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Celebrity, Performance, Reception

British Georgian Theatre as Social Assemblage

by David Worrall

<p>By 1800 London had as many theatre seats for sale as the city's population. This was the start of the capital's rise as a centre for performing arts. Bringing to life a period of extraordinary theatrical vitality, David Worrall re-examines ...

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Cheap Print and Popular Song in the Nineteenth Century

A Cultural History of the Songster

by Paul Watt, Derek B. Scott & Patrick Spedding

<p>This book is a cultural history of the nineteenth-century songster: pocket-sized anthologies of song texts, usually without musical notation. It examines the musical, social, commercial and aesthetic functions songsters served and the ...

ISBN: 9781108161268

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Chekhov on Theatre

by Anton Chekhov

A unique collection of everything that Chekhov wrote about the theatre. Chekhov started writing about theatre in newspaper articles and in his own letters even before he began writing plays. Later, he wrote in detail about his own plays to ...

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Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industry

1875–1914

by Dyan Colclough

Child labor greatly contributed to the cultural and economic success of the British Victorian theatrical industry. At the end of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth, there was an unprecedented increase in the national labor force of ...

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Choral Mediations in Greek Tragedy

by Renaud Gagné & Marianne Govers Hopman

<p>This volume explores how the choruses of Greek tragedy creatively combined media and discourses to generate their own specific forms of meaning. The contributors analyse choruses as fictional, religious and civic performers; as combinations ...

ISBN: 9781107065598

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Choreographing Copyright

Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance

by Anthea Kraut

<p><em>Choreographing Copyright</em> is a new historical and cultural analysis of U.S. dance-makers' investment in intellectual property rights. Stretching from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first, the book reconstructs efforts

ISBN: 9780190277307

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Choreographing Problems

Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance

by Dr Bojana Cvejic

<p ><span style="font-style:italic;" >Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance</span> illuminates the relationship between the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and experimental dance and performance

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Choreographing Problems

Expressive Concepts in Contemporary Dance and Performance

by Bojana Cvejic

<p>This book illuminates the relationship between philosophy and experimental choreographic practice today in the works of leading European choreographers. A discussion of key issues in contemporary performance from the viewpoint of Deleuze, ...

ISBN: 9781137437396

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Choreography and Verbatim Theatre

Dancing Words

by Jess McCormack

<p>How might spoken words be translated into choreography? This book addresses the field of verbatim dance-theatre, around which there is currently limited existing scholarly writing. Grounded in extensive research, the project combines dance ...

ISBN: 9783319920191

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Christina Reid's Theatre of Memory and Identity

Within and Beyond the Troubles

by Rachel Tracie

<p>This book is a study of the plays, performances and writings of Christina Reid. It explores Reid’s work through her own words, both in interviews and writings; through theoretical engagements in other disciplines, such as psychology and ...

ISBN: 9783319978765

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Christoph Schlingensief

Staging Chaos, Performing Politics and Theatrical Phantasmagoria

by Anna Teresa Scheer

<p>The first book to focus specifically on the late German artist Christoph Schlingensief's theatre work, it subversively merges art, politics and everyday life to imbue his productions both inside and outside the theatre with a re-energized ...

ISBN: 9781350001060

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Christopher Marlowe and the Failure to Unify

by Dr Andrew Duxfield & Dr Helen Ostovich

<p>In this sustained full length study of Marlowe's plays, Andrew Duxfield argues that Marlovian drama exhibits a marked interest in unity and unification, and that in doing so it engages with a discourse of anxiety over social discord that was ...

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Christopher Marlowe in Context

by Professor Emily C. Bartels & Dr Emma Smith

<p>A contemporary of William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe was one of the most influential early modern dramatists, whose life and mysterious death have long been the subject of critical and popular speculation. This collection

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Citizenship

by Mr Mark Ravenhill

<p><em>Citizenship</em> is a bittersweet one-act comedy about growing up, following a boy's frank and messy search to discover his sexual identity.</p> <p>Tom dreams of being kissed, but he's not sure whether by a man or by a woman, and he ...

ISBN: 9781472514196

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Classical Monologues for Men

by Marina Caldarone

THE GOOD AUDITION GUIDES: Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills Each Good Audition Guide contains a range of fresh monologues, all prefaced with a summary of the vital information you ...

ISBN: 9781854598691

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Classical Monologues for Women

by Marina Caldarone

THE GOOD AUDITION GUIDES: Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills Each Good Audition Guide contains a range of fresh monologues, all prefaced with a summary of the vital information you ...

ISBN: 9781854598707

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Classics in the Modern World

A Democratic Turn?

by Lorna Hardwick & Stephen Harrison

<p>Classics in the Modern World brings together a collection of distinguished international contributors to discuss the features and implications of a 'democratic turn' in modern perceptions of ancient Greece and Rome. It examines how Greek and ...

ISBN: 9780191029943

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Clear White Light

by Paul Sirett

<p>A contemporary retelling of a classic gothic story, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s <em>The Fall of the House of Usher</em>, set against a background of cuts to our 70-year-old NHS.</p> <p>Alison is heading to her first shift at St Nicholas’s ...

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Close Listening

Poetry and the Performed Word

by Charles Bernstein

<p><em>Close Listening</em> brings together seventeen strikingly original essays, especially written for this volume, on the poetry reading, the sound of poetry, and the visual performance of poetry. While the performance of poetry is as old as ...

ISBN: 9780199880447

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Clowning and Authorship in Early Modern Theatre

by Richard Preiss

<p>To early modern audiences, the 'clown' was much more than a minor play character. A celebrity performer, he was a one-man sideshow whose interactive entertainments - face-pulling, farce interludes, jigs, rhyming contests with the crowd - were

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