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Theater

  • The Ancients and the Postmodernsby Fredric Jameson

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 34.95

    Fredric Jameson sweeps from the Renaissance to The Wire High modernism is now as far from us as antiquity was for the Renaissance. Such is the premise of Fredric Jameson?s major new work in which modernist works, this time in painting (Rubens) and music (Wagner and Mahler), are pitted against late-modernist ones (in film) as well as a variety... more...

  • From Androboros to the First Amendmentby Peter A. Davis

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    The story of America?s earliest extant play begins with a petty crime?a crime that would have passed largely unnoticed had it not been for one fact: it prompted a beleaguered royal governor of one of Britain?s colonies to lash out at his enemies by writing a biting satire. Androboros, A Bographical [sic] Farce in Three Acts (1715), is universally... more...

  • I Lie for Moneyby Steve Spill

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    In this funny, irreverent, unique, eccentric memoir, magician Steve Spill reveals how he managed to survive decades inside a rarely profitable, sometimes maddening, but often deliciously rewarding offbeat showbiz profession—magic! Spill tells of how his tailor grandfather sewed secret pockets in a magician?s tuxedo back in 1910, which started his... more...

  • The Illuminated Theatreby Joe Kelleher

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    What sort of thing is a theatre image? How is it produced and consumed? Who is responsible for the images? Why do the images stay with us when the performance is over? How do we learn to speak of what we see and imagine? And how do we relate what we experience in the theatre to what we share with each other of the world? The Illuminated Theatre... 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...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014by Harris M. Lentz III

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 49.95

    Among 2014's many notable losses in the performing arts were actors Robin Williams, James Garner and Lauren Bacall, folk music icon Pete Seeger, Jazz pianist Horace Silver, rock singer Joe Cocker and co-host of National Public Radio's "Car Talk," Tom Magliozzi. Obituaries of performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers... more...

  • Performing Noncitizenshipby Emma Cox

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    This exacting study examines the role that theatre, film and activism responsive to asylum seekers has played in the emergence of ?irregular? noncitizenship as a cornerstone idea in contemporary Australian political and social life. more...

  • Theater und Taubheitby Rafael Ugarte Chacón

    transcript 2015; US$ 37.38

    Wie gestaltet man ein Theater, das die körperlichen und kulturellen Unterschiede zwischen Gehörlosen und Hörenden berücksichtigt? Wie wird dabei mit Verständigungsschwierigkeiten umgegangen? Und welche Machtgefälle und Diskriminierungsstrukturen bestehen? Diese erste umfassende Studie zum Theater von und für Gehörlose in Europa verknüpft ästhetische,... more...

  • The Five Sedgwicksby Michael Zmuda

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Individually and together, The Five Sedgwicks are among the unsung heroes of early filmmaking in Hollywood. Their work took them from vaudeville to silent film, through the studio era and into the Golden Age of television. By the late 1920s the Sedgwick siblings were well-known motion picture personalities: Edward was satirized by actor Harry Gribbon... 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...