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  • 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, or more accurately, to stage failure in performance? What do performances that are founded upon the collapse of their own invention illuminate that other modes of theatre usually conceal? This book examines these questions through theoretical and archival modes of investigation. more...

  • From Yesterday to TODAYby Stephen Battaglio

    Running Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    ?When Dave Garroway welcomed viewers to Today on that day in 1952, he ushered in a new era in broadcasting. . . . It was a place where viewers could turn to each morning to satisfy their appetite for all things news and information. It was a destination for the curious to learn more about what had happened overnight and how the day ahead might shape... more...

  • Little Revolution (NHB Modern Drama)by Alecky Blythe

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An important verbatim play about the 2011 London Riots, by the author of the award-winning London Road. In the summer of 2011, London was burning. Alecky Blythe took her dictaphone to the streets… From the helicopters circling overhead to the burnt out buildings on the street, this explosive play records the voices and stories of a community... 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...

  • Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)by John Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; 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...

  • Murder by Accidentby Jody Enders

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    Over fifty years ago, it became unfashionable—even forbidden—for students of literature to talk about an author’s intentions for a given work. In Murder by Accident , Jody Enders boldly resurrects the long-disgraced concept of intentionality, especially as it relates to the theater. Drawing on four fascinating medieval events... more...

  • Virtual Theatresby Gabriella Giannachi

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    The first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts, Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything - even the viewer - can be simulated. In this fascinating volume, Gabriella Giannachi analyzes the aesthetic concerns of current computer-arts... more...

  • Festivalisingby Temple Hauptfleisch; Shulamith Lev-Aladgem; Jacqueline Martin

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 93.80

    Throughout the world festivals are growing – in numbers, in size, in significance – and serve as spaces where aesthetic encounters, religious and political celebrations, economic investments and public entertainment can take place. In this sense, festivals are theatrical events.This volume contains discussions of 14 diverse festival events... more...

  • A Self Made of Wordsby Carl H. Klaus

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 18.00

    Confident or fretful, solemn or sassy, tough or tender, casual or formal: the self you project in writing—your persona—is the byproduct of numerous decisions you make about what to say and how to say it. Though any single word or phrase or sentence might make little difference within the scope of an entire essay or book, collectively... more...

  • The First Five Pagesby Noah Lukeman

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 14.99

    IF YOU'RE TIRED OF REJECTION, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. Whether you are a novice writer or a veteran who has already had your work published, rejection is often a frustrating reality. Literary agents and editors receive and reject hundreds of manuscripts each month. While it's the job of these publishing professionals to be discriminating, it's... more...