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- 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...
- 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...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.00
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...
- 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...
- Universitštsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 39.64
Hauptbeschreibung "Science Plays" form a flourishing dramatic sub-genre. The present study provides an informative overview shedding light on the diversity of ways in which the natural sciences and/or scientists are put on stage. Detailed text-based analyses of eighteen plays, many of them previously unexamined elsewhere, exemplify the genre's remarkable... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95
This collection argues that religion is an explicitly public force that stimulates and complicates public actions. In short, it is a crucial aspect of much performance. This collection is both a means of, and urgent argument for, expanding the attention paid to religion as a critical point of concern within theatre and performance studies. more...