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Theatre and Human Rights after 1945

Things Unspeakable

by Professor Mary Luckhurst & Emilie Morin

<p >This volume investigates the rise of human rights discourses manifested in the global spectrum of theatre and performance since 1945. The supposedly 'unspeakable things' of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have been consistently ...

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Theatre as Voyeurism

The Pleasures of Watching

by Dr George Rodosthenous

<p ><span style="font-style:italic;" >Theatre as Voyeurism</span> usefully (re)defines the notion of voyeurism as an 'exchange' between performers and audience members in contemporary theatre and performance. Pleasure (erotic and/or aesthetic) ...

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Theatre History and Historiography

Ethics, Evidence and Truth

by Professor Claire Cochrane & Dr Jo Robinson

For the first time in this collection of essays a group of theatre historians have come together to consider the challenge of applying ethical thinking to attempts to truthfully represent the past. Topics include the life of the celebrated ...

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Theatre/Performance Historiography

Time, Space, Matter

by Rosemarie Bank & Michal Kobialka

The questions that frame the discussion of theatre and performance historiography today often concern its relationship to the cultures performing it and the thought processes it expresses. This volume draws attention to and investigates a ...

ISBN: 9781137397317

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Theatre: A Very Short Introduction

by Marvin Carlson

<p>From before history was recorded to the present day, theatre has been a major artistic form around the world. From puppetry to mimes and street theatre, this complex art has utilized all other art forms such as dance, literature, music, ...

ISBN: 9780191648625

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Theatres of Learning Disability

Good, Bad, or Plain Ugly?

by Dr Matt Hargrave

<p >This is the first scholarly book to focus exclusively on theatre and learning disability as theatre – rather than advocacy or therapy. Matt Hargrave provocatively realigns many of the (hitherto unvoiced) assumptions that underpin such ...

ISBN: 9781137504401

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Thomas, Lucy and Alatau

The Atkinsons’ Adventures in Siberia and the Kazakh Steppe

by John Massey Stewart

<p>This is the first full biography of an unjustly forgotten man: Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1799 - 1861), architect, artist, traveller extraordinaire, author – and bigamist. Famous in his lifetime as ‘the Siberian traveller’, he spent seven years ...

ISBN: 9781912690374

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Traveling in French Cinema

by Sylvie Blum-Reid

<p >This book covers different travel modes and tropes at play in French cinema since 1980 to the present day. It follows the archetypal figure of the traveler and the way these journeys are 'performed.' Films travel for us, spectators, and we ...

ISBN: 9781137553553

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Understanding Cultural Taste

Sensation, Skill and Sensibility

by David Wright

<SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic">Understanding Cultural Taste</SPAN> updates and critiques established theoretical and empirical accounts of cultural taste. It considers the roles of the cultural industries and cultural policies in shaping ...

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Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra: A Short Guide To A Great Opera

by Michael Steen

<p>Verdi based his opera Simon Boccanegra on Antonio García Gutiérrez’s historical drama about a fourteenth century Doge of Genoa. The première in 1857 was a fiasco. Twenty-four years later, he involved Boito, who would subsequently provide him ...

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Video Games and Storytelling

Reading Games and Playing Books

by Souvik Mukherjee

<p ><span style="font-style:italic;" >Grand Theft Auto IV</span> saw more copies being sold than the latest superhero blockbusters or the last <span style="font-style:italic;" >Harry Potter</span> novel. Most of its players and critics commend ...

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Vision, Devotion, and Self-Representation in Late Medieval Art

by Alexa Sand

This book investigates the 'owner portrait' in the context of late medieval devotional books primarily from France and England. These mirror-like pictures of praying book owners respond to and help develop a growing concern with visibility and ...

ISBN: 9781107720701

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Visual Art and Education in an Era of Designer Capitalism

Deconstructing the Oral Eye

by Jan Jagodzinski

<P>The oral eye is a metaphor for the dominance of global designer capitalism. It refers to the consumerism of a designer aesthetic by the 'I' of the neoliberalist subject, as well as the aural soundscapes that accompany the hegemony of the ...

ISBN: 9780230315419

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Voice and New Writing, 1997-2007

Articulating the Demos

by Dr Maggie Inchley

<EM>Voice and New Writing, 1997–2007</EM> uses the voice as a focus for critical enquiry. It explores new writing theatres' claims to 'find' and to represent previously marginalised voices during Tony Blair's decade as Prime Minister.<EM> ...

ISBN: 9781137432346

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Where Beauty Is

by Edward Fisher

<p>After art critic Edward Fisher died, author Giles Ward discovered a lifetime’s collection of notes and transcripts the writer had made in preparation for his biography of controversial twentieth-century British artist Wallace Slade. Fisher’s ...

ISBN: 9781907605796

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William Simmonds

The Silent Heart of the Arts and Crafts Movement

by Jessica Douglas-Home

<p>This book uncovers the work of sculptor William Simmonds, one of the forgotten originals of the Arts and Crafts movement. Inspired by his pastoral surroundings in the Cotswolds, he played a particularly vital role in the movement between the ...

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Withnail and I

by Bruce Robinson

<p>Bruce Robinson's celebrated cult comedy.</p> <p>This original screenplay is the sourcebook for these ubiquitous quotes about Withnail and his unnamed house-mate &quot;I&quot; (or &quot;Marwood&quot;, as he appears in the script), acting ...

ISBN: 9781408877319

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Women Screenwriters

An International Guide

by Jill Nelmes & Jule Selbo

<EM>Women Screenwriters</EM> is a study of more than 300 female writers from 60 nations, from the first film scenarios produced in 1896 to the present day. An overview is given of the history and background of women screenwriters in each nation ...

ISBN: 9781137312389

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World Cinema and Cultural Memory

by Inez Hedges

<p >Cinema has long played a crucial role in the way that societies remember and represent themselves. In the last quarter century, film has been an important medium in the public debate around the memory of the Holocaust and of Hiroshima; of ...

ISBN: 9781137465139

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Yorùbá Performance, Theatre and Politics

Staging Resistance

by Dr Glenn Odom

<p >Nigerian politicians speak about national identity, the past and future of the nation, the value of strong authority, and the need for a firm moral standard. These same categories of identity, time, authority, and morality emerge in the ...

ISBN: 9781137492807

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