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  • Staging Irish Dramas in Japanese Theatreby Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.; Siyuan Liu; McCurley Dallas

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95

    This unique collection of essays explores the relationship between Japan and Ireland and their theatres, appealing to both scholars and students in a multitude of disciplines. It demonstrates the complex cultural interaction from both an historic and present practice approach to reveal the relationship between intercultural Irish theatre and the traditional... more...

  • Japan's Modern Theatreby Brian Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    This book endeavours to unravel the complicated skeins of Japanese theatre in the modern period and offers an appreciation of the richness of choice of presentational and representational theatre forms. Since the end of world War II there has been continuing but different conflict between the major theatrical genres. Kabuki continues to defend its... more...

  • Resistance on the National Stageby Michael H. Bodden

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 31.99

    Resistance on the National Stage analyzes the ways in which, between 1985 and 1998, modern theater prac­titioners in Indonesia contributed to a rising movement of social protest against the long-governing New Order regime of President Suharto. It examines the work of an array of theater groups and networks from Jakarta, Bandung, and Yogyakarta that... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Training of Noh Actors and The Doveby David Griffiths

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Theatres of Independenceby Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Theatres of Independence is the first comprehensive study of drama, theatre, and urban performance in post-independence India. Combining theatre history with theoretical analysis and literary interpretation, Aparna Dharwadker examines the unprecedented conditions for writing and performance that the experience of new nationhood created in a dozen major... 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...

  • Shilpa Shetty - The Biographyby Julie Aspinall

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 10.19

    When beautiful, glamorous Shilpa Shetty entered the Celebrity Big Brother house, little did she know that her presence there would spark an unprecedented media frenzy. As the show unfolded, divisions grew between certain contestants and the hostilities that followed led the public to accuse programme bosses of allowing racist bullying against Shilpa... more...

  • Shilpaby Julie Aspinall

    John Blake 2007; US$ 7.99

    When beautiful, glamorous Shilpa Shetty entered the "Celebrity Big Brother" house, little did she know that her presence there would spark an unprecedented media frenzy. As the show unfolded, divisions grew between certain contestants and the hostilities that followed led the public to accuse programme bosses of allowing racist bullying against Shilpa... more...