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  • Kathakali Dance-Dramaby Phillip Zarrilli

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    This book is a comprehensive introduction to Kathakali stage conventions, make-up, music and acting. Training is also provided, making this an ideal volume for both the specialist and non-specialist reader. more...

  • Elite Theatre in Ming China, 1368-1644by Grant Guangren Shen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    Based on an exploration of original historical records, including comparisons with other forms of ancient theatre, Shen provides an overview of elite theatre in Ming China and examines the details of theatrical performance. more...

  • Performance in Java and Baliby B. Arps

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    The studies in this book examine traditional performance genres in the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. They cover puppet and human theatre, dance, sung narrative, narrative temple reliefs, and vocal and instrumental music, span a period of more than a thousand years, and range over four cultural complexes: Sundanese in western Java, Javanese... more...

  • Palestinians and Israelis in the Theatreby Dan Urian

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95

    This work brings together the Jewish-Israeli and Palestinian approaches in theatre by relating to the Palestinian theme as it appears in the Jewish-Israeli theatre and by attempting to characterize the Palestinian theatre in general. more...

  • Performance in Baliby Leon Rubin; I. Nyoman Sedana

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Unique in its examination of the techniques used in the training of performers, the book suggests how some of these techniques might be applied to Western training in drama and dance. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatreby Samuel L. Leiter

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 109.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre covers all four genres (nT, kyTgen, bunraku, and kabuki), providing information on nearly every aspect, including actors, theatres, companies, history, makeup, costumes, masks, biographies, theories, training, music, religion, criticism, and many more. This is done through hundreds of dictionary... more...

  • Drama Kingsby Joshua Goldstein

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 63.00

    In this colorful and detailed history, Joshua Goldstein describes the formation of the Peking opera in late Qing and its subsequent rise and re-creation as the epitome of the Chinese national culture in Republican era China. Providing a fascinating look into the lives of some of the opera?s key actors, he explores their methods for earning a living;... more...

  • Jana Sanskritiby Sanjoy Ganguly

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 40.95

    This book is a unique first-hand account ? by Jana Sanskriti?s artistic director Sanjoy Ganguly - of the group?s growth and development since its founding in 1985. Jana Sanskriti's work has resulted in an Indian Forum Theatre network considered by Augusto Boal to be the chief exponent of his methodology outside of its native Brazil. more...

  • Engendering Performanceby Bishnupriya Dutt; Urmimala Sarkar Munsi

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 39.95

    This book is a comprehensive critical history of women artistes in Indian theatre and dance of the colonial and post-colonial periods. Its underlying premise is that one cannot evaluate such performances in the Indian context without looking at dance and theatre together, unlike the course taken by traditional scholarship. The author weaves together... more...

  • The Soul of Beijing Operaby Ruru Li

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 50.00

    Any traditional theatre has to engage the changing world to avoid becoming a living fossil. How has Beijing opera -- a highly stylized theatre with breath-taking acrobatics and martial arts, fabulous costumes, and striking makeup -- survived into the new millennium while coping with a century of great upheavals and competition from new entertainment... more...