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  • Letters to a Young Actorby Robert Brustein

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    Inspiration and guidance for struggling performers more...

  • Atomic Postcardsby John O?Brian; Jeremy Borsos

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    Atomic postcards played an important role in creating and disseminating a public image of nuclear power. Presenting small-scale images of test explosions, power plants, fallout shelters, and long-range missiles, the cards were produced for mass audiences in China, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan and link the multilayered geographies... more...

  • Historical Comedy On Screenby Hannu Salmi

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    In 1893, Friedrich Engels branded history 'the cruelest goddess of all.' This sorrowful vision of the past is deeply rooted in the Western imagination, and history is thus presented as a joyless playground of inevitability rather than a droll world of possibilities. There are few places this is more evident than in historical cinema which tends... more...

  • The Right to Play Oneselfby Thomas Waugh

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50

    "The Right to Play Oneself" collects for the first time Thomas Waugh's essays on the politics, history, and aesthetics of documentary film, written between 1974 and 2008. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin's and Joris Ivens's manifestos of "committed" documentary from the 19 0s, reflects the book's theme of the... more...

  • 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...

  • Ethics and Children's Literatureby Claudia Mills

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about children’s literature, this collection examines the way texts intended for children raise questions of value, depict the moral development of their characters, and call into attention shared moral presuppositions. Even as children’s literature has evolved in opposition to its origins... more...

  • Writing & Selling Drama Screenplaysby Lucy V Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    All aspects of drama screenwriting, withsuch case studies as Erin Brockovich , The King?s Speech , Juno , and many more Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, this book considers questions such as What is "emotional truth?" What separates stereotypical and authentic characters? What are the different types... more...

  • Singularity and Transnational Poeticsby Birgit Mara Kaiser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Over the past decade ?singularity? has been a prominent term in a broad range of fields, ranging from philosophy to literary and cultural studies to science and technology studies. This volume intervenes in this broad discussion of singularity and its various implications, proposing to explore the term for its specific potential in the study of literature.... more...

  • Masterclass: Writing Playsby Lesley Bown; Ann Gawthorpe; Jamie Joseph

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 20.00

    Writing Plays is the invaluable and comprehensive guide to anyone who wants to write plays and get them performed. It covers the basics of the theatre, creating and working with characters, writing realistic speech and dialogue, constructing compelling plots and creating a great ending. There are also separate chapters focused on writing for different... more...