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  • Memory Theatreby Simon Critchley; Liam Gillick

    Fitzcarraldo Editions 2014; US$ 7.29

    A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished miscellany mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through piles of papers, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart... more...

  • Benedict Cumberbatchby Justin Lewis

    John Blake 2014; US$ 12.99

    An intimate portrait of a heartthrob and rising star, best known for his portrayal as Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch has played detective and monster, barrister and scientist, politician and painter, comic and spy. Still only in his thirties, and with a string of starring and supporting roles, he has portrayed contemporary icons, historical... more...

  • Inszenierte Moderneby Tobias Becker

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 91.00

    Modern popular culture came to the world from the stage. Even before film and radio had established themselves, popular theater had developed into a commercial and boundary-crossing entertainment industry that reached a mass audience. Tobias Becker compares the theater landscapes of London and Berlin and points out the cultural exchanges that took... more...

  • Liveness on Stageby Claudia Georgi

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    Theatre is traditionally considered a live medium but its ?liveness? is increasingly challenged by other media. This book explores how theatre performances that incorporate film or video self-reflexively stage their own liveness. Combining theoretical insight with close analysis of productions by leading companies of intermedial performance, this monograph... more...

  • The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatreby Scott Graham; Steven Hoggett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    ?This is a close companion to Frantic Assembly?s practice and one that is written with an open and engaging, even disarming, tone ? A rich, rewarding and compelling text.? ? Stuart Andrews, University of Surrey? ? As Frantic Assembly move into their twentieth year of producing innovative and adventurous theatre, this new edition of their... more...

  • We Happy Fewby Imogen Stubbs

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A comedy drama about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by the well-known actress and premiered in the West End. While the men are fighting Hitler and the bombs are falling on London, a 'girls only' theatre company sets out in a battered 1920s Rolls-Royce to bring Shakespeare to a culture-starved... more...

  • The Creative Process of Els Joglars and Teatro de la Abadíaby Simon David Breden

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Breden shifts the focus of academic study away from product and towards process, demonstrating how an understanding of process assists in the reading of the theatrical product. more...

  • Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisitionby Tomasz Dobrogoszcz; Terry Jones

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    This short collection of essays looks at the television show and films produced by the Monty Python troupe from a number of perspectives: Gender studies Post-structuralism Psychoanalysis Cultural studies more...

  • Being Benedict Cumberbatchby Joanna Benecke

    Plexus Publishing Ltd. 2014; US$ 14.57

    His fans regularly discuss whether he looks more like ‘an otter? or ‘a hammerhead shark?, but that hasn?t stopped Benedict Cumberbatch becoming an international sex symbol who?s on the cusp of Hollywood superstardom. He?s made ‘geektelligence? hot in the insanely popular BBC series Sherlock, and explored his dark side in blockbusters like Star Trek:... more...

  • Ottoman Empire and European Theatre Vol. IIby Michael Hüttler; Hans Ernst Weidinger

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 48.60

    The Time of Joseph Haydn: From Sultan Mahmud I to Sultan Mahmud II (r.1730-1839), the second volume of Ottoman Empire and European Theatre, explores the relationship between Western playwrights, composers and visual artists of the eighteenth-century and Turkish-Ottoman culture, as well as the interest of Ottoman artists in European culture. Twenty-seven... more...