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  • Comedy and the Public Sphereby Arpad Szakolczai

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    The book aims at reframing the discussion on the "public sphere," usually understood as the place where the public opinion is formed, through rational discussion. The aim of this book is to give an account of this rationality, and its serious shortcomings, examining the role of the media and the confusing of public roles and personal identity. It... more...

  • Contemporary European Theatre Directorsby Maria M. Delgado; Dan Rebellato

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 42.95

    'An invaluable book that we shall all be using for a long time to come' - Michael Billington Contemporary European Theatre Directors is an ambitious and unprecedented overview of many of the key directors working in European theatre over the past fifty years. It is a vivid account of the vast range of work undertaken in European theatre during... more...

  • Early Modern Encounters with the Islamic Eastby Sabine Lucia Müller; Prof Dr Ralf Hertel; Ms Sabine Schülting

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    An exploration of early modern encounters between Christian Europe and the (Islamic) East from the perspective of performance studies and performativity theories, this collection offers new perspectives on how these cultural contacts were acted out on the real and metaphorical stages of theatre, literature, music, diplomacy and travel. more...

  • European Theatre 1960-1990 (Routledge Revivals)by Ralph Yarrow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    European theatre has been the site of enormous change and struggle since 1960. There have been radical shifts in the nature and understanding of performance, fuelled by increasing cross-cultural and international influence. Theatre has had to fight for its very existence, adapting its methods of operation to survive. European Theatre 1960-1990 ,... more...

  • Getting Directionsby Russ Hope; Dominic Cooke

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    The theatre rehearsal room is a sacred place. What goes on there is mysterious, alchemical and closely guarded. So how are aspiring theatre directors supposed to learn their craft? In Getting Directions , Russ Hope gives us the benefit of unprecedented, fly-on-the-wall access to eight rehearsal rooms. He has shadowed some of the UK's most exciting... more...

  • Global Changes - Local Stagesby Hans van Maanen; Andreas Kotte; Anneli Saro

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 148.40

    Global Changes - Local Stages investigates the relationships between what happened the last twenty years on the ‘world stage’ and how theatre life developed on the local level. The subject has been approached from three different angles, each covered by one part of the book: “The Effects of Social Changes on Theatre Fields”, “Values... more...

  • The Modern Stage and Other Worlds (Routledge Revivals)by Austin E. Quigley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Modern plays are strikingly diverse and, as a result, any attempt to locate an underlying unity between them encounters difficulties: to focus on what they have in common is often to overlook what is of primary importance in particular plays; to focus on their differences is to note the novelty of the plays without increasing their accessibility.... more...

  • National Theatres in a Changing Europeby Professor S.E. Wilmer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Examining the ways in which national theatres have formed and evolved over time, this new collection highlights the difficulties these institutions encounter today, in an environment where nationalism and national identity are increasingly contested by global, transnational and local agendas, and where economic forces create conflicting demands. more...

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

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 42.58

    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...

  • Ottoman Empire and European Theatre Vol. IIIby Michael Hüttler; Hans Ernst Weidinger; Emily M. N. Kugler

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2015; US$ 41.88

    On 3 May 1810 George Gordon, Lord Byron, swam like the mythic Leander from Sestos on the European side of the Hellespont to Abydos on the Asian shore. The hero of his poem "Don Juan" has lived in ?feminine disguise? in the sultan's harem for more than a century. To commemorate Byron's Don Juan, the third volume of the "Ottoman Empire... more...