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  • French Theatre Todayby Edward Baron Turk

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 34.95

     In 2005 literary and film critic Edward Turk immersed himself in New York City’s ACT FRENCH festival, a bold effort to enhance American contact with the contemporary French stage. This dizzying crash course on numerous aspects of current French theatre paved the way for six months of theatregoing in Paris and a month’s sojourn at the 2006 Avignon... more...

  • Theatre, Community, and Civic Engagement in Jacobean Londonby Mark Bayer

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 59.95

     Taking to heart Thomas Heywood’s claim that plays “persuade men to humanity and good life, instruct them in civility and good manners, showing them the fruits of honesty, and the end of villainy,” Mark Bayer’s captivating new study argues that the early modern London theatre was an important community institution whose influence extended far... more...

  • Hitchhikers Guideby Mike Simpson

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    Don't panic! Everything you need to know about cult author Douglas Adams and his most famous creation, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is in here. From its unlikely start as a BBC radio serial in 1978, Hitchhiker's Guide developed into five bestselling novels, a BAFTA-winning television series, spoken word LPs that made the pop charts, dozens... more...

  • Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screenby Annette Lust

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 57.00

    As stage and screen artists explore new means to enhance their craft, a new wave of interest in expressive movement and physical improvisation has developed. In Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen , Annette Lust provides these artists with a program of physical and related expressive exercises that can empower their art with more creativity.... more...

  • Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalismby Maurya Wickstrom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book ranges from refugee camps in Palestine to halting sites of the Irish Travellers and elsewhere in search of a new politics practiced through performance. Written through the intersection of performance and philosophy, the book refutes neoliberalism's depoliticizing and strategic uses of humanitarianism, human rights, and development. more...

  • Literatur-Comicsby Monika Schmitz-Emans; Christian A. Bachmann

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 114.99

    The linguae& litterae series, edited by Peter Auer, Gesa von Essen and Werner Frick, documents the research activities of the School of Languageand Literature of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). These research activities in literary studies and linguistics are characterized by an approach that is theoretically... more...

  • Mei Lanfang and the Twentieth-Century International Stageby Min Tian

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00

    The first book-length study in any language of the presence and influence of Mei Lanfang, the internationally known Chinese actor who specialized in female roles on the twentieth-century international stage. Tian investigates Mei Lanfang's presence and influence and the transnational and intercultural appropriations of his art. more...

  • Shining in Shadowsby Murray Pomerance

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Shining in Shadows examines a wide range of Hollywood icons from a turbulent decade for the film industry and for America itself. Perhaps reflecting our own cultural fragmentation and uncertainty, Hollywood’s star personas sent mixed messages about Americans’ identities and ideals. With a multigenerational, international cast of stars, this collection... more...

  • Visions of Paradiseby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 27.95

    Depictions of sex, violence, and crime abound in many of today's movies, sometimes making it seem that the idyllic life has vanished-even from our imaginations. But as shown in this unique book, paradise has not always been lost. For many years, depictions of heaven, earthly paradises, and utopias were common in popular films. Illustrated... more...

  • Glamour in a Golden Ageby Adrienne L. McLean; Christine Becker; James Castonguay; Corey Creekmur; Mary Desjardins; Alexander Doty; Lucy Fischer; Kathryn Fuller-Seeley; Ina Rae Hark; Adam Knee; Allen Larson; David Lugowski; Susan Ohmer

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, William Powell and Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, and Gary Cooper- Glamour in a Golden Age presents original essays from eminent film scholars that analyze movie stars of the 1930s... more...