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  • Mining the Home Movieby Karen I. Ishizuka; Patricia Zimmermann

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    The first international anthology to explore the historical significance of amateur film, Mining the Home Movie makes visible, through image and analysis, the hidden yet ubiquitous world of home moviemaking. These essays boldly combine primary research, archival collections, critical analyses, filmmakers' own stories, and new theoretical approaches... more...

  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our††family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized... more...

  • Poetry Mattersby Ralph Fletcher

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.99

    Maybe you've heard before that poetry is magic, and it made you roll your eyes, but I believe it's true. Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak. I wrote this book to help you write poems and to give practical ideas for making your poems sound the way you want them to sound. We're not going... more...

  • Losing the Newsby Alex Jones

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 10.99

    What is wrong with the news? To answer this dismaying question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based... more...

  • Freud's Driveby Teresa De Lauretis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 36.00

    Teresa De Lauretis makes a bold and orginal argument for the renewed relevance of the Freudian theory of drives, through close readings of texts ranging from cinema and literature to psychoanalysis and cultural theory. more...

  • Broadway Yearbookby Steven Suskin

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 44.99

    Broadway Yearbook 2000-2001' is a relevant and irreverent record of the year on the Great White Way. It gives readers front-row seats for the phenomenon of 'The Producers' and the rest of the season's hits and misses. Steven Suskin's theatre annual aims to deliver a vibrant, candid, and thoughtful account of every show to hit the boards. more...

  • Augusto Boalby Frances Babbage

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95

    The work of Augusto Boal has had a tremendous impact on contemporary theatre. This volume looks at the scope of Boal's career - from his early work as a playwright and director in Sao Paulo in the 1950s, to the development of his groundbreaking manifesto in the 1970s for a 'Theatre of the Oppressed'. Augusto Boal will be fascinating reading for... more...

  • Broadway Yearbook 1999-2000by Steven Suskin

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 44.99

    We define our conscious experience by constructing narratives about ourselves and the people with whom we interact. Narrative pervades our lives--conscious experience is not merely linked to the number and variety of personal stories we construct with each other within a cultural frame, but is subsumed by them. The claim, however, that narrative constructions... more...

  • A Boal Companionby Jan Cohen-Cruz; Mady Schutzman

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    This carefully constructed and thorough collection of theoretical engagements with Augusto Boal?s work is the first to look ?beyond Boal? and critically assesses the Theatre of the Opressed (TO) movement in context. A Boal Companion looks at the cultural practices which inform TO and explore them within a larger frame of cultural politics and... more...

  • Broadway Yearbook 2001-2002by Steven Suskin

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 37.99

    In this record of each show that opened on Broadway between May 2001 and May 2002, Suskin presents descriptions and commentary along with credits and cast lists, and finishes with dates and length of run, performance and preview totals as compiled by the League of American Theaters and Producers, plus grosses and profit/loss information. more...