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  • Charles Burnettby Robert E. Kapsis

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 40.00

    Charles Burnett (b. 1944) is a groundbreaking African American filmmaker and one of this country's finest directors, yet he remains largely unknown. His films, most notably Killer of Sheep (1977) and To Sleep with Anger (1990), are considered classics, yet few filmgoers have seen them or heard of Burnett. The interviews in this volume explore this... more...

  • National Identity in Global Cinemaby Carlo Celli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 26.00

    When themes of historical and cultural identity appear and repeat in popular film, it is possible to see the real pulse of a nation and comprehend a people, their culture, and their history. National Identity in Global Cinema describes how national cultures, as reflected in popular cinema, can truly explain the world , one country at a time. more...

  • House: The Wounded Healer on Televisionby Luke Hockley; Leslie Gardner

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    House, M.D . is a globally successful and long-running medical drama. House: The Wounded Healer on Television employs a Jungian perspective to examine the internal psychological construction of the series and its namesake, Dr Gregory House. more...

  • Theatre in Co-Communitiesby Shulamith Lev-Aladgem

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    Each chapter of this book presents a different marginalized community and explores how it appropriates theatre for its own needs, whichare often at odds withthose of the powerful sponsoring organisations. This fresh approach to the topic provides the reader with an innovative, critical way ofstudying community theatre. more...

  • Doing Ethics in Mediaby Jay Black; Chris Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 69.95

    Providing an accessible examination of ethics, Doing Ethics in Media introduces students to ethical theory and provides a grounded discussion of ethics in the context of today?s media outlets. Emphasizing the understanding of ethics, the text will help readers 'do ethics' expeditiously, honestly, and efficiently when they enter the workplace and... more...

  • Eddie Murphy: Actorby Hal Marcovitz

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00

    Even as a young boy, Eddie Murphy knew how to make people laugh. He first took the stage at the age of 15, emceeing an amateur talent show. At 19, he was discovered by the producers of Saturday Night Live and soon emerged as the sketch comedy program's biggest and most controversial star, creating such memorable characters as Buckwheat, Mr. Robinson,... more...

  • Letters to a Young Actorby Robert Brustein

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    Inspiration and guidance for struggling performers more...

  • Historical Comedy On Screenby Hannu Salmi

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    In 1893, Friedrich Engels branded history 'the cruelest goddess of all.' This sorrowful vision of the past is deeply rooted in the Western imagination, and history is thus presented as a joyless playground of inevitability rather than a droll world of possibilities. There are few places this is more evident than in historical cinema which tends... more...

  • The Feminization of Fame 1750-1830by Dr Claire Brock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book addresses the literary, cultural and historical questions surrounding the reconceptualization of fame between 1750-1830. It examines genres from history writing to literature, public and private memoirs to political treatises in English and in French in order to explore 'The age of personality's' obsession with instantaneous publicity. more...

  • The Strawby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Irish-American playwright Eugene O'Neill is credited with altering the trajectory of American drama in the early twentieth century by focusing on the lives of working-class people and using language that more closely echoed everyday vernacular. The Straw is an account of a man who falls in love while in quarantine, being treated for tuberculosis. more...