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  • Indian Theatreby Ralph Yarrow

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    This book sets out from the question: why have so many western theatre workers come to India and what were they looking for? What is it that seemed to be lacking in western performance and understanding of the nature and function of theatre? Locating Indian theatre as a major site of reappraisal and renewal both in India and in the world of performance,... more...

  • Stages of Lifeby Kathryn Hansen

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 40.00

    Four autobiographies of early twentieth-century actors and playwrights are presented in English translation, with substantive chapters on the Parsi theatre and strategies for reading autobiography in the Indian context. more...

  • New Zealand Film and Televisionby Trisha Dunleavy; Hester Joyce

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    This title is authored by well known researchers and authors in the field. Notwithstanding the challenges of a limited population size and the struggle to fund such costly forms of screen production as high-end film and television, both of these New Zealand screen industries have been the site of significant expectation, achievement, and cultural influence.... more...

  • Mei Lanfang and the Twentieth-Century International Stageby Min Tian

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00

    The first book-length study in any language of the presence and influence of Mei Lanfang, the internationally known Chinese actor who specialized in female roles on the twentieth-century international stage. Tian investigates Mei Lanfang's presence and influence and the transnational and intercultural appropriations of his art. more...

  • A History of the Jana Natya Manchby Arjun Ghosh

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 49.95

    A History of the Jana Natya Manch chronicles the birth and growth of the Jana Natya Manch (Janam), a Delhi-based radical theater group which has been active since 1973. Beginning in the early 1970s, when a group of young students in Delhi sought to continue the legacy of the Indian Peoples` Theatre Association, the book takes a close but critical look... more...

  • Kurokawa N?by Eike Grossmann

    BRILL 2013; US$ 160.00

    This study contains a detailed record of the history and development of Kurokawa n?, the processes of its transmission over the generations and its impact on the wider cultural life of Japan. Kurokawa N? also offers an invaluable, authentic case study in the wider context of notions of Japanese self-perception and self-representation. more...

  • Performing Hybridity in Colonial-Modern Chinaby Siyuan Liu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    In Shanghai in the early twentieth century, a hybrid theatrical form, wenmingxi , emerged that was based on Western spoken theatre, classical Chinese theatre, and a Japanese hybrid form known as shinpa . This book places it in the context of its hybridized literary and performance elements, giving it a definitive place in modern Chinese theatre.... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theaterby Tan Ye

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 184.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater is the first English language dictionary dedicated entirely to Chinese theater. The history of Chinese theater is told through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on performers, directors, producers, designers, actors, theaters, dynasties, and emperors.... more...

  • Theatre and Performance in the Asia-Pacificby Denise Varney; Peter Eckersall; Chris Hudson; Barbara Hatley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Theatre and Performance in the Asia-Pacific is an innovative study of contemporary theatre and performance within the framework of modernity in the Asia-Pacific. It is an analysis of the theatrical imaginative as it manifests in theatre and performance in Australia, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore. more...

  • The Performing Arts in Contemporary Chinaby Colin Mackerras

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1981. The overthrow of the 'gang of four' in October 1976 had profound effects in all areas of Chinese society, and probably nowhere can this be more clearly seen than in the performing arts. Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong's widow, was strongly interested in the performing arts and exercised great influence over them. This book describes... more...