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  • A Doll's Houseby Henrik Ibsen

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    A Doll's House is an 1879 play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The play was the first of Ibsen's plays to create a sensation and is now perhaps his most famous play, and required reading in many secondary schools and universities. The play was controversial when first published, as it is sharply critical of 19th century marriage norms.... more...

  • The Shoe-Horn Sonataby J. Misto

    Currency Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    In 1945 Sheila and Bridie were freed from a Japanese POW camp. Now after a half-century separation, the filming of a TV documentary forces them to relive the past. Woven into their fifty years of separation are a shoe-horn and the threads of loyalty and love which form their 'uncommon bond' (2 acts, 2 women). more...

  • Digital Practicesby Dr Susan Broadhurst

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 36.00

    This title offers insight into a range of art and performance practices that have emerged as a result a more technological world. These practices are integral to alternative and mainstream performance culture and the author explores their aesthetic theorisation and analyses other approaches, including those offered by research into neuroesthetics. more...

  • An Actor Preparesby Constantin Stanislavski

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95

    Stanislavski's simple exercises fire the imagination, and help readers not only discover their own conception of reality but how to reproduce it as well. more...

  • Beautiful Boys/Outlaw Bodiesby Katherine Mezur

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book is a feminist reading of gender performance and construction of the female role players, onnogata, of the Kabuki theatre. It is not limited to a 'theatre arts' focus, rather it is a mapping and close analysis of transformative genders through several historical periods in Japan (the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries). more...

  • Lally the Scutby Abbie Spallen

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57

    The child's down a hole, the mother's up to high doh, the town's up in arms and humanity's down the drain. Uproarious, occasionally macabre and always compelling, Lally the Scut draws a line in the mud for Northern Ireland. They say the child was tempted down with toys and slices of teddy-bear ham. Abbie Spallen's Lally the Scut premiered... more...

  • The Crafty Art of Playmakingby Alan Ayckbourn

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    For the first time, Alan Ayckbourn shares all of his tricks of the playwright's trade. From helpful hints on writing to tips on directing, the book provides a complete primer for the newcomer and a refresher for the more experienced. Written in Ayckbourn's signature style that combines humor, seriousness, and heady air of theatrical sophistication... more...

  • After Electraby April de Angelis

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57

    I blame the books they learned to read with. Daddy at the office. Mummy looking out of the window while she's washing up. I should have burnt them. It's Virgie's eighty-fourth birthday and she is bucking convention. But, always more committed as an artist than a mother, Virgie has not reckoned on her family and friends' determination to thwart... more...

  • Who Caresby Michael Wynne

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57

    A phrase we used to use: it is the best gift the British people have given to themselves. Because it is. No one else has done this. The NHS belongs to us. Over eighteen months Michael Wynne interviewed nurses, doctors, paramedics, historians, policy makers and politicians up and down the country, gathering an unrivalled collection of testimonies... more...

  • Imagining the Audience in Early Modern Drama, 1558-1642by Jennifer A. Low; Nova Myhill

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    The role of the audience takes on new importance when performance is reconceived as a dialectical activity. The authors combine theatre history and cultural analysis with examinations of plays and productions to explore how those involved in early modern productions conceived of their audience, how audiences shaped the dramas they watched, and even... more...