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  • Theatre and Ghostsby Mary Luckhurst; Emilie Morin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Theatre and Ghosts brings theatre and performance history into dialogue with the flourishing field of spectrality studies. Essays examine the histories and economies of the material operations of theatre, and the spectrality of performance and performer. more...

  • Theatreby Marvin Carlson

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    From before history was recorded to the present day, theatre has been a major artistic form around the world. From puppetry to mimes and street theatre, this complex art has utilized all other art forms such as dance, literature, music, painting, sculpture, and architecture. Every aspect of human activity and human culture can be, and has been, incorporated... more...

  • Performing Objects and Theatrical Thingsby Marlis Schweitzer; Joanne Zerdy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book rethinks historical and contemporary theatre, performance, and cultural events by scrutinizing and theorizing the objects and things that activate stages, venues, environments, and archives. more...

  • Performing Citiesby Nicolas Whybrow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Performing Cities is an edited volume of contributions by a range of internationally renowned academics and performance makers from across the globe, each one covering a particular city and examining it from the dynamic perspectives of performances occurring in cities and the city itself as performance. more...

  • Performance, Madness and Psychiatryby Anna Harpin; Juliet Foster

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This exciting collection of essays explores the complex area of madness and performance. The book spans from the 18th century to the present and unearths the overlooked history of theatre and performance in, and about, psychiatric asylums and hospitals. The book will appeal to historians, social scientists, theatre scholars, and artists alike. more...

  • Tradition!by Barbara Isenberg

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Since it first opened on Broadway in September, 1964, Fiddler on the Roof has constantly been onstage somewhere, including four Broadway revivals, four productions on London?s West End and thousands of schools, army bases and countries from Argentina to Japan. Barbara Isenberg interviewed the men and women behind the original production, the film... more...

  • William Ingeby Jackson R. Bryer; Mary C. Hartig

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

    William Inge's popular plays of the 1950s received Tony nominations (Bus Stop [1956], and Dark at the Top of the Stairs [1958]) and won a Pulitzer Prize (Picnic [1953]). As a screenwriter, he won an Academy Award (Splendor in the Grass [1961]). Yet Inge's career ended in perceived failure, depression and finally suicide. These previously unpublished... more...

  • This Was Burlesqueby Ann Corio; Joseph DiMona

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    A rollicking, colorfully illustrated history of burlesque as seen through the eyes of its first lady, Ann Corio. more...

  • Performing Groundby Laura Levin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Performing Ground explores camouflage as a performance practice, arguing that the act of blending into one's environment is central to the ways we negotiate our identities through space. The book offers a critically rich investigation of how the performative practice of camouflage renders the politics of space, power, and gender (in)visible. more...

  • Writing Left-Handedby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    The leading British writer-director of his generation, David Hare is also one of the most productive. The last two years have seen the outstanding success of two stage plays, The Secret Rapture and Racing Demon , and the release of two films, Paris by Night and Strapless . The pieces collected here, written left-handed, form both a concealed... more...