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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • The Judaic Nature of Israeli Theatreby Dan Urian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    Theatre has, since the time of the Jewish Enlightenment, served the secular community in its conflict with the religious. This book surveys the secular-religious rift and then describes the enhanced concern of the secular community in Israel for its own Jewishness and its expression in the theatre - especially following the 1967 War. It then moves... 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...

  • The Training of Noh Actors and The Dove^nby David Griffiths

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

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

  • Theater and Martial Arts in West Sumatraby Kirstin Pauka

    Ohio University Press 1998; US$ 21.99

    Randai , the popular folk theater tradition of the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra, has evolved to include influences of martial arts, storytelling, and folk songs. Theater and Martial Arts in West Sumatra describes the origin, development, and cultural background of randai and highlights two recent developments: the emergence of female... 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...