectator (Books of the Year) Year of the Fat Knight is Antony Sher's account ? splendidly supplemented by his own paintings and sketches ? of researching,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 26.00
Praised in recent years as a ?calculating, improvisatory, essential poet? by Daisy Fried in the New York Times , Charles Bernstein is a leading voice in American literary theory. Pitch of Poetry is his irreverent guide to modernist and contemporary poetics. Subjects range across Holocaust representation, Occupy Wall Street, and the figurative... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 39.99
In the early decades of the twentieth century, a vibrant theatrical culture took shape on New York City?s Lower East Side. Original dramas, comedies, musicals, and vaudeville, along with sophisticated productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Chekhov, were innovatively staged for crowds that rivaled the scene on Broadway. While these productions were... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 28.95
?Mental hygiene? films developed for classroom use touted vigilance, correct behavior, morality, and model citizenship. They also became powerful tools for teaching literacy skills and literacy-based behaviors to young people following the Second World War. In this study, Kelly Ritter offers an extensive theoretical analysis of the alliance of the... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 22.50
This is the story of the Mad Men fan phenomenon: how the show and its fans distinguished themselves in a market where it?s hard to make an impression, not unlike the driven ad execs at the center of the show. In this book, four media psychologists who also just happen to be dedicated Mad Men fans explore how the show?s viewers make meaning from... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 15.99
Ella Hickson's version of J.M. Barrie's much-loved story puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage, in an adaptation that is refreshingly modern but never loses the charm of the original. Winter 1908. Snow is falling across London. Wendy Darling and her brothers sleep peacefully in their bedroom, as their parents bicker downstairs. In a... more...
- 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...
- 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...