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  • Tom Hardy - Dark Star Risingby James Haydock

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 8.74

    From playing a rogue agent in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, to taking on the role of villainous Bane in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy is well on the way to becoming the finest actor of his generation. His raw talent, edginess and ability to utterly inhabit the characters he plays have already prompted comparisons to screen legends such... more...

  • China’s Greatest Operatic Male Actor of Female Rolesby Min Tian

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 169.95

    This is the first English language book to systematically examine the life and art of Mei Lanfang (1894-1961). Mei, who specialized in female roles in classical Chinese theatre, especially jingju, is widely considered the greatest actor of twentieth-century China. This text includes analyses of his work from Chinese, Western, Russian,and intercultural... more...

  • The Way of Actingby Tadashi Suzuki; J. Thomas Rimer

    Theatre Communications Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    A useful, provocative introduction to the influential director's philosophical and practical approaches to the stage. 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...

  • Habib Tanvirby Anjum Katyal

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 39.95

    Anjum Katyal's work is the first comprehensive study on the life and contribution of Habib Tanvir to Indian theatre history. A playwright, director, actor, journalist and critic, Tanvir is perhaps best known for the play Charandas Chor. However, his real significance in the history of post-Independence Indian theatre is that he signposted an important... 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...

  • The Theatre and the State in Singaporeby Terence Chong

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This book provides a comprehensive examination of the contemporary English-language theatre field in Singapore. It describes Singapore theatre as a politically dynamic field that is often a site for struggle and resistance against state orthodoxy, and how the cultural policies of the ruling People?s Action Party (PAP) have shaped Singapore theatre.... more...

  • Diasporas and Interculturalism in Asian Performing Artsby Hae-kyung Um

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    In an age of globalization, performance is increasingly drawn from intercultural creativity and located in multicultural settings. This volume is the first to focus on the performing arts of Asian diasporas in the context of modernity and multiculturalism. The essays locate the contemporary performing arts as a discursive field in which the boundaries... more...

  • Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stageby David Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stage examines the history and form of India's rÔs lila folk theatre, and discusses how this theatre functions as a mechanism of worship and spirituality among Krishna devotees in India. From analyses of performances and conversations with performers, audience, and local scholars, Mason argues that rÔs lila ... more...

  • Indonesian Postcolonial Theatreby Evan Darwin Winet

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Indonesian Postcolonial Theatre explores modern theatrical practices in Indonesia from a performance of Hamlet in the warehouses of Dutch Batavia to Ratna Sarumpaet's feminist Muslim Antigones. The book reveals patterns linking the colonial to the postcolonial eras that often conflict with the historical narratives of Indonesian nationalism. more...