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Supplemental reading in Film and Performance

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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New Technologies and the Media

Explaining the key theories of technology and media, this book cuts through the jargon and tech-speak to provide a guide to the dynamics of digital...

Gerard Goggin

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Theatre for Change

Education, Social Action and Therapy

Providing an international overview of the latest work and thinking in Drama and Education, and featuring interviews with a worldwide variety of leading...

"...Providing an international overview of the latest work and thinking in Drama and Education, and featuring interviews with a worldwide variety of leading.... Providing an international overview of the latest work and thinking in Drama and Education, and featuring interviews with a worldwide variety of leading practitioners and theorists, this book explores how Educational Theatre, Applied Theatre and Drama Therapy facilitate change within schools, community centres, prisons, and theatres.. "A t..."

By Robert Landy and David T. Montgomery

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British Film Institute

Shadow Economies of Cinema

Mapping Informal Film Distribution

Shadow Economies of Cinema examines how films travel through time and space, both inside and outside established circuits of audiovisual trade. Combining...

"...Shadow Economies of Cinema examines how films travel through time and space, both inside and outside established circuits of audiovisual trade. Combining.... Shadow Economies of Cinema examines how films travel through time and space, both inside and outside established circuits of audiovisual trade. Combining industrial and cultural analysis, this book looks at distribution circuits from across the Americas, Africa and the Asia-Pacific, and explains how they shape film culture in their own ima..."

Ramon Lobato

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Reading 'Bollywood'

The Young Audience and Hindi Films

Exploring representations of gender, sexuality and ethnicity in Hindi films, Banaji examines the socio-political contexts and how young audiences in India and...

Shakuntala Banaji

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The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art is the first book to cross the disciplines of art history and disability studies. Millett-Gallant visually analyzes...

Ann Millett-Gallant

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I.B. Tauris

Authorship and the Films of David Lynch

Aesthetic Receptions in Contemporary Hollywood

This important new contribution to studies on authorship and film explores the ways in which shared and disputed opinions on aesthetic quality, originality,...

Antony Todd

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I.B. Tauris

Stop the Clocks!

Time and Narrative in Cinema

The clock plays a significant part in our understanding of temporality, but while it simplifies, regulates, and coordinates, it fails to reflect and...

Helen Powell

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I.B. Tauris

The Cinema of Tarkovsky

Labyrinths of Space and Time

In this book, Nariman Skakov explores the phenomenon of spatio-temporal lapse in Tarkovsky's cinema - from Ivan's Childhood (1962) to Sacrifice (1986). He...

Nariman Skakov

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I.B. Tauris

New Argentine Cinema

Argentine filmmaking from the mid-1990s to the present has enjoyed worldwide success. New Argentine Cinema explores this cinema in order to discover the...

"...Argentine filmmaking from the mid-1990s to the present has enjoyed worldwide success. New Argentine Cinema explores this cinema in order to discover the.... Argentine filmmaking from the mid-1990s to the present has enjoyed worldwide success. New Argentine Cinema explores this cinema in order to discover the elements that have made for this success, in relation to the country's profound political, social, and cultural crisis during the same period. Jens Andermann shows how the most recent wave ..."

Jens Andermann

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British Film Institute

Empire and Film

In these two volumes of original essays, scholars from around the world address the history of British colonial cinema stretching from the emergence of cinema...

By Lee Grieveson and Colin MacCabe

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British Film Institute

Film and the End of Empire

?The number of people living under British colonial rule in the two decades after 1945 shrank from 700 million to 5 million, amid the fractious and...

By Lee Grieveson and Colin MacCabe

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This definitive interdisciplinary collection by leading scholars probes the theoretical and historical contexts of films made about the American past, from...

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Germany’s national film industry has been undergoing a remarkable resurgence since the beginning of the new millennium. German language films have been...

