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  • Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Centuryby John H. Houchin

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    This book explores the impact of censorship in twentieth-century American theatre. more...

  • Theatre and Celebrity in Britain 1660-2000by Professor Mary Luckhurst; Jane Moody

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    Theatre has always been a site for selling outrage and sensation, a place where public reputations are made and destroyed in spectacular ways. This is the first book to investigate the construction and production of celebrity in the British theatre. These exciting essays explore aspects of fame, notoriety and transgression in a wide range of performers... more...

  • Popular Theatre in Political Cultureby Tim Prentki; Jan Selman

    Intellect 2003; US$ 10.00

    The first comparative study on the history and practice of popular theatre in Britain and overseas. The fragmentation of social groups in the face of the global mass media has begun to threaten the survival of popular theatre companies. This study traces the development of various types of community theatre, from the '70s to the present day. Integrating... more...

  • Canonical States, Canonical Stagesby Mitchell Greenberg

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 57.00

    Greenberg offers a powerful interpretation of the classical stage in its relationship to the emergence of absolutism in Europe. The originality and strength of the book reside in its fascinating integration of texts dealing with political theory, psychoanalysis, history, and literature. more...

  • Sacred Theatreby Ralph Yarrow

    Intellect 2007; US$ 10.00

    Identifies and explores the sacred as both an element in theatre and in consciousness in general. This book examines not only the structural understandings and functions of the sacred in theatre, but also experimental and personal experiences. more...

  • Representation and Identity from Versailles to the Presentby Alan Sikes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 98.00

    Sikes traces the shifting role of performance in the fashioning of subjectivity from the Modern to the Postmodern eras. The book joins history and historiography and is grounded in a body of research about varied performance subjects from court dance, ballet, opera, festivals, celebrations, propaganda films, Hollywood movies to reality TV. more...

  • Causing a Sceneby Charlie Todd; Alex Scordelis

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 15.99

    A fake U2 concert. A deranged hypnotist. A book signing by a dead author. Welcome to the wild world of Improv Everywhere. From the infamous No Pants! Subway Ride to the legendary Grand Central Freeze, Improv Everywhere has been responsible for some of the most original and subversive pranks of the Internet age. In Causing a Scene , the group's... more...

  • The Author's Craftby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.99

    The author of The Grand Babylon Hotel , How to Live on 24 Hours a Day , The Old Wives' Tale and much more, English writer Arnold Bennett's fictional and non-fictional works have stood the test of time. Bennett also wrote for stage and screen. The Author's Craft , contains some of Bennett's essays on the art of writing, with his thoughts... more...

  • Don Juanby Lord Byron

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    In his satiric poem Don Juan , Lord Byron refigures the legend as a man easily seduced by women, rather than as a dangerous womanizer. When the first two cantos were anonymously published in 1819, they were criticized for being immoral. They were also immensely popular. Byron only completed 16 cantos, leaving the 17th unwritten when he died in 1824.... more...

  • Talks on Talkingby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 5.99

    Effective spoken communication is a fine art. Brush up your speaking skills with this timeless treatise on talking from Yale public speaking instructor Grenville Kleiser. Brimming with practical tips on how to get your point across, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to be a better communicator. more...