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Oral Literature in Africa

by Ruth Finnegan

Ruth Finnegan’s Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces...


Film Rhythm after Sound

by Lea Jacobs

The seemingly effortless integration of sound, movement, and editing in films of the late 1930s stands in vivid contrast to the awkwardness of the first talkies. Film Rhythm after Sound analyzes this evolution...


The London Stage 1890-1959

by J. P. Wearing

Theatre in London has celebrated a rich and influential history, and in 1976 the first volume of J. P. Wearing’s reference series provided researchers with an indispensable resource of these productions. In...


The presumed death of Michel Agnolo Florio

by Corrado Sergio Panzieri

Il vero ispiratore e autore delle opere della drammaturgia shakespeariana.Traduzione a cura di Eleonora Sàita.


The Cinema of Ang Lee

by Whitney Crothers Dilley

Born in Taiwan, Ang Lee is one of cinema's most versatile and daring directors. His ability to cut across cultural, national, and sexual boundaries has given him recognition in all corners of the world, the...


The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahani

by Laleen Jayamanne

Laleen Jayamanne examines the major works of leading Indian film director, Kumar Shahani, and explores the reaches of modernist film aesthetics in its international form. More than an auteur study, Jayamanne...


Funnybooks

by Michael Barrier

Funnybooks is the story of the most popular American comic books of the 1940s and 1950s, those published under the Dell label. For a time, "Dell Comics Are Good Comics" was more than a slogan?it was a simple...


A Vulgar Art

by Ian Brodie

In A Vulgar Art Ian Brodie uses a folkloristic approach to stand-up comedy, engaging the discipline's central method of studying interpersonal, artistic communication and performance. Because stand-up comedy...


The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia

by Lynnea Chapman King

Since their first feature film, Ethan and Joel Coen have developed a devoted following, first as cult filmmakers and ultimately, as mainstream artists who have been nominated for thirteen Academy Awards and...


The London Stage 1950-1959

by J. P. Wearing

Theatre in London has celebrated a rich and influential history, and in 1976 the first volume of J. P. Wearing’s reference series provided researchers with an indispensable resource of these productions. In...


Hitchcock's Stars

by Lesley L. Coffin

Although he was a visual stylist who once referred to actors as cattle, Alfred Hitchcock also had a remarkable talent for innovative and creative casting choices. The director launched the careers of several...


Pretend You're In A War

by Mark Blake

'A definitive tome for both Who fans and newcomers alike’ ***** Q Magazine

Pete Townshend was once asked how he prepared himself for The Who’s violent live performances. His answer? ‘Pretend you’re in...


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by Lucio Gallo

Sometimes, it may happen that in our life a revolution is sparked off against our will, a sudden and merciless revolution we try to oppose with all our strength, until we have to bow to the inevitable and somehow...


Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatre

by Robert J. Andreach

This book refutes the claim that tragedy is no longer a vital and relevant part of contemporary American theatre. Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatre examines plays by multiple contemporary playwrights...


The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz

The Broadway musical came of age in the 1950s, a period in which some of the greatest productions made their debuts. Shows produced on Broadway during this decade include such classics as Damn Yankees, Fiorello!,...


Resistance on the National Stage

by Michael H. Bodden

Resistance on the National Stage analyzes the ways in which, between 1985 and 1998, modern theater prac­titioners in Indonesia contributed to a rising movement of social protest against the long-governing New...


Blood on the Stage, 1950-1975

by Amnon Kabatchnik

In Blood on the Stage, 1950-1975: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection: An Annotated Repertoire, author Amnon Kabatchnik continues the focus of his previous volumes (1900-1925 and 1925-1950) and...


Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D.

by Amnon Kabatchnik

In four volumes of Blood on the Stage, Amnon Kabatchnik examined more than 400 crime-themed plays produced in the 20th century. As any theater lover knows, however, depicting acts of wrong-doing is not a recent...


Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernism

by Sally Banes

Drawing of the postmodern perspective and concerns that informed her groundbreaking Terpsichore in Sneakers, Sally Banes's Writing Dancing documents the background and developments of avant-garde and popular...


Terpsichore in Sneakers

by Sally Banes

Drawing on the postmodern perspective and concerns that informed her groundbreaking Terpischore in Sneakers, Sally Bane's Writing Dancing documents the background and development of avant-garde and popular dance,...