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Core Film and Performance Books

We publish in a wide range of fields, at all levels from undergraduate textbooks to research monographs. Our list includes some of the world's most exciting authors on subjects as diverse as Italian cinema, transgender on screen, and Bollywood. We also publish some of the most student-focused and practical textbooks on the market.           

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Performance Affects

Applied Theatre and the End of Effect

This book, now in paperback and with a new preface,explores performance projects in disaster and war zones to argue that joy, beauty and celebration should be...

James Thompson

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Joan Myers Brown & the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina

A Biohistory of American Performance

Founder of the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) and the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts, Joan Myers Brown's personal and professional histories...

By Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Robert Farris Farris Thompson and Ananya Chatterjea

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The Gothic Imagination

Conversations on Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction in the Media

How do gothic traditions inform film and media? This book brings together the author’s interviews with many prominent figures in fantasy, horror, and science...

By John C. Tibbetts and Richard Holmes

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The Critical Practice of Film

An Introduction

The Critical Practice of Film introduces film studies and production through the integration of criticism, theory and practice. Its approach is that of...

Elspeth Kydd

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Interpreting the Play Script

Contemplation and Analysis

The starting point for virtually all theatre is studying the play script, but what does this involve? Interpreting the Play Script: Contemplation and Analysis...

"...The starting point for virtually all theatre is studying the play script, but what does this involve? Interpreting the Play Script: Contemplation and Analysis.... The starting point for virtually all theatre is studying the play script, but what does this involve? Interpreting the Play Script: Contemplation and Analysis argues that one type of analysis cannot fit every play, nor does one method suit every theatre artist or collaborative team. The first text to combine traditional and non-tradit..."

Anne L. Fliotsos

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