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  • The Actor's Book of Classical Monologuesby Various; Stefan Rudnicki

    Penguin Publishing Group 1988; US$ 16.00

    A challenging, wide-ranging collection of monologues from history?s greatest dramatic works From the stately and poetic Greek tragedies to the lively, bawdy Restoration comedies, the classical repertoire is a treasure trove of often-overlooked materials for male and female, young and old. The solo pieces collected here vary widely in mood, style,... more...

  • 20 Master Plotsby Ronald B Tobias

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 16.99

    Give your story a solid foundation?a plot that engages readers from start to finish! The best stories linger in the hearts and minds of readers for decades. These tales gain their power through plots that connect with the audience on both an emotional and intellectual level. Inside Ronald B. Tobias details these 20 time-tested plots. Each is... more...

  • The Theatre of Revoltby Robert Brustein

    Ivan R. Dee 1991; US$ 18.99

    Focusing on Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Brecht, Pirandello, O?Neill, and Genet, Mr. Brustein uncovers the roots of the modern theatre in the soil of the rebellion they cultivated. ?One of the standard and decisive books on the modern theater.?? New York Times . more...

  • Schriften zur Theater- und Kulturgeschichte des 18. Jahrhundertsby Reinhart Meyer; Matthias J. Pernerstorfer

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2012; US$ 26.71

    Hauptbeschreibung "Bibliographien und Repertorien sind nicht nur Titellisten. Sie liefern Grundlagenmaterial für eine empirisch arbeitende Literarhistorie und Theaterwissenschaft; sie liefern den Rahmen und sichern Vergleichs- und Bezugsmöglichkeiten von Einzeldaten zwar vorerst nur im quantitativen Bereich, aus dem sich aber Folgerungen in qualitativer... more...

  • Contemporary Mise en Scèneby Patrice Pavis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    ?We have good reason to be wary of mise en scène, but that is all the more reason to question this wariness ... it seems that images from a performance come back to haunt us, as if to prolong and transform our experience as spectators, as if to force us to rethink the event, to return to our pleasure or our terror.? ? Patrice Pavis, from the foreword... more...

  • A History of Collective Creationby Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva; Scott Proudfit

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Collective creation - the practice of collaboratively devising works of performance - rose to prominence not simply as a performance making method, but as an institutional model. By examining theatre practices in Europe and North America, this book explores collective creation's roots in the theatrical experiments of the early twentieth century. more...

  • Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)by John Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Cold War Theatre, first published in 1992, provides an account of the theatrical history within the context of East/West politics. Its geographical span ranges from beyond the Urals to the Pacific Coast of the US, and asks whether the Cold War confrontation was not in part due to the cultural climate of Europe. Taking the McCarthy era as its... more...

  • Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchangeby Mike Sell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    Assembling a remarkable group of scholars, these essays explore how the circulation and exchange of 'vectors of the radical' shape the avant-garde. Mapping the movement of scripts, theatre activists, performances, and other material entities, they provide unprecedented perspectives on the transnational performance culture of the avant-garde. more...

  • Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failureby Sara Jane Bailes

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95

    What does it mean to "fail" in performance? How might staging failure reveal theatre?s potential to expand our understanding of social, political and everyday reality? What can we learn from performances that expose and then celebrate their ability to fail? In Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failure , Sara Jane Bailes begins with Samuel... more...

  • Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyondby Vassiliki Rapti

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 104.95

    This study reconsiders Surrealist theatre specifically from the perspective of ludics-a poetics of play and games-an ideal approach to the Surrealists, whose games blur the boundaries between the 'playful' and the 'serious.' Beginning with the Surrealists' 'one-into-another' game and its illustration of Breton's ludic... more...