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  • World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatreby Peter Nagy; Philippe Rouyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre:Europe covers theatre since World War II in forty-seven European nations, including the nations which re-emerged following the break-up of the former USSR, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Each national article is divided into twelve sections - History, Structure of the National Theatre Community, Artistic... more...

  • Drawing the Line (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A vivid telling of the chaotic story of the partition that shaped the modern world. London, 1947. Summoned by the Prime Minister from the court where he is presiding judge, Cyril Radcliffe is given an unlikely mission. He is to travel to India, a country he has never visited, and, with limited survey information, no expert support and no knowledge... more...

  • Laughterby Henri Bergson; Cloudesley Brereton; Fred Rothwell

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.95

    What does laughter mean? What is the basal element in the laughable? What common ground can we find between the grimace of a merry- andrew, a play upon words, an equivocal situation in a burlesque and a scene of high comedy? What method of distillation will yield us invariably the same essence from which so many different products borrow either their... more...

  • Expressive Voice Cultureby Jessie Eldridge Southwick

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.95

    The Emerson System treats the voice as a natural reporter of the individual, constantly emphasizing the tendency of the voice to express appropriately any mental concept or state of feeling. This treatise is a setting forth of methods and principles based upon this idea with a fuller elaboration of the relation of technique to expression. By concentration... more...

  • The Americanization of Edward Bokby Edward William Bok

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.95

    The Americanization of Edward Bok is an autobiography, told in the third person, that shares the life of a little Dutch boy unceremoniously set down in America unable to make himself understood or even to know what persons were saying; his education extremely limited, practically negligible; and yet, by some curious decree of fate, he was destined... more...

  • The Philosophy of Styleby Herbert Spencer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher and prominent social theorist of the Victorian era. In his work The Philosophy of Style he argues that written language should be as easy to understand as possible, allowing for the most effective and efficient possible communication. His suggestions for sentence structure supported ideas on formalist rhetoric. more...

  • Successful Methods of Public Speakingby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 5.99

    You can acquire valuable knowledge for use in your own public speaking by studying the successful methods of other men. This does not mean, however, that you are to imitate others, but simply to profit by their experience and suggestions in so far as they fit in naturally with your personality. All successful speakers do not speak alike. Each man has... more...

  • The Training of a Public Speakerby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    The power of eloquence to move and persuade men is universally recognized. To-day the public speaker plays a vital part in the solution of every great question and problem. Oratory, in the true sense, is not a lost art, but a potent means of imparting information, instruction, and persuasion. Eloquence is still "the appropriate organ of the highest... more...

  • How to Write a Playby Various

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 6.99

    An education is likely to take the dramatist a great deal of time - unless he is so fortunate as to be a genius. Perhaps the main difference between the play-writing genius and the rest of us is that he can associate but briefly with audiences and know it all, whereas we must spend our lives at it and know but little. I have never happened to hear... more...

  • Short Story Writingby Charles Raymond Barrett

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    This book is an attempt to put into definite form the principles observed by the masters of the short story in the practice of their art. It is the result of a careful study of their work, of some indifferent attempts to imitate them, and of the critical examination of several thousands of short stories written by amateurs. It is designed to be of... more...