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Theater

  • Arab American Drama, Film and Performanceby Michael Malek Najjar

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

    Beginning with the early Arab-American playwright, poet and novelist Kahlil Gibran and concluding with contemporary playwright Yussef El Guindi, this book provides an historical overview and critical analysis of the plays, films and performances of self-identified Arab Americans. Arab-American identity, self-representation and the notion of resistance... more...

  • Mermaids and the Production of Knowledge in Early Modern Englandby Tara E. Pedersen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Addressing epistemological questions about embodiment and perception, author Tara Pedersen furthers research about early modern theatrical culture by focusing on under-theorized representations of mermaids in English locations and texts. This study positions the mermaid as a lens through which to reexamine historically specific debates about gender,... more...

  • The Art of Stillnessby Paul Allain

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    For over forty years, Tadashi Suzuki has been a unique and vital force in both Japanese and Western theater, creating and directing many internationally acclaimed productions including his famous production of The Trojan Women , which subsequently toured around the world. An intergral part of his work has been the development and teaching of his... more...

  • We'll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hartby Dominic Symonds

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart are one of the defining duos of musical theater, contributing dozens of classic songs to the Great American Songbook and working together on over 40 shows before Hart's death. With hit after hit on both Broadway and the West End, they produced many of the celebrated songs of the '20s and '30s--such as "Manhattan,"... more...

  • Performances zur Sprache bringenby Denis Leifeld

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 49.00

    Performer faszinieren, irritieren und machen sprachlos. Sie konfrontieren ihr Publikum mit Erfahrungen des Unbegreifbaren - einer der intensivsten Wirkungen im zeitgenössischen Theater und der Gegenwartskunst. Wie aber kann Sprachlosigkeit versprachlicht werden? Mit dieser Frage erschließt Denis Leifeld ein zentrales Problem der Kunst- und Theaterwissenschaft... more...

  • Beckett and Musicalityby Sara Jane Bailes; Nicholas Till

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Discussion concerning the ‘musicality’ of Samuel Beckett’s writing now constitutes a familiar critical trope in Beckett Studies, one that continues to be informed by the still-emerging evidence of Beckett’s engagement with music throughout his personal and literary life, and by the ongoing interest of musicians in Beckett’s... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissanceby Michele Marrapodi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    This book investigates the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the European Renaissance, in the context of Italian cultural, dramatic and literary traditions. Contributors perceive the Italian presence in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation, but as a potential cultural force, consonant with... more...

  • The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Playsby Stephen H. West; Wilt L. Idema

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays? fourteenth-century editions. Almost all previous translations of Yuan-dynasty zaju are based on late-Ming regularized editions that were heavily adapted for performance at the Ming... more...

  • On Directingby Gabriella Giannachi; Mary Luckhurst; Peter Brook

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    The profession of directing is barely a century old. On Directing considers the position of the director in theater and performance today. What is a director? How do they begin work on a play or performance? What methods are used in rehearsal? Is the director an enabler, a collaborator or dictator? As we enter the new millennium, is the very concept... more...