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  • Anthropocosmic Theatreby Nichos Nunez

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Contemporary Theatres in Europeby Joe Kelleher; Nicholas Ridout

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    Through specific examples, case studies and essays by specialist writers, academics, and a new generation of theatre researchers, this collection of specially commissioned essays looks at current theatre practices across Europe. From Thatre du Soleil to Socetas Raffaello Sanzio , the authors reconsider the possibilities of theatre practice,... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • Ariane Mnouchkineby Judith G. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 35.95

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. One of the most important directors of her generation, and one of the only women ever to have... 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...

  • 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...