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  • 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...

  • The Art of Theaterby James R. Hamilton

    Wiley 2008; US$ 46.95

    The Art of Theater argues for the recognition of theatrical performance as an art form independent of dramatic writing. Identifies the elements that make a performance a work of art Looks at the competing views of the text-performance relationships An important and original contribution to the aesthetics and philosophy of theater 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$ 93.00

    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...

  • Performing Africaby Paulla A. Ebron

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    The jali --a member of a hereditary group of Mandinka professional performers--is a charismatic but contradictory figure. He is at once the repository of his people's history, the voice of contemporary political authority, the inspiration for African American dreams of an African homeland, and the chief entertainment for the burgeoning transnational... more...

  • What I Learned When I Almost Diedby Chris Licht

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 23.00

    What do you learn when your brain goes pop? Chris Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years old, he tracked down an NBC correspondent while on vacation to solicit advice for a career in television. At eleven, he began filming himself as he delivered the news. And by the time he was thirty-five, he landed his dream job: a fast-paced,... more...

  • The Myth of Theoryby William Righter

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 30.00

    What is critical theory, and to what extent can it claim to exist as a free-standing entity independent of the object of enquiry? more...

  • Radianceby Randy Dean

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2011; US$ 14.99

    "…His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand…" (Habakkuk 3:4 NASB) Too many Christians assume that all will be fine when they "die and go to Heaven." But author and pastor Randy Dean, a modern-day firebrand for the Lord, aggressively refuses to settle for that way of thinking and living.... more...

  • Geocriticismby Bertrand Westphal; Jr. Robert T. Tally

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Here, Bertrand Westphal provides†a theoretical foundation and a critical exploration of geocriticism, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding literature in relation to space and place.† Drawing on diverse thinkers, Westphal argues that a geocritical approach enables novel ways of seeing literary texts and conducting literary studies.† more...