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  • Harpo Marx as Tricksterby Charlene Fix

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    The author invites readers to spend time in the pleasure of Harpo's cinematic company while comparing him to tricksters from folklore, myth and legend. The book demonstrates how Harpo, the sweetest, wildest, most magical Marx brother, accomplishes the archetypal trickster's work. Thirteen chapters then examine Harpo's trickster persona... more...

  • Programming Theater Historyby Herbert Blau

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    ?One of the great stories of the American theater..., the Workshop not only built an international reputation with its daring choice of plays and nontraditional productions, it also helped launch a movement of regional, or resident, companies that would change forever how Americans thought about and consumed theater.? ? Elin Diamond, from the Introduction... more...

  • Small Acts of Repairby Stephen Bottoms; Matthew Goulish

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Goat Island are one of the world?s leading contemporary performance ensembles. Their intimate, low-tech, intensely physical performances represent a unique hybrid of strategies and techniques drawn from live art, experimental theatre and postmodern dance. Small Acts of Repair: Performance, Ecology and Goat Island , is the first book to document and... 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...

  • 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...

  • Shattered Loveby Richard Chamberlain

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99

    In Shattered Love , Richard Chamberlain poignantly recounts his lifelong struggle to find happiness. Tracing a fascinating path over his meteoric rise to success, he chronicles his struggle to come to terms with his own imperfections, his growing desire to be honest about his sexual orientation, and his yearning to live with an open heart. And along... more...

  • Jackie Coogan: The World's Boy Kingby Diana Serra Cary

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Chapter 1 Baby Lillian Chapter 4 Chapter 2 On the Road Chapter 5 Chapter 3 The Man in the Front Row Seat Chapter 6 Chapter 4 The Genius Chapter 7 Chapter 5 Inside the Cathedral Chapter 8 Chapter 6 Owning the Store Chapter 9 Chapter 7 Fame, Friends, and Family Chapter 10 Chapter... more...

  • Betty Garrett and Other Songsby Betty Garrett; Ron Rapoport

    Madison Books 1999; US$ 19.99

    "Betty Garrett's memoir is a tale of grace under pressure. It's a lovely, moving song of survival."? Studs Terkel more...

  • Smile When the Raindrops Fallby Brian Anthony; Andy Edmonds

    Scarecrow Press 1997; US$ 59.99

    Author and Charley Chase buff Brian Anthony presents his idol, warts and all...excellent research and dedicated attention to detail...a rich three-dimensional portrait of Chase and his times. more...

  • Dance of the Vampires and Six Other Playsby Bole Butake

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 32.30

    This crowning collection brings together seven of Bole Butakeís finest plays since 1984, namely: Dance of the Vampires; Family Saga; Lake God; Betrothal Without Libation; And Palm Wine Will Flow; The Rape of Michelle; and Shoes. More than an academic, Butake has distinguished himself as a playwright, unearthing and foregrounding the ills, travails... more...