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  • Broadway Yearbook 1999-2000by Steven Suskin

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 44.99

    We define our conscious experience by constructing narratives about ourselves and the people with whom we interact. Narrative pervades our lives--conscious experience is not merely linked to the number and variety of personal stories we construct with each other within a cultural frame, but is subsumed by them. The claim, however, that narrative constructions... more...

  • Broadway Yearbook 2001-2002by Steven Suskin

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 37.99

    In this record of each show that opened on Broadway between May 2001 and May 2002, Suskin presents descriptions and commentary along with credits and cast lists, and finishes with dates and length of run, performance and preview totals as compiled by the League of American Theaters and Producers, plus grosses and profit/loss information. more...

  • Radical Initiatives in Interventionist and Community Dramaby Peter Billingham

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    This new series of cutting edge critical essays and articles in issues concerning Drama and Performance opens with Volume I, which will focus on issues of Interventionist Drama and related examples of Drama as Community. The list of contributors is impressive and quite consciously eclectic, ranging from established scholars such as Dr. Lionel Pilkington... more...

  • Theatre and Performance in Digital Cultureby Matthew Causey

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture examines the recent history of advanced technologies, including new media, virtual environments, weapons systems and medical innovation, and considers how theatre, performance and culture at large have evolved within those systems. The book examines the two Iraq wars, 9/11 and the War on Terror through... more...

  • A Boal Companionby Jan Cohen-Cruz; Mady Schutzman

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    This carefully constructed and thorough collection of theoretical engagements with Augusto Boal?s work is the first to look ?beyond Boal? and critically assesses the Theatre of the Opressed (TO) movement in context. A Boal Companion looks at the cultural practices which inform TO and explore them within a larger frame of cultural politics and... more...

  • Carry on Understudiesby Michelene Wandor

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 30.95

    `one hell of a seminal read ... Here is a book that grapples, with energy, ingenuity and terrific intellectual rigour, with a bewildering forest of issues around gender and politics ... illuminating, insightful, perceptive.' - Women's Review more...

  • Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Centuryby John H. Houchin

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 34.00

    Explores the impact of censorship in twentieth-century American theatre. 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...

  • The Routledge Guide to Broadwayby Ken Bloom

    Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 19.95

    The Routledge Guide to Broadway is the second title in our new student reference series. It will introduce the student to the Broadway theater, focusing on key performers, writers, directors, plays, and musicals, along with the theaters themselves, key awards, and the folklore of Broadway. Broadway is the center of American theater, where all the great... 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...