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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

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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 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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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 Monologue is an Outrageous Situation!

How to Survive the 60-Second Audition

by Herb Parker

<P><EM>A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation! How to Survive the 60-Second Audition</EM> explains how to successfully tackle the "cattle call" acting audition with a sixty-second monologue. Through Q&As, tips, director’s notes, and a glossary ...

ISBN: 9781317311676

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A New Practical Guide to Rhetorical Gesture and Action

by The National Theater of the United States of America

An exciting new volume based on Henry Siddons illustrated guidebook for actors originally published in 1807. ...

ISBN: 9780997866407

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A Philosophy of Comedy on Stage and Screen

You Have to be There

by Shaun May

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 as ...

ISBN: 9781472580450

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