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The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials

by Nancy Pellegrini

<p>The story of Shakespeare in China is one of cultural blending and reinvention. Peopled by devoted evangelists, theatre directors and dogged interpreters intent on bridging divisions of language and politics, it tracks the trajectory of modern

ISBN: 9781760143527

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The Punk Turn in Comedy

Masks of Anarchy

by Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone

<p>This book examines the interconnections between punk and alternative comedy (altcom). It explores how punk’s tendency towards humour and parody influenced the trajectory taken by altcom in the UK, and the punk strategies introduced when ...

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The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture, Medicine

by Corinne Saunders & David Fuller

<p>An interdisciplinary collection of essays exploring the complex and conflicted topic of beauty in cultural, arts and medicine, looking back through the long cultural history of beauty, and asking whether it is possible to 'recover ...

ISBN: 9781137426741

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The Rocky Horror Treasury

A Tribute to the Ultimate Cult Classic

by Larry Viezel

ISBN: 9780762455195

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The Secrets of Paul Zenon Street Magic

by Paul Zenon

This handy book explains and shows clearly how to perform 100 close-up magic tricks and illusions. Paul Zenon, David Blaine, Dynamo and a host of other great magicians have made fooling people cool again. Paul Zenon gives you advice on how to ...

ISBN: 9781787391536

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The Sexual Politics of Ballroom Dancing

by Vicki Harman

<p>This book presents an engaging sociological investigation into how gender is negotiated and performed in ballroom and Latin dancing that draws on extensive ethnographic research, as well as the author’s own experience as a dancer. It explores

ISBN: 9781137029393

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The Shifting Point

Forty Years of Theatrical Exploration, 1946-87

by Mr Peter Brook

<p>Hailed as &quot;the theatrical event of this century&quot; (Sunday Times), Peter Brook's unique dramatisation of India's great epic poem, The Mahabharata played to ecstatic audiences worldwide. In The Shifting Point, his first book since The ...

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The Show Won't Go On

The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage

by Jeff Abraham

<p>There has never been a show business book quite like <i>The Show Won't Go On</i>, the first comprehensive study of a bizarre phenomenon: performers who died onstage.&nbsp;</p><p>From the comedy magician who dropped dead on live television to ...

ISBN: 9781641602174

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The Theater of Revisions in the Hispanic Caribbean

by Katherine Ford

<p>This book explores the textured process of rewriting and revising theatrical works in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean as both a material and metaphorical practice. Deftly tracing these themes through community theater groups, ancient Greek ...

ISBN: 9783319633817

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The Theatre of Death – The Uncanny in Mimesis

Tadeusz Kantor, Aby Warburg, and an Iconology of the Actor

by Mischa Twitchin

<p>This book is concerned with such questions as the following: What is the life of the past in the present? How might “the theatre of death” and “the uncanny in mimesis” allow us to conceive of the afterlife of a supposedly ephemeral art ...

ISBN: 9781137478726

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The Theatre of Romeo Castellucci and Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio

From Icon to Iconoclasm, From Word to Image, From Symbol to Allegory

by Dorota Semenowicz

<p>This book focuses on Romeo Castellucci’s theatrical project, exploring the ethical and aesthetic framework determined by his reflection on the nature of the image. But why does a director whose fundamental artistic tool is the image deny this

ISBN: 9781137563903

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The Use of Asian Theatre for Modern Western Theatre

The Displaced Mirror

by Min Tian

<p>This book is a historical study of the use of Asian theatre for modern Western theatre as practiced by its founding fathers, including Aurélien Lugné-Poe, Adolphe Appia, Gordon Craig, W. B. Yeats, Jacques Copeau, Charles Dullin, Antonin ...

ISBN: 9783319971780

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The White-Magic Book

by John Le Breton

<p>Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original ...

ISBN: 9781473351912

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The Wonders

Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age

by John Woolf

<DIV><I>&#39;A promising young historian with a taste for the exotic.&#39; </I>Stephen Fry</DIV><P>A radical new history of the Victorian age: meet the forgotten and extraordinary freak performers whose talents and disabilities helped define an ...

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The Wonders

Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age

by John Woolf

<p>'A promising young historian with a taste for the exotic.' Stephen Fry A radical new history of the Victorian age: meet the forgotten and extraordinary freak performers whose talents and disabilities helped define an era. On 23 March, 1844, ...

ISBN: 9781789290363

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The Zodiac Gestures in Eurythmy

by Werner Barfod

<p>Eurythmy is an art form that makes sounds visible. By incorporating zodiac gestures into their art, as indicated by Rudolf Steiner, eurythmists can draw on a deep connection between the earth and the cosmos.</p> <p>The zodiac, as ...

ISBN: 9781782505778

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Theatre & Protest

by Lara Shalson

<p>How does protest engage with theatre? What does theatre have to gain from protest?</p> <p>Theatre and protest are often closely interlinked in the contemporary cultural and political landscape, and the line between protest and performance is

ISBN: 9781137443106

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Theatre and Empire

by B. Poore

<p>The historical age of empires may be over, but empire, as an idea, continues to exercise a hold over our imaginations. This compelling examination of the relationship between theatre and empire begins with potential definitions and theories ...

ISBN: 9781137443076

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Theatre and Entertainment

by Jim Davis

<p>What do we mean by entertainment? How does this concept relate to theatre? Should theatre be for pleasure or instruction? Can it not be both? In this stimulating book, Jim Davis examines this relationship, by assessing audience reception, ...

ISBN: 9781137321084

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Theatre and Feminism

by Kim Solga

<p>Theatre &amp; Feminism tells the story of the movement known as feminist performance theory. It explores key debates from its 40-year history, engages with the work of groundbreaking thinkers including Elin Diamond, Jill Dolan, Peggy Phelan ...

ISBN: 9781137463012

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