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  • Movie-Made Americaby Robert Sklar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.95

    Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in 1975 and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological innovation, big business, and shaper of American values. Ever since Edison's peep shows first captivated urban audiences, film has had... more...

  • Didn't My Skin Used to Fit?by Martha Bolton

    Baker Publishing Group 2000; US$ 6.99

    A lively, entertaining book about middle-age that will prove that laughter and longevity go hand-in-hand. more...

  • New York's Yiddish Theaterby Edna Nahshon; Museum of the City of New York

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 39.99

    In the early decades of the twentieth century, a vibrant theatrical culture took shape on New York City’s Lower East Side. Original dramas, comedies, musicals, and vaudeville, along with sophisticated productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Chekhov, were innovatively staged for crowds that rivaled the scene on Broadway. While these productions were... more...

  • Actingby Beth Osnes

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    This volume covers acting techniques from all over the world. It looks at: the performances of indigenous peoples; contributions of women worldwide to acting; and Greek, Ancient Roman, Aztec, and many other cultures' theatre. more...

  • Looking for My Countryby Robert Macneil

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00

    Renowned journalist and author of the international bestseller Wordstruck , Robert MacNeil reflects on a life lived between nations, and why he finally decided to call himself an American. Growing up in Halifax during World War II, it seemed to Robert MacNeil that nothing of significance ever happened in Canada. From his mother’s obsession with all... more...

  • The Theatre of the Absurdby Martin Esslin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents—Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others—shattered... more...

  • Fail Nationby Failblog.org Community

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.39

    From the underbelly of the nuts behind hit websites failblog.org and icanhascheezburger.com comes FAIL Nation , your silent guide and handler to the not-even-close-to-perfect nation of FAIL, chock-full of irrelevant tips and useless suggestions about why to shop, who to eat, and when to see. So fasten your exit and check for the nearest seatbelt—your... more...

  • Interpreting Television Newsby Gabi Schaap

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00

    Television news range among the most extensively investigated topics in communication studies. The book contributes to television news research by focusing on whether and how news viewers who watch the same news program form similar or different interpretations. The author develops a novel concept of interpretation based on cognitive complexity... more...

  • Redrawing the Nationby Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste; Juan Poblete

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 95.00

    Redrawing The Nation: Latin American Comics and The Graphic Construction of Cultural identities is a collective effort to map out some of the complexities structuring the field of comics production, and its history and analysis in Latin/o America. more...

  • Solid Objectsby Douglas Mao

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 42.95 US$ 39.08

    In this provocative and wide-ranging study, Douglas Mao argues that a profound tension between veneration of human production and anxiety about production's dangers lay at the heart of literary modernism. Focusing on the work of Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens, Mao shows that modernists were captivated by physical objects,... more...