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Blood on the Stage, 1600 to 1800: Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem

by Amnon Kabatchnik

This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 1600 and 1800. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue),...

Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present And Future Of Women Working In Film

by Alicia Malone

It's almost 2018 yet Hollywood is still an old-boys club treating all women like second-class citizens. Screen Junkie's and Fandango Host and pundit, Alicia's Malone, pulls back the curtain in this calla-to-action...

Twentieth Century Fox

by Michael Troyan, Jeffrey Paul Thompson & Stephen X. Sylvester

Here it is: the first-time look at the remarkable American multinational mass media empire and its century of entertainment—the story of Twentieth Century Fox (1915–2015). Or, to borrow the title of a classic...


by Chaya Kasse Valier & Dr. Alicia H. Clark


Everyone asks about your birth story, but what about after that? The postpartum period – the time frame after giving birth - can affect mothers and families as much as the...

Invading Nirvana: a Chicagoan in the City of Angels

by Kevin Theis

Chicago theater veteran Kevin Theis, co-author of the cult classic “Confessions of a Transylvanian: a Story of Sex, Drugs and Rocky Horror,” presents: “Invading Nirvana: a Chicagoan in the City of Angels”...

Wong Kar-wai

by Silver Wai-ming Lee & Micky Lee

Fans and critics alike perceive Wong Kar-wai (b. 1958) as an enigma. His dark glasses, his nonlinear narrations, and his high expectations for actors all contribute to an assumption that he only makes art for...

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple. [...] No man is rich enough to buy back his own past."

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors,...


by Joanna Warsza, Florian Malzacher, Ana Janevski & Knut Ove Arntzen et al.

During its impressive career over the last decades the term 'performative' has been attributed with many parallel meanings in the humanities, philosophy, arts, or economics. Empty Stages, Crowded Flats additionally...

Honest Bodies

by Hannah Kosstrin

Honest Bodies: Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow illustrates the ways in which Sokolow's choreography circulated American modernism among Jewish and communist channels of the international...

Where There is Nothing: Being Plays for an Irish Theatre - Volume I.

by William Butler Yeats

The first volume of "Plays for an Irish Theatre" contains W. B. Yeats' play in five acts "Where There is Nothing". This marvellous play will appeal to all lovers of the English language, and especially those...

The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet - With Preface on the Censorship

by George Bernard Shaw

"The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet: A Sermon in Crude Melodrama" is a 1909 play in one act by George Bernard Shaw. Described by Shaw as a religious tract in dramatic form, it was originally refused a performance...

Performing Queer Modernism

by Penny Farfan

Focusing on some of the best-known and most visible stage plays and dance performances of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, Penny Farfan's interdisciplinary study demonstrates that queer performance...


by David P Taylor

Beyond Hamlet – the life of Ophelia unveiled.


Meet Ophelia. At the opening of this creative new play she is a feisty young girl about to embark on a relationship with young Hamlet. Based partly in the modern...

Do, undo, do over

by Laura Mariani

Ermanna Montanari: a minute body that grows enormous on stage and a magnetic visage capable of expressing unlimited intensities; a voice that creates stage figures and becomes a musical instrument; an original...

Heiner Müller's Democratic Theater

by Michael Wood

The East German playwright Heiner Müller (1929-1995) is one of the most influential European dramatists and theater directors since Brecht. While critical literature on Müller often discusses the politics...


by Čehov & Osimo, Bruno

«È arrivato Volódâ!» gridò qualcuno fuori.

«È arrivato il padroncino Volódâ!» strillò Natàl’â, correndo in sala da pranzo. «Ah, Dio mio!».

Tutta la famiglia Korolëv, che aspettava l’arrivo...

Doctor Foster: The Scripts

by Mike Bartlett

Mike Bartlett's complete scripts for his superlative television drama series, winner of Best New Drama at the 2016 National Television Awards and Best TV Drama at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

Doctor Gemma...

Modern Musical Drift

by W. J. Henderson

PARSIFALIA, A Pure Fool in the New World, Ethics and Æsthetics, The National Religious Drama, DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN, A Futile God and a Potent Devil, The Woman and the Serpent, Back-worlds Gods and Over-Woman,...

The History of British Rock and Roll: The Psychedelic Years 1967 - 1969

by Robin Bell

Psychedelic: Adjective: - of or noting a mental state characterized by a profound sense of intensified sensory perception, sometimes accompanied by severe perceptual distortion and hallucinations and by extreme...

Acting; The First Six Lessons

by Richard Boleslavsky

2013 Reprint of 1933 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition. This is a book for actors by an actor, giving vivid instruction in the technique of the art. Boleslavsky's knowledge of the theatre is based...