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  • Mining the Home Movieby Karen I. Ishizuka; Patricia Zimmermann

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    The first international anthology to explore the historical significance of amateur film, Mining the Home Movie makes visible, through image and analysis, the hidden yet ubiquitous world of home moviemaking. These essays boldly combine primary research, archival collections, critical analyses, filmmakers' own stories, and new theoretical approaches... more...

  • Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Presentby Alison Forsyth; Chris Megson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 32.00

    Over the past two decades, theatre practitioners across the West have turned to documentary modes of performance-making to confront new socio-political realities. The essays in this book place this work in context, exploring historical and contemporary examples of documentary and 'verbatim' theatre, and applying a range of critical perspectives. more...

  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at ourfamily cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized... more...

  • Poetry Mattersby Ralph Fletcher

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.99

    Maybe you've heard before that poetry is magic, and it made you roll your eyes, but I believe it's true. Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak. I wrote this book to help you write poems and to give practical ideas for making your poems sound the way you want them to sound. We're not going... more...

  • Losing the Newsby Alex Jones

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 10.99

    What is wrong with the news? To answer this dismaying question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based... more...

  • Freud's Driveby Teresa De Lauretis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 36.00

    Teresa De Lauretis makes a bold and orginal argument for the renewed relevance of the Freudian theory of drives, through close readings of texts ranging from cinema and literature to psychoanalysis and cultural theory. more...

  • The Intent to Liveby Larry Moss

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    ?I call this book The Intent to Live because great actors don?t seem to be acting, they seem to be actually living.? ?Larry Moss, from the Introduction When Oscar-winning actors Helen Hunt and Hilary Swank accepted their Academy Awards, each credited Larry Moss?s guidance as key to their career-making performances. There is a two-year waiting list... more...

  • To Be a Playwrightby Janet Neipris

    Routledge 2005; US$ 84.00

    Chair of the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Dramatic Writing Program and mentor to such theatre figures as Neil LaBute, Kenneth Lonergan, Doug Wright, and George Wolfe, Janet Neipris distills a career's worth of wisdom, advice, and encouragement in these collected lectures and essays for every playwriting student and practicing playwright.... more...

  • Bullies, Bastards And Bitchesby Jessica Morrell

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 16.99

    Get to Know Your Character's Sinister Side A truly memorable antagonist is not a one-dimensional super villain bent on world domination for no particular reason. Realistic, credible bad guys create essential story complications, personalize conflict, add immediacy to a story line, and force the protagonist to evolve. From mischief-makers... more...

  • Make a Sceneby Jordan Rosenfeld

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 14.99

    Write Scenes that Move Your Story Forward In Make a Scene , author Jordan E. Rosenfeld takes you through the fundamentals of strong scene construction and explains how other essential fiction-writing techniques, such as character, plot, and dramatic tension, must function within the framework of individual scenes in order to provide substance... more...