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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Bastard or Playmate?by Robrecht Vanderbeeken; Christel Stalpaert; David Depestel; Boris Debackere

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    This fascinating volume explores the theme of mutating and adapting media in its relation to theatre and performance. Bringing together international scholars and artists, the editors offer a comprehensive overview of the changing nature of theater, focusing on interactivity, corporeality, liveness, surveillance, spectacle, performativity, and theatricality.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Description in Literature and Other Mediaby Werner Wolf; Walter Bernhart

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 98.00

    In contrast to narrative, description is a much less researched phenomenon, and where it so far has found attention at all, scholars have almost always discussed it with fiction in mind. The all but exclusive concentration on literature has hitherto obscured the fact that description transcends literature and indeed the verbal media in general and... 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...

  • The First Five Pagesby Noah Lukeman

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 14.99

    Introduction Most people are against books on writing on principle. So am I. It's ridiculous to set down rules when it comes to art. Most of the truly great artists have broken all the rules, and this is precisely what has made them great. What would have become of Beethoven's music if he'd chased rules instead of inspiration? Of van Gogh's paintings?... 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...