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Theatre and Performance 2009

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Performance offers a distinct way to assess how the young come into consciousness of their social identities and how they may reformulate their relationships...

"...Performance offers a distinct way to assess how the young come into consciousness of their social identities and how they may reformulate their relationships.... How might theatre intervene in violent inter-ethnic conflicts? This book addresses this question through detailed case studies in the Balkans and the Middle East, showing how theatrical facilitations model ways that ethnic oppositions can move towards ethical relationships.. ..."

Sonja Kuftinec

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Performing Childhood in the Early Modern Theatre

The Children's Playing Companies (1599-1613)

This book investigates how the Children of Paul's (1599-1606) and the Children of the Queen's Revels (1600-13) defined their players as children and, via an...

"...This book investigates how the Children of Paul's (1599-1606) and the Children of the Queen's Revels (1600-13) defined their players as children and, via an.... This book investigates how the Children of Paul's (1599-1606) and the Children of the Queen's Revels (1600-13) defined their players as children and, via an analysis of their plays and theatrical practices, it examines early modern theatre as a site in which children have the opportunity to articulate their emerging selfhoods.. ..."

Edel Lamb

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This collection brings together a group of distinguished and original theater historians engaged in rethinking the nature of early modern theater history as a...

"...This collection brings together a group of distinguished and original theater historians engaged in rethinking the nature of early modern theater history as a.... This collection brings together a group of distinguished and original theater historians engaged in rethinking the nature of early modern theater history as a discipline. Whether focusing on the relation between scripts and performance practice, the structure of theatrical companies, the social dimensions of drama, or the archaeology ..."

By Peter Holland and Dr. Stephen Orgel

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Visual and Other Pleasures

This new edition of Laura Mulvey's first collection of essays contains a new introduction in which she re-assesses her essay "Visual Pleasure and Narrative...

"...This new edition of Laura Mulvey's first collection of essays contains a new introduction in which she re-assesses her essay "Visual Pleasure and Narrative.... A new edition of Laura Mulvey’s groundbreaking collection of essays, originally published in 1989. in an extensive introduction to this second edition, Mulvey looks back at the historical and personal contests for her famous article Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, and reassesses her theories in the light of new technologies.. "A l..."

Laura Mulvey

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of the most read and performed of Shakespeare's plays. This book provides an introductory guide to the play, offering a...

"...A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of the most read and performed of Shakespeare's plays. This book provides an introductory guide to the play, offering a.... A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of the most read and performed of Shakespeare's plays. This book provides an introductory guide to the play, offering a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of three or four key performances and productions, a sur..."

Martin White

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Shakespeare and the Institution of Theatre

The Best in this Kind

In this highly original book, Erica Sheen rethinks an approach that has been central to Shakespearean studies since the rise of New Historicism in the 1980s....

Erica Sheen

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"...This book is a thought-provoking study of Irish drama in the first half of the twentieth century, looking at playwrights such as Synge, Yeats, and Sean O'Casey..... This book is a thought-provoking study of Irish drama in the first half of the twentieth century, looking at playwrights such as Synge, Yeats, and Sean O'Casey.. ..."

Paul Murphy

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Players, Playwrights, Playhouses

Investigating Performance, 1660-1800

This innovative collection brings together a group of leading theatre historians to identify and exemplify a variety of productive new approaches to the...

"...This innovative collection brings together a group of leading theatre historians to identify and exemplify a variety of productive new approaches to the.... This innovative collection brings together a group of leading theatre historians to identify and exemplify a variety of productive new approaches to the investigation of plays, players, playwrights, playhouses and other aspects of theatre in the long eighteenth century.. ..."

By Michael Cordner and Peter Holland

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The Performing Century

Nineteenth-Century Theatre's History

This collection of specially commissioned essays offers the latest research on a broad array of nineteenth-century performance genres, lucidly written, by...

"...This collection of specially commissioned essays offers the latest research on a broad array of nineteenth-century performance genres, lucidly written, by.... This collection of specially commissioned essays offers the latest research on a broad array of nineteenth-century performance genres, lucidly written, by leading scholars in the field. It will be of interest to students of historiography, theatre history, British popular culture, and leisure studies.. ..."

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Against Theatre

Creative Destructions on the Modernist Stage

Against Theatre shows that the most prominent writers of modern drama shared a radical rejection of the theatre as they knew it. Together with designers,...

By Alan Ackerman Jr. and Martin Puchner

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Feminist Futures?

Theatre, Performance, Theory

This work is a timely contribution to the debates surrounding feminism, theatre and performance. The excellent, cross-generational mix of theatre scholars and...

"...This work is a timely contribution to the debates surrounding feminism, theatre and performance. The excellent, cross-generational mix of theatre scholars and.... This work is a timely contribution to the debates surrounding feminism, theatre and performance. The excellent, cross-generational mix of theatre scholars and practitioners engaging in lively, cutting-edge debates on critical topics make this essential reading for students and scholars in Theatre and Performance Studies as well as Gen..."

