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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$ 48.95

    "James R. Hamilton’s The Art of Theater is a compelling and original work of analytic philosophy applied to performance. Readers will enjoy the rigorous philosophical discussion and illuminating theatrical analysis." David Krasner, Yale University "This groundbreaking book argues for theatrical performance as an independent form of art.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Peter Bogdanovich's Movie of the Weekby Peter Bogdanovich

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor, and film critic, Peter Bogdanovich knows movies. Now, in this unique new book, he shares his passion with a connoisseur's insight and delight by inviting the reader to join him for a year at the movies--fifty-two weeks, fifty-two films, fifty-two reasons to watch. Which films does Peter Bogdanovich... more...