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  • American Theater in the Culture of the Cold Warby Bruce A. Mcconachie

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    In this groundbreaking study, Bruce McConachie uses the primary metaphor of containment—what happens when we categorize a play, a television show, or anything we view as having an inside, an outside, and a boundary between the two—as the dominant metaphor of cold war theatergoing. Drawing on the cognitive psychology and linguistics of... more...

  • The Unknown James Deanby Robert Tanitch

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 11.65

    This biography, lavishly illustrated, traces Dean's development as an actor through his film work and numerous lesser-known roles in the theatre and television. more...

  • In Search of Donna Reedby Jay Fultz

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 25.95

    But who was Donna Reed? Perhaps no celebrity of her symbolic importance is so little known. Moving from the backroads of Iowa to the mansions of Bel Air, Jay Fultz goes in search of the woman behind the image. In Search of Donna Reed reveals a woman whose intelligence and force of character often put her at odds with the roles she portrayed... more...

  • Melodramatic Formationsby Bruce A. Mcconachie

    University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 42.95

    The middle years of the nineteenth century were a time of dynamic artistic and social changes in America. Now, Melodramatic Formations is the first study to trace these changes in popular stage melodrama's production, dramatic form, and audience reception. Bruce McConachie shows how the theatrical mutability that characterized the years 1820 to... more...

  • What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?by Joseph McBride

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00

    At twenty-five, Orson Welles (1915-1985) directed, co-wrote, and starred in Citizen Kane, widely considered the best film ever made. But Welles was such a revolutionary filmmaker that he found himself at odds with the Hollywood studio system. His work was so far ahead of its time that he never regained the wide popular following he had once enjoyed... more...

  • Über die Grenzeby Ute E. Eisen; Peter von Möllendorff

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    There has been little previous research in ancient studies on the narratological notion of metalepses. The essays in this volume describe the forms, functions, and effects of metalepses in texts and artifacts. The authors demonstrate the diversity and ubiquity of metalepses as they occur in Akkadian and Egyptian literature, in the Hebrew... more...

  • Hannah Arendt: Verborgene Tradition - Unzeitgemäße Aktualität?by Heinrich Böll Stiftung

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 84.00

    Hannah Arendt ist längst von einer umstrittenen Denkerin zu einer Klassikerin der modernen politischen Theorie geworden. In unnachahmlicher Weise hat sie den Bruch des deutschen philosophischen Denkens in den 20er Jahren in ihren weiteren intellektuellen Lebensweg aufgenommen und in eine politische Theorie des 20. Jahrhunderts übertragen ? eine Theorie,... more...

  • Privilegien der Erfahrungby Joseph Wachter

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 61.66

    Die bisherige Diffusion beim Umgang mit dem Begriff ,Fiktion? resultiert aus der Verkennung des Phänomens ,fiktional?. Es wurde übersehen, dass fiktionale Gebilde ,Persistenz? voraussetzen, das Privileg des szenischen Dabeiseins und -bleibens in verschlossenen Situationen, deren Verkettung als Handlungsnexus erfahrbar wird. Das Fiktionsfeld fingiert,... more...

  • Take It from the Big Mouthby Jean Maddern Pitrone

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "She was one of the world's four best comediennes," said Milton Berle, "but she lived a life of personal disaster." Martha Raye sang, danced, and joked her way into the spotlight of the entertainment world with a career that spanned seven decades and encompassed everything from vaudeville to television commercials to entertaining U.S. troops. Take... more...

  • Asian American Culture on Stageby Yuko Kurahashi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 163.00

    This book captures the 30-year history of the East West Players (EWP), tracing the company's representation of Asian Americans through the complex social and cultural changes of the past three decades. more...