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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 ...

ISBN: 9781472592064

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(Re)telling Old Stories

Peter Brooks "Mahabharata" and Ariane Mnouchkines "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, ...

ISBN: 9783035298659

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?Words into Action

Finding the Life of the Play

by William Gaskill

<p>Packed with insights from a lifetime of directing theatre, <em>Words into Action</em> is a fascinating read and a vital masterclass for actors and directors.</p> <p>Renowned theatre director William Gaskill was one of the founders of the ...

ISBN: 9781780011202

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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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‘Dancing As If Language No Longer Existed’

Dance in Contemporary Irish Drama

by Katarzyna Ojrzynska

<p>This book offers a comprehensive study of the role of dance in a wide range of contemporary Irish plays and argues that dance can be perceived as exemplifying the re-embracement of bodily expression by the local culture. The author approaches

ISBN: 9783035397710

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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 Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup 2

by Tokyo Sfx Makeup Workshop

<div>The acclaimed follow-up to one of the most widely heralded special effects makeup tutorial books ever published. <i>A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup Volume 2</i> incorporates a variety of supernatural and sci-fi character and ...

ISBN: 9781783297894

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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

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9781316393703

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A History of the Berliner Ensemble

by David Barnett

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9781316234709

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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

<p>A Journey of Art and Conflict: Weaving Indra’s Net is a deeply personal exploration of David Oddie’s attempts to uncover the potential of the arts as a resource for reconciliation in the wake of conflict and for the creative transformation of

ISBN: 9781783205028

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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 New and Better You

by Joe Harbot

<p>Look at those tracksuit bottoms.<br /> Look at that t-shirt.</p> <p>When was the last time you washed those?</p> <p>What’s that on the front?<br /> Is that sauce?</p> <p>You’re a clear example of what not to be.</p> <p>But things can be

ISBN: 9781786825476

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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

<p>This collection of essays from many of the world’s pre-eminent drama education practitioners captures the challenges and struggles of teaching with honesty, humour, openness, and integrity. Collectively the authors possess some two hundred ...

ISBN: 9781783204755

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

by Peter Duffy

<p>This collection of essays from many of the world’s pre-eminent drama education practitioners captures the challenges and struggles of teaching with honesty, humour, openness, and integrity. Collectively the authors possess some two hundred ...

ISBN: 9781783204748

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