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  • The Playwright as Thinkerby Eric Bentley; Richard Gilman

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    First published in 1946, The Playwright as Thinker is a classic work of drama criticism that helped create the intellectual environment in which serious American theater would thrive in the second half of the twentieth century. At the time of publishing, most drama critics believed dramatic art deserved no intellectual status; Eric Bentley set out... more...

  • Kenneth Burkeby Robert Wess

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 36.00

    This 1996 book examines Burke's works and shows how they anticipate key postmodern concepts of rhetoric and subjectivity. more...

  • Staging and Performing Translationby Roger Baines; Cristina Marinetti; Manuela Perteghella

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This exploration of the territory between theory and practice in contemporary theatre features essays by academics from theatre and translation studies, and†delineates a new space for the discussion of translation in the theatre that is international, critical and scholarly, while rooted in experience and understanding of theatre practices. more...

  • Criminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screenby Jon Frauley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Works of fiction offer complex and layered social realities that can be deconstructed and creatively theorized through the analytic languages of criminology and sociology. Frauley argues for the usefulness of fictional realities for criminological theorizing and analysis and argues for a "craft-enterprise" approach to theoretic practice. In developing... more...

  • Arthurian Literature XXVIby Elizabeth Archibald; David F. Johnson

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 99.00

    Arthurian Literature has established its position as the home for a great diversity of new research into Arthurian matters. Delivers some fascinating material across genres, periods, and theoretical issues. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT more...

  • The Fairy Tale and Animeby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Over the last few decades, anime has consistently come into fruitful contact with themes, images and symbols associated with the fairy tale tradition. This critical text focuses on the ways in which fundamental principles of the fairy tale tradition are deployed, and hence come to manifest themselves narratively and cinematographically, in anime. Topics... more...

  • Learning from Mickey, Donald and Waltby A. Bowdoin Van Riper

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    Throughout its long and colorful history, Walt Disney Studios has produced scores of films designed to educate moviegoers as well as entertain them. These productions range from the True-Life Adventures nature documentaries and such depictions of cutting-edge technology as Man in Space and Our Friend the Atom, to wartime propaganda shorts (Education... more...

  • Life Is Not a Stageby Florence Henderson; Joel Brokaw

    Center Street 2011; Not Available

    For millions of people around the world, Carol Brady is synonymous with motherhood, but growing up as the youngest of ten children in rural Indiana in the aftermath of the Great Depression, Florence Henderson lived a life quite different from that of the quintessential TV mom she later played on television. Florence's father was a dirt-poor tobacco... more...

  • Voice: Onstage and Offby Robert Barton; Rocco dal Vera

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering, and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal work is covered, from the initial speech impulse and the creation of sound, right through to refining the final product in different types of performance. This highly adaptable course of study empowers... more...

  • Teaching Literature to Adolescentsby Richard Beach; Deborah Appleman; Bob Fecho; Rob Simon

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95

    Designed to introduce prospective English teachers to current methods of teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms, this popular textbook explores a variety of innovative approaches that incorporate reading, writing, drama, talk, and media production. Each chapter is organized around specific questions that English educators often hear... more...