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Theater

  • Theater of the Deadby Jeehee Hong

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 59.00

    In eleventh-century China, both the living and the dead were treated to theatrical spectacles. Chambers designed for the deceased were ornamented with actors and theaters sculpted in stone, molded in clay, rendered in paint. Notably, the tombs were not commissioned for the scholars and officials who dominate the historical record of China but affluent... more...

  • Elegyby Nick Payne

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 14.57

    What if every neuron in the human brain could be mapped and decoded? Every act of human behaviour catalogued and wholly understood? Elegy imagines a very-near future in which radical and unprecedented advances in medical science mean that it's possible to augment and extend life. Through the beautiful and moving story of three women who've made... more...

  • Cuttin' Itby Charlene James

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 14.57

    We're opposites, even though we came from the same, she's nuttin like me, an that shames me. Teenagers Muna and Iqra catch the same school bus. They were both born in Somalia but their backgrounds are very different. What they share is a painful secret. Tracking the urgent issue of FGM in Britain, this devastating play reveals the price some girls... more...

  • The Classical Monologue (M)by Michael Earley; Philippa Keil

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 35.95

    The Classical Monologue in two volumes, one for men and one for women, is a fresh selection of the best speeches from the repertoire of the classical theatre, from the Greeks to the beginning of the 20th century. These great dramatic monologues--from all periods and styles, all varied in tone and genre--make an indispensable actor's companion... more...

  • Toronto's Local Movie Theatres of Yesteryearby Doug Taylor

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 10.99

    Relive Toronto?s golden age of local movie houses, when the city boasted over 150 theatres. A night at the movies was the highlight of the week for adults, and the Saturday afternoon matinee the most anticipated event in a child?s life. more...

  • The Penelope Projectby Anne Basting; Maureen Towey; Ellie Rose

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Of the 15,000 nursing homes in the United States, how many are places you?d want to visit, much less live in? Now that people are living longer and more of the population are elderly, this question is more important than ever, particularly for people with disabilities. We must transform long-term care into an experience we and our loved ones can... more...

  • Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyondby Vassiliki Rapti

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Taking as its point of departure the complex question about whether Surrealist theatre exists, this book re-examines the much misunderstood artistic medium of theatre within Surrealism, especially when compared to poetry and painting. This study reconsiders Surrealist theatre specifically from the perspective of ludics-a poetics of play and games-an... more...

  • Martyrs and Players in Early Modern Englandby David K. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Webster and John Milton, Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England argues that the English tragedians reflected an unease within the culture to acts of religious violence. David Anderson explores a link between the unstable emotional response of society to religious executions in the Tudor-Stuart... more...

  • Magical Transformations on the Early Modern English Stageby Lisa Hopkins; Helen Ostovich

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 114.95

    Magical Transformations on the Early Modern Stage furthers the debate about the cultural work performed by representations of magic on the early modern English stage. It considers the ways in which performances of magic reflect and feed into a sense of national identity, both in the form of magic contests and in its recurrent linkage to national defence;... more...