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  • Joss Whedonby Amy Pascale; Nathan Fillion

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    From the cult favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer , which netted four million viewers per episode, to the summer blockbuster The Avengers , which amassed a box office of $1.5 billion, Joss Whedon has made a name for himself in Hollywood for his penchant for telling meaningful, personal tales about love, death, and redemption even against the most... more...

  • A Sense of Communityby Ann-Gee Lee

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

    Television's Community follows the shenanigans of a diverse group of traditional and nontraditional community college students: Jeff Winger, a former lawyer; Britta Perry, a feminist; Abed Nadir, a pop culture enthusiast; Shirley Bennett, a mother; Troy Barnes, a former jock; Annie Edison, a naive overachiever; and Pierce Hawthorne, an old-fashioned... more...

  • Sound Effectsby Robert L. Mott

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

    [This work includes discussions of the history of sound effects, the different types of sound effects, creating sound effects from scratch, recording sounds in the studio and field, the advantages of live sounds over tape, knowing why and when to use sound effects, the difference between radio, TV and film sounds, Foleying and the Foley stage, and... more...

  • Contemporary Film Theoryby ANTONY EASTHOPE

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    During the twentieth century, the medium of film has developed as a means of understanding the complexity of modern life. Since 1968, film theory has concentrated not so much on theme or content but on the deeper question of how the medium works on its viewer. Film theory has been profoundly influenced by the writings of such modern thinkers as Saussure,... more...

  • Motherhouseby David Fennario

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 17.95

    "When a final analysis is made of twentieth-century Canadian theater, the most significant political playwright will undoubtedly be David Fennario."? Canadian Book Review This powerful drama gives a voice to the disillusioned working-class women employed at the British Munitions Factory in Verdun, Quebec, during World War I. Despite tension over... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performanceby Dassia N. Posner; Claudia Orenstein; John Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance?offers a wide ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently reevaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This?book proposes a collaborative, responsive model for broader artistic engagement... more...

  • The Creative Process of Els Joglars and Teatro de la Abadíaby 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...

  • 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...

  • Children's Literature in Translationby Jan Van Coillie; Walter P. Verschueren

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Children's classics from Alice in Wonderland to the works of Astrid Lindgren, Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling and Philip Pullman are now generally recognized as literary achievements that from a translator's point of view are no less demanding than 'serious' (adult) literature. This volume attempts to explore the various challenges posed by the translation... 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...