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  • The Strawby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Irish-American playwright Eugene O'Neill is credited with altering the trajectory of American drama in the early twentieth century by focusing on the lives of working-class people and using language that more closely echoed everyday vernacular. The Straw is an account of a man who falls in love while in quarantine, being treated for tuberculosis. more...

  • The Hairy Apeby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    One of the most significant plays of the twentieth century, Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape is still as startlingly fresh and innovative as it was when it was first published nearly a hundred years ago. Primal working man Yank feels at home in the harsh but familiar environment of a ship's engine room, but a chance encounter with a wealthy... 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$ 90.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Tangierby Josh Shoemake

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 25.00

    Morocco, literary history, travel writing, beat writers, more...

  • Where the Ghosts Walkby Peter Underwood

    Souvenir Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Britain is the most haunted country in the world with a wealth of places that feed the imagination, from Cape Head in the north of Scotland to Beachy Head in the south of England it is a land of ghosts and phantoms. Whether it is Napoleon searching for somewhere to land his invasion at Lulworth Cove, the unknown Grey Lady who is seen along the... 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...

  • Staging Holocaust Resistanceby Gene A. Plunka

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Plunka argues that drama is the ideal art form to revitalize the collective memory of Holocaust resistance. This comparative drama study examines a variety of international plays - some quite well-known, others more obscure - that focus on collective or individual defiance of the Nazis. more...

  • Readings in Performance and Ecologyby Wendy Arons; Theresa J. May

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Identifies, illuminates, and complicates ecocritical concerns as they relate to theatre and performance. more...