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  • 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...

  • Cyborg Theatreby Jennifer Parker-Starbuck

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This book articulates the first theoretical context for a 'cyborg theatre,' metaphorically integrating on-stage bodies with the technologized, digitized, or mediatized, to re-imagine subjectivity for a post-human age.It covers a variety of examples, to propose new theoretical tools for understanding performance in our changing world. more...

  • Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Cultureby Professor Maria Nikolajeva; Dr Mary Hilton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    Offering a wide range of critical perspectives, this volume explores the moral, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and other cultural productions aimed at young adults. Examining in depth significant contemporary novels, including those by Julia Alvarez, Stephenie Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Malorie Blackman and Meg Rosoff, among others, Contemporary... more...

  • slope (NHB Modern Plays)by pamela carter

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An intimate and hedonistic examination of a nineteenth-century love triangle, slope explores the affair between the poets Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud, and its impact on Verlaine?s young wife, Mathilde. Their verbal sparring is scabrous and hilarious, and their rollercoaster relationships as passionate and claustrophobic as they are cruel... more...

  • Cassandraby Pierre de Ronsard; Clive Lawrence

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 18.89

    The sonnet sequence Les Amours de Cassandre, first published in 1552, established Pierre de Ronsard as the outstanding French poet of his time. He was mentioned approvingly by Montaigne, admired throughout Europe, and fted by the French Crown and foreign monarchs such as Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I. Based to some degree on a real relationship... 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...

  • Teatrophy: Three More Playsby Peter Carlaftes

    Three Rooms Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    In Teatrophy: Three More Plays, critically-acclaimed playwright/author/poet Peter Carlaftes offers a trio of brilliant and intense modern plays that inspire on both page and stage. In Anti,? Carlaftes explores a frightening futurein which government surveillance and data mining is the normthrough the eyes of a theater director on the verge of giving... more...

  • A Breakfast of Eels (NHB Modern Plays)by Robert Holman

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    In the haze of a late summer in a London garden, the apples have all fallen to the ground. It is the day of Daddy?s funeral, and two orphans find themselves suddenly alone, with nobody to cling to but each other. Robert Holman's play A Breakfast of Eels was premiered at the Print Room at the Coronet, London, in March 2015. more...

  • Laughterby Henri Bergson; Cloudesley Brereton; Fred Rothwell

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.95

    What does laughter mean? What is the basal element in the laughable? What common ground can we find between the grimace of a merry- andrew, a play upon words, an equivocal situation in a burlesque and a scene of high comedy? What method of distillation will yield us invariably the same essence from which so many different products borrow either their... more...

  • Expressive Voice Cultureby Jessie Eldridge Southwick

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.95

    The Emerson System treats the voice as a natural reporter of the individual, constantly emphasizing the tendency of the voice to express appropriately any mental concept or state of feeling. This treatise is a setting forth of methods and principles based upon this idea with a fuller elaboration of the relation of technique to expression. By concentration... more...