By Geraldine Harris and Elaine Aston

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This collection brings together leading international scholars and filmmakers focusing on Latin American cinema. Themes discussed include subjectivity,...

By Miriam Haddu and Joanna Page

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Violence Performed

Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict

This collection of essays explores the co-implication of violence and performance in a range of geopolitical locations. It addresses the problem of...

"...This collection of essays explores the co-implication of violence and performance in a range of geopolitical locations. It addresses the problem of.... This collection of essays explores the co-implication of violence and performance in a range of geopolitical locations. It addresses the problem of local/global violence through the optic of performance studies, examining the constitutive role of violence, and the more global concerns about how violence is performed in the modern world.. ..."

By Patrick Anderson and Jisha Menon

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Rogue Performances

Staging the Underclasses in Early American Theatre Culture

Rogue Performances recovers eighteenth and nineteenth-century American culture’s fascination with outcast and rebellious characters. Highwaymen, thieves,...

Peter P. Reed

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Manchester University Press

Love's Metamorphosis

First performed by Paul’s Boys in the 1580s, but of uncertain date, Love’s Metamorphosis is widely regarded as the most elegantly structured of Lyly’s plays....

Leah Scragg

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Manchester University Press

Three Renaissance Usury Plays

The Three Ladies of London, Englishmen for My Money, The Hog Hath Lost His Pearl

This book provides for the first time modern-spelling, fully annotated editions of three important Elizabeth and Jacobean "usury plays"--The Three Ladies of...

Lloyd Edward Kermode

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Vaudeville Wars

How Keith-Albee and Orpheum Circuits Controlled the Big-Time and Its Performers

An exciting account of how the two largest big-time circuits conspired to create America's first nationwide mass entertainment system

Arthur Frank Wertheim

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Feminist and Queer Performance

Critical Strategies

Sue-Ellen Case is arguably the most influential and significant scholar in feminist and queer theatre studies. This collection brings together her most...

"...Sue-Ellen Case is arguably the most influential and significant scholar in feminist and queer theatre studies. This collection brings together her most.... Sue-Ellen Case is arguably the most influential and significant scholar in feminist and queer theatre studies. This collection brings together her most important writing. Framing this with new introductory material, Sue-Ellen Case contextualizes her work within broader developments in critical theory and feminist / lesbian studies.. ..."

Sue-Ellen Case

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Feminist and Queer Performance

Critical Strategies

Sue-Ellen Case is arguably the most influential and significant scholar in feminist and queer theatre studies. This collection brings together her most...

"...Sue-Ellen Case is arguably the most influential and significant scholar in feminist and queer theatre studies. This collection brings together her most.... Sue-Ellen Case is arguably the most influential and significant scholar in feminist and queer theatre studies. This collection brings together her most important writing. Framing this with new introductory material, Sue-Ellen Case contextualizes her work within broader developments in critical theory and feminist / lesbian studies.. ..."

Sue-Ellen Case

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What can the printed texts of plays from Shakespeare's time say about performance? How have printed plays been read and interpreted? This collection, now...

"...What can the printed texts of plays from Shakespeare's time say about performance? How have printed plays been read and interpreted? This collection, now.... What can the printed texts of plays from Shakespeare's time say about performance? How have printed plays been read and interpreted? This collection, now available in paperback, considers the evidence of early modern printed plays and their histories of production and reception, from early performance to the psychology of Hamlet.. ..."

By Peter Holland and Dr. Stephen Orgel

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of the most read and performed of Shakespeare's plays. This book provides an introductory guide to the play, offering a...

Martin White

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A Feminine Cinematics

Luce Irigaray, Women and Film

This timely book provides new insights into debates around the relationship between women and film by drawing on the work of philosopher Luce Irigaray. Arguing...

"...This timely book provides new insights into debates around the relationship between women and film by drawing on the work of philosopher Luce Irigaray. Arguing.... This timely book provides new insights into debates around the relationship between women and film by drawing on the work of philosopher Luce Irigaray. Arguing that female-directed cinema provides new ways to explore ideas of representation and spectatorship, it also examines the importance of contexts of production, direction and re..."

Caroline Bainbridge

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Manchester University Press

Staging the Old Faith

Queen Henrietta Maria and the theatre of Caroline England, 1625-42

This is the first book length study to examine Caroline theater as a space where the concerns of the English Roman Catholic community are staged. Rebecca...

Rebecca A. Bailey

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The Winter's Tale

This Handbook provides an introductory guide to "The Winter's Tale" offering a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief...

"...This Handbook provides an introductory guide to "The Winter's Tale" offering a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief.... This Handbook provides an introductory guide to "The Winter's Tale" offering a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key performances and productions, a survey of film and TV adaptation, a wide sampling of critical opinion and further reading..."

Ros King

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