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  • Spectacle, Rhetoric and Powerby Stijn Bussels

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 67.60

    In 1549, Prince Philip of Spain made his entry into Antwerp together with his father, Emperor Charles V. For this occasion the rich city of commerce was transformed into a large theatrical space with triumphal arches and tableaux vivants as stage settings. The citizens and the princes acted as actors in a splendid parade, a battle array of four thousand... more...

  • Performance, Space, Utopiaby Silvija Jestrovic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Over 20 years after the war in Yugoslavia, this book looks back at its two most iconic cities and the phenomenon of exile emerging as a consequence of living in them in the 1990s. It uses examples ranging from street interventions to theatre performances to explore the making of urban counter-sites through theatricality and utopian performatives. more...

  • A Moment Towards the End of the Playby Timothy West

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 14.57

    Known – and loved – for his many TV appearances in Brass and as the embodiment of Edward VII, Thomas Beecham and Winston Churchill, Timothy West has led a charmed life as an actor, moving effortlessly between TV and stage, film and radio recordings. With his wife, Prunella Scales, and his son, Samuel, he and his family have been responsible for... more...

  • Lee Marvinby Dwayne Epstein

    Schaffner Press, Inc. 2013; US$ 14.99

    The first full-length, authoritative, and detailed story of the iconic actor's life to go beyond the Hollywood scandal-sheet reporting of earlier books, this account offers an appreciation for the man and his acting career and the classic films he starred in, painting a portrait of an individual who took great risks in his acting and career. Although... more...

  • The Films of Victor Matureby James McKay

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    With his rugged features and earthy sex appeal, Victor Mature ushered in a new breed of postwar Hollywood actor, far removed from the debonair matinee idols of the 1930s. Following success as an upbeat leading man in the early 1940s Fox musicals, opposite the likes of Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth, he went on deliver two of his most powerful performances... more...

  • Broadway Theatreby Andrew Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'Broadway' has been the stuff of theatrical legends for generations. In this fascinating and affectionate account of a unique theatrical phenomenon, Andrew Harris takes an intriguing look at both the reality and the myth behind the heart and soul of American Drama Broadway Theatre explores: * the aims and achievements of such major figures as... more...

  • Martin Shawby Stafford Hildred; Tim Ewbank

    John Blake 2006; US$ 10.99

    After making his name as Doyle in The Professionals in the 1970s, Martin Shaw's career has gone from strength to strength. Now the star of the BBC hit drama Judge John Deed , Martin is also currently treading the boards on the London stage in A Man for All Seasons . One of Britain's most popular and versatile actors, Martin has played more than 100 television... more...

  • Kurokawa N?by Eike Grossmann

    BRILL 2013; US$ 160.00

    This study contains a detailed record of the history and development of Kurokawa n?, the processes of its transmission over the generations and its impact on the wider cultural life of Japan. Kurokawa N? also offers an invaluable, authentic case study in the wider context of notions of Japanese self-perception and self-representation. more...

  • 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...

  • The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantorby Magda Romanska; Kathleen Cioffi

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 99.00

    A historical and critical analysis of the post-traumatic theatre of Grotowski and Kantor, examining the ways they represent Auschwitz in their respective pivotal works ?Akropolis? and ?Dead Class?. more...