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"Something Dreadful and Grand"

American Literature and The Irish-Jewish Unconscious

by Stephen Watt

<p>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

<p>In 1983 Arthur Miller was invited to direct Death of a Salesman at 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 ...

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(Re)telling Old Stories

Peter Brook’s "Mahabharata" and Ariane Mnouchkine’s "Les Atrides"

by Dominic Glynn

<p>Peter Brook and Ariane Mnouchkine are among the most important directors in recent theatre history.<br/>This book focuses on two of their landmark productions, <em>Mahabharata</em> (1985) and <em>Les Atrides</em> (1992–1994) respectively, in ...

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

by Eoin Price

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9781137494924

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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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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 Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical

by Elizabeth L. Wollman

This <i>Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical </i>provides the perfect introductory text for students of theatre, music and cultural studies. It traces the history and development of the industry and art form in America with a ...

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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

<p><em>A Director's Guide to Stanislavsky's Active Analysis</em> 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 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 ...

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A History of the Theatre

by Glynne Wickham

ISBN: 9780714827360

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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 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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A Midsummer Night's Dream: A User's Guide

by Michael Pennington

<p>An intensely practical account of how <em>A Midsummer Night's Dream</em> actually works on stage.</p><p>A scene-by-scene guide to Shakespeare's best loved comedy, from the well-know actor Michael Pennington, drawing on his own experience of ...

ISBN: 9781780017631

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A Philosophy of Comedy on Stage and Screen

You Have to be There

by Shaun May

<p>As far as we know, only human beings have a sense of humour – although chimps might laugh when tickled, and dogs respond similarly in play, Seth McFarlane's fan-base is comprised exclusively of humans. Whilst animals and robots might feature ...

ISBN: 9781472580450

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A Reflective Practitioner’s Guide to (mis)Adventures in Drama Education or What Was I Thinking?

by Peter Duffy

Peter Duffy (Ed.D.) is Head of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program in Theatre Education at the University of South Carolina. ...

ISBN: 9781783204748

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A Social History of the Fool

by Sandra Billington

Who is the Fool and what does he mean to us? Pre-1900 scholars thought him a Renaissance fashion, a continental import of note in the British Isles only between 1486 and the 1630s, per his appearances in Shakespeare's plays. However, as Sandra ...

ISBN: 9780571299997

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A Strange Proximity

Stage Presence, Failure, and the Ethics of Attention

by Jon Foley Sherman

<P><EM>What happens in the relationship between audience and performer? What</EM></P> <P><EM>choices are made in the space of performance about how we attend to</EM></P> <P><EM>others?</EM></P> <P><EM>A Strange Proximity </EM>examines stage ...

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A Study on the Thematic, Narrative, and Musical Structure of Guan Hanqing’s Yuan «Zaju, Injustice to Dou E»

by Yumin Ao

<p>This book is a study of the thematic, narrative, and musical structure of <em>Yuanqu xuan</em> [A Selection of Yuan Plays] edition of the Yuan <em>zaju</em> (variety play) <em>Dou E yuan</em> [Injustice to Dou E] originally composed by the ...

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A Study on the Thematic, Narrative, and Musical Structure of Guan Hanqing’s Yuan Zaju, Injustice to Dou E

by Yumin Ao

<p>This book is a study of the thematic, narrative, and musical structure of <em>Yuanqu xuan</em> [A Selection of Yuan Plays] edition of the Yuan <em>zaju</em> (variety play) <em>Dou E yuan</em> [Injustice to Dou E] originally composed by the ...

ISBN: 9781453915554

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