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  • The Little Black Book of Writers' Wisdomby Steven D. Price

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    Author and journalist Gene Fowler put it best: ?Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.? Anyone who has ever wanted or been required to create something more complicated than a shopping list or a Tweet knows there?s more truth than poetry in the observation. The process... more...

  • Theatre, Opera and Consciousness.by Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 61.00

    The study of consciousness has developed considerably over the past ten years, with an emphasis on seeking to explain subjective experience. Our understanding of key questions relating to the performing arts, in theory and practice, benefits from the insights of consciousness studies. Theatre, Opera and Consciousness discusses selected concerns of... more...

  • Theatre of the Oppressedby Augusto Boal; Charles A. McBride

    Theatre Communications Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    The innovative Brazilian playwright, director and international lecturer explicates Aristotle's poetics and the philosophies of Machiavelli, Hegel and Brecht to determine the extent to which their chief components--imitation, catharsis and, ultimately, audience control--serve up to support the status quo of a society rather than facilitate change.... more...

  • Performing Religion in Publicby Joshua Edelman; Claire Chambers; Simon du Toit

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Religious life and public life are both passionately performed, but often understood to exclude one another. This book's array of voices investigates the publics hailed by religious performances and the challenges they offer to theories of the democratic public sphere. more...

  • Portrayals of Americans on the World Stageby Kevin J. Wetmore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    This collection of 14 essays explores drama from around the world that depicts the United States and Americans. From eighteenth century German dramas about Native Americans through post-Revolutionary War British plays, to the theaters of contemporary Japan, Mexico, Serbia, Ireland, Ghana and other nations, the contributors consider conflicting representations... more...

  • Sites of Performanceby Clark Lunberry

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    ?Sites of Performance: Of Time and Memory? focuses on the impact of time and memory as they intersect and constitute the varied spaces of theatre, performance and installation art. more...

  • Re-Dressing the Canonby Alisa Solomon

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    Re-Dressing the Canon examines the relationship between gender and performance in a series of essays which combine the critique of specific live performances with an astute theoretical analysis. Alisa Solomon discusses both canonical texts and contemporary productions in a lively jargon-free style. Among the dramatic texts considered are those of... more...

  • The Sense of an Interiorby Diana Fuss

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 55.00

    The Sense of an Interior is a fascinating exploration of domestic space and of the ways it determines how writers work. The book looks at four famous figures - Emily Dickinson, Sigmund Freud, Helen Keller, and Marcel Proust, and examines the relationship between their work and the spaces where they wrote. more...

  • Theatre at the Crossroads of Cultureby Patrice Pavis

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95

    Western culture has a long and fraught history of cultural appropriation, a history that has particular resonance within performance practice. Patrice Pavis asks what is at stake politically and aesthetically when cultures meet at the crossroads of theatre.? A series of major recent productions are analysed, including Peter Brook's Mahabharata ,... more...

  • Ecology and Environment in European Dramaby Downing Cless

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Looking at European drama through an ecological lens, this book chronicles nature and the environment as primary topics in major plays from ancient to recent times. Cless focuses on the few, yet well-known plays in which nature is at stake in the action or the environment is a dramatic force. Though theater predominantly explores human and cultural... more...