By Paul Cooke and Chris Homewood

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Theatre and Prison

Theatre and performance practice has the power to make visible the hidden world of the prison. This book explores how theatre makers stage critical questions...

Caoimhe McAvinchey

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Theatre and Nation

Throughout the history of the nation-state, theatre has contributed to the construction and reappraisal of the nation and national identities. This book argues...

"...Throughout the history of the nation-state, theatre has contributed to the construction and reappraisal of the nation and national identities. This book argues.... Throughout the history of the nation-state, theatre has contributed to the construction and reappraisal of the nation and national identities. This book argues that ideas of the nation are constantly in flux and explores the way theatre engages with such changes according to different geographical, political, economic, social and cul..."

Nadine Holdsworth

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Theatre and Sexuality

This book explains the critical validity of using sexuality as a lens for examining theatres creation and reception. The book offers clear introductions to...

"...This book explains the critical validity of using sexuality as a lens for examining theatres creation and reception. The book offers clear introductions to.... This book explains the critical validity of using sexuality as a lens for examining theatres creation and reception. The book offers clear introductions to sexual identity politics, ways of reading sexuality on stage and a select history of LGBTQ theatre, including a reading of Split Britches/Bloolips production Belle Reprieve.. ..."

Jill Dolan

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This groundbreaking and innovative book is about the place of World Cinema in the cultural imaginary. It also repositions World Cinema in a wider discursive...

By Lucia Nagib, Chris Perriam and Rajinder Dudrah

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New Takes in Film-Philosophy

New Takes in Film-Philosophy offers a space for the advancement of the film-philosophy debate by some of its major figures. Fifteen leading academics from...

"...New Takes in Film-Philosophy offers a space for the advancement of the film-philosophy debate by some of its major figures. Fifteen leading academics from.... New Takes in Film-Philosophy offers a space for the advancement of the film-philosophy debate by some of its major figures. Fifteen leading academics from Philosophy and Film Studies develop new approaches to film-philosophy, broaden theoretical analyses of the topic and map out problems and possibilities for its future. The collection ex..."

By Greg Tuck and Havi Carel

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Performance and Technology

Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity

Now in paperback and with a new Preface, this collection of writings from international contributors who specialize in a diverse range of digital art and...

By Susan Broadhurst and Josephine Machon

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In the first conceptual overview of current practices and debates in theatre education, Helen Nicholson explores the contribution that professional theatre...

Helen Nicholson

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Engaging Audiences

A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre

Engaging Audiences provides an insightful introduction to spectatorship from the perspective of cognitive studies. Using performances of several plays and a...

Bruce McConachie

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Performance and the City

Urban studies has long understood the city as a 'text'. What would it mean now to use performance to rethink that metaphor? This book, now in paperback,...

By D.J. Hopkins, Shelley Orr and Kim Solga

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Violence Performed

Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict

A collection of scholarly essays, in paperback for the first time, Violence Performed is a timely intervention that explores the constitutive relationship...

"...A collection of scholarly essays, in paperback for the first time, Violence Performed is a timely intervention that explores the constitutive relationship.... A collection of scholarly essays, in paperback for the first time, Violence Performed is a timely intervention that explores the constitutive relationship between violence and performance in a variety of geopolitical spaces. Using the optic of performance studies, the authors offer fresh theoretical perspectives on questions of local/glob..."

By Patrick Anderson and Jisha Menon

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Visuality in the Theatre

The Locus of Looking

Visuality in the Theatre, now in paperback for the first time, proposes a new theoretical approach to the dynamics of looking engendered in the theatre....

"...Visuality in the Theatre, now in paperback for the first time, proposes a new theoretical approach to the dynamics of looking engendered in the theatre..... Visuality in the Theatre, now in paperback for the first time, proposes a new theoretical approach to the dynamics of looking engendered in the theatre. Visuality, this book argues, is not something we look at but something that we create by looking. Visuality is an embodied experience involving more than just the optical senses. The relati..."

Maaike Bleeker

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