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  • 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...

  • Performing Asian Transnationalismsby Amanda Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book makes a significant contribution to interdisciplinary engagements between Theatre Studies and Cultural Geography in its analysis of how theatre articulates transnational geographies of Asian culture and identity. Deploying a geographical approach to transnational culture, Rogers analyses the cross-border relationships that exist within and... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kabuki A Pocket Guideby Ronald Cavaye

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    "A real expert, in this book he introduces us to the foundations of Kabuki--its history and its actors, its acting styles and its performance, its color and music --to the sheer beauty and joy of Kabuki." --Ichikawa Danshiro Kabuki, the popular theatre of Japan, began in about 1603 and is still flourishing today. It was the entertainment of the common... more...