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  • Indian Theatreby Ralph Yarrow

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    Locating Indian theatre as a major site of reappraisal and renewal both in India and in the world of performance, this book presents both a picture of traditional and contemporary theatre in India and an examination of its processes and practice. more...

  • Stages of Lifeby Kathryn Hansen

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    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$ 105.00

    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...

  • The Kabuki Handbookby Aubrey S. Halford; Giovanna M. Halford

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 16.95

    Kabuki has been described as "in the main, the finest theatre art in the world," and its ever-growing popularity both in Japan and abroad bears witness to its tremendous dramatic effectiveness. The fact that many persons tend to regard it as mere spectacle, thus missing the greater part of its moving appeal, has been due to the lack of any key to... 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...

  • Kabuki A Pocket Guideby Ronald Cavaye

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    Concise enough to take to performances, this pocket guide to Kabuki provides a wealth of fascinating information about the plays, the actors, and their history. As only an insider can do, the author takes us behind the scene to meet the actors, attend rehearsal, and get a first-hand look at the makeup, costumes, sets and props that go into a Kabuki... more...

  • The Theatre and the State in Singaporeby Terence Chong

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    This book provides a comprehensive examination of the contemporary theatre field in Singapore. Based on extensive original research it provides a wealth of information on theatre in Singapore overall, not just theatre-state relations. more...

  • Performing Hybridity in Colonial-Modern Chinaby Siyuan Liu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Sessue Hayakawaby Daisuke Miyao

    Duke University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Critical biography of Sessue Hayakawa, a Japanese actor who became a popular silent film star in the U.S., that looks at how Hollywood treated issues of race and nationality in the early twentieth century. more...