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  • Language of Dramaby Keith Sanger

    Routledge 2000; US$ 28.95

    This book is unique in offering A-Level and undergradute students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis focused on drama. It applies contemporary linguistic research to a wide range of plays, soap operas and screenplays. more...

  • The Myth of Theoryby William Righter

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • Performing Africaby Paulla A. Ebron

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 36.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Popular Theatre in Political Cultureby Tim Prentki; Jan Selman

    Intellect Books Ltd 2003; US$ 19.00

    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...

  • Quantum Poeticsby Gwyneth Lewis

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?In this innovative series of public lectures at Newcastle University, leading contemporary poets speak about the craft and practice of poetry to audiences drawn from both the city and the university. The lectures are then published in book form by Bloodaxe, giving readers everywhere the oppor-tunity to learn what the poets themselves think about... 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...

  • 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...

  • Sacred Theatreby Ralph Yarrow

    Intellect Books Ltd 2007; US$ 32.00

    The notion of sacred has long informed the work of British dramatists such as Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard, and Ralph Yarrow?s Sacred Theatre is the first book to examine the role of the sacred in the practice, process and performance of drama. The volume considers the definition of the terms ?sacred? and theatre and suggests that the joining of... more...

  • A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatreby Christopher Innes

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatre provides essential primary sources which document one of the key movements in modern theatre. Christopher Innes has selected three writers to exemplify the movement, and six plays in particular: * Henrik Ibsen - A Dolls House and Hedda Gabler * Anton Chekhov - The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard * George... more...