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  • Useful Fictionsby Michael Austin

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    “We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” Joan Didion observed in The White Album. Why is this? Michael Austin asks, in Useful Fictions. Why, in particular, are human beings, whose very survival depends on obtaining true information, so drawn to fictional narratives? After all, virtually every human culture reveres some form of storytelling.... more...

  • Reservation Reelismby Michelle H Raheja

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 50.00

    In this deeply engaging account, Michelle H. Raheja offers the first book-length study of the Indigenous actors, directors, and spectators who helped shape Hollywood’s representation of Indigenous peoples. Since the era of silent films, Hollywood movies and visual culture generally have provided the primary representational field on which Indigenous... more...

  • Ideas and Forms of Tragedy from Aristotle to the Middle Agesby Henry Ansgar Kelly

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 44.00

    This book explores the various meanings given to tragedy, from Aristotle, via Roman ideas and practices, to the middle ages. more...

  • The Jewish Chronicle and Anglo-Jewry, 1841?1991by David Cesarani

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 44.00

    A history of an important newspaper and of Jewish communal life, interpreted through its most vibrant public voice. 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...

  • Anything Goesby John Barrowman; Carole E. Barrowman

    Michael O' Mara Books 2009; US$ 9.99

    Traces the life and career of John Barrowman, from his Glaswegian childhood and American adolescence to his first big break starring alongside Elaine Paige in "Anything Goes". more...

  • Filming and Performing Renaissance Historyby Prof Mark Thornton Burnett; Dr Adrian Streete

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Over the last century, many 16th- and 17th-century events and personalities have been brought before home, cinema, exhibition, festival and theatrical audiences. This collection examines these representations, looking at recent television series, documentaries, pageantry, theatre and popular culture in†various cultural and linguistic guises. more...

  • The Enchanted Screenby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95

    The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author.? With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks at the extensive, illustrious life of fairy tales... more...

  • Think, Speak, Winby Gaurav Keerthi

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2011; US$ 9.99

    Your mind produces up to 70,000 thoughts a day—most of which are responsible for the decisions that you make. These decisions also determine your success both professionally and personally. However, we are taught what to think and not how to think. Information overload, short time frames and past failures can make even simple decisions and problems... more...