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Reader in Comedy

An Anthology of Theory and Criticism

by Magda Romanska & Prof. Alan Ackerman

<p>This unique anthology presents a selection of over seventy of the most important historical essays on comedy, ranging from antiquity to the present, divided into historical periods and arranged chronologically. Across its span it traces the ...

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Readings in Numanities

by Oana Andreica & Alin Olteanu

<p>This unique book gathers articles from the numanistic perspective of multidisciplinarity and innovation, connected by three main theoretical interests or overarching themes: music, semiotics and translation. Offering an eclectic collection of

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Readings in Performance and Ecology

by Wendy Arons & Theresa J. May

<p>This ground-breaking collection focuses on how theatre, dance, and other forms of performance are helping to transform our ecological values. Top scholars explore how familiar and new works of performance can help us recognize our reciprocal ...

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Reconsidering National Plays in Europe

by Suze van der Poll & Rob van der Zalm

<p>This volume frames the concept of a national play. By analysing a number of European case studies, it addresses the following question: Which play could be regarded as a country's national play, and how does it represent its national ...

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Referentiality and the Films of Woody Allen

by D. E. Wynter

<p>Referentiality and the Films of Woody Allen is a scholarly collection that provides expansive exploration of the auteur's use of intertexuality, referentiality, and fusion of media forms. Its scope is framed by Allen's intermedial phase ...

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Remapping Performance

Common Ground, Uncommon Partners

by Jan Cohen-Cruz

<p>Completing a trilogy of works by Jan Cohen-Cruz, Remapping Performance focuses on the work of artists and experts who collaborate across fields to address social issues. The book explores work of a range of artists who employ artistic ...

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Rene Blum and The Ballets Russes

In Search of a Lost Life

by Judith Chazin-Bennahum

<p><em>René Blum and the Ballets Russes</em> documents the life of the enigmatic and brilliant writer and producer who resurrected the Ballets Russes after Diaghilev died. Based on a treasure trove of previously undiscovered letters and ...

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Respect for Acting

by Uta Hagen

Respect for Acting<br /> <br /> "This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen's credo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimate communion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exacting standards for herself

ISBN: 9780470228487

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Rethinking Dance History

Issues and Methodologies

by Larraine Nicholas & Geraldine Morris

<p>The need to ‘rethink’ and question the nature of dance history has not diminished since the first edition of <em>Rethinking Dance History</em>. This revised second edition addresses the needs of an ever-evolving field, with new contributions ...

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Risk, Failure, Play

What Dance Reveals about Martial Arts Training

by Janet O'Shea

<p><em>Risk, Failure, Play</em> illuminates the many ways in which competitive martial arts differentiate themselves from violence. Presented from the perspective of a dancer and writer, this book takes readers through the politics of everyday ...

ISBN: 9780190871567

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Rudolf Nureyev (FTI)

The Life

by Julie Kavanagh

Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's first pop icon. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement - both on and off stage.<BR><BR><BR>Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary- he rose out ...

ISBN: 9780241986905

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Save Me The Waltz

by Zelda Fitzgerald

<p>Zelda Fitzgerald’s only novel, Save Me The Waltz (1932) was written in six weeks and covers the period of her life that her husband F Scott Fitzgerald had been drawing on for years while writing Tender is the Night (1934). She died in 1948. ...

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Scenes from the Revolution

Making Political Theatre 1968-2018

by Kim Wiltshire & Billy Cowan

<p>Political theatre thrives on turbulence. By turning the political issues of the day into a potent, dramatic art form, its practitioners hold up a mirror to our society - with the power to shock, discomfit and entertain.*BR**BR*Scenes from the

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Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction

by Bart van Es

<p>From The Two Gentlemen of Verona in the early 1590s to The Two Noble Kinsmen at the end of his career around 1614, Shakespeare wrote at least eighteen plays that can be called 'comedies': a far higher number than that for any other genre in ...

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Shakespeare's Pastoral Comedy

by Thomas McFarland

ISBN: 9780807871508

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Shapes of American Ballet

Teachers and Training before Balanchine

by Jessica Zeller

<p>In <em>Shapes of American Ballet: Teachers and Training before Balanchine</em>, Jessica Zeller introduces the first few decades of the twentieth century as an often overlooked, yet critical period for ballet's growth in America. While George ...

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Shifting Corporealities in Contemporary Performance

Danger, Im/mobility and Politics

by Marina Gržinic & Aneta Stojnic´

<p>This book investigates how contemporary artistic practices engage with the body and its intersection with political, technological, and ethical issues. Departing from the relationship between corporeality and performing arts (such as theater,

ISBN: 9783319783437

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Snake Hips

by Anne Thomas Soffee

<p>SNAKE HIPS follows an Arab-American woman's life as she shimmies her way from getting dumped by her tattoo-artist boyfriend to coming to grips with being single, ample, and 30. Her heart broken, Soffee moves back home to wallow in self-pity. ...

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Soft is Fast

Simone Forti in the 1960s and After

by Meredith Morse

<p><strong>An innovative analysis of Simone Forti's interdisciplinary art, viewing her influential 1960s “dance constructions” as negotiating the aesthetic strategies of John Cage and Anna Halprin.</strong></p> <p>Simone Forti's art developed ...

ISBN: 9780262334679

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Sonidos Negros

On the Blackness of Flamenco

by K. Meira Goldberg

<p>How is the politics of Blackness figured in the flamenco dancing body? What does flamenco dance tell us about the construction of race in the Atlantic world? <em>Sonidos Negros</em> traces how, in the span between 1492 and 1933, the ...

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