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  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014by Harris M. Lentz III

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 49.95

    Among 2014's many notable losses in the performing arts were actors Robin Williams, James Garner and Lauren Bacall, folk music icon Pete Seeger, Jazz pianist Horace Silver, rock singer Joe Cocker and co-host of National Public Radio's "Car Talk," Tom Magliozzi. Obituaries of performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers... more...

  • Right Turnsby Michael Medved

    The Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95

    Nationally syndicated talk-radio host and noted film critic Michael Medved has taken an extraordinary journey from liberal activist to outspoken conservative. Along the way he has earned millions of admirers?and more than his share of enemies?by advancing controversial, often counterintuitive arguments, including: ? Liberals love losing because it... more...

  • Nicole Kidmanby David Thomson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    ?Compulsively readable . . . an entertaining romp through [Nicole Kidman?s] life and career that?s also a smart commentary on celeb culture.? --Christopher Kelly, The Star-Telegram ?Illuminating . . . part astute analysis of our relationship to the film image and our cultural fixation on celebrity and part insightful film criticism . . .... more...

  • Japanese Cinema and Othernessby Mika Ko

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Over the last 20 years, ethnic minority groups have been increasingly featured in Japanese Films. However, the way these groups are presented has not been a subject of investigation. This study examines the representation of so-called Others ? foreigners, ethnic minorities, and Okinawans ? in Japanese cinema. By combining textual and contextual analysis,... more...

  • Oona Living in the Shadowsby Jane Scovell

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    A biography of the life of the enigmatic daughter of Eugene O'Neill & wife of Charlie Chaplin, encompassing her intriguing family members & circle of friends. more...

  • Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stageby David Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Theatre and Religion on Krishna's Stage examines the history and form of India's rs lila folk theatre, and discusses how this theatre functions as a mechanism of worship and spirituality among Krishna devotees in India. From analyses of performances and conversations with performers, audience, and local scholars, Mason argues that rs lila ... more...

  • Theatre, Intimacy and Engagementby Alan Read

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 40.00

    This book, now available in paperback, unravels politics from theatre in order to propose a new means to politicize performance. Performance analyses ranging from child actors, animals and objects to reflections on the theatre work of Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Forced Entertainment and Goat Island combine to offer a critique of performance studies. more...

  • The Zombie Handbookby Rob Sacchetto

    Ulysses Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    The Zombie Handbook is a must-have for anyone who wants to make it home alive.? Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero A few years ago, building an acid pit and stocking skull-splitting machetes would have been seen as an overreaction to the zombie threat. No longer! To survive the coming zombie apocalypseand it is comingyou need to know... more...

  • Der phantastische Filmby Claudia Pinkas

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    This book investigates the narrated worlds of fantastic film and the methods of their narrative mediation. This includes instable and ambiguous perspectives of perception, abandonment and disintegration of spatial-temporal continuity, instances of destabilized narrators, blending of the narrative levels as well as categories of figure,... more...

  • Theatre, Communication, Critical Realismby Tobin Nellhaus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    The first book to take a critical realist approach to any area of culture, this study examines theatre and its history through the interaction of society's structures, agents and discourses. more...