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  • The Essence of Chaplinby John Fawell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Charlie Chaplin's remarkable life and comedic talent have been the focus of countless popular and scholarly studies. In this groundbreaking work, Chaplin's often underrated skills as a film director take center stage. Highlighting the screen icon's significance as a filmmaker, this study focuses on the heart of Chaplin's cinema--his... more...

  • Chaplin's War Trilogyby Wes D. Gehring

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The book examines Charlie Chaplin's evolving perspective on dark comedy in his three war films, Shoulder Arms (1918), The Great Dictator (1940), and Monsieur Verdoux (1947). In the first he uses the genre in a groundbreaking manner but yet for a pro-war cause. In Dictator dark comedy is applied in an antiwar way. In Monsieur Verdoux Chaplin embraces... more...

  • Will Ferrellby Ryan Hutton

    John Blake 2014; US$ 7.99

    An in-depth and enthusiastic biography, ideal for all fans of actor Will Ferrell From playing the school joker as a young boy to shake off the trauma of his parents' divorce to becoming one of the world's most bankable movie stars, Will Ferrell has always used comedy as a way to bring happiness to others. He doesn't care if you laugh at him or... more...

  • Phraseological Substitutions in Newspaper Headlinesby Sylvia Jaki

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    The major purpose of newspaper headlines is to trigger the reader?s interest. A popular way to achieve this goal is the use of phraseological modifications. Based on previous findings from various linguistic disciplines, this book provides an interdisciplinary approach to shed light on the reception of substitutions like More than Meats the Eye .... more...

  • Jon Stewart: A Biographyby Michael Blitz

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 37.00

    This biography profiles Jon Stewart, television's most incisive deliverer of the fake news. As the host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , he has attracted a vast audience that sees him as one of the few credible sources of cultural critique TV. more...

  • Music for the Melodramatic Theatre in Nineteenth-Century London and New Yorkby Michael V. Pisani

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Throughout the nineteenth century, people heard more music in the theatre?accompanying popular dramas such as Frankenstein , Oliver Twist , Uncle Tom?s Cabin , Lady Audley?s Secret , The Corsican Brothers , The Three Musketeers , as well as historical romances by Shakespeare and Schiller?than they did in almost any other area of their lives.... more...

  • Metaphor and Philosophyby Mark Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    During the last 15 years, cognitive scientists have discovered things about the nature and importance of metaphor that are startling because of their radical implications for metaphor research and because they require us to rethink some of our most fundamental received notions of meaning, concepts, and reason. Many of the theoretical assumptions that... more...

  • Pregones Theatreby Eva Cristina Vásquez

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 146.00

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Heart of Practiceby Thomas Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    Heart of Practice is a unique and invaluable insight into the workings of one of theatre?s true pioneers, presented by his closest collaborator. This book charts the development of Grotowski?s dramatic research through a decade of conversations with his apprentice, Thomas Richards. Tuscany?s ?Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards?... more...

  • The Object Paradeby Dinah Lenney

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 25.00

    This new collection of interconnected essays marches to a provocative premise: what if one way to understand your life was to examine the objects within it? Which objects would you choose? What memories do they hold? And lined up in a row, what stories do they have to tell? In recalling her experience, Dinah?s essays each begin with one thing — real... more...