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  • The Theatrical Eventby Willmar Sauter

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 29.95

    The Theatrical Event  discusses the objectives of theatre studies by focusing on the communicative encounter between performer and spectator—the theatrical event. A theatrical event includes the presentation of a performance and the attention of an audience; in this sense, every performance—on stage or in the street, historical... more...

  • Jews and the Making of Modern German Theatreby Jeanette R. Malkin; Freddie Rokem

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    While it is common knowledge that Jews were prominent in literature, music, cinema, and science in pre-1933 Germany, the fascinating story of Jewish co-creation of modern German theatre is less often discussed. Yet for a brief time, during the Second Reich and the Weimar Republic, Jewish artists and intellectuals moved away from a segregated Jewish... more...

  • The Making of Theatrical Reputationsby Yael Zarhy-Levo

    University of Iowa Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Today?s successful plays and playwrights achieve their prominence not simply because of their intrinsic merit but because of the work of mediators, who influence the whole trajectory of a playwright?s or a theatre company?s career. Critics and academic writers are primarily considered the makers of reputations, but funding organizations and various... more...

  • French Theatre Todayby Edward Baron Turk

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 34.95

     In 2005 literary and film critic Edward Turk immersed himself in New York City’s ACT FRENCH festival, a bold effort to enhance American contact with the contemporary French stage. This dizzying crash course on numerous aspects of current French theatre paved the way for six months of theatregoing in Paris and a month’s sojourn... more...

  • Theatre, Community, and Civic Engagement in Jacobean Londonby Mark Bayer

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 59.95

     Taking to heart Thomas Heywood’s claim that plays “persuade men to humanity and good life, instruct them in civility and good manners, showing them the fruits of honesty, and the end of villainy,” Mark Bayer’s captivating new study argues that the early modern London theatre was an important community institution whose... more...

  • Shakespeare in Kabulby Stephen Landrigan; Qais Akbar Omar

    Haus Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The uplifting story of bringing Shakespeare to Afghanistan, with men and women appearing together for the first time since liberation. more...

  • Max Aub und die spanische Literatur zwischen Avantgarde und Exilby Albrecht Buschmann

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 119.00

    This book is the first German-language study of the complete works of Max Aub (1903?1972). It aims to analyze a representative selection of his works and make it accessible to a broad academic readership. Another focus lies onAub?s complete works as an exampleof the generation of Spanish authors born around 1900 who mostly published their first works... more...

  • Edy was a Ladyby Ann Rachlin

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Edith Craig (1869-1947), illegitimate, lesbian, suffragette, was the most extraordinary contributor to British Theatre of her time. As an actor on stage and in silent movies, she was also a brilliant costume designer, costume maker, stage producer, director and fencing expert. more...

  • Vom Drama zum Theatertext?by Hans-Peter Bayerdörfer; Malgorzata Leyko; Evelyn Deutsch-Schreiner

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 133.00

    In the course of the 20th century there was a growing discrepancy between literary dramatics and the modern stage which led to serious dislocations. Nowadays we are faced with a multiplicity of theatrical texts which can no longer be described using the categories of a poetology of drama ? including its epic extensions, nor can they be explained exclusively... more...