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"Something Dreadful and Grand"

American Literature and The Irish-Jewish Unconscious

by Stephen Watt

Elaborate analogies between Irish and Jewish history, between Irish and Jewish subjectivities, occur with surprising frequency throughout American literature. They recall James Joyce's Leopold Bloom and episodes of <em>Ulysses</em>, Douglas ...

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'Death of a Salesman' in Beijing

by Arthur Miller

In 1983 Arthur Miller was invited to direct <i>Death of a Salesman a</i>t the Beijing People's Theatre, with Chinese actors. This was an entirely new experience for Miller and for the Chinese company, most of whom had never even heard of 'life ...

ISBN: 9781472592064

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(Re)Constructing Maternal Performance in Twentieth-Century American Drama

by L. Bailey McDaniel

Looking at a century of American theatre, McDaniel investigates how race-based notions of maternal performance become sites of resistance to cultural and political hierarchies. This book considers how the construction of mothering as universally

ISBN: 9781137299574

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Žižek and Performance

by Broderick Chow & Alex Mangold

Slavoj Žižek is a cultural phenomenon. His writings have influenced the way we think about politics, psychoanalysis, and a range of cultural issues in our increasingly volatile political and economic climate. This is the first collection to ...

ISBN: 9781137403209

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Žižek and Performance

by B. Chow & A. Mangold

The first edited volume to examine philosopher Slavoj Žižek's influence on, and his relevance for, theatre and performance studies. Featuring a brand new essay from Žižek himself, this is an indispensable contribution to the emerging field of ...

ISBN: 9781137403193

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‘Public’ and ‘Private’ Playhouses in Renaissance England: The Politics of Publication

by Eoin Price

At the start of the seventeenth century a distinction emerged between 'public', outdoor, amphitheatre playhouses and 'private', indoor, hall venues. This book is the first sustained attempt to ask: why? Theatre historians have long acknowledged ...

ISBN: 9781137494924

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

by Steven Jay Scheider

The definitive film guide, this fully updated volume brings together the most significant movies from every country and all genres. ...

ISBN: 9781743366165

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1001 TV Series You Must Watch Before You Die

by Paul Condon

Life is too short to spend time watching bad television. ...

ISBN: 9781743365144

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101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die

by Steven Jay Schneider

Whether it be internal demons, real-life vampires, anonymous serial killers, crazed spouses, vengeful ghosts or Satan himself, horror films have gripped audiences and filmmakers alike since the very beginnings of cinema. Prepare to be terrified,

ISBN: 9781845436568

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101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

by Steven Jay Schneider

With insight from critics, film historians, academics, and experts in the field, 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die offers a breadth of knowledge, insight, and passion to a century of Sci-Fi movies. ...

ISBN: 9781845436551

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William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear

by James Shapiro

<p><i>1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear </i>traces Shakespeare's life and times from the autumn of 1605, when he took an old and anonymous Elizabethan play, <i>The Chronicle History of King Leir</i>, and transformed it into his most

ISBN: 9780571283859

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1950s “Rocketman” TV Series and Their Fans

Cadets, Rangers, and Junior Space Men

by C. Miller, A. Van Riper & A. Bowdoin Van Riper

The fourteen essays featured here focus on series such as Space Patrol, Tom Corbett, and Captain Z-Ro, exploring their roles in the day-to-day lives of their fans through topics such as mentoring, promotion of the real-world space program, ...

ISBN: 9780230377325

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30-Second Shakespeare: 50 key aspects of his work, life, and legacy, each explained in half a minute

by Ros Barber & Mark Rylance

<p>30-Second Shakespeare uses the unique approach of the bestselling 30-Second series to grapple with the work and influence of the world’s most famous playwright. This absorbing crash course takes the reader through what we know of his life, ...

ISBN: 9781782402923

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A Director's Guide to Stanislavsky's Active Analysis

Including the Formative Essay on Active Analysis by Maria Knebel

by James Thomas

<i>A Director's Guide to Stanislavsky's Active Analysis </i>describes Active Analysis, the innovative rehearsal method Stanislavsky formulated in his final years. By uniting 'mental analysis' and 'études', Active Analysis puts an end to the ...

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A History of Collective Creation

by Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva

Collective creation - the practice of collaboratively devising works of performance - rose to prominence not simply as a performance making method, but as an institutional model. By examining theatre practices in Europe and North America, this ...

ISBN: 9781137331304

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A History of Japanese Theatre

by Jonah Salz

Japan boasts one of the world's oldest, most vibrant and most influential performance traditions. This accessible and complete history provides a comprehensive overview of Japanese theatre and its continuing global influence. Written by eminent ...

ISBN: 9781316393703

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A History of the Berliner Ensemble

by David Barnett

The Berliner Ensemble was founded by Bertolt Brecht and his wife Helene Weigel in 1949. The company soon gained international prominence, and its productions and philosophy influenced the work of theatre-makers around the world. David Barnett's ...

ISBN: 9781316234709

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A Journey of Art and Conflict

Weaving Indra’s Net

by David Oddie

David Oddie is director of The Indra Congress and a visiting research fellow in applied theatre at the University of Plymouth, UK. ...

ISBN: 9781783205028

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A Kabuki Reader: History and Performance

History and Performance

by Samuel L. Leiter

Unique in any Western language, this is an invaluable resource for the study of one of the world's great theatrical forms. It includes essays by established experts on Kabuki as well as younger scholars now entering the field, and provides a ...

ISBN: 9781317478034

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A Man with Five Children

by Nick Enright

A gripping multimedia drama spanning twenty-eight years, chronicling the secrets and lives of five diverse Australians during the final quarter of the 20th century. ...

ISBN: 9780868196916

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