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  • Collaborative Theatreby David Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    Over the past thirty years Ariane Mnouchkine's 'Théâtre du Soleil' has become one of the most celebrated companies in Europe, and Mnouchkine one of its best-known directors. Collaborative Theatre is the first in-depth sourcebook in English on 'Théâtre du Soleil', providing English readers with first-hand accounts of the development of its collectivist... more...

  • Ariane Mnouchkineby Judith G. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 35.95

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. One of the most important directors of her generation, and one of the only women ever to have... more...

  • Grand Guignolby Richard J.Hand; Michael Wilson

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    The first part of this book, ‘An Introduction to the Grand-Guignol’, reconsiders the importance and influence of the Grand-Guignol within its social, cultural and historical contexts in the first attempt at a major evaluation of the genre as performance. The authors give full consideration to practical applications and to the challenges presented... 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...

  • Die Orte des Festival d'Avignonby Annika Wehrle

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 20.64

    Hauptbeschreibung Das in der Nachkriegszeit von Jean Vilar gegründete Festival d'Avignon hat sich bis heute zu einem der bedeutendsten Theaterfestivals Europas entwickelt. Bereits Vilar strebte eine enge Verknüpfung von Stadt und Theaterereignis an. Die heutige Verzahntheit des sommerlichen Avignons mit dem jährlich stattfindenden Festival übersteigt... more...

  • Garden of Dreamsby Patricia A. DeMaio

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 87.50

    The incomparable Simone Signoret (1921-1985), one of the grand actresses of the twentieth century and one of France's most notable stars, considered herself the "oldest discovery" in Hollywood. After years of blacklisting during the McCarthy era, she was thirty-eight years old when she entered Hollywood through the back door in the 1959 British blockbuster... more...

  • Jacques Lecoq and the British Theatreby Franc Chamberlain; Ralph Yarrow

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Jacques Lecoq and the British Theatre brings together the first collection of essays in English to focus on Lecoq's school of mime and physical theatre. For four decades, at his school in Paris, Jacques Lecoq trained performers from all over the world and effected a quiet evolution in the theatre. The work of such highly successful Lecoq graduates... more...

  • Jacques Lecoqby Simon Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    This text offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated. This is the first book to combine an historical introduction to his life and the context in which he... more...

  • The Theatre Industry in Nineteenth-Century Franceby Frederic William John Hemmings

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 62.00

    This 1993 book explores the history of French theatre in the nineteenth century. more...

  • Tragic Museby Rachel Brownstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00

    Rachel Felix (1821-58), the homely daughter of poor Jewish peddlers, was the first stage actress to achieve international stardom - and the last person one would have expected to resurrect the cultural patrimony of France. Yet her passionate, startling performances of the works of Racine and Corneille saved them from almost certain obsolescence after... more...